Author Archives: Stephanie Craig

10 Things to Do in Ingalls, Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Ghost Town

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Halfway between Stillwater and Yale lies a quiet place, home to about a hundred and fifty people that protect a true Oklahoma hidden gem: the ghost town of Ingalls, Oklahoma. Notorious as the site of the Battle of Ingalls (see below for the history), there’s a few things to do in Ingalls, Oklahoma that all […]

7 Magical Castles in Arkansas You Need to See at Least Once!

Arkansas - Best Castles in Arkansas

I love seeing castles, so much so that I’ve started looking for them at home as well as abroad! I have spent time exploring some of the most beautiful castles in the world, and I can tell you, seeing castles in Arkansas can be just as exciting as seeing them in Europe! Here are the best Arkansas […]

21 Instaworthy Instagrammable Places in Stillwater, Oklahoma

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Looking for the best photography spots in Stillwater, Oklahoma? Check out these instantly Instagrammable places in Stillwater, including photography spots on the Oklahoma State campus and off, places that are popular for Stillwater engagement photos, high school senior pictures, vintage and retro photo spots, prom photos, and romantic photography spots. Can’t read now? Pin for […]

23 Fairytale Castles in Texas to Add to Your Bucket List!

Texas - Austin - Elisabet Ney Museum at night. Elisabet Ney Museum is the former studio of sculptor Elisabet Ney and is dedicated to showcasing her life and works.

I love seeing castles! I have spent time abroad exploring some of the most beautiful castles in the world and I can attest, seeing castles in Texas can be just as exciting as seeing them in Europe! You just have to know where to look. Here are the best Texas castles, including ones you can […]

5 Places to Get Passport Photos in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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If you’re looking to get passport photos, Oklahoma City has lots of options for where to go. Here are the best places to get passport photos in OKC, plus tips for what to do when you go! Can’t read now? Pin for later! I’ve dealt with getting passport photos several times, and it can always […]

10 Fairytale Castles in Oklahoma You Can Visit in Real Life!

Oklahoma - Old stone "castle" in the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma

When I moved back to Oklahoma from Europe, I thought my days of exploring castles were over for a while, but then I started traveling around the state and realized there are actually quite a few castles in Oklahoma! I had no idea. And I’ve been to a ton of the most beautiful castles in […]

The Perfect Texas Gulf Coast Road Trip Itinerary: See the Coast of Texas in 10 Days!

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I grew up spending family vacations on Texas’s Gulf Coast, and there really is nothing better than a Texas Gulf Coast road trip! Here’s my recommendations for the perfect Gulf Coast itinerary that goes from Corpus Christi to Galveston. Can’t read now? Pin for later! When you think of Texas you probably conjure up images […]

7 Awesome Things to Do in Shidler, Oklahoma

Oklahoma - Mural of Oklahoma flag in Shidler, Oklahoma, Osage County

If you’re heading to Osage County, you’ll probably find yourself in Pawhuska or at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, two of the most popular things to do in Osage County. This means you will probably pass right by (or more accurately through) Shidler, Oklahoma. If so, take some time to explore this town, which boasts its […]

13 Things to Know Before You Visit the Jim Thorpe Home in Yale, Oklahoma

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We were on our way to Natural Falls State Park when a sign appeared on the right side of the highway that said, “Jim Thorpe Home.” Well, when you come across something so special and unexpected, you just have to pull over! Thus we absolutely had to visit Jim Thorpe’s house. This unassuming sign was […]

The 10 National Parks in Kansas: Why & How to Visit Each One!

Kansas - Sunset at a historic limestone schoolhouse - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

As the famous quote goes “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” This rings especially true in the modern world, where most lives revolve around urban settings and sitting in front of a desk. What better way to beat these indoor blues than by getting out and exploring the ten National […]