The 17 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Stillwater, Oklahoma

Oklahoma - Stillwater - Fuzzy's Tacos

Oklahoma is packed full of delicious restaurants, and Stillwater is no exception. You can find fun local and regional vegetarian and vegan options if you know where to look. Whether you’re a local, or just visiting, use this handy guide for finding great grub in a great town! Check out this list of the best […]

23 Small Towns in Kansas for Tranquil Kansas Getaways

Horizontal photo of the old downtown area of Cottonwood Falls, KS with the courthouse at the end of the street (all logos edited out)

The state of Kansas has quite a few lovely small towns that you can visit as weekend getaways or you can combine a few to make a great Kansas road trip. Many are also reachable as day trips from larger Kansas cities like Topeka, Lawrence, Overland Park, Manhattan, and Salina. While there’s no one definitive […]

24 Charming Small Towns in Missouri For Quiet Missouri Escapes

Reed Spring Mill in foggy morning light; Reynolds County, Missouri

Since moving back to the US from Europe, I’ve been obsessed with visiting small towns, both those in Oklahoma and those a little further afield. Basically, if a small town is cute and less than four hours from OKC, I want to see it in person. These adorable smalls towns in Missouri are the stuff […]

The 18 National Parks in New Mexico: Why & How to Visit Each One!

New Mexico - New Mexico National Parks - Valles Caldera National Preserve

New Mexico is a stunning destination for anyone looking to explore a natural or cultural wonder. The state is practically bursting at the seams with beauty and awe-inspiring sites. Here are the US National Parks in New Mexico so you can plan your own New Mexico adventure! Can’t read now? Pin for later! How to […]

The 16 Colorado National Parks: Why & How to Visit Each One!

I’ve been to a few National Park Service sites in Colorado, and they never disappoint! Here are the US National Parks in Colorado so you can plan your own Colorado adventure. Can’t read now? Pin for later! How to Visit Colorado’s National Parks Well, if you’re a Colorado local then you probably already know that […]

27 Best Things to Do with Kids in Little Rock for Arkansas Family Fun

Arkansas - Little Rock - Site of the 1957 standoff between the federal government and the state of Arkansas. Dwight D. Eisenhower dispatched the 101st Airborne to insure integration in the public school system.

Little Rock is a place rich in history and activity.  From the establishment of the state capitol to the numerous museums and educational opportunities to the Arkansas River’s natural beauty, there is plenty to do for the entire family. This means that the best things to do with kids in Little Rock are great activities […]

21 Best Beaches in Texas for Sun-Filled Texas Beach Getaways

Texas - Texas - Stewart Beach in Galveston, Texas

I’ve spent my entire life going to the beaches in Texas for vacations. Every summer (and some spring breaks and winter breaks), we would load up the family minivan and head down I-35. Sometimes the trips would end early due to hurricanes, other times we would extend our time because we just couldn’t bear to […]

7 Awesome Things to Do in Okeene, Oklahoma

Oklahoma - Okeene - St. Anthony's Catholic Church

This charming town is one of my favorite small towns in Oklahoma, due to it’s magnificent historic church, beautiful murals, and proximity to Gloss Mountain State Park, one of my favorite state parks in Oklahoma. If you find yourself in Okeene (or you’ll be passing through), here are the best things to do in Okeene, […]

21 Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Edmond, Oklahoma

Oklahoma - Edmond - Vegan Restaurants and Vegetarian Restaurants - Vegan Food in Edmond

Looking for a Vegetarian or Vegan spot for your next meal? As a native Edmondite (we can call ourselves that right?) I have curated for you a list of the best vegetarian-friendly and vegan restaurants in Edmond, Oklahoma. I have lived all over the OKC Metro and can say that Edmond has some of the […]

13 Best Beaches in New Mexico for a Fun-Filled New Mexico Beach Weekend

New Mexico - Fishing Elephant Butte State Park, New Mexico

Whenever I think about a beach trip, I usually think about an escape to the Gulf Coast of Texas. But did you know there are actually some great sandy beaches in New Mexico you can enjoy that are so much closer to home? Yes, these are New Mexico lake beaches, but what’s more Americana than a lake […]