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

USA - Texas - Santa Elena Canyon and Rio Grande river at Big Bend National Park

They say “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” and that is one hundred percent true! Texas is a very large state with a vast number of sites overseen by the National Park Service, including national seashores, monuments, and official National Park in Texas. Can’t read now? Pin for later! The Sixteen National Parks in Texas The recreational […]

17 Spectacular Waterfalls in Arkansas You Need to See

USA - Arkansas - Mirror Lake Waterfall located in North Arkansas.

Growing up in Fort Smith, my favorite way to pass the time was finding local spots to explore. Whether it was walking trails at a local park or a small nature center, I loved spending time outside. Once I could drive, I expanded my expeditions statewide, setting out with my cousin Amber to explore as […]

The 8 National Parks in Arkansas: Why & How to Visit Each One!

USA- Arkansas - Canoes on the bank of the Buffalo River, Arkansas

Growing up in the foothills of the Ozarks in Arkansas, I would spend nearly all my free time exploring the treasure trove of natural wonders the state had to offer. I would be all but consumed with researching the best spots to catch a glimpse of a waterfall, or finding paths less traveled. And the […]

The 13 National Parks in Missouri: Why & How to Visit Each One!

Klepzing Mill is located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways of Missouri along Rocky Creek. It was built in 1928.

I have spent almost my whole life in Missouri, yet it’s only recently that I’ve had the time to properly examine and appreciate the beauty of the national parks in Missouri and other local travel destinations that I have taken for granted. I think this is a common experience people are having this year now […]

101 Perfect Road Trip Songs for an Epic Road Trip Playlist!

Roadtrip Songs

Looking for a great road trip playlist? Well, look no further! This list includes my personal favorite road trip songs, recommendations from road trip experts, catchy hits, and a few surprises. This road trip playlist spans decades, genres, and countries, so there’s something here for everyone! Save this post so you can play these road […]

What to Eat in Oklahoma: 25 Dishes Highlighting the Best of Oklahoma Food & Drinks

Summer dessert with strawberry. Homemade bakery.

Wondering what to eat in Oklahoma? Oklahoma cuisine can be a bit tricky. The best dishes from Oklahoma can be from the South (hello, sweet tea), the Southwest (quest), or even Midwest (yes, we casserole). Here are the best traditional Oklahoma food and drinks to try when you’re here. Can’t read now? Pin for later! […]

11 Amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites Near Route 66

USA - Arizona - The Crystal Forest in the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.

If you love to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll be excited to know that there are eleven US Unesco World Heritage Sites and Tentative Sites that you can see on Route 66. Some are cultural sites while some are natural wonders, but they are each worth putting on your Route 66 itinerary! Can’t read […]

The Big Route 66 Bucket List: 50 Can’t-Miss Things to See on Route 66

Historic Route 66 sign against blue sky in the state of California, USA

Heading out on Route 66? While there are thousands of things to see on Route 66, you obviously can’t see every single national park, major city, and roadside attraction on the Mother Road unless you have months to explore. So use this Route 66 bucket list to plan your trip. Can’t read now? Pin for […]

25 Rem-ARK-able Arkansas Puns & Jokes for Funny Arkansas Captions

USA - Arkansas- Mount Magazine State Park

Looking for funny Arkansas puns to use on social media or for funny Arkansas Instagram captions? Here are my favorites, from puns about Arkansas cities like Little Rock, Fort Smith, and Hot Springs to puns about hot springs, razorbacks, and other things related to the Nature State. Can’t read now? Pin for later! The Best […]