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27 Amazing Arkansas Lakes for Cool Summer Lakeside Getaways

Lansdcape,Of,Horseshoe,Lake,In,Arkansas

Looking for the best Arkansas lakes? Well, we have plenty! Arkansas comes by its nickname, The Natural State, honestly.  With fifty-two state parks, eight national park service sites, and three national forests, Arkansas is the perfect destination for exploring nature across the entire state.  The state is home to more than 2400 named Arkansas lakes and reservoirs […]

17 Things to Do in Mustang Island State Park in Texas + Travel Tips!

Texas - Corpus Christi - Mustang Island State Park - View from the jetties

I have been going to the Corpus Christi area for family vacations and getaways my entire life, and these vacations usually include a visit to Mustang Island State Park. We have camped, swam, fished, and enjoyed several other activities and fun things to do at Mustang Island State Park.  However, it’s not all fun and […]

101 Perfect Beach Songs Plus a Free Spotify Summer Songs Beach Playlist!

USA - California - Santa Monica beach lifeguard tower in California USA

I love a beach trip, and there’s nothing better than having the exact right beach playlist ready to go when you get to the beach (or if you’re on your way). Here’s are the best beach songs and a free Spotify summer songs beach playlist you can use whenever you want! This list includes the best […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 Best Beaches in Kansas for a Perfect Kansas Beach Getaway

Kansas - Sunset reflected in lake

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 Kansas you can enjoy that are so much closer to home? And while, yes, during my years in Kansas I did go to the Gulf to […]

21 Fabulous Beaches in Missouri for a Fun Missouri Beach Getaway!

USA - Missouri - A piece of driftwood at Longview Lake during a vibrant sunrise.

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 Missouri you can enjoy that are so much closer to home? Yes, these are Missouri lake beaches, but what’s more Americana than a lake […]

17 Beautiful Beaches in Colorado for Your Next Summer Escape

Colorado - Colorado Beaches - Dillon lake reservoir with mountains in Colorado at summer day

Growing up in Oklahoma, we escaped to Colorado for its beautiful mountains, ski slopes, and yes, its beaches. The state is home to a sprawling and vast wilderness sprinkled with cool and relaxing lake getaway spots. Here are the best beaches in Colorado for you to plan your own lake retreat. There is easily a […]

13 Fabulous Oklahoma Beaches Everyone will Love

Oklahoma - Lake Murray State Park

Whenever I think about a beach trip, I usually start planning a road trip from OKC to Padre Island or check out flights to places down in the Caribbean. But did you know there are actually some great sandy beaches in Oklahoma you can enjoy? Yes, these are lake beaches, but what’s more Americana than […]