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The 17 Most Charming Small Towns in Oklahoma to Add to Your Bucket List!

Oklahoma - Downtown Guthrie

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 like Arkansas and Texas. 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 […]

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 […]

13 Perfect Things to Do in Prague, Oklahoma

Oklahoma - Prague - Broadway Garage

I lived in Eastern Europe for four years and run an entire website and podcast about travel in Europe…but I still haven’t been to Prague in Czechia (the Czech Republic). However, I’ve been to Prague, Oklahoma, which is basically the same thing, right? Here are the best things to do in Prague, Oklahoma, plus things […]

26 Stunning Scenic Drives in New Mexico

New Mexico Scenic Drives

Abo Pass Trail Abo Pass Trail is located near Abo Pueblo, New Mexico and it covers 31 miles of road. This scenic trail connects the Eastern part of Abo Pueblo and Belen. It also connects El Camino Real Scenic Byway to Salt Missions Scenic Byway. It was established in 1450 and is one of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Small Towns in New Mexico

New Mexico - Albuquerque - Blue Castle Automotive

Cloudcroft Cloudcroft is a small community with a population of about 674. This town boasts charming greenery, which has to do with its location within the Lincoln National Forest.  Cloudcroft was founded as a resort town in 1899. Now, 121 years later, many visitors still come to explore the beautiful nature, impressive architecture, stunning mountains, […]

Best Small Towns in Colorado

Small towns in Colorado

Salida Salida is one of the most beautiful downtown districts in Chaffee County, Colorado. This statutory city is the most populous city in the county. Its name was derived from Spanish that is roughly translated to mean exit. This is because the community was founded over 100 years ago in 1880 at the upper end […]

Best Scenic Drives in Kansas

Scenic Drives in Kansas

Kansas Scenic Drives Are you traveling through the beautiful state of Kansas? There is a plentiful amount of scenic routes to discover, so be sure to do your homework ahead of time so you know where you would like to spend your time in Kansas. You don’t want to miss what this lovely state has […]

Best Waterfalls in Missouri

Waterfalls in Missouri

Mina Sauk Falls  This beautiful waterfall is located at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park around Ironton, Missouri. It is one of the highest waterfalls in Missouri. The mountain area surrounding this waterfall is also the highest point in Missouri. There is a trail that leads to the waterfall, which is about 3 miles from the […]