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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 […]

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 […]

23 Cool Things to Do in Conway, Arkansas

USA - Arkansas - Beaverfork Lake Sunrise Conway Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas is known for being one of the best Arkansas college towns. With three different universities within the city limits, there are a wide variety of personalities and age groups present year-round.  This means there are things to do in Conway for everyone from families to couples to college kids. Can’t read now? Pin for later! […]

The 25 Best Colorado Scenic Drives

Alpine Loop Alpine Loop is a 65-mile treeless scenic byway with a breathtaking view. Located near Ouray, one of the most magical towns in Colorado because of its high altitude, Alpine Loop winds between the high mountains of Ouray, Silverton and Lake City. The drive through the Loop is only suitable for a four-wheel car […]

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 […]

21 of the Best Weekend Getaways in Oklahoma

The sky and rocky edge reflects in the still water in the early morning at Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, November 2017 Oklahoma

Sometimes you just need to get away from home for a few days and relax. Visiting somewhere new, even if it’s closely, is invigorating. A quick trip can bring families closer together, create friends for life, and provide the perfect way to blow off some steam. And you don’t have to go far to enjoy […]

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 […]