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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 […]

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 […]

The 10 National Parks in Kansas: Why & How to Visit Each One!

Kansas - Sunset at a historic limestone schoolhouse - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

As the famous quote goes “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” This rings especially true in the modern world, where most lives revolve around urban settings and sitting in front of a desk. What better way to beat these indoor blues than by getting out and exploring the ten National […]

5 Things to Do at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve & Things to Know Before Your Visit!

Oklahoma - Bison at the tallgrass prairie preserve in Oklahoma

There were quite a few places that I had listed on my Oklahoma Bucket List before we moved back to Oklahoma from Europe, and a visit to the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve to see the bison was right at the top. It’s a simple (if slightly ambitious) day trip from Oklahoma City, and […]

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 […]