Goosenecks State PArk

Quick Stop: Goosenecks State Park

Located in San Juan County, Utah, this entrenched meander is overlooked by many when traveling through the area. The canyon has been carved out by the San Juan River over millions of years and unlike the more known Horseshoe Bend, this view will give you a triple dose of “meanderingness.” I highly recommend this place…

Things to Do at Big Bend National Park

Growing up in Texas, I always heard about Big Bend, but I didn’t ever know of many people who had actually been there. That fact is a testament as to how far away Big Bend is from the major metropolitan areas of Texas (or what others would call “civilization”). If you can deal with the…

sea star tide pool

Things to Know about Visting Tide Pools

Tidepooling is a unique way to have fun on the coast. To have a truly unforgettable tidepooling experience it does require some preparation, though. Here are some simple and easy things to know about visiting tide pools. 1. Check the tide schedule The most important thing to remember when tidepooling is to check the tide schedule.…

Entering Zion Wildnerness

Top Things to See at Zion National Park

Zion National Park is probably my favorite national park. The reason is that there are so many unique things to see there that it feels different from any other national park. One thing that separates Zion from other parks like Yosemite is that you really have to “do” Zion to truly appreciate it. What I…

Watkins Glen State Park (Guest Blog)

My goal is to provide quality content of a ton of different locations across the US. That’s not easy for one person, so I’m always looking for guest bloggers who want to share their own experiences. Here’s my first guest blogger, Joshua House, sharing some great info and photography about Watkins Glen State Park in…

20 Tips for Planning the Perfect Road Trip

Over the past few years I’ve done my fair share of road trips, mostly going back and forth between California and Texas. After taking so many cross-country trips, I’ve learned a lot about what makes a good road trip and I thought I’d share those tips. 1. Get your car checked out Before you embark…