Hot Springs Near Stanley Idaho: A Day of soaking

hot springs near Stanley Idaho

No trip to the Sawtooth Mountains would be complete without a day of soaking in some of the downright awesome hot springs near Stanley, Idaho. After all, what better way to soothe your aching muscles and relax after days of exploring? Did you know that Idaho actually has more soakable hot springs than any other […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Camping

beginner's guide to backcountry camping

Your first time backcountry camping can be a bit scary so, with this post, I will provide a beginner’s guide for your wilderness journey to help put your mind at ease. Anything that is out of one’s comfort zone will feel nerve-racking and risky. However, with some practice and preparation you will feel much more […]

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Gros Morne National Park Bucket List

gros morne national park

Gros Morne National Park, in Newfoundland, Canada, is an unsung treasure that should skyrocket to the top of your bucket list travels! I fell head over heels in love with Gros Morne National Park’s vastly varying landscapes; from her exposed mantle to her lush forests, from her staggering fjords to her sparking sea. Even more, Gros […]

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Voyageurs National Park Houseboat Adventure

Voyageurs National Park houseboat

Voyageurs National Park is a watery, wilderness wonderland amid the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and is best explored via a houseboat rental. In this post, I will answer an array of questions I’ve recently received from my audience. I wish to help prepare you for navigating these waters; for camping out under the stars; for […]

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Where can petroglyphs be found: Hidden Wyoming

where can petroglyphs be found

Upon our journey to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, we stayed in the small western town of Dubois, Wyoming. We never thought to ask “where can petroglyphs be found?” but, nonetheless, we uncovered the hidden secrets of this cowboy land thanks to the help of some unexpected friends. Like all good travels, a surprising […]

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How to See Pictured Rocks By Foot

how to see pictured rocks

Are you dreaming of exploring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Upper Peninsula Michigan but unsure how to see it by foot? In this post, I’ll give you the best and must-hike trails that will take you to the most breathtaking scenery this park has to offer. From otherworldly sand dunes to rushing waterfalls, from pristine […]

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Southwest Road Trip of a Lifetime

Southwest Road Trip of a Lifetime

Our U.S. southwest journey was a road trip of a lifetime, to say the least! We spent ten days on the road (in utter awe the entire time) exploring mind-blowing beauty and experiencing unforgettable adventures. From climbing Angel’s Landing to horseback riding in Monument Valley, each day was riddled with excitement. It was such a […]

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Best National Parks for Spotting Wildlife

Best National Parks for Spotting Wildlife

Among my travels, I constantly seek out the best destinations and national parks for spotting wildlife. After exploring this country countless times, I’ve discovered a few national parks that (more or less) guarantee its visitors some unbelievable wildlife sightings. With that said, I’d love to share these places with you in hopes that you, too, […]

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How to Tour Barcelona in a Day (+Free Map)

Wish to tour Barcelona in a day? Want to see many of Barcelona’s hottest spots while enjoying the beautiful Mediterranean climate? My route, mapped out above, will take you to seven prime destinations on a 4.25-mile (6.85 KM) walking tour that you can complete in one day’s time. Strap on your walking shoes and start […]

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A Guide for Planning Your First Trip to Peru

Peru is a magical place and I’m sure you want to enjoy your first trip to Peru to the fullest, right?  Well, before you go, be sure to sift through my guide for planning your first trip wisely.  Being prepared will enable a stress-free and unforgettable experience. My time in Peru was something fiercely inexplicable.  […]

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Top Four Restaurants in Fargo

Wondering where to dine in Fargo, North Dakota? I’ve become somewhat of a Fargo foodie and am happy to share my top four restaurants in Fargo with you all. As some of you may already know, I’ve spent the better part of the last half of my year working in production for the Cooking Channel. […]

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Why is Washington D.C. a Great Destination?

I had the wonderful opportunity to live in Washington D.C. for roughly two months this past summer and discovered that Washington D.C. is a great destination for every type of traveler. Needless to say, I grew to utterly adore this city and its surrounding areas.  D.C. caught me off guard and blew my socks off […]

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Photos, Facts, Stories and Tunes That Will Inspire You to Travel to Newfoundland, ASAP

Newfoundland is a Canadian Island, part of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador,  in the far East of North America amid the North Atlantic Ocean.  It’s so far east that its very own Cape Spear marks the most eastern point of the entire continent.  Unlike Canada’s extremely popular hot spots of Banff National Park and […]

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Never Bored in Amsterdam: My Favorite Things to Do

Amsterdam was never on my bucket list but when my husband mentioned going there, of course I was on board (I never say no to traveling anywhere).  Being the nature lover that I am, it’s typical for me to get more excited for travels geared towards the natural world.  Therefore, as excited as I was for […]

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Why Winging-It Beats a Fully Planned Itinerary

My husband and I prefer to wing our trips in some way or another: sometimes we plan a few things we’d love to see and/or do but overall we play it day-by-day.  In this post, let me tell you why we’ve found that winging-it travel trumps fully planned travel.  This includes booking lodging, tours, excursions and activities […]

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Find Me Where the Wild Things Are: Yellowstone National Park

I stood, silently still, at the forest’s edge just a mere hundred feet away from the wolf’s illuminating eyes and shining black coat.  I peered into her soul, unafraid and invited.  We were connecting and nothing else mattered in that moment in time…. “I’ll be there for you…” ♫ – my alarm clock blasted the […]

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Time Well Spent in Rome, Italy: 3 Day Itinerary

After our stint in Barcelona, my husband and I spent three days wandering and exploring in Rome, Italy this past January.  I was utterly blessed to celebrate my big 3-0 birthday amid the eternal city.  Even though we had limited time, I still conquered all the must-sees and must-dos on my list while maintaining an […]

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Wild Women Wish List: All We Want for Christmas Is…

With much research, along with personal use and experience, these items make some of the BEST gifts for your wild woman.  Does the gal you’re shopping for love to adventure, explore the outdoors, travel the globe and live life free and wild?  If so, this list is a great place to start; ranging from all […]

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The 22 Most Surreal Destinations in the US West

southwest road trip of a lifetime

The abounding beauty in the American west is quite staggering.  Everywhere you drive, you’re inundated with a jaw-dropping, breath-taking scene.  With all the allure, it’s difficult to choose what to explore and what to forgo.  I’m a huge advocate of “seeing it all”.  However, rarely is that feasible.  Thus, I’ve created a list of what […]

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How Bad is Amsterdam’s Red Light District, Really?

Just how bad is Amsterdam’s Red Light District? I’m certain many of you, like myself, are curious as to what Amsterdam’s Red Light District is all about: is it as raunchy as all the hype?  Is it worth visiting?  Is prostitution and weed actually legal?  After visiting and spending a few nights roaming the district, […]

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Must-See Waterfalls of Iceland

Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice, and for good reason.  Her abundance of hot springs, geysers, volcanos, glaciers, glacial lagoons and ice caves all give credit to this worthy trademark.  However, there’s much more to this other-worldly land than just her fire and ice; her multitude of awe-inducing waterfalls are downright […]

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Why California is My Favorite State in the Lower 48: The ABC’s

Even though the question “What is your favorite state in the U.S.?” never ceases to overwhelm and is nearly impossible to answer, I believe I’ve come to my conclusion:  California is my favorite state (in the Lower 48).  Most people question my answer.  When they think of California, they think of Hollywood and Los Angeles […]

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Unearthly Utah, Pt. 2: The Mountains

Now that you’ve explored the boundless beauty of Utah’s red rock deserts and breath-taking canyons, it’s time to explore the North.  Here are some incredible things to do near Salt Lake City and in the adventure-filled mountains of Utah… Explore Big & Little Cottonwood Canyon Directly outside of the city lies the insanely gorgeous canyons; […]

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Unearthly Utah: The Ultimate Road-trip Guide, Pt. 1

Part 1: The Desert –  Utah is such an unearthly state; from her Mars looking red rock canyons, to her abundance of petroglyphs, to her majestic mountain ranges and her stunning night skies – she’s the ultimate destination for the raddest of road-trips and I am here to help guide you throughout this astonishing state, […]

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Cross-country USA: The Unconventional Route

Driving across the country, to me, is the quintessential feeling of freedom – hitting the open road for days on end, stopping wherever your heart desires and watching the sun rise and set over a new horizon each day.  It perfectly encapsulates my personal “American Dream” – life on the road: constantly moving while experiencing […]

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Tips & Tricks for Your SoFl Trip

It’s no secret that Southern Florida (SoFl) is a popular travel destination, especially for snow birds looking to escape the frigid, brutal winters in search for some warmth and sunshine.   SoFl provides JUST that… along with its abundance of sandy beaches, turquoise waters, wildlife aplenty, endless mangroves, countless islands, everlasting everglades and a whole […]

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Getaway Guide to the Adirondacks

When my husband planned a long weekend getaway to the Adirondacks in upstate New York, I could have never imagined just how fun our time there would be.  I had only heard of this region but never thought much of it – I had never sought out a trip there in my travel planning and […]

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What to do in Oahu

Luau place called Paradise Cove at sun set in Oahu Hawaii

The Hawaiian Island of Oahu is such a phenomenal vacation destination with endless possibilities. In fact, there is so much to do in Oahu that you can easily find yourself overwhelmed while planning your paradise getaway. Therefore, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite “must-dos” that I feel will greatly enhance your […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park in South Dakota holds a very special place in my heart – it was the first National Park that I ever visited AND it was my first trip “out west”.  I’ve now been there multiple times and have LOVED every second of every day I’ve spent there.  I think it is a […]

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10 Day (Epic) Iceland Road-trip Itinerary

As Iceland’s tourism continues to boom, I have had many people asking me “where to go, what to see and what to do in Iceland”.  In my opinion, one week isn’t quite enough time and one should definitely NOT just stick to the south (even though that’s the most heavily touristed area because of its […]

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