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Attraction of the Week: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

While everyone has heard of Yellowstone, The Grand Canyon, and The Smoky Mountains amongst others, many are unaware of the more off-the-beaten path national parks in our country. One of these such places is Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Located just 20 minutes outside of Cleveland, a trip to this park can easily be […]

5 Easy Waterfall Hikes in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 100 waterfalls. Fortunately, many of these natural wonders are easily accessible via an easy-moderate hike of no more than a few miles. According to the NPS, ample rainfall (the area sees over 55 inches per year) and elevation gradient creates the perfect condition for waterfalls. The […]

Hiking Hotspot: Three Waterfalls Loop in the Great Smokies

There are many beautiful waterfalls within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park sees over 55 inches of rain per year in the lower altitude areas and up to 85 on some peaks. This translates into lush greenery and powerful waterfalls especially during the rainy late spring/summer months. Some of the most popular falls […]

Bryson City: Gateway to the NC Smoky Mountains

Bryson City, a charming small community of just under 2000 people in Western North Carolina, is a hub to exploring the southern end of the Smoky Mountains. Along with being home to a very popular scenic train ride, it’s also an outdoor lover’s paradise. With easy access to great hiking trails, whitewater rafting, tubing, mountain […]

5 Easy Smoky Mountain Hikes near Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park encompasses 522,427 acres between the states of Tennessee and North Carolina, making it one of the largest protected land areas east of the Rockies. With over 12 million visitors per year, the Smoky Mountains is America’s most visited national park. Tourists come from all over the world to enjoy […]

The Best Roadtrips from Phoenix

One of the prime benefits of living in Phoenix is the quick access to top notch vacation destinations. From national parks, to world class beaches, to the best skiing in the Southwest, you basically have access to a little bit of everything. Each weekend brings forth a new opportunity to explore some of the top […]

Attraction of the Week: Congaree National Park

Most people are more than familiar with the Smoky Mountains National Park. As one of America’s most beautiful nature treasures, it’s no surprise that it is America’s most visited park with over 11 million visitors per year. However, it is not the only park to check out while in the region. If you are planning […]

3 Days in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona is a mesmerizing Southwestern vacation destination. For anyone who appreciates the rare beauty of the desert, Tucson is one of the best places for exploring the exotic fauna and flora up close. Located within the Sonoran desert, Tucson is one of the few places in the world where you can awe at the […]

10 Must-Do’s in Tucson, Arizona

The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse of the 4 major US deserts. Surprisingly, a diverse range of plants and animals thrive in the harsh conditions. The Sonoran Desert is the wettest desert on Earth due to the strong summer monsoon season. The resulting lushness of the desert is a rarity amongst others. Therefore, […]

101 Things to do in Northern Arizona

Northern Arizona is a surprisingly diverse area of the country, especially in comparison to its’ southern counterpart. Instead of the towering Saguaro cacti of the Sonoran desert, you will find yourself immersed in the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world. Instead of 6 months of brutal 90-100+ degree temps, you will find an attractive […]