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10 Free Things to do in Southern California

Not surprisingly, due to the beautiful natural surroundings and many cultural attractions, there are endless free things to do in Southern California. Even if you are strapped for cash, you are bound to have enough free activities to entertain yourself on your trip. No need to concentrate on pricey theme parks, restaurants, and tours. The […]

Beautiful Idaho Waterfalls: Mesa Falls & Shoshone Falls

Mesa Falls and Shoshone Falls are 2 spectacular waterfalls located in southern Idaho. Both are worthy of  a visit or 2 for the breathtaking views, peaceful setting, and prime photo opportunities. I enjoyed my time looking at these falls as much as my visit to Niagara, especially in the case of stunning Mesa Falls. So, if […]

Vacation Spotlight: Lake Tahoe

One of my favorite vacation destinations, gorgeous Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada border, offers a multitude of recreational activities no matter the season. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the US. From beaches, scenic aerial rides, and boat rides in the summer months, to skiing, ice […]

10 Tips for Western Road Trips

Driving through the Western US is beautiful, although you need to be prepared for what comes along with driving through long stretches of barren land, diverse geography, and oftentimes harsh weather. Driving out West is much different than taking a road trip across any other area of the country. Distances between cities are far, the […]

Hiking Hotspot: North Menan Butte in Rexburg, Idaho

The North Menan Butte Trail, also referred to as “R” Mountain by locals because of the large R painted on the side of the mountain is a scenic hike located just a short drive from both Idaho Falls and Rexburg. This relatively steep, yet scenic trail is the ideal recreational activity for both locals and […]

20 Great Tourist Attractions

Some tourist attractions are worth every penny, while others leave you wishing you would have spent your money elsewhere. I have compiled a list of the best tourist attractions – each of these are well worth the admission price. Some are even free; you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot to have a good […]

5 Fantastic Must-Do Bike Paths!

Biking is one of my favorite fall, spring, and summertime activities. No matter where you live or vacation to, you are bound to find plenty of opportunities for scenic bike paths. Take a look at 5 of my favorites, and be sure to share some of your own! Marvin Braude Bike Trail – California The […]

25 Fun Things to do in Southern California

Southern California is one of my favorite year-round vacation destinations. Beautiful weather, amazing beaches, and plenty of waterfront attractions place it high on my list for summer fun and recreation. Offering a plethora of fun, scenic, and more often than not, completely free things to do, a trip to Southern California should be added to […]

The Magnificent Redwood Trees of California

I recently put together a photo book from my trip to the Redwood National Park and the Trees of Mystery attraction in Klamath, California. These trees are absolutely breathtaking and worth making the trip out to see! The Trees of Mystery attraction is often called a “tourist trap,” however, I had a great time and […]

5 Fun Free Activities in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is most known for casinos and high profile expensive shows. A vacation to Vegas can easily cost you hundreds or even thousands with gambling, shows, and expensive restaurants. However, many of the best shows and activities cost you absolutely nothing. Whether you are looking for a complete budget trip, or just looking to […]