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List of All National Parks in the US By State | 2022

From swivel chairs to space rockets, the US has had some darn bright ideas over its short history. But of all the ideas that have changed the world, the national parks system is surely close to the top. It was way back in 1872 that the sulfur-belching lands of Yellowstone were designated as protected lands […]

Yosemite National Park: The Complete Guide for 2022

Massive granite cliffs, majestic waterfalls, and abundant wildlife: Yosemite’s U-shaped valley features profound natural wonders, earning its spot as the most-visited California national park. With more than 1,200 square miles of protected land within its borders, there’s opportunity for endless adventure. Walk amongst Giant Sequoias, explore the high country, swim in alpine lakes, hike up […]

Are dogs allowed in Sequoia National Park?

Thinking about traveling to Sequoia National Park with your pooch? On the surface, it sounds dreamy. After all, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks boast over 1000 miles of hiking trails – from accessible, fully paved trails that take you to the top things to do in Sequoia National Park, like the world’s largest tree […]

Where is Sequoia National Park?

Sequoia National Park is home to the largest trees in the world – the mighty sequoias. Located in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, it is one of the 9 national parks in the state of California. 120 miles north of Sequoia National Park is California’s crown jewel – Yosemite National Park. Bordering Sequoia National Park […]

The Best Juneteenth Events for 2022

Freedom may have never felt more real than when enslaved folks in Galveston, Texas, found out they were free nearly two years after the rest of the country. From targeted mass shootings to years of police brutality, liberation for Black people still seems so far away. But one of the things Black folks have always done […]

Kings Canyon or Sequoia National Park?

Considering a trip to the land of the giant sequoias but don’t know which park to visit? Well you’re in luck. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are connected by the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway and are both easily do-able in one trip. In fact, the byway runs alongside many of the top attractions in […]

Is Sequoia National Park open?

Yes! Sequoia National Park is open year round: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, the park varies drastically in elevation and weather heavily affects road conditions. Some roads close during the winter until they are plowed. Generally, year-round services are open at Grant Grove, the Foothills, and Giant Forest & Lodgepole. Cedar […]

How to drive from Sequoia National Park to Kings Canyon?

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are located directly adjacent to one another in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, making them the ideal twofor vacation. They are connected by the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway – a 50 mile stretch of Highway 180 and one of the most stunning drives in all of California. The […]

What is the best time to visit Sequoia National Park?

So you are ready to explore one of California’s best national parks? Sequoia National Park is a nature lovers paradise- home to some of the biggest trees in the world and the highest peak in the contiguous United States. But when is the best time to visit Sequoia National Park? All four seasons offer spectacular […]

15 Creative Date Ideas in NYC For Any Budget

New York: the city that never sleeps. With so much to do in one place, you’d think that picking out a date night activity would be simple. The problem is, with so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. Whether or not you plan on sleeping tonight (wink wink), there are plenty […]

Mount Rainier National Park: The Complete Guide for 2022

Ancient forests, bountiful wildflowers, alpine lakes, and expansive meadows all surround the most-glaciated peak in the contiguous US. Mount Rainier National Park is a Pacific Northwest gem like no other. Stroll through the forest, stargaze under the dark night sky, go for an alpine hike, or enjoy a peaceful, scenic drive over mountain passes. With […]

15 Creative Date Ideas in Minneapolis For Any Budget

Known for its stunning collection of lakes, eclectic music venues, and of course, some seriously beautiful (if not brutal) winters, Minneapolis is the perfect city to romance your sweetheart. Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth date, there’s no need to settle for the tired old ‘dinner and a movie’ narrative. There are endless options when […]