Utah’s National Parks: Ranked

Now more than ever, national parks offer a much-needed breath of fresh air. Author, Arches National Park Ranger, and environmental advocate Edward Abbey said it best: “We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.” The US state that Abbey himself escaped to? Well, that would be Utah, of course. Utah boasts […]

Big Bend National Park: The Complete Guide for 2021

At Big Bend National Park, expect to experience vast stretches of desert, stony mountain peaks framed against a pitch-black night sky, and towering canyon walls that look like they’ve come straight out of the Lord of the Rings. Part of Big Bend’s charm comes from its isolation. With the closest major city nearly 5 hours […]

11 of the Coolest Waterfalls in Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands are packed with natural gems. From golden emerald green mountain ranges and black sand beaches to blue swimming holes and cascading waterfalls, Hawaii lives up to its reputation as an island paradise. The coolest waterfalls in Hawaii are found on all of the major islands. You can visit the well-known ‘Akaka Falls […]

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23 Unique Things to Do in Orlando

When you think about Orlando, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the world famous theme park that calls this city home (hey, Disney). Don’t get us wrong: the parks are definitely fun and worth a visit. But there are also a host of local, hidden experiences just steps away from rollercoasters and […]

35 of the Best Things to Do in Ottawa

Ottawa is a place where old Canadian stereotypes come to life: bilingual, hockey-crazed, bike-friendly, outdoorsy, and home to some of the friendliest locals on the planet. Through its sparkling waterways and canals, Ottawa offers the unique opportunity to experience Canada’s rich history — while also proving itself to be a hip, dynamic city. In recent […]

Channel Islands National Park: The Complete Guide for 2021

Channel Islands National Park is an archipelago just off the coast of Southern California. It’s a nature lover’s paradise, home to species of plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet. The islands attract eco-enthusiasts from across the globe, and its surrounding waters, aptly named the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary, are home to hundreds […]

Redwood National Park: The Complete Guide for 2021

Over 2,000 years old, towering over 300 feet tall, and reaching a circumference of more than 90 feet around: the redwood trees at Redwood National Park are a sight to behold. With over 40,000 acres of old-growth forest and fossils dating back to the Jurassic period, Redwood is one of the most sacred national parks […]

California National Parks: Ranked

California is the stuff of myths, legends, and lore. There’s a sense of fantasy that doesn’t hail from Hollywood, but from the size and scope of its natural wonders. Otherworldly landscapes abound, from colossal, ancient trees to volcanic basins and dangerous deserts, rocky plains and cacti-covered mesas. For those looking to reignite their appreciation for […]

The Ultimate Guide to Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando 2021

Universal Orlando Resort has been celebrating Mardi Gras for 26 years, and with a few health and safety modifications, this year is no exception. Like New Orleans, there are bedazzled floats, jazz music, and a lively atmosphere that you wouldn’t expect to see outside of Bourbon Street. To ensure the safety of guests and employees, […]

The Best Cities in the US For Architecture Lovers

One of the most unquestionably enticing elements of travel is feasting your eyes on the buildings that populate your favorite cityscapes. Beyond New York City’s soaring skyline, San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge, and Savannah’s iconic oak trees lie city streets lined with skyscrapers, mansions, monuments, and more.  Architectural enthusiasts enamored with rich histories, intricate […]

Denali National Park: The Complete Guide for 2021

Anyone who’s ever seen Sean Penn’s Into the Wild (2007), a wonderful biopic of the intrepid Alexander Supertramp, should be acquainted with the sheer sublimity of Alaska’s deepest wilderness. That’s precisely what awaits in the eye-wateringly wonderful Denali National Park. Here, glaciers converge on swathes of taiga plains, spruce forests cascade to steppes, tundra crashes […]

7 of the Best Black Sand Beaches in Hawaii

Hawaii: home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. With the pristine blue waters, sunny skies, and golden sand, what more could you ask for? But there are a handful of breathtaking beaches in Hawaii that don’t have golden sand. Instead, these beaches boast the much-rarer black sand, formed when deep black […]