Bucket List Destinations in The Great Smokey Mountains

Are you looking for an adventure that the whole family can enjoy? Or maybe something a little more exciting than a trip to the local park? How about a visit to America’s most visited National Park – The Great Smoky Mountains! It might be counterintuitive to visit somewhere many people visit, but it is worth […]

What to do while in New River Gorge National Park

New River Gorge, West Virginia, USA

Wondering what to do in the New River Gorge region of West Virginia? We recently spent a few days in the park and have some adventurous ideas to share about things to do in America’s newest National Park. Do you like to dine out?  Are you a thrill seeker? Do you often hike or rock […]

Have You Seen Martians? | Carlsbad Caverns National Park

We had to spend a few extra days at Big Bend National Park because there were incredibly high winds in our travel path.  (See the Big Bend Posts Here) When it was safe to leave we decided to go to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The drive was about 5 hours in total, so we mapped our trip to […]

Is Balanced Rock (Big Bend National Park) worth the hike?

Our RV trip to Big Bend

This post is partially narrated by Leighton and Shayla as part of their homeschool, writing practice, typing practice, and spelling practice.   As the title suggests… We asked ourselves the same question when we first were looking for an easy late day hike in Big Bend National Park.  Is Balanced Rock worth the trip?  For […]

Boondocking Near Joshua Tree National Park

So after our  Yeah, you should fit.  The Cul De Sac of Hell.  experience (click the title to read that post), we were scrambling to find a new location to set up camp for the next few days.  All we had to do now was travel outside Joshua Tree National Park, to get some cell […]