Seattle to Olympic National Park with Teens

When it comes time to plan trips, it can be difficult to come up with epic family vacation ideas with teens. I have one destination that’s a for sure win with teens, but not every vacation can be epic. However, I would argue that a good old fashioned U.S. road trip in the Pacific NorthwestContinue reading “Seattle to Olympic National Park with Teens”

Best National Parks Spring Travel Guide

Are you looking for the best visit to National Parks in spring? If so, this will be your best guide. Not every National Park is perfect for every season. And although I always suggest exploring the parks, there are times I like to avoid the crowds and get off the beaten path. Keep on readingContinue reading “Best National Parks Spring Travel Guide”

Hiking in Mount Rainier with Teenagers

Like any activity with teenagers, hiking in a National Park takes planning and patience. We had an awesome experience hiking in Mount Rainier with teenagers and we are excited to share all about it. This post will focus specifically on Mt. Rainier National Park as well as some tried and true tips and tricks aboutContinue reading “Hiking in Mount Rainier with Teenagers”

24 Hours Inside Shenandoah National Park

Sometimes all you have to give a destination is 24 hours, so how do you make the most of it? The following is a guide on how to create the most fulfilling 24 hours inside Shenandoah National Park. Each season will provide different highlights and we cover them all. Get ready for one of theContinue reading “24 Hours Inside Shenandoah National Park”

Best National Parks Summer Travel Guide

If your family loves to explore the outdoors, then you will love this guide to National Parks to visit in summer. National Parks summer travel doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The U.S. boasts 63 protected areas known as National Parks and over 400 sites in the U.S. that are regulated and protected by the NationalContinue reading “Best National Parks Summer Travel Guide”

Southwest National Parks Road Trip

4 Day Road Trip Itinerary Through 4 National Parks: Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Saguaro Plan a Trip to National Parks Find Your National Parks Road Trip People Visiting 4 National Parks in 4 days is no easy thing so you will want to find the best people to road trip with. There willContinue reading “Southwest National Parks Road Trip”

Visit Congaree National Park

Visiting Congaree National Park Many of the travelers we know are looking to visit as many U.S. National Parks as possible, but don’t have a good basecamp to do so. Columbia, SC is the perfect base for a visit to Congaree National Park. There are currently 62 parks that have made the cut to beContinue reading “Visit Congaree National Park”

24 Hours: Rocky Mountain National Park

When to Go This amazing U.S. National Park is one that can be revisited multiple times and can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. We visited in early June on a beautiful, clear and sunny day with perfect hiking temperatures in the 60-70 degree range. If you are visiting in the busy season (May-September) you will beContinue reading “24 Hours: Rocky Mountain National Park”

Adventure in Yellowstone National Park

A Special Family Adventure This was a really special adventure in America’s first national park for our family as it marked the 20th anniversary of John and I meeting. That’s right, John and I met in the summer of 1998 where we worked as housekeepers at the Old Faithful Inn inside Yellowstone National Park. WeContinue reading “Adventure in Yellowstone National Park”

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