Hiking Acadia National Park: Ocean Trail (Sand Beach, Thunder Hole)

Acadia National Park’s Ocean Trail is a really cool trail, despite being heavily trafficked. Whether you’re coming from Cadillac Mountain or you just drove in from Bar Harbor, you have to make a stop here. Along the way, you can stop off to enjoy Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Otter Cliffs. Make sure to checkContinue reading “Hiking Acadia National Park: Ocean Trail (Sand Beach, Thunder Hole)”

Hiking Acadia National Park: Beech Mountain & Pretty Marsh

The west side of Acadia National Park doesn’t have the same cache as the east side, but it’s 100% worth exploring! You can drive around the tip of the Park with the ocean constantly by your side and pull off wherever you like for a quick bit of respite. Two great pulls offs we enjoyedContinue reading “Hiking Acadia National Park: Beech Mountain & Pretty Marsh”

Acadia National Park: Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse at the tip of the west side of Acadia National Park. If you keep going south past Southwest Harbor, you’ll see a turn for 102A. Take that until you see the pull off for the lighthouse. You’ll know you’re there because most likely there will be aContinue reading “Acadia National Park: Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse”

Hiking Acadia National Park: Cadillac Mountain & Gorham Mountain

Whether you’re spending a day, a weekend or a week in Acadia National Park, I strongly recommend checking out Cadillac Mountain and Gorham Mountain. They’re easy hikes (and even drives!) to incredible views. Along the way, you’re immersed in Acadia’s characteristically rocky terrain and leafy deciduous trees. Here’s some of what you can expect ifContinue reading “Hiking Acadia National Park: Cadillac Mountain & Gorham Mountain”

Bryce Canyon: Fairyland Loop Trail

By far my favorite trail in Bryce Canyon, Fairyland Loop Trail allows you to get into that Utah landscape you’ve been instagramming all morning. I say morning because it’s not far from the best spot in Bryce to get the classic sunrise shot. There are two ways to trek the Fairyland Loop Trail – counterclockwiseContinue reading “Bryce Canyon: Fairyland Loop Trail”

Photo Guide to Arches National Park

We went to Arches National Park as part of a longer road trip around Southern Utah. It was quite the highlight, with dozens of natural arches big and small. Here’s a guide to getting the most out of a trip through Arches. Getting There What to Drive First of all, if you’re doing a roadContinue reading “Photo Guide to Arches National Park”

Our First Travel Experience Together: An Epic Road Trip at 18.

In high school, Neal used to say that after graduation he was going to go on an epic road trip and never come back.  We used to joke about it until I realized he was serious. We were seniors and still trying to figure out if we wanted to do the whole college thing.  TheContinue reading “Our First Travel Experience Together: An Epic Road Trip at 18.”

A Weekend in Shenandoah National Park

My cousin got married in Virginia, so Neal and I decided to spend a weekend in Shenandoah National Park and make a trip of it. In a very short time, we hiked several trails and saw a lot of what the north side of the park has to offer. Here are some of the hikesContinue reading “A Weekend in Shenandoah National Park”

10-day Itinerary in Southern Utah

Utah is often a state people forget about or think doesn’t have much to offer. Nothing could be further from the truth! Neal and I did 10 days in southern Utah. Here’s what we saw, where we stayed and a few places we ate. Day 1: Salt Lake City We arrived in Salt Lake CityContinue reading “10-day Itinerary in Southern Utah”