What’s So Bad About Badlands National Park?

The Badlands National Park is what I affectionately like to call a “flyover park”. It’s actually one of my favorite Midwestern parks but it gets constantly overlooked due to its location in relation to the more popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks! While it’s technically possible to do all three of these parks as … More What’s So Bad About Badlands National Park?

Cuyahoga Valley- Ohio’s Backyard National Park

Smack in between New York and Chicago, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of the most bizarrely designed National Parks I’ve ever been to. Perhaps it is because the park was originally a National Recreation area, but the fact that it features natural, man-made, and private attractions is fairly unique to the park. Residential areas … More Cuyahoga Valley- Ohio’s Backyard National Park

A Shortcut Through Petrified Forest National Park

While perfectly able to host a multi-day adventure, the Petrified Forest National Park’s relatively small size and prime location smack in the middle between Interstate 40 and Highway 180 in Arizona makes it the perfect drive through park. A straight drive through the park takes about an hour, end to end, but obviously stopping points … More A Shortcut Through Petrified Forest National Park

Top Five Must See Locations in Yellowstone National Park

As the first and arguably most famous of the American National Parks, Yellowstone provides a huge and varied landscape of lakes, canyons and geothermal features- making it one of the most unique national parks! It can be a little overwhelming when planning a visit, so I’ve compiled a list of my five must-see locations. West … More Top Five Must See Locations in Yellowstone National Park