Sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria, the tiny country of Liechtenstein been a point of interest for me- I’d been near it so many times, yet had never quite made it into the alpine principality. Luckily, I had some spare time on my most recent trip to Zurich and was able to fold in a day … More Visiting Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Capitol Reef National Park is one of the few national parks I never seem to hear about. It’s relatively close to its more famous siblings; Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, and Bryce National Parks, but despite being a part of Utah’s “Big Five” National Parks, I don’t think I’d ever heard the name before we were rolling … More My New Favorite National Park- Capitol Reef
I’m going to start this off by saying that in no way am I an expert hiker. In fact, I think it would be a bit of a stretch to call myself an athletic hiker. Having been born and raised at sea level, the second I start hitting an incline all bets are off and … More Top Five Hikes at Capitol Reef National Park
Known as the “town with two castles”, Weinheim was my second stop in the Rhine-Neckar triangle. I’m a big fan of castles, so of course I had to check both of them out while I had the chance. Windeck Castle was mostly a ruin, but does have a brewery operating on its premises and seemed … More The Rhine-Neckar Shuffle- Weinheim
Listen, I get it- you’ve just spent all this money on a perfect vacation. You’re not going to cancel, so why should you pay extra for travel insurance? The reason, of course, is because you’ve just spent all this money on a perfect vacation. These days, its a little easier to talk yourself into travel … More Should I Bother with Travel Insurance?
The bright blue sky and deep reds and oranges of this park were so inspiring to the National Geographic Society that they petitioned Kodak Film Corp to name this Utah park after the popular Kodachrome film of the time. Kodachrome Basin State Park is a small park located just past Bryce Canyon National Park, so … More The Photo-Friendly Kodachrome Basin State 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?
Jackson Hole is a fairly touristy city, popular mostly for its proximity to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks as well as several ski resorts in the area. I used this city as a launching point for my visit to Grand Teton National Park, but there are plenty of points of interest within the city … More Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Valley of Fire State Park is one of my favorite excursions out of Las Vegas. Just about an hour outside the city strip, Valley of Fire features some incredible red rock formations- and I say this as someone who’s spent a significant amount of time around red rocks! We made a quick cell service-related pit … More Valley of Fire State Park
Boondocking, or dispersed camping, refers to free off-grid camping without any hookups to water or electricity. “Electricity?”, I hear you ask- that’s right, these terms are specific to RVs and vans rather than tents and hammocks. Backpackers, avert your eyes! With the recent COVID surges- and the surges in “Van Life” influencers, boondocking in primitive … More What the heck is Boondocking?