While Chicago is know for its windy and wild winters, its summers more than make up for the frosty seasons.
I took my first trip to Chicago in August, and the warm weather had me sticking close to the Chicago River for the entire day. … More How to Spend a Day on the Chicago River
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
Regular readers of my blog can probably take a guess that I’m not much of a city person. As much as I enjoyed my visit to Savannah, Georgia, I did make sure to take the opportunity to get out of the city to explore the surrounding areas. Skidaway Island State Park is just about a … More Skidaway Island State Park
For those planning trips abroad this year, it is more important than ever to double check your passport’s expiration date! Not only must the passport be valid for your trip, but you must have at least six months of validity past the return date of your trip. If its time to do some updating, documents … More On Renewing Your Passport (US 2021 Edition)
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
Once known as the Six Grandfathers (Tȟuŋkášila Šákpe) by the Lakota Sioux who lived in the area, the mountains now more commonly known as Mount Rushmore are something of a visible representation of injustices faced by the native occupants of this land. While the territory was originally protected by the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868), … More Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse- The Colossal Sculptures of South Dakota