How to Visit All 8 Mountain States via National Parks

Photo Credit: Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service National Parks are a great way to see all 8 of the Mountain West States (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico).  This group of states is both vast and diverse and it includes mountains, plains, and deserts.  In fact, all major deserts … Continue Reading

10 Things To Do In Las Vegas For Kids

Sure, Las Vegas is known for drinking, partying, and gambling, but there’s a lot more to it than that.  In fact, there are so many things to see and do in Las Vegas that I bet you can’t do it all in just one trip.  I promise, not everyone that visits this city is part … Continue Reading

One Day in Asheville, North Carolina

Are you heading down to the Great Smokey Mountains?  Or planning a road trip through North Carolina and looking for a stopping point to break up your trip?  Both of these were true for me last October which is how I came to spend a day in Asheville, North Carolina.  I hope you’ll find this … Continue Reading

Snorkeling vs Scuba Diving – Best Way To See Hawaii’s Manta Rays

I recently answered a whole lot of questions about swimming with Hawaii’s manta rays.  I hope those answers have helped to ease some of your fears and hesitations.  There was one question though that I struggled with.  After typing way too many paragraphs for a Q&A type post I realized that this question warranted a … Continue Reading

Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kona – Was It Scary?

Cover photo is a Scenic States photo from the Georgia Aquarium. The Manta Ray Night Dive/Snorkel off the coast of Kona, Hawaii is certainly a bucket-list attraction.  It has made many lists such as CNN’s 50 Best Dive Sites,  National Geographic’s Top 10 Things To Do In Hawaii, and PADI’s Top 5 Places To Scuba Dive With … Continue Reading

10 Things to do in Vegas: Plan the Perfect Trip

Are you planning a trip to Las Vegas?  People come for many different reasons including business trips, weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthdays, or just for an excuse to travel out west.  Regardless of your reason you’ll enjoy our list of top 10 things to do in Vegas. We also have top 10 lists for things to see during … Continue Reading

10 Things To Do In Las Vegas During The Day

If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas you’ll quickly realize that most of the things you are planning on doing are activities for the evening and night.  When you think of a Las Vegas vacation you immediately conjure images of gambling, drinking, nightclubs, fine dining, and spectacular shows.  Sure you’ll be up later than … Continue Reading