9 Best Places to Ski in the US this Winter

Check out my round-up of the best places to ski in the US, if you’re planning a ski trip for the coming winter. Instead of just focusing on the top ski resorts in the country, I went straight to the best ski towns in America (so those family members who aren’t too happy with skiing … Continue Reading

17 Best Places to See Fall Colors in the US

The days are shorter, the air has a chill in it, and the birds are flying south. You know what it means: it’s time to go in search of the best places to see fall colors. Autumn is the time when deciduous trees like maples, oaks, and aspens change the color of their leaves from … Continue Reading

12 Awesome Lakes in Oregon + the Cascade Lakes

There are 1,400 named lakes in Oregon! While the state isn’t the land of 10k lakes (that’s Minessota for you), there are a TON of stunning Oregon lakes that it is definitely hard to pick just one. Many of them are man-made and built as a result of damming, but the beauty of the lakes … Continue Reading

10 Best US Beaches for Sea Glass Collecting

If you’ve always loved beachcombing or sea glass beach hunting, you know exactly why these chemically-weathered, multi-colored glass are being collected left and right by people of all walks of life. And if you’ve been looking for genuine sea glass, mermaid’s tears, sea pearls, drift glass, sea gems, or beach glass, you don’t have to … Continue Reading

5 Best Cross-Country Road Trip Routes in the US

The open road, blue skies, fresh air: a cross-country road trip may just be what you need to go somewhere new, spend some time by yourself or with your loved ones, and gain some perspective. The great American road trip became popular in the 1950s, when there was a rapid increase in the number of … Continue Reading

Alvord Desert: Everything You Need To Know

Alvord Desert: Everything You Need To Know Before You Go

Alvord Desert is one of Oregon’s natural treasures located in Oregon’s high desert region. This desolate yet stunning landscape is home to many unusual attractions. Today, you’ll learn all about the Alvord Desert—the best things to do, how to get here, the best time of the year to visit, and other important information. The Alvord … Continue Reading

15 of the Best Portland Oregon Waterfalls to Visit

Portland Oregon waterfalls are quite legendary. First of all, Oregon is home to over 230 of waterfalls. Many of these waterfalls come with trails and hikes ideal for beginners to average-skilled adventurers, so even families with kids can come experience these trips with you. If you’re visiting Portland, Oregon soon, make sure to spare a … Continue Reading

Complete List of National Parks in America by State

This list of national parks in the US is THE ultimate guide, especially if you’re trying to decide which destination to visit next. How many national parks are there in the US? What makes each of the national parks stand out? What attractions can you find in a particular park? Are there accommodations inside the … Continue Reading

12 Jaw-Dropping Beach Hikes Across the US

Everyone is a fan of beach hikes – some people just don’t know it yet. Whether you’re hiking along a beach, trekking while overlooking a beach, or exploring a trail that ends with a secluded beach, this post should introduce you to some of the most relaxing, thrilling, and unique adventures fit for the beach … Continue Reading

The 12 Best Campgrounds in the US for Families

Camping is one of the best memories people have of their childhoods. It’s not every day we get to spend time close to nature, away from the busy day-to-day tasks of life, and just breathe in the fresh air, spectacular views, and one-of-a-kind experiences camping brings. However, camping definitely isn’t for everybody. Not all parks … Continue Reading