Visiting Yosemite in November: A Hidden Gem

the dawn wall from Yosemite national park

If you’ve ever Google searched or read about Yosemite National Park, you’ll know that two of the biggest, and most visited, landmarks are El Capitan and Half Dome. (If not, you know now!) On average, 4.5 million people flock to the park every year to catch a glimpse of these natural wonders. But what about […]

Camping Glacier National Park: One Site, Nine People, and Huckleberry Jam

Doe-eyed, like the animals we were hoping to see, we ogled at the park ranger in front of us. “There’s only one campsite available tonight,” she said to a line of four cars. It was 7:30 in the morning and most of us had dragged ourselves from the warmth of our sleeping bags 3 hours […]

Is Yellowstone Really Worth the Hype?

The short answer: yes. But certainly not without my hesitations. I had heard from many people just how spectacular Yellowstone National Park is. There’s Old Faithful, geysers galore, and heaps of wildlife like buffalo and even wolves. It sounded to me like something out of a Wild West movie. 

4 Reasons You Can’t Miss the Grand Tetons

We rounded the bend at the Grand Tetons, our loss for words quickly replaced by squeals and shouts of joy. It was early. We had the roads and mountains to ourselves and it felt like we had traversed hundreds of years back in time. From the east coast we had pushed beyond the bustling big […]

Beauty of the Black Hills

caterpillar crawling on a daisy

I can see why Emerson retreated to Canterbury and John Muir ached to share the beauty of nature through words. Its effects are profoundly healing and internally blissful. As the world continues its never-ending gravitational spin and New York City is still sleepless, I find myself in a place of comparable movement but differing character.

Best of Badlands National Park

One of the places nearly impossible to describe with black and white words alone, the Badlands most closely resemble a desert scene out of Star Wars: starkly shaped rock formations raggedly pointed from the wind and crevices carved from running water. With only two nights in this space-like stratosphere during our cross country road trip, […]

Kicking Off Our Road Trip

yellow van driving down a road in the desert

As I mentioned before, surviving 30 hours in a car is no easy feat, but having good company certainly helps. Being on the road has been inspiring while simultaneously grueling work – loading and unloading the car, setting up camp after a long day of driving – but the views and experience make it all […]

Road Trip Tips: How To Survive 30 Hours in the Car

hands of car driver on steering wheel, road trip, driving on highway road

To say we started off the road trip with a bang would be an understatement: 27 hours of driving in two days. There were only two ways this could have possibly ended. The first in the strangling of one another after what seemed like endless hours in a confined area, or a strengthened bond after […]

We’re Going On A Road Trip!

I know what you’re thinking. ‘A road trip? In the middle of a pandemic? That seems extremely counterintuitive, not to mention irresponsible.’  Don’t worry, while we did our due diligence on how to be safe during COVID, we also plan on staying far away from people during our road trip. This ‘social distancing’ rule has […]

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