TRAVEL TIPS FOR CITY BREAKS + NATURE ADVENTURES

Author: shoshannah

Guide to Parkitecture

Guide to Parkitecture

Have you been to a National Park like Yosemite, Mount Rainier, Yellowstone or Crater Lake and admired the architecture of the vistor centers and lodges? This style is known as “Parkitecture” or “National Park Service Rustic”.

Fun Things to do in Santa Fe

Fun Things to do in Santa Fe

Beautiful Santa Fe is famous for its artsy scene, blue skies and adobe buildings. Here are 10 things to do in and around Santa Fe that you are sure to enjoy!

Fun Things to do in Tucson

Fun Things to do in Tucson

This charming town is surrounded by mountains and open desert, which means lots of places to hike and explore. Best visited between autumn and spring, Tucson offers lots to her visitors. In face many return year after year to escape the cold and snow of northern winters. There is lots to discover in this small city, from food and culture to nature and adventure. Read on for our Tucson city guide.

Best Places to Stay in Sedona Arizona

Best Places to Stay in Sedona Arizona

Sedona, Arizona and the surrounding red rocks have long been popular with artists, new age seekers, hikers and explorers. Planning a visit? Here are some wonderful places to stay!

Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is an otherworldly destination in the California desert. Explore the park and see the strange rock formations and plants for yourself. Whether you enjoy hiking or rock climbing there is something for you!

10 Things To Pack for Your Amtrak Train Ride

10 Things To Pack for Your Amtrak Train Ride

Planning on riding the rails for a short or long Amtrak train trip? Maybe you are traveling across the state or country and are wondering what items you might want to pack for the journey. Here are my trips and tricks for what to pack for an Amtrak train ride.

5 Best Tijuana Food Tours

5 Best Tijuana Food Tours

If you happen to be visiting Los Angeles or San Diego and would like to explore the food scene in Tijuana, the quickest and easiest way is with a food tour. Most tours actually originate on the USA side, making things easy for those who are lodging in the San Diego area.

Steel House Hostel Copenhagen Review

Steel House Hostel Copenhagen Review

Planning a trip to Copenhagen? This gorgeous and interesting city has lots to discover including picturesque architecture, castles and museums. The Steel House is a cool modern hostel in Copenhagen with both private rooms and shared bunks.

Guide to Petrified Forest National Park

Guide to Petrified Forest National Park

Did you know that Arizona was once a tropical landscape filled with green plants, rivers and yes, dinosaurs? It’s difficult to imagine now when we look out at the rocks and scrubby plants. In this park you’ll find colorful sedimentary rocks in blues, purples and reds and glittering remains of trees turned to stones.

Guide to Zion National Park

Guide to Zion National Park

Zion, according to ancient religions, is the spiritual point from which reality emerges. Honestly after visiting Zion National Park for the first time I couldn’t agree more with this sentiment.

Guide to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Guide to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

When you visit Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument the first things you will notice in the landscape are the large cacti. You’ll spot stately saguaro cactus, prickly pear and cholla. But here in the Northern Sonoran Desert, the organ pipe cactus steals the show.

Guide to the Bridges of Madison County

Guide to the Bridges of Madison County

Six of the original 19 covered bridges in Madison County, Iowa have been preserved. Come see these lovely historic wooden bridges for yourself on a self-guided tour through the area.

Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota

Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota

The Superior Hiking Trail starts at Jay Cooke State Park south of Duluth and continues all the way to the Canadian border. The trail is more than 300 miles long and also includes offshoots and spurs to explore places along the route.

Best Sport Sandals for Women, Men & Kids

Best Sport Sandals for Women, Men & Kids

It’s summer, it’s hot, but you still want to hit the trails! Let your feet feel the breeze with these top hiking sandals. We’ll also share the best outdoor sandals for water sports and adventure travel.

Fun Things To Do in Madrid

Fun Things To Do in Madrid

Madrid is one of my favorite cities. Located right in the center of Spain it is a great place to start a Spanish adventure! But first, let’s explore the city.

10 Best Travel Backpacks

10 Best Travel Backpacks

Perhaps you are already a convert to traveling with a carry on backpack, or maybe you are interested in trying it for the first time. There are many advantages to traveling with a backpack instead of a rolling suitcase. A backpack is convenient when traveling in European cities with lots of cobblestones and stairs like Granada, Lisbon, Venice or Toledo.