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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.

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.

Coolest Places to Stay Near Yosemite National Park

Coolest Places to Stay Near Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains has long been popular with artists, climbers, hikers and explorers. Ansel Adams snapped his famous photos here and John Muir loved exploring the peaks and valleys.

10 Best Things To Do in Big Sur

10 Best Things To Do in Big Sur

There is more to do in Big Sur than just pass through on your way north or south. Learn about the history of the area and the film, art and literature connections. We’ll tell you our favorite photo ops and secret hiking spots.

11 Secret Spots in Palm Springs

11 Secret Spots in Palm Springs

Explore Palm Springs off the beaten path. Discover these 11 secret spots in Palm Springs, ranging from outdoor activities to enjoying quirky art and modern local architecture.

11 Amazing Day Trips from Santa Barbara

11 Amazing Day Trips from Santa Barbara

Hiking trails, wineries, beaches and cute California towns are just some of the places to visit near Santa Barbara.

Overnight Trips from Las Vegas

Overnight Trips from Las Vegas

One of the best ways to escape the Strip is to take a 2 day trip from Las Vegas. If you have your own vehicle you can reach some of these places to visit near Las Vegas by car within a few hours.

Things to Do in Saguaro National Park

Things to Do in Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is a terrific destination for a short weekend trip when you want some peace and quiet. I loved my visit there and I can’t wait to return! Here are tips on what to do in the park as well as plenty of ideas for enjoying Tucson.

Day Trips from Las Vegas

Day Trips from Las Vegas

What are some fun things to do in Las Vegas besides gambling? How about checking out the gorgeous desert landscape around the city. Here are destinations near Las Vegas and fun activities that would make an amazing day trip from Vegas.

Sail the World: Best Sailing Instagrams to Inspire You

Sail the World: Best Sailing Instagrams to Inspire You

Got yacht envy? Check out these amazing Instagram accounts that will make you want to yell “Ahoy matey!”

Fun Things To Do in Santa Barbara

Fun Things To Do in Santa Barbara

A gorgeous city located between the mountains and the sea, Santa Barbara charms with its red roofs and spanish style architecture. There’s a reason it is known as the American Riviera.

Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument is a beautiful park located close to Colorado’s border with Utah. You’ll find red rock formations and canyons, hiking and camping.

Find the Perfect Campsite with these Websites

Find the Perfect Campsite with these Websites

Find your next campsite with these useful websites and apps. We hope this list of resources helps you in planning your next camping or RV trip!