7 Off-the-Grid Hot Springs in the Western USA

There is nothing quite as enjoyable as relaxing in a bubbling hot natural pool surrounded by wild animals and wilderness. We’ve compiled a list of our 7 favorite hot pools in the Western US that shouldn’t be missed! 

The Best Water Shoes for Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls is arguably one of the most spectacular and picturesque waterfalls in the United States. Located in Northern Arizona, it is a 10-mile trek through a deep canyon from the parking lot to the falls. The water is a beautiful turquoise blue and it plunges down a 100-foot limestone cliff to the refreshing swimming…

10 Things to do in Portland, Oregon in the Rain

As a Portland, Oregon native, I’ve often joked that the rainy season here stretches from Halloween until the Fourth of July. And it’s not the kind of aggressive but short thunderstorms that you often get in the south. It’s a drizzly, gloomy, unrelenting kind of rain. The kind that is just light enough that you…

8 Epic Outdoor Adventures in Northern Arizona

In 2016 we had the opportunity to travel across the US, from Oregon to Florida and back again, in our 1994 Ford Bronco. We camped, hiked, explored, and found that our favorite area for outdoor adventures was in Northern Arizona, right along the Utah border. The bright orange sandstone formations dotting the rugged landscape of…

The Best of Bend, Oregon: 15 Things You Must Do During Your Visit

Bend is a darling little mountain town nestled at the base of the Cascades, along the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. And with its many rivers, mountains, hiking trails, lakes, and clear, crisp, high desert climate, it is the ideal home for adventure-lovers. It is also home to plenty of craft breweries and restaurants serving…

30 Things to Know Before Visiting the United States

Planning a trip to the United States but wondering where to go, what to expect, and how to prepare? Check out our list of the most important things we think you should know prior to your trip so you’ll be prepared for anything and everything! 30 Tips for Traveling in the USA #1. An Overview…

7 Amazing Hotels Near the Great Smoky Mountains

Located on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the entire national park system. People from near and far make the drive to see this gorgeous park that is full of hiking trails, scenic driving routes, and wildlife. When planning your trip to…

Complete 2019 Havasu Falls Packing List

So, you’ve secured your camping permit for Havasu Falls, hooray! But you’re probably thinking “now what?” It’s time to start thinking about what to pack for your upcoming camping adventure in one of the most stunningly beautiful places in the United States! Your adventure will begin with a 10-mile trek through the canyon to reach…