Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park is located on the Kenai Peninsula, just outside the town of Seward, AK.  This National Park gets its name from the vast fjords lining the coast of the park.  The combination of marine life and icefield environments make this park incredibly special, just so special in fact, it has become one […]

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Denali National Park

Denali National Park was first established as a National Park in 1917, under the name of Mount McKinley National Park. It wasn’t until 1980 when its name was then changed to Denali National Park and Preserve.  Standing at 20,310 feet tall, the highest peak in North America, Denali is a wondrous sight to see.  Unfortunately, […]

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Lake Clark National Park

A much-anticipated trip to Alaska happened this summer after being postponed a year, and I’m so excited to share all about the parks we explored!!  First up, Lake Clark National Park. Lake Clark National Park is the epitome of rugged Alaska, and I am all about it. There are no roads, campgrounds, or services in […]

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park is located in southern Colorado, about a 9-hour drive from Salt Lake City. The park is obviously most well-known for its large dunes, but there are also hiking trails which lead to forests, lakes, and waterfalls.  Spring to early summer brings the unique Medano Creek and beach, located at the […]

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Rocky Mountain National Park

After a lot of discussion, planning, and careful thought, we decided to embark on our first trip since the start of Covid-19. Now that things have opened back up, everyone has their own opinion of what’s appropriate and what they are comfortable doing, which is totally fair… for us, we decided that for now we […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is located on the Big Island of Hawaii.  This park protects some of the most unique landscapes in the world.  It extends from sea level to 13,677 feet in elevation, encompassing two of the world’s most active volcanoes—Kilauea and Mauna Loa.  The most recent eruption of Kilauea was in May of […]

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Haleakala National Park

Hawaii is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go, but quite honestly didn’t know if I’d ever have the chance to visit.  Fast forward many years, and my dream became a reality when I booked a trip to Maui for my 30th birthday!!  This was one of the best vacations I’ve ever taken. If I had […]

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Big Bend National Park

The next morning, we woke up feeling refreshed and ready to explore our third park of the trip- Big Bend National Park. Before departing for the day, we secured lodging at Terlingua Ranch for the night, which was located just outside of the park. Unfortunately, my friend’s cold had developed into full blown laryngitis, but […]

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