Indiana Dunes National Park

The last stop on our spring parks trip was Indiana Dunes National Park.  This Park was upgraded from a National Lakeshore to a National Park in February 2019, making it America’s 61st National Park.  Indiana Dunes is located just an hour outside of Chicago, which is where we would be staying for the next two […]

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Hot Springs National Park

Before traveling to Hot Springs National Park, I didn’t really know what to expect. For starters, I had no idea this park was in the middle of a city. However, Hot Springs is considered an “urban park,” and is indeed nestled in the heart of downtown Hot Springs. The Park is surrounded by shops, restaurants, […]

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Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon became a National Park in 1919.  The canyon touches four different states (Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado) and covers an area of 1,900 square miles.  My sister and I visited the South Rim in March, which is the perfect time to visit before temperatures being to rise.  We visited the South Rim, […]

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Joshua Tree National Park

The day following our trip to Channel Islands National Park was supposed to be spent at Ventura Beach, however when we woke up it was overcast and chilly.  Instead, we decided to get on the road and head towards our next destination of Palm Desert, CA.  Because this was a big trip and costs can […]

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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is located in eastern Nevada and is about 3.5 hours from Salt Lake.  This was stop #1 and National Park #1 on the big 10-day National Park road trip we took this past summer. Our plan once arriving at Great Basin was to drive the scenic loop, hike the Alpine Lakes […]

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