13 Things to Know Before Visiting Ludlow Falls in Port Ludlow & Hiking the Ludlow Falls Interpretive Trail

Washington - Port Ludlow - Ludlow Falls Interpretive Trail and Hike - Stephanie Selfie

Ludlow Falls is an easy waterfall hike located in Port Ludlow, Washington. We ended our weekend on the Olympic Peninsula with a short visit to Ludlow Falls so we could enjoy the lush Pacific Northwest vegetation and cool waterfalls breezes one last time before we drove back to Seattle. Use this guide to plan your … Read more

How We Saved $430 with an America the Beautiful Pass + Our 20 Best National Parks Pass Tips

Colorado - Rocky Mountain National Park - Stephanie at Lake Irene

I’m currently sitting in a snowed-in hotel in Dickinson, North Dakota, reflecting on a successful National Parks road trip, and how our America the Beautiful Pass made it possible. As we left Theodore Roosevelt National Park last night, we counted up the thirty-five (35!) national parks, monuments, memorials, battlefields, historical parks, historic trails, recreation areas, … Read more

3 Days in Little Rock: Itinerary for a Perfect Long Weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas - Little Rock - 3 Days in Little Rock - Long Weekend in Little Rock Itinerary

Little Rock is Arkansas’s capital city, and is bursting with exciting things to do!  While you could spend weeks exploring this culturally-rich city, a long weekend in Little Rock is well-spent!  This 3-day Little Rock itinerary will take you through some of the city’s best historical haunts, delicious southern eateries, amazing shopping, and outdoor excursions!  From breakfast to after-dinner activities, this travel … Read more

17 Essential Amelia Island Travel Tips: Planning a Trip to Amelia Island, Florida made Simple!

Florida - Amelia Island - Fort Clinch State Park - Stephanie

Are you planning an Amelia Island getaway for your next vacation?  The island and the historic town of Fernandina Beach belong on every traveler’s Florida bucket list! An Amelia Island vacation is more than just a beach fly-and-flop (though its location off the coast of Florida is ideal for accessing some of the country’s best beaches).  However, there’s something here for everyone! … Read more

17 Winston-Salem Travel Tips: Guide to Planning a Trip to Winston-Salem, North Carolina!

North Carolina - Winston Salem - Reynolda Village - Reynolda House Gardens & Trail - Waterfall - Stephanie - Planning a trip to Winston Salem

Are you planning a trip to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and worried you’re forgetting something? Use this Winston-Salem trip planner to make sure you are prepared for your visit, especially if this is going to be your first time in Winston-Salem! Here are my best Winston-Salem travel tips to help your North Carolina getaway go off without a hitch! Read next: 3 … Read more

3 Days in Winston-Salem: Itinerary for the Perfect Long Weekend in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

North Carolina - Winston Salem - Itinerary - Old Salem - Visiting Old Salem on a Weekend

Thinking about a Winston-Salem weekend getaway and wondering what to do during your trip? Well, the perfect long weekend in Winston-Salem is easier to accomplish than you might think! This Winston-Salem itinerary is designed for you to see the best of Winston-Salem in three days, but there are also tips for what to do if you only have one or two days in … Read more

The Ultimate Florida Road Trip Itinerary: See the Best of Florida in 10 Days!

Florida Road Trip Itinerary -  Where to stop on a road trip in Florida - Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach

There’s no denying it. Florida is massive. Bordered by Alabama and Georgia, Florida covers an expanse of over 65,000 square miles – perfect for planning a big Florida road trip! Here’s everything you need to know to have an amazing Florida road trip: itinerary, travel tips, what to pack, and more. This itinerary is designed to help … Read more

13 Fabulous Reasons to Visit Winston-Salem, North Carolina

North Carolina - Winston Salem - Bethabara - Gemeinhaus

There are so many great places to visit in North Carolina that it might be tough to decide on where to plan your next NC trip. While I started my love affair with North Carolina over a decade ago by going on an annual pilgrimage to cute Outer Banks towns and beaches, over the past few years I’ve spent a … Read more

8 Fairytale Castles in New Mexico fit for a Queen (or King!)

I love seeing castles! I have spent time abroad exploring some of the most beautiful castles in the world and I can attest, seeing castles in New Mexico can be just as exciting as seeing them in Europe! You just have to know where to look. Here are the best New Mexico castles which you can find … Read more

24 Charming Small Towns in Missouri For Quiet Missouri Escapes

Since moving back to the US from Europe, I’ve been obsessed with visiting small towns, both those in Oklahoma and those a little further afield. Basically, if a small town is cute and less than four hours from OKC, I want to see it in person. These adorable smalls towns in Missouri are the stuff … Read more