The 17 National Parks in Washington State: How & Why to See Each One!

Washington - Olympic Peninsula - Olympic National Park - Stephanie Craig in front of the Olympic National Park Sign

I’m obsessed with visiting US national parks, so when I got the chance to visit some of the national parks in Washington state last month – I jumped at the chance! This list is for anyone looking for a complete list of Washington national parks and National Parks Service sites. Below, I list all of … Read more

21 Things to Know Before Hiking Marymere Falls Trail in Olympic National Park, Washington

Washington - Olympic Peninsula - Olympic National Park - Stephanie Craig on the Marymere Falls Trail

Planning to hike the Marymere Falls Trail during your trip to Olympic National Park? This beautiful waterfall is at the end of one of the great hikes near Lake Crescent, and it’s a perfect way to soak in the Pacific Northwest’s cool air and Old-Growth Forests. This post is a trip report from my own … Read more

17 Things to Know about Hurricane Ridge Road in Olympic National Park: Best Viewpoints + Travel Tips!

Washington - Olympic Peninsula - Olympic National Park - Olympic Mountains Stephanie Craig Selfie in Olympic National Park

There are a few genuinely great scenic drives tucked away inside US national parks, and Hurricane Ridge Road is one of them. Here’s what you need to know to plan your drive on Hurricane Ridge Road and back, including amenities, the best viewpoints, and ideas for things to do! Good to Know: Hurricane Ridge Road … 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

The 13 National Parks in Missouri: Why & How to Visit Each One!

I have spent almost my whole life in Missouri, yet it’s only recently that I’ve had the time to properly examine and appreciate the beauty of the national parks in Missouri and other local travel destinations that I have taken for granted. I think this is a common experience people are having this year now … Read more

National Parks in Virginia

National Parks in Virginia

Appalachian National Scenic Trail The historic Appalachian National Scenic trail cuts through fourteen states in the eastern U.S.A including New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Georgia, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Popularly also known as the A.T., the trail is over 2,000 miles long. The Appalachian National … Read more

National Parks In West Virginia

National Parks in West Virginia

Appalachian National Scenic Trail The Appalachian Trail is a hiking trail in the Eastern United States. The trail goes on for about 2,200 miles or 3,500 km. The exact length varies due to modifications in the trail. It takes a hiker 5 to 7 months to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. The trail passes through … Read more

National Parks in Vermont

National Parks in Vermont

Appalachian National Scenic Trail The idea of the Appalachian Trail was conceived in 1921 and fully birthed in 1937. It’s a 2,180 miles long trail across major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains. The trail travels through 14 states in the United States of America. The states are; Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, … Read more

National Parks in Pennsylvania

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Allegheny Portage Railroad Located in southwestern Pennsylvania and about 12 miles from Altoona, Allegheny Portage Railroad is the first-ever railroad to be constructed over the Allegheny Mountains. The railroad which till today remains an industrial wonder functioned from 1834 to 1854. The railroad played a huge part in influencing and advancing the American trade market … Read more

National Parks in Rhode Island

National Parks in Rhode Island

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Often referred to as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park is the place where America’s first textile mill (Slater Mill) was built. Blackstone River was chosen as the power source or the mill due to the convergence of all the right conditions … Read more