A Guide to Camping in the Painted Desert of Petrified Forest National Park

On my cross-country road trip from Tennessee to Colorado, I overshot by destination and ended up in Arizona.  Since I was already there, I stopped to visit Petrified Forest National Park. Petrified Forest is a modern desert known for its fossilized wood from forest long past.  This was a budget trip and I was trying to camp as much as possible to save money.  The park does not have a campground.  BUT one can get a backpacking permit for Painted Desert camping. Continue Reading . . .

18 North American Outdoor Adventures for Travelers in 2018

2017 is almost over. It is time to begin planning your 2018 outdoor adventures. I asked my fellow travel bloggers to share their recommendations for a 2018 outdoor adventure. I had a tremendous response and had to break up the responses by region. Keep a look out of my other 2018 region adventure lists. Here are 18 travel bloggers recommendations for North American Outdoor Adventures in 2018. Continue Reading . . .

Photo Thursday – Exploring Carlsbad Caverns

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels.  Today’s Photo Thursday is from inside Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, United States.  This was my third National Park on my 2012 May Road Trip.  I spent two day exploring this amazing underground park.  I enjoyed the self-guided Big Room tour and the Natural Entrance tour.  I also did the Hall of the White Giant.  I was going to due the Left Hand Tunnel tour but the park was forced to close due to flooding. Thanks to that morning flood, I scored a private tour of Lower Cave. Check out this amazing park at National Park.gov. Continue Reading . . .