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. If you’re trying to find camping grounds further afield, then you might want to check out Alan Rogers and see if anything takes your fancy! 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 . . .