MatD’s Ultimate Utah Bucket List

Utah Rocks!  That phrase seems to be everywhere nowadays.  I would call Utah the state of rocks.  Its most prominent features are all rocks.  Visitors come from around the world to see Utah’s rocks.  I have been obsessed with this state since long before I before I started my 59 national park quest.  I have wanted to visit Utah (aka Angel’s Landing in Zion) since I was in high school.  I have visited this state several times since I started college.  I took an internship that didn’t really interest me for the solo reason as it got my close to Utah.  I then took the long way home from Colorado to Florida with a trip to Utah on the way.  There are plenty of things to do in Utah.  Here is my MatD’s Ultimate Utah Bucket List Continue Reading . . .

MatD’s Ultimate Tennessee Bucket List

I am from the great state of Tennessee. I have driven from Bristol to Memphis.  I have seen the three grand division.  Despite having lived in the state for 18 years, I only scratched the surface of the state.  Tennessee is one longest states that range from the Appalachian mountain to the Mississippi River.   Here is my Tennessee Bucket List. Continue Reading . . .

MatD’s Ultimate Florida Bucket List

Florida is the state of beaches.  It has the most coastline of any state in the lower 48 states.  The state was founded by the Spanish in 1500.  It is home to the oldest European city in the United States.  The state is virtually flat, the highest point is only 345 ft (105 m) high.  The state is called the sunshine state due to the sunny year around weather. Here is my Florida Bucket List. Continue Reading . . .

MatD’s Ultimate Virginia Bucket List

Virginia is called “Old Dominion.”  It is the oldest of the original 13 colonies. The state was home to the first British colonies in the “New World.”  The state is borders the Chesapeake Bay and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Both areas provide the state a wonderful array of outdoor activities.  Due to its age and location, Virginia has been home to numerous major historical events. I am currently living in this great state. Here is my Virginia Bucket List. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – The Dunes of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in San Luis Valley, Colorado.  I have visited this park twice during my internship in Colorado during the summer of 2012. This is one of the items from my Colorado Bucket List. Great Sand Dunes and I have a love-hate relationship. Continue Reading . . .