10 Unique Spring Break Destinations that You Probably Didn’t Think Of

It is the bane of every college student.  Where to go for Spring Break?  That same bane is the bane of any adult looking to take a family vacation during a school break.  It is even worse for young professionals who want to relive part of college but don’t feel like dealing with thousands of hormone young adults just figuring out the world of drinking and adventure. Here are some amazingly unique spring break destinations to visit without having to deal with hordes.  All of these destinations are within a short flight of the continental United States. Continue Reading . . .

A Year with my America the Beautiful National Park Pass

“Your pass has expired.”  My jaw dropped.  I couldn’t believe it.  My America the Beautiful National Park Pass had expired.  It feels like just yesterday that I bought the pass and now it is expired.  I got over my shock and reached into my wallet and handed my credit card over.  Time to pay $80.00 for another park pass. Continue Reading . . .

My Top 2015 Travel Memories

Hello 2016.  I can’t wait to see what you bring in my adventures. 2015 was a great year for exploring the world.  I visited 3 continents and 7 countries.   I had some great adventures and some amazing experiences. I even had time to visit a few US states and cross 5 National Parks off my list. Continue Reading . . .

Everything you need to know about Fossil Hunting in Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Did you ever dream of being a Paleontologists?  I know I did. Even if someday my job would be replaced by technology that would bring the dinos back to life, then the dinos eat all the humans.  No biggie. Dreams die a painful death when you realize most Paleontologists work at a university and might get to dig a couple of months a year (if they are lucky).  Over the years, the United States has been home to thousands of fossil dig sites.  I picked one of the best fossil formations to try my luck.  I went fossil hunting in Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – Jewel Cave National Monument

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my visit to Jewel Cave National Monument in Custer, South Dakota.  I spent a wonderful day exploring this cave and the land above it on my South Dakota National Park Road Trip. Continue Reading . . .