Most Instagramable places in the United States National Parks

The United States has one of the world’s greatest system for protecting our natural resources. The national park system was started in 1872 when Yellowstone National Park was created. Since then 417 different national and historical resources have been added to our national park system. Each park is a wonder in itself. They are our national gems and are some of the most instagramable places in the world. I asked my fellow travel bloggers to share the most instagramable places in the United States National Parks (I shared a few of my favorite places as well). Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – A Very Scary Bull Bison in Yellowstone National Park

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my first solo road trip.  On my way to Mount Rainier National Park, I stopped in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  After a while, bison herds start to all look the same.  This herd was a little different since it was the only one during my visit that had calfs with them.  Without further ado, here is how I made a deal with a bull bison in Yellowstone National Park. Continue Reading . . .

10 Things to Know Before Visiting Yellowstone National Park

Every summer brings about interesting stories from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.  The year of 2016 seemed to be the record year for newsworthy idiots in Yellowstone.  I hate to call people idiots but if the shoe fits, I will explain while later.  I can clearly remember reading four articles about tourists doing dumb things in Yellowstone National Park in 2016.  I was astounded that I had read about four major incidents before June of 2016.  I have visited Yellowstone, twice.  Once as a four-year-old and later, at nineteen years old.  I loved both my visits to the park and would have never thought to do any of the things that have made the news in recent months. Here is a list of things to know before visiting Yellowstone National Park. Continue Reading . . .

My First Cross Country Solo US Road Trip

“Review this list and determine suitability,” is the first line of an email from my father.  He also includes a list of four cars as well.   I stare at the email for a couple minutes.  I walk down the dorm hall to one of my friends.  “If you got an email from your dad with four cars what would you think?” I asked.  “I was getting getting a new car,” was the response.  A call to my father confirmed that I was getting a new car for my cross country US road trip. Continue Reading . . .