Grand Canyon National Park (it’s really grand).

My whole life, I’ve wanted to visit the Grand Canyon. It’s something you read and hear about, and see in pictures and videos growing up your entire life (at least in the U.S.). I've gotten to visit this natural wonder twice in my life, once in 2017 and again in 2021 (I will be including …

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Another Cross-Country (Almost) Road Trip: Same road, different path.

Although I’ve made this drive before not once, but twice, the experiences and sights were still brand new and different. It really makes me stop and think about the things I likely missed in my previous trips, literally anywhere, and what I’d discover by going back. Also, I suspect that going through these states at …

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Joshua Tree National Park.

I have wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park for about 3.5 years. Since my time in California is ending, I figured it was now or never. Located in the Mojave Desert, it sits 20 minutes from the city of Joshua Tree, one hour from Palm Springs, and only two minutes from Twenty-Nine Palms (depending …

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Sequoia National Park: Largest Trees in the World.

"The big tree is Nature's forest masterpiece... the greatest of living things." - John Muir Out of the 61 national parks in the United States, California is home to 9, which is more than any other state in the nation. The most famous is naturally the majestic Yosemite, but the others are just as wonderful. …

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St. Louis, Missouri: The Arch is the Best Part.

IMPORTANT: The pictures in this blog are from multiple visits to Saint Louis throughout the years and are not from a single trip. Apotheosis of St. Louis, near the St. Louis Zoo. This is a statue of King Louis IX of France, who is the namesake of Saint Louis. I've been to Saint Louis (STL) …

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