Glenwood, New Mexico: Catwalk Recreation Area.

Around 5 miles outside the teeny “town” of Glenwood, New Mexico, is an outdoor recreation area that is both family-friendly and super-duper cool. Located within the Gila National Forest (pronounced “hee-la”), it’s a super easy, approximately 2-mile in-and-out trail. The metal catwalk begins around .5 miles into the trail, starting from the parking lot. At …

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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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SeeWorldNotSeaWorld’s 5 Rules for Road Trips.

I've taken 7 major road trips in my lifetime, spanning from 2011 to 2021, and I have learned many lessons along the way. Three were cross-country, from Indiana to California/Arizona, and the other four also encompassed a multidate of states (one was 16 states total) and stops. Now, I'd like to share those lessons with …

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Kootenai Falls, Montana: Beauty and Power.

Kootenai Falls is not a waterfall like Niagara Falls, but boy, is it powerful. Located on the Kootenai River, these falls are more like whitewater river-rafting falls rather than huge, view-from-a-packed-boat-like-sardines-in-a-can falls (like Niagara Falls). Located at Kootenai River Rd, Libby, MT 59923, it sits in the top, most-western corner of Montana, in a rather …

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Montana: The Most Beautiful State in America.

While Sedona is still one of my favorite places ever, Montana is hands down my absolute favorite state in the whole country. I had seen photos of this gorgeous state for years, only being able to picture it in my head. So, being able to finally visit it, and by car (the best way to …

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Mogollon, New Mexico: One of the Wildest Mining Towns in the Wild West.

It was quite a feat getting to this once flourishing mining town nestled deep within the Mogollon Mountains in western New Mexico. Mogollon sits approximately 12 miles from the nearest "town", Glenwood (population: 139), and only 3 miles of that is highway. The rest is a 9-mile precarious road, to say the least, which has …

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“3 Corners”: Stand in Three States at One Time!

The “4 Corners’” lesser known, less popular cousin, I didn’t even know the “3 Corners” existed until this year (2021). Almost everyone knows about the “4 Corners” in the Southwest, but few know about the three states that meet in the Midwest. I had never heard of it until I researched things to do for …

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Walnut Canyon National Monument.

So to start off, I'm going to tell everyone something about this place that nobody told us: IT’S INSANELY WINDY. You really have nooo clue what is about to hit you as you park and walk to the front doors of the entrance/visiting center. It's not windy at all up there. Not even a little …

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Horseshoe Bend: Incredible and Magnificent.

A true marvel of nature’s power and one of the most beautiful natural sights I’ve ever seen, Horseshoe Bend is one of my all-time favorite places - ever 😍. While there is not much to do other than gaze at the insane product of millions of years of nature’s ingenuity, it’s well worth a trip. …

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Plymouth Rock: The Landing Spot of the Pilgrims (allegedly).

Honestly, Plymouth is delightful! It's (obviously) located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, inside Pilgrim Memorial State Park. Plymouth Rock is definitely the main attraction of the area, and it is located right alongside the beach. It’s in a surprisingly tranquil and scenic location, given the hustle and bustle of the East Coast we had previously experienced, and …

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