Pocono Waterfall Day Trip – Dingmans Falls & Bushkill Falls

Everybody knows that the Pocono Mountains are for winter sport lovers! Nevertheless, having been in the area several times in the off-season, I can tell you first hand that it’s a cool place to go in the summer as well! There’s plenty of things to do in the area Continue reading “Pocono Waterfall Day Trip – Dingmans Falls & Bushkill Falls”

Joshua Tree National Park – a day spent in between two deserts

Joshua Tree National Park is such a pleasant one. It not only has stunning views, but a kinda funky and whimsical feel! The Mojave and the Colorado desert meet in Joshua Tree National Park, creating a very special place with two different types of ecosystems – the variety of fauna and flora is fascinating in this park! Continue reading “Joshua Tree National Park – a day spent in between two deserts”

Death Valley National Park – must see spots and tips

Death Valley National Park was the third national park my husband and I visited in our rad California road trip last summer! We visited Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP and Yosemite NP right before radically changing terrain, landscape and weather while driving to Death Valley. Continue reading “Death Valley National Park – must see spots and tips”

Yosemite National Park – what to do in the Valley and Tuolumne Meadows

Yosemite National Park is without a doubt one of my favorites! I’m sure you’ve seen Yosemite high up in the rankings of best US national parks. Am I right? Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s for a good reason! Continue reading “Yosemite National Park – what to do in the Valley and Tuolumne Meadows”

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park – top 10 things to do

Sequoia and Kings Canyon national park was the first park my husband and I visited last summer while taking a road trip through California. We visited a total of 4 national parks and, as you can imagine, had the best time! Sequoia and Kings Canyon national park was the perfect start for an epic road trip adventure. Continue reading “Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park – top 10 things to do”

A guide to Saguaro National Park

Last December, my husband and I went for a road trip to Arizona. After visiting Sedona (read about it here) and the Petrified Forest National Park (read about it here), we headed south towards Tucson to visit Saguaro National Park!

We’ve all seen a photo of this cactus before, right?! It’s because saguaros are an icon of the Southwest! Continue reading “A guide to Saguaro National Park”

A guide to Petrified Forest National Park

I had heard very little about the Petrified Forest National Park before our visit. All I knew was that there’s wood turned rock in it! Isn’t that fascinating? Given that we love how well organized and maintained the national parks are in this country…we were sold! So I planned a quick visit while we were staying in Sedona for a hiking trip (read more about it here!) last December. Continue reading “A guide to Petrified Forest National Park”

Sedona – 2 days hiking in Red Rock Country

One thing I had heard about Sedona was that it was a hiking paradise; and after only two days spent there, I can assure you it’s true! The number of trails available is staggering, the beauty of this place is stunning and the weather was perfect in December! Continue reading “Sedona – 2 days hiking in Red Rock Country”

A day in Shenandoah National Park & Great Falls Park

Last September we had to drop family off at the Dulles Airport, which is a 2 and a half hour drive from our home. We thought that we didn’t want to drive so much for nothing, so we decided to explore the area! First thing that came to mind was Shenandoah National Park. Continue reading “A day in Shenandoah National Park & Great Falls Park”

California: Five National Parks in one epic week – Part II

Here’s Part II of our week in California in which we visited 5 National Parks. You can find the itinerary of the first part of our trip here!

Day 4 – Yosemite National Park – Yosemite Valley

Highlights: Mirror Lake, Columbia Rock, Three Brothers, El Capitan, Valley View, Bridalveil Falls, Cathedral Rocks, Tunnel View, Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove

Our second day in Yosemite was not as good of an experience because of the heavy smoke created by the fire in the nearby area. Mirror Lake was in our itinerary for the day so we took the shuttle to the trailhead anyway. Continue reading “California: Five National Parks in one epic week – Part II”