The United States is a big and beautiful country with a wide variety of amazing landscapes. Scattered throughout the country there is a mix of bustling big cities and laid-back rural towns that add to the country’s diversity. Many people who visit the United States for the first time, or live here and haven’t traveled that extensively, don’t realize just how big and diverse the United States really is. There are so many places to explore in each state that the list of travel ideas is seemingly endless.
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The Best Beach Vacation Packages to South Carolina
When you talk about South Carolina (SC), you may think of its beautiful beaches, mountains, rich history, and traditional cuisines. It’s hence simple to understand why it consistently ranks as one of the best places for a family vacation. One trip won’t be enough to experience all there is to offer, from historic Charleston to the Grand Strand beaches.
SC has plenty to offer everyone, either meander around the historic sites of Downtown Charleston or laze around Myrtle Beach. This location is usually a favorite for both family holidays and romantic getaways. This is because of the abundance of fresh seafood and the miles of breathtaking coastline. However, people looking especially for a beach vacation should consider it for their next trip. Furthermore, you could choose any of the below hotels as a part of your vacation packages.
The Most Popular National Parks in the United States
Last year, there was a total of 88,662,181 unique visits to the 63 national parklands in the United States. Let that staggering number sink in for a moment. If you’ve visited one of these incredible parks, that number is probably not that surprising to you. The national parklands in the United States have some of the most stunning and unique landscapes in the North America, if not the world. However, what you are probably wondering is which of these incredible parks are amongst the most popular national parks in America. If you have wondered which are the most visited national parks, you are in luck!
Why Are Mid-Atlantic National Parks Perfect for Stargazing?
In addition to their stunning natural beauty and diverse ecosystems, Mid-Atlantic National Parks also offer stargazing, a remarkable experience that […]
The Mighty Three– Experiencing Southern Utah on a Time Crunch
Southern Utah boasts striking landscapes, sweeping vistas, unforgettable national parks, and otherworldly views. Aside from natural wonders, Southern Utah’s appeal lies in towns such as Springdale, Colorado City, and Kanab serving up unforgettable meals paired with local adventures and cozy lodging.
An Amazing 14-Day Southwest United States Travel Itinerary
If you have been searching for a Southwest United States travel itinerary that hits all the top spots, you are in luck. I have spent the last 20-plus years exploring the Southern Utah and Northern Arizona areas. Without a doubt, these are some of my favorite areas in the United States. With a countless number of stunning canyons, incredible rock formations, and amazing slot canyons to explore, it is an outdoor adventure wonderland.
However, there are so many incredible things to see that it can be a bit overwhelming to plan a trip. That is where this Southwest United States travel itinerary will come in handy. Not only does it hit all of the top spots to see, but it does it in the most logical way possible. That’s right, this itinerary minimizes your driving so that you have more time to explore.
What You Need to Know to Visit Dead Horse Point State Park
There are many incredible state parklands in the United States, but Dead Horse Point State Park in Southern Utah might just be the most renowned. The park, which gets its name from a legend that cowboys used the peninsula of rock surrounded by sheer sandstone cliffs to corral wild mustangs.
According to the legend, horses were once left corralled on the waterless point where they died of thirst. If you believe the legend, these dead horses still haunt the park to this day.
Everything You Need to Visit Alstrom Point in Glen Canyon
While most people who visit Glen Canyon come to spend time on the water or on one of the area’s many beaches, its prettiest viewpoint is located far away from any beach. Nestled on a cape that extends south into Lake Powell from Padre Bay and Warm Creek Bay is where you will find the iconic Alstrom Point viewpoint.
From Alstrom Point, you can see straight across Lake Powell. Looking down on a cross-section of the lake, you have a perfect viewpoint to appreciate all of the lake’s finger-like canyons. As you gaze across the horizon, your eyes will feast on the beauty of the hoodoo rock formations climbing out to rise above the water. And at sunset, you will marvel as the entire landscape seems to glow with the setting sun.
How to Visit the Incredible Valley of the Gods in Southern Utah
In my opinion, there are few areas in the continental United States that are as jam-packed with incredible landscapes and adventure opportunities than the American Southwest. The area is chalk-full of incredible slot canyons, mesa-filled valleys, amazing rock formations, and some of the most beautiful vistas your eyes will ever see. One of my favorite spots in the Southwest United States is the breathtaking Valley of the Gods in Southern Utah. With this Valley of the Gods guide in hand, you can be certain your trip to this enchanting place will be one you will never forget.
What to Bring to Hike a 14er – The Ultimate 14er Hiking Gear List Guide
There are a lot of incredible and challenging hikes in North America, but few compare to the exhilarating experience of climbing to the top of one of the tallest mountains in the United States. In American mountaineering circles, the name for mountain peaks with an elevation of over 14,000 feet (or 4,267 meters) is a “fourteener”. For many hiking and climbing enthusiasts, getting to the top of these incredible peaks has a magnetic-like allure. Not only is it a personal challenge to conquer these difficult alpine trails, but the views and the experiences along the way are things you will never forget. However, as beautiful and amazing as it is to tackle a fourteener, these trails are not for the faint of heart. Each year, hikers pay the ultimate price in their conquest to tackle one of these mountains. Many times, it is because they were unprepared for the challenges they would face on the trail. To put you in the best possible position to succeed in your quest to conquer one of America’s 96 fourteeners, I have created this fourteener hiking gear list to help you make sure you are prepared.