Texas is a big state. Spanning over 268,000 square miles, Texas offers a wide variety of landscapes. The best way to experience what Texas has to offer, is to visit the 96 State Parks.
Hiking Torrey Pines
Looking for a way to spend time on your California vacation both hiking and going to the beach in one fell swoop? Spend a morning hiking the trails in Torrey Pines and cooling off at beach below.
Visit Waimea Valley Botanical Garden, Oahu
Oahu’s landscape is full of beautiful tropical plants, mountains, palm trees, and wildlife. Walking or hiking around the island feels like immersing oneself in a large botanical garden. So when you visit a botanical garden on the island it may not seem as impressive. That’s why you should visit the Waimea Valley Botanical Garden. Address: 59-864
Hiking Oahu: Likeke Falls
O’ahu is a waterfall lover’s paradise. There are so many wonderful hikes that lead to stunning waterfalls it can be difficult to choose which ones to see. If you want to visit a lesser known waterfall with an easy hike, consider hiking Likeke Falls Trail. I visited Oahu with my family in May 2018 to
Tips for Visiting Portland, Oregon
Traveling to Portland, Oregon for the first time? With so much to do, see, and eat, narrowing down your list can be tricky. Here’s my list of tips for Visiting Portland, including restaurants, bars, hotel, and more. My husband and I stayed in Portland for four nights in April 2018. First we spent a weekend
Hiking Mount Hood: Tamanawas Trail
One of the few trails open during spring time on Mount Hood, as snow still covers the majority of the park, is a beautiful tree-covered trail that leads to a tremendous waterfall. But this hike would be enjoyable anytime during Spring to Fall. On a warm day you may be tempted to swim in the
How to Spend a Long Weekend in Portland, OR
Here’s everything you can see during a four day stay in Portland. Spend a Long Weekend in Portland and visit all of these places!
Discover the Columbia River Gorge: Post 2017 Wildfires
The Columbia River Gorge can be explored from either the Washington or the Oregon side. Each side of the river offers unique experiences, views, and hikes in the beautiful Pacific Northwest scenery. When visiting Oregon, be sure to discover the Columbia River Gorge.
Oregon Coast Road Trip
There are so many beautiful places to along the Oregon Coast, planning an Oregon Coast road trip can be difficult. How do you choose which places to stop at and which ones to drive past? How can you fit everything in during a short period of time? To help you choose your route, I’ve listed
Spend 24 Hours in Cannon Beach, OR
Planning a drive down the Oregon Coast? Add an overnight stay, or longer, in Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach is most known for the Haystack Rock, a picturesque rock formation jutting high into the sky along the beach. Although the beach is what draws most tourists to this small town, there’s more to do and see