Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at night for the Kīlauea lava glow is awesome. Everything you need to know to plan a nighttime trip into the park, including where to see flowing Hawaii lava, how to photograph lava glow and more.
National Parks with kids or as a lone adult are always incredible. From hiking deep into the mountains or coming face to face with an American alligator, maybe exploring the tunnels of historic Spanish forts in Old San Juan or climbing with bats through dripping caverns, National Parks are unforgettable places full of beauty and wonder.
While we haven’t been to every National Park and Historic Site yet, we’re working on it! From Hawaii Volcanoes NP to Dry Tortugas National Park, we’ve got guides for each park we’ve explored. Camping, picnics, hiking and wildlife viewing are some of our favorite things to do anyways, and National Parks are really THE place for all of that!
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a very unique place to visit with many things to do. From hiking in lava tubes to watching the glowing, hot lava flowing through the dark, these are our top tips for visiting Hawaii Volcanoes NPS and having an unforgettable time on the Big Island.
Hiking at Mount Rainier National Park is a great summer activity. These are the best hikes with kids or for a reasonable challenge. From Paradise to Sunrise, Ohanapecosh to Lake Mowich, great hiking trails for any skill level.
Do you know about Cumberland Island National Seashore and the wild horses? This is a guide to visiting an incredible National Park site on the Georgia coast between Savannah and Jacksonville. Everything you need to know to plan and have an amazing visit to Cumberland Island.
Kayaking in Florida State Parks and National Park waterways make a trip to the Sunshine State unforgettable. Top picks for the best spots to kayak in the Florida Keys, National Parks, the Gulf Coast and North Florida.
Kayaking in Everglades National Park is beautiful, especially in the 10,000 Islands of the Gulf Coast. Guide to paddling the 10K Islands, tour recommendations and things to do in the Everglades.
Kayaking at the Kennicott glacial lake at Wrangell-St Elias National Park is an other-worldly kayaking experience. See what to expect, how to plan for it, and who to go with for kayaking in this unique National Park.
Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah is one of the most interesting Civil War era sites to visit in Georgia. From cannon blasts to incredible architecture and even a lighthouse, Fort Pulaski at Tybee Island is a great day trip.
Visiting Congaree National Park is a great addition to any road trip through the Southeast. See all the things to do, how to plan your trip, and the details of observing the synchronous fireflies here at Congaree NP near Columbia, SC.
Oregon’s Painted Hills are a unique natural wonder. See how to get there, when to visit, where to stay, and hiking trails at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Most incredible National Park in Oregon.
Hiking at Hurricane Ridge is one of the best day trips to the Olympic Peninsula. We’ve rated the trails rated from easiest to most difficult and included tips for visiting Hurricane Ridge any time of year.
National Park scenic drives are the best way to see the epic landscapes and wildlife across the USA. From desert landscapes to road lotteries, these epic drives are perfect to include in your road trip planning.
The Yosemite Valley Tram Tour is a great way to experience the highlights of Yosemite National Park if you’re short on time or energy. See what to expect, how to book it, and find our why it’s one of the best National Park tours available.
The Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park is set in a beautiful location and has (surprisingly) spacious rooms. Find out about staying at the Wuksachi, things to do in Sequoia National Park and planning a trip to the Sierras of California.
Redwood National Park is a great family destination for getting into nature and learning about the giant coastal forest. Get ideas for things to do and parts of the park to visit on your California Coast road trip.
Great road trip plan through the California National Parks, from the Golden Gate Bridge to hot springs at Lassen National Volcanic Park. See Yosemite, Pinnacles Sequoia and more.
Acadia National Park in Maine is very spread out with diverse experiences and activities. Guide to planning a trip, how much time you’ll need and where to stay for visiting Acadia National Park.
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is the perfect blend of fun, history, beauty and a must-visit on your Florida trip. See why this Spanish fort is one of the best things to do in St Augustine, the nation’s oldest city.
Visiting Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego is the perfect mix of nature, history and nautical interest. It’s ideal to add to family travel in SoCal and is a great budget friendly activity.
There’s no doubt that you’ll find lots of choices for where to stay at Zion National Park, but how do you choose which one to book? Should you look for …
Boat tours in Glacier National Park, Montana are a great way to both get a unique view of the mountains, but also to have a more accessible experience. How to plan, book and prep for a tour on Glacier’s lakes.
People love National Parks but what are they actually? From National Park to National Monument and everything in between, need to know tips for visiting and planning NPS trips.
This Florida Gulf Coast road trip plan is perfect for enjoying beautiful beaches, freshwater springs and Florida’s National Parks. From Miami to Crystal River, this 6 day itinerary is all you need.
Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve always been familiar with the history of the area and some key figures in its settlement, including Lewis and Clark, the famous …
It’s tricky to know where to kayak in Yellowstone National Park, as there are a lot of restrictions. This guide to kayaking in Yellowstone will help you find a great waterway in America’s first National Park.
This Utah National Parks road trip plan takes you to all five parks, includes some stops at amazing Utah State Parks and goes off the beaten path for an amazing trip. Includes hotel recommendation and how to plan this fun Utah road trip.
The Capitol Reef Resort at the edge of Capitol Reef National Park is one of the most unique properties we’ve seen. Located in the center of the state, this Utah glamping resort is fun with kids, or perfect for an adults-only National Park trip.
The Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite is ideal for exploring the quiet side of Yosemite National Park. From family cabins to rustic retreat lodging, the Evergreen Lodge has many options and is located very near Hetch Hetchy and Groveland, California.
Everybody seems to have an opinion about overrated sights and places to visit. Roadside attractions are totally cliched to stop at, but why not stop? Viewpoints on highways that have …
We’ve been looking forward to this road trip for a LONG TIME. Like, I can’t even tell you how long. We are finally exploring more of the Southwest with the …