National Parks

Hiking Victoria Mine Trail at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Victoria Mine Trail

There are several great trails at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument that take you into the wilderness of the Sonoran Desert. One aspect of hiking in the park that I enjoyed is that it is full of rich history. Several of the trails take you… Read More »Victoria Mine Trail

Standing tall among the saguaro cacti at Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

The Saguaro Cactus has become a symbol of the desert and the American Southwest, but the famous plant is actually only found in a small portion of the American Southwest. And other than putting down roots in northwestern Mexico, it isn’t found anywhere else in… Read More »Saguaro National Park

Exploring White Sands National Park

White Sands National Park

South central New Mexico is home to the largest gypsum sand dunes in the entire world. And on Dec. 20, 2019, this unique area became the United State’s newest national park. White Sands National Park was first designated in 1933 as White Sands National Monument… Read More »White Sands National Park

Zion National Park is a wonderful park with amazing scenery

Exploring Zion National Park

Zion National Park is the fourth most visited National Park, and that’s not by coincidence or convenience – it’s breathtaking in its beauty and fascinating terrain. High plateaus in southwest Utah are ruggedly cut with a maze of deep, narrow canyons. Towering 2,000-foot Navajo Sandstones… Read More »Exploring Zion National Park

Gulf Islands National Seashore is a wonderful place for a beach trip without the hustle and bustle of beach towns and people

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Growing up in Arkansas I assumed everyone flocked to the Gulf of Mexico during the summer because it was the closest salt water beach to us. But after visiting Gulf Islands National Seashore, I soon realized Arkansans don’t go to the Gulf simply because it’s… Read More »Gulf Islands National Seashore

A trip report from Shenandoah National Park, which offers some of the best of the Appalachian Mountains. See where we camped, hiked, and explored.

Shenandoah National Park

I have always heard Shenandoah National Park is more beautiful than words can describe. And it really is, but I’m going to try my hardest to tell you how beautiful it is in this blog post. I have also included many pictures to help show… Read More »Shenandoah National Park