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Picture this: You wake up to chirping birds and the faint morning sun bouncing off red mountains in the distance. Later, you’re going on a hike and ATV ride among century-old rock formations. Tonight you’re going on a river dinner cruise with a light and music show. It’s not a movie— it’s your 2 Days […]

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United States

The Amazing 3 Day Charleston, SC Itinerary You Need

Charleston, South Carolina, is the charming Southern city everyone needs to visit at least once! And on a recent Charleston 3 day itinerary, its pastel homes, historical magic, and foodie spots surprised me and the BF. Three days in Charleston, SC will be just enough time for you to explore the “musts” and eat your […]

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blue and purple sunrise over lamar valley in yellowstone national park

National Parks

ULTIMATE 4 Days in Yellowstone: Your Bucket List Itinerary

Yellowstone National Park is the first park in the USA and popular for a reason. With its geysers, geo-thermal hot springs, colorful wonders, vast landscapes, and wildlife, any visitor would find themselves in awe of Yellowstone’s natural beauty. And a Yellowstone itinerary, 4 days, is the perfect way to see just about everything this US […]

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3 days in portland

New England

3 Days in Portland, Maine Itinerary | A Long Weekend Guide + Map

Portland, Maine, is a city brimming with coastal flair, historic buildings, and the small-town charm worthy of an epic New England getaway. This port city is dotted with excellent eateries and bars, as well as art galleries on every corner, and gives you easy access to southern Maine beaches and state parks. A long weekend […]

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36 hours in scottsdale

Southwest

36 Hours in Scottsdale: Weekend Itinerary & Travel Guide

Luxurious resorts, spas, world-class golf courses, towering saguaros, and rugged cliffs define Scottsdale in a nutshell. But there’s more to this city than what meets the eye. With this 36-hour itinerary, you’ll get the best of both worlds, from famous attractions to unique hidden gems — coming from someone who has lived in Scottsdale for […]

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A Day in Downtown Phoenix

Southwest

One Day in Phoenix | Best Downtown Attractions + Map

The country’s fifth largest city, the shining capital of Arizona state, and the jewel of the Sonoran Desert: it’s time to zone in on Phoenix. “The Valley” is a picturesque, sunny, year-round desert escape that’s far from dry, dull, or boring. Whether you’re after interesting discoveries, a booming nightlife scene, cultural explorations, or outdoor adventures, […]

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canyonlands national park in one day

National Parks

Canyonlands National Park in One Day | Perfect Bucket List Trip

Utah, or the Beehive State, is a hotspot for natural beauty in the western US, with its incredible national parks, wacky rock formations, and vibrant colors. One terrific park to explore is the Canyonlands National Park, home to many hiking trails, photo opportunities, and picturesque vistas.  That said, there is so much to do in […]

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Girl sitting on Kauai boat tour in Na Pali Coast looking at green cliffs and bright blue ocean

United States

7 Day Kauai Itinerary for Your Bucket List Vacation 2024

So you’re planning a trip to the gorgeous “Garden Island”? Woohoo! Kauai is one of the most beautiful places on earth, thanks to its lush tropical forests and stunning natural beauty.  There’s lots to do here, and although you will want to see everything this wonderful island offers, it’s not always possible.  That’s where this […]

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Sedona 3 Day Itinerary

Southwest

How to Spend 3 Amazing Days in Sedona, AZ (Local Recs)

With its red rocks, vortexes, and OOF don’t get me started on those *magical* cotton candy sunsets, Sedona is quite frankly my favorite place in Arizona. If you’re heading there for the first time, 3 days in Sedona is the perfect amount of time to see all the above and then some. Once you experience […]

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Female hikers hugging at the top of Angels Landing in Zion National Park Utah

National Parks

How to Spend 2 Days Zion National Park Itinerary for a Perfect Trip

From The Narrows to the famous Angels Landing— Zion is the perfect place for an epic Southwest adventure. The best part about it is you can see just about everything if you know how to spend 2 days in Zion National Park. Pulling from my experience as a southwest native, in this guide we’ll be […]

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