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What if I told you there was a place in Northern Cali that belongs in a Lord of the Rings type movie. Somewhere tree-lovers near and far could only dream of. “Dani, What?” I couldn’t believe it either until I planned a 2 day Redwood National Park itinerary. *Redwood National Park has just entered the […]

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Day Trips from Scottsdale AZ

Southwest

18 Amazing Day Trips from Scottsdale, AZ That Prove West is Best

Scottsdale, Arizona, never ceases to amaze me. There’s cactus (duh), world-class resorts, MOUNTAINS— I mean, no wonder it’s coined, “The West’s Most Western Town.” And guess what? Red rocks, SNOW, urban sprawl, and national parks are all quick day trips from Scottsdale. Like what doesn’t this place have to offer? Okay, maybe, generally speaking, not […]

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National Parks

Complete Redwood National Park Guide: Read Before You Go

Redwood National Park is a magical place nestled in the hard-to-reach Northwestern corner of California—making it an almost untouched piece of Mother Nature’s beauty. Sounds fabulous, right? It is! And if you’re already planning a Redwood National Park itinerary, this Redwood National Park guide will be the next best accessory that won’t go out of […]

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Activities

Packrafting Utah’s Green River – A Bucket List Experience

Over four days and three nights, I completed a Utah packrafting trip, and it was magical. I packrafted through the Green River near Canyonlands National Park, seeing everything from canyon walls larger than life to what I believe (and hope) was an otter making a swan dive into the river. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience […]

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Ultimate Arizona Utah Road Trip Itinerary

Road Trips

Arizona Utah Road Trip Itinerary – 10 Epic Days in the Southwest

Imagine a world with endless sunrises and sunsets that are so beautiful they leave you feeling enchanted and unworthy of their presence all at the same time (kidding). The only world capable of this magical kind of spell is the USA Southwest. And if you’ve never been to this part of the States before, there’s […]

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Phoenix to Sedona to Grand Canyon Itinerary - 5 Day AZ Road Trip

Road Trips

Phoenix to Sedona to Grand Canyon Itinerary – 5 Day AZ Road Trip

Arizona has a lot to see, whether it’s national parks, canyons, urban sprawl, hot pink skies, or the famous saguaro cactus. Wow, don’t you wish there were a way to see it all? There is! One of the most bucket-list-worthy Arizona adventures you can embark on is a Phoenix Sedona Grand Canyon itinerary! This sort […]

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Utah National Parks Road Trip

National Parks

Perfect Utah National Parks Road Trip: Your Big 5 Bucket List Trip

With their popular attractions like Angels Landing, the orange hoodoos of Bryce, and Canyonlands’ vast landscape, it’s no wonder you’d want to explore all 5 parks! I mean, you can’t go wrong with a Southern Utah National Parks road trip. And if a Big 5 Utah Parks road trip is on your bucket list to […]

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Zion National Park 2 Day Itinerary

National Parks

2 Day Zion National Park Itinerary for the Most Epic Adventure

Zion National Park is magical (oooooooh). No really. Zion’s desert, river, trees, and crazy mountain scapes make it different from the rest of Utah’s Mighty 5, which have a bit more of a traditional desert setting. Zion has the whole shebang. But the only way you’d know what I’m talking about is if you spent […]

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Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park

National Parks

18 Going-To-The-Sun Road Stops That Don’t Suck (Glacier NP)

Should you ever get the chance to drive Going-To-The-Sun Road, you’ll be rewarded with outstanding peaks, sun-glittered valleys, and views that will make you feel tiny—in the best of ways, though. There’s a reason why it’s crowned one of the most beautiful drives in the world! This blog post will include the best Going-To-The-Sun Road […]

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Sunrise over Lamar Valley

National Parks

Yellowstone in 4 Days: Park Guide & Itinerary That Doesn’t Suck

Post Summary: This blog is meant to act as your complete guide to Yellowstone National Park! We’ll also discuss my tips for how to see Yellowstone in 4 days, the best photo spots, and more! Oh, hayyyyyyyy there, friend. If you’re new here, welcome. My name is Dani, and people know me as Dani The […]

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