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Nestled among breathtaking red rock formations and serene desert landscapes, Sedona offers an unforgettable getaway if you’re seeking adventure and relaxation. However, choosing the best place to stay in Sedona can be challenging, especially when working with a tight budget. That’s where this handy guide comes in. Inside, we’ll explore the best budget hotels in […]


Lake McDonald Sunrise in Glacier National Park

National Parks

How to Plan a PERFECT Trip to Glacier National Park

With so many hikes, things to do, and scenic lakes, knowing what to see in Glacier NP and when can feel overwhelming. So it’s no surprise that planning a trip to Glacier National Park can seem tricky—but it doesn’t have to be! In this blog, we’re going to cover every single detail you need to […]


Kauai Travel Blog and Itinerary by Dani The Explorer

United States

30 AMAZING Kauai Outdoor Adventures For Your Best Trip

Turquoise blue waters, epic ridgelines, dolphins, and fluffy sand beaches are just some of the incredible Kauai, Hawaii outdoor adventures waiting for you! And trust me, there’s a LOT waiting for you on this island paradise. That’s why in this post, we’ll be covering a complete list of the best Kauai adventures so that you […]


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National Parks

The ULTIMATE All 63 US National Parks List You Want

Imagine wandering through quiet forests, climbing tall mountains, and seeing animals in their natural homes. There are desert scapes, glaciers, rugged terrains that stretch for endless miles, and bucket list-worthy gems waiting for you to discover them. I’m talking about America’s 63 National Parks! In this post, we’ll dive into all 63 US National Parks […]


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National Parks

Plan an INCREDIBLE Trip to Yellowstone | Your Complete Guide

Located in Northern Wyoming and parts of Montana sits the USA’s first national park: Yellowstone. Yellowstone National Park is known for its natural wonders from mountains to geysers to wildlife—there aren’t many places like it. And with so much to see coupled with its remoteness, knowing how to plan a trip to Yellowstone can be […]


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ULTIMATE Guide: Edge of the World Flagstaff + Jenga Rocks Sedona, AZ

Arizona’s diverse landscape offers a plethora of breathtaking destinations, and the Edge of the World Flagstaff and Jenga Rocks Sedona (AKA East Pocket) is one such hidden gem. Tucked away in the Coconino National Forest, this remote area will leave you spellbound with its stunning vistas, unique geological features, and serene atmosphere. In this comprehensive […]


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How to Spend One AMAZING Day in Sedona Itinerary

Sedona, Arizona, is a mystical and enchanting destination among famous red rocks and without a doubt, a one day in Sedona itinerary needs to be on your bucket list. With its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and ample opportunities for outdoor adventure, Sedona is the perfect place for a one-day getaway. In this comprehensive guide, […]


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11 INCREDIBLE Things to Do In Banff In Winter

Gatorade blue water, mountain peaks, and endless adventure make Banff, Canada a special place to visit. And while some folks save this bucket list destination for the summer months, exploring things to do in Banff in winter can be equally, if not more, special.  With a heavy dusting of snow, it becomes a winter wonderland […]


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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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ULTIMATE Scottsdale vs. Phoenix Desert City Guide | Local Recs

Need help deciding whether to visit Scottsdale or Phoenix? I’ve been there! Arizona’s sunny spots have a lot to offer. Phoenix is this big, lively place full of cool stuff to do, and Scottsdale? It’s more laid-back and classy. Hence, looking at Scottsdale vs. Phoenix could help plan your southwest trip. Both cities, nestled in […]



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