When you’re hiking alone, playing it safe is usually the right strategy. Make sure someone knows where you are at all times and that you’re prepared in case something goes wrong. That way, you can relax on your hike and enjoy all the wonders of the parks instead of worrying about all the things you aren’t prepared for!
While not all national parks are very dog-friendly, for their own valid reasons, there are plenty of parks where I’ve been able to get outside and hike my heart out—at least until I get exhausted from over-excitement, and then my dads will need to carry me. These are some of my very favorite dog-friendly national parks I’ve explored so far, and where you should take your bark rangers, too!
You don’t have to have all the things, or “look” like a hiker in order to hit the trail. The national parks are waiting for you as you are.
Creating a culture of community is something the art world has been doing for centuries—in fact, it might be the longest running community known to the human race. This is such a powerful concept to look to for inspiration.
Photography is the capturing of light in a scene, and playing with light is the key to engaging photos. My goal here is to help give you tips and tricks you may not know about or use to help you get the best shots during your time in our most precious lands.
Do you have a solo road trip coming up and want to explore national parks along the way? Or is there a national park in your backyard, but your friends aren’t exactly the outdoorsy types? Well, good news! Visiting the parks on your own is not only totally doable, but it can be a rewarding and inspiring experience, and might even create some unexpected friendships.
While visiting the parks with children is a lot different than an all adult trip, the experiences, memories, and chance to take in national parks through a child’s eyes are immeasurable. It can be intimidating to plan a family trip to a national park, but I look forward to sharing many lessons learned.
The truth about budget travel is that it’s often unglamorous. It’s full of PB&Js, very long drives, and weeks without showers. But when it comes to national parks, it’s also full of the most mind-blowing views you will ever see, meals with strangers-turned-friends, and epic memories that will last a lifetime.
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Ultimately, I get the sense that homesickness is something that really doesn’t affect me, and I guess that’s because my idea of home isn’t really a specific location; rather, it’s about the people I’m with, no matter where that may be. This is why our RV is the best sense of home I’ve ever felt.