It’s about that time! The dreaded task that all who manage to visit every national park in America must face. Ranking the best.Continue reading “My Tops!”
Celebrating 419 Adventures in Joy, Gratitude, and Healing – Inspired by the U.S. National Park System
Well, I did it!! I made it to every national park unit in the entire NPS system. All 419 of them! A dream 4 years in the making. A dream I set for myself during a dark time when I didn’t know what my future held and how long I’d have to enjoy it. And it saved my life. Continue reading “Celebrating 419 Adventures in Joy, Gratitude, and Healing – Inspired by the U.S. National Park System”
An Oz-some Road Trip in Kansas!
Tacos and totos’ and… snow? Oh my! Our latest themed trip took place in Kansas, home of The Wizard of Oz! As I continue on with my U.S. National Park trek, I always make sure to see the fun and quirky highlights along the way. One of my favorite trip things to do is plan a themed trip! I could not pass up the opportunity to do a Wizard of Oz trip in the merry ol’ land of Kansas. Continue reading “An Oz-some Road Trip in Kansas!”
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
You know, I just can’t resist themes. Whether it’s party-planning, activity days with my niece and nephew or traveling… I like to theme it up! When I heard about the ice castles in Utah, I thought this is the perfect opportunity for a Frozen-themed getaway! Continue reading “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”
Christmas, Lead the Way ~ Part 2
Our epic Christmas Road Trip began in Arizona, starting from our cousins’ home in Rimrock, AZ (near Sedona). What is it about the desert? I just love it! Especially during the winter, with the crisp air. One of our first stops was Petrified Forest National Park. This is where it all begins, where we learned about the National Park Passport Program. We bought a book. We stamped the book. History was made. Let the National Park marathon begin!
Christmas, Lead the Way ~ Part 1
After finishing chemo and radiation treatment, I was about 2 trips deep into my bucket-list-checking travel mania and Christmas was approaching. An excellent opportunity for a nice long Christmasy roadtrip! But, it’s winter and I don’t have snow-driving experience. Where can we go? Stick to the Southern states was my solution. Hello Texas! I picked Texas mainly because I wanted to see San Antonio’s river walk lit up for Christmas. So the plan was to start in Arizona and head towards Texas. As I was planning the stops and assessing the attractions available to us on our path, I discovered a true holiday treasure – Santa Fe.