• Path leading to Garden's Gate Restaurant on Manitoulin Island, Canda
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    One Day on Manitoulin Island

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! Although Manitoulin Island was mostly a stop off point to cut our journey to our next destination in half, we were pleasantly surprised by just how good our experience there turned out to be. To get to the island we took the MS Chi-Cheemaun ferry from Tobermory to South Baymouth. I’d never actually taken a ferry before, so this was a really exciting experience for me. It was a beautiful day, so…

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    What to Pack for a Week Long Road Trip

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! ¬†When I was packing for my road trip from California back to Illinois, I really had no idea what to expect. I assumed that it was going to be really hot, since it was the beginning of May and we were driving through the south-west United States. What I didn’t take into account, however, was the elevations that we were going to be at, and I ended up wearing the same pair…

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    Hiking the Grand Canyon on the South Kaibab Trail

    Did you know that only 3% of the visitors to the Grand Canyon actually hike below its rim? While hiking the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim might seem a bit intimidating, there are plenty of great Grand Canyon day hikes out there, including the South Kaibab Trail! My Experience Hiking the Grand Canyon on the South Kaibab Trail My brother and I set out from our motel near the Arizona border as early in the morning as we possibly could. Our location for the day was the Grand Canyon, and we wanted as much time at this natural wonder of the world as possible. After a few hours of driving, we found…

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    How to Go on a Mojave Desert Road Trip

    Taking a Mojave Desert road trip hadn’t been in our plan when we set first set out on our cross-country road trip from California to Illinois. When we decided to add the Hoover Dam to our list, though, visiting the Mojave became practically unavoidable – and boy, am I glad that we didn’t miss out. What to See on a Mojave Desert Road Trip The Mojave Desert Mountains Prior to visiting the Mojave, I had always imagined the desert as flat expanses of sand with no end in sight. It was to my complete surprise, then, when we started to drive down the scenic drive off of I-15, that we…

  • Road and pine trees at Sandia Crest Albuquerque New Mexico
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    How to Plan a Road Trip // Tips and Tricks to Have the Best Road Trip Yet

    Looking for advice on how to plan a road trip? You’re in the right place. Road trips are one of the best ways to travel, in my opinion. Even though there might be long stretches of road with nothing to do for several hours, you get to see so much more than you ever would have been able to by flying, and you are sure to stumble upon something that you could never have imagined.   Driving across the country may seem much more daunting than simply jumping on a plane, but I guarantee you that it isn’t. You’ll thank yourself endlessly for choosing to drive instead of fly. Not…

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    The Highlights of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in Monterey, California

    Updated August 31, 2020 When I first read about Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, I knew I had to visit. This stunning little hidden gem on the Pacific Coast Highway is the perfect quick stop on your road trip down Highway 1 – or the perfect place to escape the world for a few days if you have the time. My brother and I only stopped for a short time at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve on our short trip down Highway 1 and Big Sur this May, but when we got there we wished we could have stayed for ten times as long. The waters were so unbelievably blue,…