How to Spend a Day at Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island

So you’re headed to Hawaii’s Big Island? I knew I liked you, I could just feel it. And while you’re there, you’re trying to decide if your Big Island itinerary should of a day at Volcanoes National Park, and I’m here to tell you it absolutely should. Volcanoes is enormously unique as it contains notContinue reading “How to Spend a Day at Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island”

The Best Place to Watch Sunset in Yosemite

Yosemite is full of COUNTLESS beautiful views, no matter where you are and no matter what time of day. But, if you’re looking for the best place to watch sunset in Yosemite, I’ve got you covered. The Best Sunset Spot in Yosemite National Park is at Sentinel Dome Why is Sentinel Dome the Best PlaceContinue reading “The Best Place to Watch Sunset in Yosemite”

Kayak With Fort Myers Manatees at Lovers Key State Park

Are you looking for the not quite elusive Fort Myers manatees? More specifically, are you looking to kayak in Fort Myers with the wild manatees? Well, look no further than an estuary tour at Lovers Key State Park! And if you’re not a full blog reader and need to see the video of a babyContinue reading “Kayak With Fort Myers Manatees at Lovers Key State Park”

8 Tips for Your Day at El Yunque Rainforest

If you’re a fan of hiking and are planning a trip to Puerto Rico, El Yunque better be included in your itinerary. I say that with love but also I very much mean it, ha. Now, El Yunque rainforest is a super unique place to hike because it’s a literal rainforest, so it’s going toContinue reading “8 Tips for Your Day at El Yunque Rainforest”

Want to Go Swimming in a Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico? You Should Tour La Parguera!

My name is Amanda and I am here to admit something to you all. After having visited a single bioluminescent bay, I am addicted. And having been able to swim in a bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico, I need more. If there is a 12-step program for bioluminescent bay addicts, I refuse to enter it.Continue reading “Want to Go Swimming in a Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico? You Should Tour La Parguera!”

What to Expect on Your Big Island Manta Ray Snorkel

This nighttime oceanic experience was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done while traveling. Full stop. No questions. If a trip to do a manta ray snorkel on the Big Island is not in your books, you need to rewrite said book. Because it 100% needs to be. I’m serious, it was so cool.Continue reading “What to Expect on Your Big Island Manta Ray Snorkel”

Manuel Antonio Travel Guide – Your Perfect Costa Rica Trip

I’m going to start this “things to do in Manuel Antonio” travel guide with a very dumb but very true backstory. Costa Rica was my fiancé’s and my first trip abroad together. To build his comfort with a big trip so far from home, I asked him what he wanted to see on this trip.Continue reading “Manuel Antonio Travel Guide – Your Perfect Costa Rica Trip”

Sunrise at Great Sand Dunes National Park

The sleeper hit of my road trip from St. Louis out to Wyoming and back was Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. We didn’t have a ton of time to spend there but I knew I wanted to make a stop here. So, I needed to figure out what was the best time toContinue reading “Sunrise at Great Sand Dunes National Park”

A Day at Haleakala National Park

If you’ve become a national parks queen like me (I mean, I basically wrote a love letter to them), you can’t come to Hawaii without spending a day at Haleakala National Park. We spent a full day day there in order to experience an ancient volcano crater. There are other things to do in theContinue reading “A Day at Haleakala National Park”