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    Why Travel is Important: 5 Reasons to Travel More in 2020

    Why Traveling is Important: 5 Reasons to Travel More This Year! I may be biased, but I strongly believe that traveling is good for the soul and is something everyone should make time to do. Some of my favorite life experiences have come from my travels. Especially my trip to Yosemite. That trip was when I realized how much I enjoy hiking and being outdoors. Now I prioritize traveling to new places to unwind, relax, and explore. With a fresh new year, now is the perfect time to make a resolution to travel more in 2020! Stay tuned for why travel is important and for 5 reasons you should travel…

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    10 Best Things to Do in Zion National Park

    In October of 2018, I had the privilege of taking a road trip to Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks. Zion National Park turned out to be one of my favorites. With its unique jaw-dropping views, it did not disappoint! After spending 2-3 days in Zion, I have comprised a list of what I think are the 10 best things to do in Zion National Park. Use this list to help plan your trip and make sure you don’t miss the best of Zion! Update: Since some of the trails listed in this post are closed due to rockfall, I have listed two additional things to do in Zion at the…

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    Hiking

    Hiking the Laurel Falls Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains

    I recently visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for my birthday this fall and finally got the chance to hike the Laurel Falls trail! This is one of the easiest waterfall hikes in the park & I definitely consider it a “must-do” when visiting the Smokies, especially in the fall. In this post, I will tell you about the trail, share some pics, and give you a few tips for hiking this beautiful trail to this 80-foot waterfall! Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase through a link, I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. Laurel Falls…

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    Hiking

    Hiking the Narrows in Zion: How to Successfully Hike Bottom-Up!

    Last October I had the opportunity to visit Zion National Park for 3 days during my 2-week road trip visiting Utah’s Mighty Five. The highlight of visiting Zion was definitely hiking the Narrows! If you’re like me, I pretty much knew nothing going into this adventurous hike beforehand. I did some quick research a few days prior and I’m glad I did because being prepared is a MUST for this hike. Looking back, it was an adventure I’ll never forget & is something I recommend you experience during your lifetime (if you’re into these kinds of things, that is). This post will help you prepare so you can have a…

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    How to See Bryce Canyon in One Day [Hike Among the Hoodoos & See 13+ Viewpoints]

    Bryce Canyon National Park boasts thousands of hoodoos formed by numerous freezing and thawing cycles over the years. The colors of these hoodoos are simply beautiful & light up like fire during sunrise and sunset. The cool, crisp air at nearly 8,000-feet elevation may have you struggling to catch your breath, especially if you live just above sea level like me. This park offers over 65 miles of hiking trails and, on a clear day, you can see 200 miles into the distance. If you’re wondering what to do at Bryce Canyon in one day, this post has you covered! In this post, I will tell you how you can…