I’ve made it to 46 states so far, so I’ve seen a lot of what the United States has to offer. This section features my favorite places and things to do, plus massive bucket lists for each region of the country to help you plan your travels.

Disney Parks

I grew up visiting Disney World almost annually and then ended up working there during college, so it’s safe to say that it almost feels like home. Disney posts are some of my favorites to write, so check out this section for info on Disney World, Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris.

Recent Posts

Fall in Love with Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Fall in Love with Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Staying at the Wilderness Lodge had been on my Disney bucket list since the first time I set foot in its lobby as a kid. Back then, it was just a regular old Deluxe resort, but now it's home to regular rooms and two different DVC properties. Even though the resort has...

Step Inside the Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Step Inside the Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Looking at staying in a Boulder Ridge one bedroom villa at Disney's Wilderness Lodge? This deluxe resort is divided into three room types - regular resort rooms, the Copper Creek DVC villas, and the Boulder Ridge DVC villas, You can't go wrong with any of the rooms...

Plan the Perfect Dry Tortugas Day Trip from Key West

Plan the Perfect Dry Tortugas Day Trip from Key West

Taking a Dry Tortugas day trip from Key West was our top priority on our Florida Keys road trip. Despite being located near a major tourist destination, it's actually one of the least-visited national parks in the United States due to the difficulty accessing it. It's...

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Review and Guide

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Review and Guide

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is my favorite of the moderate range hotels on property. These have better amenities than the Values like Pop Century or Art of Animation, but are way more affordable than the Deluxe resorts like Animal Kingdom Lodge. While there are...

Swimming with Manatees in Florida

Swimming with Manatees in Florida

Swimming with manatees in Florida had been on my bucket list for years. I've low key loved the gentle water creatures since I was a kid and the thought of getting to see them up close in the water was a dream come true. Whether you call them chubby mermaids, floaty...

Devils Tower Camping and Cabins at the KOA

Devils Tower Camping and Cabins at the KOA

Camping near Devils Tower National Monument is a great way to stay nearby and wake up to perfect views. Find out why we chose to stay at the Devils Tower KOA just outside the main entrance and what staying in their cabins is like. And, once you're ready to plan your...

Traveling During the Pandemic – What It’s Really Like

Traveling During the Pandemic – What It’s Really Like

After spending almost six straight months in my home state of Michigan - something that hasn't even come close to happening since 2012 - my fiance and I finally ventured out into other parts of the country for the first time since the pandemic changed life as we all...

How to Visit Devils Tower National Monument

How to Visit Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower National Monument in northeastern Wyoming was the United States' first National Monument. The relatively small area has one main striking landmark - the impossible to miss tower itself, which you may even recognize from the movie Close Encounters of the...

7 Great Things to Do in Custer State Park

7 Great Things to Do in Custer State Park

Custer State Park, located in southwestern South Dakota, is just a stone's throw away from Mount Rushmore and should absolutely be a part of any trip out to see the National Monument. In terms of scenery and activities, it's honestly one of the best state parks you'll...