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

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...

Things to Do in Badlands National Park

Things to Do in Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is one of the most underrated in the whole park system. Located just off I-90 in western South Dakota, this park features a landscape that is absolutely otherworldly. Much of it can be seen via a scenic drive that loops through the northern...

Things to Do in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is an absolute treasure in the northwestern corner of Michigan's lower peninsula. It stretches along the Lake Michigan shore for miles and offers tons of recreation opportunities and spectacular views of my favorite Great Lake....

A Thank You to My Traveling Mom

A Thank You to My Traveling Mom

I've been traveling since I was a baby, and I owe much of my taste for adventure to my mom. Despite a reputation as a less-than-adventurous person and a lifetime of being teased about being a chicken at amusement parks (Sorry! - but not sorry enough to stop), my mom...

How to Make Your Own DIY Minnie Mouse Ears

How to Make Your Own DIY Minnie Mouse Ears

Minnie mouse ears are all the rage at Disney parks and it seems like each new ear design is instantly snapped up. But what if you don't want to shell out for the hefty price tag? Or, if you're like me and want something designed a little differently? Well you can...