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

Swimming with Penguins at Bartolomé Island in the Galápagos

Swimming with Penguins at Bartolomé Island in the Galápagos

A day trip to Bartolomé Island was the top thing on my list for our stay on Isla Santa Cruz. The reason I was so determined to make it there despite the lengthy travel time and the high cost - it was by far our most expensive day trip - was because it is one of...

The Perfect One-Day North Cascades National Park Itinerary

The Perfect One-Day North Cascades National Park Itinerary

Looking to get a taste of spectacular mountain scenery without a major time commitment? This North Cascades National Park itinerary is perfect for a day trip from Seattle - it's only a two-hour drive - or as part of a longer road trip through Washington or the Pacific...

Things to Do in North Cascades National Park

Things to Do in North Cascades National Park

Despite being only a couple hours from Seattle, North Cascades National Park is one of the least visited national parks annually. Nicknamed the American Alps, this area of craggy, snow covered peaks is astoundingly beautiful and offers a great way to escape from the...

The 15 Best Yellowstone Hikes

The 15 Best Yellowstone Hikes

While most visitors are drawn in by the geothermal wonders, Yellowstone also offers plenty of opportunities to hit the trail. From easy lakeshore strolls to steep climbs zigzagging along switchbacks, the park has countless miles of trails. This guide has all the best...

17 Fun Things to Do in Key West, Florida

17 Fun Things to Do in Key West, Florida

Known as one of the top vacation destinations in Florida and famous for its party scene, Key West draws in thousands of visitors year round. As the very end of the Overseas Highway that runs from the mainland, it's not only a cruise port but a popular road trip...

Yellowstone National Park’s Top Thermal Areas

Yellowstone National Park’s Top Thermal Areas

Yellowstone National Park's biggest draws are its famous geothermal and hydrothermal features. The geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, and mud pots throughout the park make it a must-visit attraction in the United States. Some of its features are very well-known and draw...

The Best Grand Teton Hikes for Every Skill Level

The Best Grand Teton Hikes for Every Skill Level

Hitting the many Grand Teton hiking trails is one of the best ways to spend time in the national park. Trail options range from difficult climbs and overnight backcountry treks to easy lakeshore walks with little to no elevation gain. Whether it's your first time in...

Take a Climb on the Notch Trail in Badlands National Park

Take a Climb on the Notch Trail in Badlands National Park

Planning to hike the Notch Trail, Badlands National Park's famous ladder trail? This post has all the tips and info you need to plan your trip. The minute I first read about the trail, I knew it was going to be a highlight of our visit, and it did not disappoint. Keep...

How to Spend One Day in Grand Teton National Park

How to Spend One Day in Grand Teton National Park

In a perfect world, we'd all have unlimited vacation time and get to really take our time and linger at places like Grand Teton, but that's just not always possible. If you don't have a lot of time on your hands, you can still hit the highlights even if you only have...

About Me

Kris is a girl whose suitcase never rests. Follow her adventures around the United States, abroad, and to her beloved Disney parks. Traveling the world, camera in hand, and sharing all of her best adventures is her ultimate dream.