Hiking Alberta Falls

Hiking Alberta Falls

The Alberta Falls trail is fairly easy and offers a rewarding view of a cool little waterfall. The trail to the falls is about 1.6 miles, and hikers can continue past the waterfall for a few miles to view some scenic lakes and ponds. We decided to turn back after...
Summer on Mackinac Island

Summer on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a little island in Lake Huron between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. No cars (except emergency vehicles) are allowed on the island, and it gives it a charming, old-fashioned atmosphere. Fun fact: it was the US’ second National Park,...
First Timer’s Guide to the Garden of the Gods

First Timer’s Guide to the Garden of the Gods

I’d somehow never heard of Garden of the Gods until I started planning my trip, yet quickly found that it’s one of the top attractions in Colorado Springs. As soon as I saw pictures of it, I knew I’d have to visit. It’s an incredible naturally...
Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls State Park

After spending the weekend on the Canadian Side of Niagara Falls, I decided to pay a visit to Niagara Falls State Park, on the New York side. Not only does it offer the closest overlooks of the falls, but it’s the oldest state park in the country. Even better: it’s...
An Ode to Wishes

An Ode to Wishes

The Magic Kingdom’s nighttime fireworks spectacular, Wishes, will soon be performing its final show. It has been inspiring guests to trust their heats and make wishes since it debuted in 2003. As a former Cast Member who spent several months working at the park,...