Right or left? Decide as you go. Who hasn’t dreamed of hitting the road with a wad of cash and unlimited time, making no plans, just going with the flow, turning when you feel like turning, stopping when you feel like stopping? I think it would be amazing to experience once in your life. Read more
From what I can gather you either love it or you hate it. The desert and dry heat aren’t for everyone I guess, but whatever you do don’t judge it until you’ve really tried it. AND, if you’ve only visited once, and didn’t really give it a chance, I urge you to try again. Read more
Did you know that as of 2016, there were 10,336 state parks in the United States? How many have you visited? I’m guessing you haven’t even made a dent in that number. I know I haven’t.
While national parks are pretty well- known and are among featured stops on many vacations, state parks are often overlooked or just plain unknown to many of us; the hidden gems of the U.S. Some state parks hog all of the glory, like Niagra Falls State Park in New York, (did you even know it was a state park?), or Ecola State Park in Astoria, Oregon, home to Cannon Beach– the much photographed beach featured in the 1980’s movie ‘Goonies’. Not to mention Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (Big Sur), or Emerald Bay State Park (Lake Tahoe). If you bother to take the time, you will probably find some amazing state parks that should make it onto your bucket list. It’s possible there are a few within a few hours of you that you are missing out on because you don’t even know they exist. Read more
Is there something that you love to do that you find revives you? If you could choose to do anything this weekend regardless of weather or expense, what would it be? Would you hit the trails, hit the beach, or hit the links perhaps?
Hobbies are a fantastic way to de-stress and there are many hobbies one could revolve a vacation around. When you plan a hobby road trip, you can visit stops along a chosen route taking some time to refresh doing something you love! When you hit the road you aren’t limited to your chosen destination, you can see and do more all along the way. Maybe THE WAY is the vacation…
The sun is shining through the trees, the trail is quiet, towering around you are canyon walls 3 stories high. You begin to hear the sound of falling water as you hike deeper into the canyon and the walls begin to close in. Just around the you are rewarded with a cascading waterfall at the end of the trail…Nature at it’s finest. Welcome to Starved Rock State Park in Illinois.