20 U.S. National Parks To Add To Your Bucket List

1. Joshua Tree National Park Located in the state of California and covering large areas of the Colorado and Mojave Deserts and the Little San Bernardino Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park gets its name from the vast stands of Joshua trees. The terrain varies greatly, from bleached sand dunes, dry lakes, rugged mountains, and scattered clusters of monzogranite monoliths. 2. Great Smoky Mountains National Park The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, home to the Appalachian Mountains, spans over a wide range of elevation. The Appalachian Trail winds through the park for roughly 70 miles, and hiking is the park’s main attraction. Hiking…

20 Tips For Solo Travel

1. Pack light Only pack the necessities. If you’re traveling for a few days, don’t bring a weeks worth of clothes and shoes. You want to to pack as light as possible. You’re going to save money and be more mobile if you pack light. Ditch the high heels or hiking boots if that means a little less weight in your suitcase. 2. Set a budget Make a budget for yourself before hitting the road. Stick to that budget, but bring along extra funds in case of an emergency event. Pick a budget before leaving and make it a goal…

How To Plan A Sunrise Hike

What could be more incredible than watching the sun rise from the top of a mountain? The White Mountains of New Hampshire are a beautiful place on an ordinary day, but once the first rays of sunlight peak over the mountain range, it’s something pretty special. Planning a sunrise hike can be tricky, but the extra preparation is always worth the pay off. 1. Pick a trail Choose an easier trail you are familiar with. Pick a shorter, relatively easy, trail with incredible views. You don’t necessarily have to look to far-off destinations or the tallest peak to have an…