Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is probably not on your list of travel goals. We admit, until we looked at a map of parks near Yellowstone and Badlands, we didn’t even know it existed! However, after our visit, we can confidently call Teddy Roosevelt one of our favorite parks. It is a rugged landscape, filled withContinue reading “Theodore Roosevelt National Park”

Yellowstone National Park

Established as a national park in 1872, Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and arguably also first in the world. Covering over 3,471 square miles of geothermal features, forests, mountains, and grasslands – Yellowstone is home to truly unique terrain as well as diverse wildlife. While we had experienced and loved GrandContinue reading “Yellowstone National Park”

Grand Teton National Park (Part 2!)

Overview Grand Teton National Park is known for its incredible views of the Teton Range, hiking,  boating, wildlife and more. When it officially became a national park in 1929, the park only contained some of the major peaks in the range. Expansion of the park occurred in 1950 when Jackson Hole national monument was dissolvedContinue reading “Grand Teton National Park (Part 2!)”

View from a Distance – The Best “All These Animals are Massive” Road Trip Itinerary

It may sound cliche, but we all had the time of our lives on the National Parks Road Trip #1 last summer. Honestly, what could be better than exploring beautiful parks, making food by the campfire, and drinking at every brewery we drive past? Needless to say, we started planning for the next adventure immediately,Continue reading “View from a Distance – The Best “All These Animals are Massive” Road Trip Itinerary”

Zion National Park

Established as a national park in 1919, Zion National Park preserves 229 square miles of Utah’s vivid red rock landscape. Once nearly impossible to access due to the isolated location of the canyon, Zion is now one of the most popular national parks in the country. While often plagued by long lines of cars atContinue reading “Zion National Park”

Death Valley and Sequoia National Parks

Death Valley and Sequoia National Parks After a brief stop in Las Vegas and a night at the Luxor (fun fact, the 6th tallest Pyramid in the world) we headed out west towards California. Our wallets lighter from a night of unsuccessful gambling and our bodies lighter from constant sweating in the 105 degree heat,Continue reading “Death Valley and Sequoia National Parks”

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park is known for its incredible views of the Teton Range, hiking, boating, wildlife and more. When it officially became a national park in 1929, the park only contained some of the major peaks in the range. Expansion of the park occurred in 1950 when Jackson Hole national monument was dissolved and the majority of the land was absorbed into the park. The Park is located about 10 miles south from its more well-known cousin: Yellowstone. Many travelers will plan to visit Yellowstone, then do a short excursion to Tetons and Jackson Hole. We think that this classification of Tetons as a silver-medal destination greatly underestimates the beauty and variety of options of things to do in the park.
In this post we’ll cover our experience in Grand Teton National Park in June 2019: getting a backcountry permit/camping, stocking up with equipment, bear safety, and a couple different hikes in the park

Yosemite National Park

From towering waterfalls to sequoia-lined meadows – Yosemite National Park is truly one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. Apart from the incredible views, we really appreciated that the bears there won’t kill you. The park was first protected in 1864, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant. This was the firstContinue reading “Yosemite National Park”