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May 2020

5 U.S. states with the best parks!

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Where are you going next? 

These 5 states have some of the best parks and trails in the West and are open for your next adventure! 

 

Let’s start this off with Arizona! Do you want beautiful desert caves and awesome red clay mountains? This state has many trails for you to visit next. 

Check these out: Picacho Peak State Park, Lost Dutchman State Park, Red Rock State Park, or Saguaro National Park

All events for Free Entrance Day in the National Parks – Raising ...

 

 

Want to see some cool caverns or clear lakes? Go check out Montana’s beautiful state parks and that big open sky! Drive or take a plane ride to this beautiful state. 

Check these out: Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, Giant Springs State Park, Lost Creek State Park, and Salmon Lake State Park. 

Ackley Lake State Park - Hobson, MT - Montana State Parks ...

 

 

Washington is known for its beautiful and lush greenery and its the perfect place to visit next for hiking, or swimming in the lakes! If you want adventure, this place has it.

Check these out: Miller Peninsula, Squak Mountain, Twanoh State Park, and Deception Pass State Park.

Washington State Parks Free Day - Mountains To Sound Greenway Trust

 

 

Beautiful lakes, lush mountains, and open landscape? Idaho definitely is the place for your next outdoor adventure. So many things to do and see, take your next trip here. 

Check These out: Ponderosa State Park, Lake Cascade State Park, Dworshak State Park, and Land of the Yankee Fork State Park.

Ponderosa State Park, Idaho (With images) | State parks, Mccall ...

 

 

Oregon is also a lush and beautiful landscape full of diverse views, from the sprawling and beautiful coastline to the dense green forests! There is always a beautiful landscape to see here, your adventure awaits. 

Check These out: Brian Booth State Park, Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, Alderwood State Wayside, and Humbug Mountain State Park.

 

List of parks in Oregon

 

Take the leap! These state parks are ready for you and your next Adventure…

 

The 5 Best Virtual Museums To Watch While At Home

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Why would I watch a virtual tour of a museum

Let me tell you why… First, it’s FREE, second, you can immerse yourself in rich history and beautiful art all in the comfort of your pj’s, and third, there are no lines! So now that I have given you three awesome points as to why virtual museums are great, let me give you my top choices to explore online. These museums offer great virtual tours. 

 

  1. The Vatican Museums, Rome Italy 

Let yourself get lost in the vast and awe-inspiring art and sculptures that the Vatican has to offer. Explore the beauty of the Sistine Chapel and see the famous paintings of Michaelangelo. 

       2. Natural History Museum, London England 

 

Dive into the past with amazing archaeological finds such as dinosaurs, and learn about the findings of Charles Darwin and his theory of Evolution. This museum has hundreds of interesting and exciting collections to look at and learn about. 

 

      3. The Louvre, Paris France 

The Louvre is one of the world’s largest museums and of course one of Paris’s most iconic landmarks. You can take a look at many exhibits such as the Egyptian antiquities or the famous remains of the Louvre’s Moat that was built in 1190. 

 

  1. NASA, Langley Research Center, Virginia 

Take a leap into space and time while virtually visiting NASA. You can take flight into space exploration, or stay on solid ground and learn about Atmospheric Science. This virtual tour has many areas to explore and lots of interesting videos to enhance your experience. 

 

  1. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary  Art, Seoul South Korea 

This museum aims to establish very interactive communication with society and has a four museum system that interacts organically. You can pick and choose from multiple genres, such as calligraphy and literature or photography and print. This tour will open your eyes to many fascinating pieces of art. 

 

Now go and learn something new today! 

Top 5 Travel Tips

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Hey! I’m Kendall, a Southern California native with a passion for adventure, I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot through my life with my family, and with friends. I have picked up a lot of tips and tricks along the way and I want to share them with you!

Traveling can be daunting for new and even experienced travelers because of the unknown, but don’t let that stop you from going on vacation! I am here to help alleviate some of that stress by giving you my top 5 travel tips!

 

1. Pick 3

Deciding where to travel is one of the hardest parts of planning a vacation because I just want to go everywhere! But I’ve found that when you really think about it and narrow down your choices to a top 3, it makes deciding a lot easier. When thinking of these top choices, make sure you take into consideration the time of year, the language, and the safety of the countries you write down. Now that you have a top 3, you can pick which one looks best for the kind of trip you want!

2. When? 

So now that you have your location ironed out, you can choose the dates you wish to take the trip. This is an important factor in your travels because the time of year you go will dictate your activities, wardrobe, hotel availabilities, etc. Places like Hawaii and the Caribbean and places in Europe like Italy, Spain, and Greece are very popular summer destinations and their peak season is from Mid June- August. So make sure you take into account that you will have to buy tickets earlier, book hotels earlier, and be prepared for longer lines. But if you prepare correctly, you’re golden! Summer is always fun to travel places because of the sunshine and tan lines. But if you are a winter person and prefer to travel in the colder months, you will find some great deals and a less crowded experience. It is all up to you and your preferences. 

3. Let’s fly away! 

The trick with flying is to make it as easy as possible, so that means finding those flights that are either non-stop or only one stop. These flights will make your experience way less stressful, you can just sit back and let the pilot take you where you want to go. Now that you have your location and time of year you want to go, its time to buy that ticket! A rule of thumb when buying tickets is the earlier the better because more often then not ticket prices go up the closer to your departure date. Check prices a couple of times before you buy to find the cheapest deal. 

4. Hotels! 

It is my personal opinion that when you travel to a new city/country you want to find a hotel closest to all your activities, museums, shopping, food because it is cheaper to walk then take a taxi and you have less of a chance to get lost if you are closer to the things you plan to do and plan to see. Hotels can get expensive so make sure you also check out the Airbnb’s nearby as well, you could find a better deal with the same location. One more tip, if you choose a hotel, try and grab one with breakfast included, because that is less money you will spend on food during the day, and you can always make a little to-go bag with snacks!

5. Activities 

When planning a trip you wanna make sure you have your activities planned ahead of time to help with the long lines and to make sure you get in. Things get busy during summer months and the popular museums, restaurants, activities fill up fast! I think that planning your vacation ahead of time helps with all things! Make sure you list out and pick out the things you want to do and if tickets are needed, buy them before you leave! This makes the whole experience way less stressful, all you need is a printer and to make sure you have those papers in your travel bag. 

Now you have my top 5 Travel Tips and can take that leap into your next adventure!