Striped sandstone cliffs looming over a lush green value. Turquoise lagoons tucked between soaring red walls. Millions of stars twinkling overhead. Zion National Park is the oldest National Park in Utah and the most visited in the American Southwest – for good reason! You can hike to aquamarine pools, float along the very same river that carved the Zion Canyon, canyoneer down steep cliffs, learn about the history of this sacred Nuwuvi land, and gaze up at the Milky Way in the clear night sky. This massive guide to Zion has everything you need to know to plan your trip and 9 breathtaking things to do in Zion National Park!
Craft beer. Ghost stories. College football. A Disneyland-esque Main Street. Fort Collins – aka FoCo if you’re cool – sits an hour north of Denver and is home to Colorado State University (go Rams!). But it’s also known as the craft beer capital of Colorado AND one of the most haunted cities in the country – plus, its charming Old Town inspired Disneyland’s Main Street USA! Add that together with Colorado’s stunning surroundings and the neighboring Rocky Mountains, and you’ve got one fantastic place to visit for a weekend getaway. We’ve tapped a Fort Collins local to write this guide to the best things to do in Fort Collins!
Encircled by two looming mountain ranges, Salt Lake City is an outdoor paradise. Just minutes outside of the bustling city center, you can find peace, quiet, and absolutely stunning wilderness. In the winter, these mountains are one of the best places to go skiing and snowboarding in Utah; but in the spring, summer, and fall, they’re a hikers paradise. From gushing waterfalls, to gurgling streams, to mirrored lakes, to to rock formations that resemble furniture and snacks, to sweeping views of the city, the valley, and even the Great Salt Lake itself – these 8 hikes near Salt Lake City showcase the best that SLC has to offer!
Grand mountains. Rustling plains. Towering sand dunes. Spectacular lakes. Nope, we’re not talking about the entire United States: you can find absolutely all of this stunning scenery right in Colorado! From the grandeur of Rocky Mountain National Park to the winding roads of the Million Dollar Highway and the breathtaking expanse of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado is a stunning outdoor playground. And the best way to get to know its vast expanses of wilderness is to go camping! Whether you’re a casual camper or a seasoned backcountry lover, there are limitless opportunities for camping spots in Colorado. Which is, honestly, a little overwhelming. So, we’ve teamed up with a Colorado native to create this list of the 8 best places to camp in Colorado, plus all the tips you need to plan a fun, safe camping trip!
Live music. Smoky BBQ. Colorful murals. Millions of fuzzy, flying little bats. Uhh, what was that last bit? Austin, Texas is one of the most beloved cities in the USA. It’s a city that defies expectations and is totally and wonderfully weird! From breakfast tacos to live music, here’s the perfect weekend in Austin itinerary.
Snowy mountains. A giant, salty desert. Rugged terrain. Beehive decor. Wait, what? You might think you know Utah, but Salt Lake City is FULL of surprises. And while most of us don’t associate beer with Utah, Salt Lake City has an absolutely incredible craft beer scene! Here’s everything you need to know about Salt Lake City breweries and brewpubs, with a healthy dose of weird history mixed in for good measure.