Climbing Up Ladders & Crawling Through Ravines | Hiking Trails #4 & 6 in Shades State Park, Indiana

Shades State Park is one of the coolest state parks I’ve ever been to. If you’re looking for a fun adventure with your friends and family, this is definitely the place to go. Shades State Park is located in the mid-western section of Indiana, about 1 hour south of Lafayette or 1 hour west from…

Flowering Picking, Pumpkin Patches & Escaping the Corn Maze at Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, Texas

It's that time of the year again! Time for pumpkin patches, haunted houses and corn mazes. Autumn is definitely my favorite time of the year and I love going out to local farms and partaking in their "fall festivals." This year, I went to Froberg's Farm in Alvin, Texas, for their annual Fall Festival. I…

The Last Flowers of the Season in Manito Park, Spokane, Washington

I absolutely love flowers, nurseries, gardens and arboretums - basically anything that involves flowers and plants. So, it's no surprise that I love visiting Manito Park in Spokane, Washington. Manito Park is a short drive away from downtown Spokane. It's a large and beautiful park filled with gardens that I've written about before, but this…

Spending the Day Boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake, Idaho

One thing that my family has always wanted to do ever since my grandparents became snowbirds in the Pacific Northwest was renting a boat and going boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake in Idaho. Coeur d’Alene is located on the north(ish)-western edge of Idaho, along the border with Washington State. It’s actually my favorite place in…

Things I’ve Learned about the Midwest

I've been spending a bit more time in a place that I never thought I'd be: The Midwest. And something even more surprising? I'm loving it! More specifically, I'm in Indiana but I've been roadtripping throughout the region and I'm learning a few things during my time here that non-midwesterners might not know that surprise…

Crossing through Riverbeds & Seeing Lover’s Leap | Hiking Trail #2 in Shades State Park, Indiana

Shades State Park is one of the coolest state parks I’ve ever been to. If you’re looking for a fun adventure with your friends and family, this is definitely the place to go. Shades State Park is located in the mid-western section of Indiana, about 1 hour south of Lafayette or 1 hour west from…

Taking a Solo Road Trip? Here are some tips to help!

At this point in my life, I've taken quite a few road trips across the United States. Each one is a different experience, but still so much fun. Road trips are an easy way to see the country and travel on a budget, either alone or with people. I've taken road trips solo and with…

Climbing Over Dunes & Relaxing at the Beach in Indiana Dunes State & National Park, Indiana

Looking for a fun place to both hike and swim? Get a workout in and then relax on the beach? (Or one over the other – I won’t judge!) Indiana Dunes National and State Park is the perfect place for that! Indiana Dunes State and National Park is located along the northwestern edge of Indiana,…