Shenandoah National Park

We visited Shenandoah National Park in Virginia on a recent trip to Washington, DC. Having lived out west all of our lives, we were surprised by some of the history of this park, but we still found it very beautiful, particularly during the Fall. History of Shenandoah After the creation of…

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Lower Bertha Falls Waterton National Park

After the devastating fire in Waterton National Park, there wasn't much left to do. The first hike that opened was Bertha Falls. This hike runs about 3.2 miles (5.2 kilometers in Canada) roundtrip and ends at a beautiful waterfall. We decided to try the hike even though it runs through the…

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Waterton Shoreline Cruise Co

We visited Waterton National Park in Canada in 2018, and one of our favorite parts was riding the boat on the Waterton Shoreline Cruise Co. Waterton is Canada's answer to Glacier National Park because the parks border upon each other. Unfortunately a massive fire in 2017 destroyed almost all of Waterton,…

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Tips for Visiting Lake Tahoe

We spent two days at Lake Tahoe. One thing that we found daunting was that everyone there seems to have a cabin or access to a private beach. We don’t have any such thing, so we just stayed in a hotel and made our own entertainment. If you’d like to take…

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

I spent my childhood in northern California in a tiny town east of the Bay Area. Each year my parents would take us to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. My sisters and I loved walking through the majestic sequoias and feeling the peace of the old forest, and I’ve wanted to…

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DL Bliss State Park

When we visited Lake Tahoe, we stuck to the California State Parks. Our favorite was Emerald Bay, but the best beach was at D.L. Bliss State Park. Since we visited in 2017, which was a record high-water year, there wasn't much beach anywhere. Still, we liked this one, and for $10,…

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