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19 Beautiful Day Trip Hikes From Las Vegas + Overnight Trails

Desert. Snowy mountainside. Red sandstone. Flowing wetlands. All this- and more- is found throughout the Las Vegas valley and mountains of Nevada. If you’re looking for a break from casinos and Las Vegas city living, here are 19+ Las Vegas hikes for all levels; from day trips to multi-day hiking adventures to experience all of…

13 Unique Facts About Joshua Tree National Park to Know Before Planning Your Visit

From a silent, vibrant sunrise over desert sands to a darkened, plum, starstruck evening- traveling through Joshua Tree National Park can be awe-inspiring. Just a few hours from Southern California, visiting is not only generally accessible but fulfilling- physically and spiritually. Before exploring this majestic desert and to better contextualize your experience, check out these…

34 Beautiful Things to Do in the Dominican Republic

THINGS TO DO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The Dominican Republic is the most visited travel destination in the Caribbean. In 2019, over seven million travelers from around the world arrive at this beautiful tropical island nation–and for good reason since there are many incredible Dominican Republic things to do! The Dominican Republic is considered a “micro-continent” because it offers a little bit…

31 Breathtaking Waterfalls in New York State (Upstate NY + Near NYC)

woman swimming in bish bash waterfalls looking back

Did you know that thousands of waterfalls rush through New York State? The sight of these natural wonders can take your breath away along with the experience of exploring their unique settings. Most of us New Yorkers don’t explore our own backyard, and thus lose out on experiencing these natural hidden gems. If you’re a…

13+ Wondrous Gatlinburg Waterfall Hikes You’ll Love to Explore

a view of the town of gatlinburg from afar with the mountain backdrop

Whether you’re searching for Gatlinburg waterfalls, whiskey, or epic hiking trails, the eastern Tennessee mountain town of Gatlinburg is a gateway to adventure. Start your journey by choosing a cozy place to stay, finding cool local spots to dine, and planning your romp through the surrounding mountains. Be sure to include these wondrous Gatlinburg hikes…

31 Best Places to Visit in Upstate New York + Hidden Gems

a beautiful water hole in upstate new york between rocks

When it comes to New York State, many only think of New York City: an immense urban metropolis. However, the vast State of New York also expands into flowing hills, roaring rivers, breathtaking mountains, cute towns, and rushing waterfalls. Beneath all its natural beauty also lies important facets of history, tied deeply to the land…

Visiting Niagara Falls: Which Side to Choose? American vs. Canadian Side

From family vacations to romantic honeymoons, Niagara Falls has been a classic North American destination for decades. What began as a breathtaking view has grown into much more; a tourism oasis, naturalist’s dream, and thrill-seeker’s paradise. If you’re deciding between which Niagara Falls side is better to visit or stay in, here’s a breakdown of…

17 Best Spots to Go Glamping in New York (NYC and Upstate NY)

glamping in the woods of the finger lakes ny

The vast state of New York offers several outdoor and adventure activities year-round. From swimming under waterfalls to snowboarding down major mountain ranges, New York State offers a lot more beyond New York City; its crown-jewel metropolis. So for those looking for a sweet respite from their quarantined abodes, consider a rejuvenating and comfortable break…

13 Culturally Important Things to Know When Dating a Latina + Myths Debunked

The following is based on my personal experiences as a Latina world traveler. Here are some important historical and cultural insights to know about Latin American culture. This is particularly important to be aware of before dating a Latina. A great way to approach a multicultural relationship is to become more educated and culturally competent!…

Dominican Republic’s Uniquely Stunning Airbnbs to Book for Your Next Vacation

There is an exhilarating feeling in planning a new trip, booking a plane ticket, and researching where to stay. Thankfully there are platforms like Airbnb that have revolutionized the accomodatin aspect of the travel industry. And while finding places to stay in the Dominican Republic can be tricky since it’s the land of all-inclusives, in…