Join me on an epic 4-day, 4-park, father-daughter road trip through Texas and New Mexico. From the desert mountains of Big Bend to the underground caves of Carlsbad Caverns, we bonded over the open road and were awestruck by incredible scenery and history.
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Uncover the untamed beauty of Billings, Montana—a city offering a unique blend of adventure, vibrant art, and local flavors. From exhilarating outdoor activities like mountain biking and scenic hikes, to exploring the cultural heritage at the Yellowstone Art Museum and Pictograph Caves State Park, there’s something for everyone. Dive into the culinary scene by indulging in authentic Montana cuisine and quench your thirst at local breweries, all while immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of downtown Billings.
Just like with the photo opportunities, there is no shortage of hot springs offerings in this part of Colorado.
Redding, California, is a city full of adventure opportunities! Find yourself on an e-bike tour, exploring the city and its surroundings in a fun and eco-friendly way, or out on Shasta Lake with endless opportunities for boating, fishing, water skiing, and swimming. Whatever you decide to do, though, be sure to end your day with a cool beverage from one of the local vineyards or breweries, to reflect on time well spent on your California vacation.
After making your way through a national forest, a national monument, and a national park, you’ll be ready to wind down in a peaceful village. Treat yourself to a fabulous dinner from locally sourced foods (with some local wine, of course), and a well-earned night’s sleep in one of the towns neighboring the parks.
Here, in the heart of California, giant sequoia trees reach unbelievable heights. The forests reach out wide, as well—stretching across two national parks, one national monument, and through a national forest. Neighboring all these protected lands are some delightful communities filled with history, art, and farm-fresh feasts.
Every year, people flock to the mountain mecca of Aspen, Colorado. It’s easy to see why! With the postcard-perfect Maroon Bells, dizzying heights of Independence Pass, and an arts, shopping, and dining scene that would make any big city envious, Aspen is a can’t-miss destination. Help to reduce your environmental impact during your next visit with the tips below.
Learn more about Native American culture and explore historical landmarks as you venture through Montana State Parks. This route will take you off the beaten path and into the footprints of American legends. Bring a fishing pole, your hiking boots, and a pair of binoculars to see what you can discover in the Treasure State!
Unspoiled scenery, lively entertainment and an inspired arts scene are just a few things to do in Logan, Utah. The list goes on, so pack your sense of adventure and head to Cache Valley for a trip you’ll never want to end!
There’s a lot to uncover in Arizona. From ancient sites still being excavated to world-class museums and events, these six suggestions will wow anyone with an interest in natural history.