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Florida Keys in 5 Days

Guest post by kjakubczak Map tips: each color represents a different day. Click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. I traveled to the Florida Keys with my mom and husband over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend to visit my uncle who lives in Marathon. What a great...

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in 7 Days

Map tips: each color represents a different day. Click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. Day 1 DornansChapel of the TransfigurationSignal Mountain Summit RoadOxbow BendSnake River OverlookHedrick Pond Overlook Our flight arrived at 9:30 AM – we got our rental car and...

Olympic National Park, Washington in 6 Days

Guest post by nqh Map tips: each color represents a different day. Click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. Day 1 The DishSkal Beer HallPike Place MarketElliot’s Oyster House Arrived in Seattle the previous evening and got fuel, snacks, and supplies. Started this...

San Juan Mountains, Colorado in 6 Days

Map tips: each color represents a different day. Click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. Day 1: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Tomichi PointPainted Wall ViewCedar Point Nature TrailSunset View We flew into Montrose, Colorado and drove about 30 minutes to the...

Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Zion in 1 Day

Map tips: click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. Lower Antelope CanyonHorseshoe BendZion National Park Had one free day during a work trip and spent the previous night in Kanab, Utah. Drove about 1 hour 15 mins to Page, Arizona for a tour of Lower Antelope Canyon with...

Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley Day Trip

Guest post by dzr1107 My brother and I decided on a whim to visit Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, California. We did absolutely no planning, other than my quick check on Google Maps to make sure he wasn’t totally insane.  It turns out Napa is only a little over an hour from Berkeley (and an hour and a half from San Francisco – going over the Golden Gate, with no...

Things to do in New Orleans

Guest post by espencer Stayed downtown at the Hilton for the first couple of nights for work, was nice to be able to walk everywhere. They had a shuttle from the airport, but it’s about a 25 minute drive to get downtown if you’re getting a taxi or taking a bus (closer to an hour). Then we got an Airbnb right on the bus line about 10-15 minutes away to downtown. The...

Hike Guide: Olomana 3 Peaks, Oahu, Hawaii

If you take away nothing else from this page: please follow the 7 principles of Leave No Trace whenever hiking (and all the time, actually – most are pretty good general life tips, too): Plan ahead and prepareTravel and camp on durable surfacesDispose of waste properlyLeave what you findMinimize campfire impactsRespect wildlifeBe considerate of other...