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We’re bringing you another full list of iconic national parks without hiking to see and enjoy. We love an “easy day” of 12 mile hikes to reach peak summit views as much as the next person, but sometimes you want to relax and sightseeing in America’s most beautiful natural preserves, and get that too! Some […]

November 22, 2022

Best National Parks for Sightseeing

Have you ever wondered how to move to a new city? Perhaps you fell in love with the place while traveling and could see yourself living there and then couldn’t stop thinking about it? It’s happened to Kim! After visiting Austin for a weekend trip she was sold on making Austin, TX her new home. […]

October 11, 2022

How to Move to a New City You Fell in Love With While Traveling

In South Carolina, nestled in the floodplain forests you will find Congaree National Park with its trails, wildlife, and unique ecosystem that thrives on Hurricanes and the southern humidity it’s known for. What can you do at Congaree National Park?  There’s a lot to do here! Congaree National Park things to do include walking trails, […]

September 20, 2022

Congaree National Park Trails, Wildlife, and Why You Should Visit

In May 2022 we took a trip to Charleston, SC for an epic trip to explore the U.S. South, see the old Southern architecture, eat amazing southern food, and explore a part of the U.S. we had not yet been to. Charleston was the 2nd stop on our trip (the first was Savannah and you […]

September 13, 2022

Things to Do on a Trip to Charleston, SC

If you’ve been curious about the spookiest city in America, take this episode as your sign to take a trip to Savannah, GA.  We absolutely loved this city and were pleasantly surprised by how fun it is! You don’t need a lot of time in this town to really see it all. It’s rather small […]

September 6, 2022

Things to See and Do on a Trip to Savannah

We’re taking you skiing in Breckenridge on a quick weekend trip to enjoy the snow and crisp mountain air. We took this trip in March which is one of the snowiest seasons making it the perfect time to go skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado. We are not expert skiers! In fact, this was the very first […]

July 5, 2022

How to Go Skiing in Breckenridge (for First Timers)

In this episode we take you to 10 different towns within driving distance of San Francisco. We have broken this episode in two parts. The first takes you to 6 destinations for some of the best day trips from San Francisco, all within less than 2.5 hours drive of the city. For those looking for […]

June 21, 2022

Top 10 Weekend and Day Trips from San Francisco

The Travel Squad is taking you to all nine of California’s amazing national parks! Each park offers something so different – the hottest place in the world, the tallest trees in the world, the largest trees by volume in the world, islands, forests, deserts, and so much more! It’s hard to say which are the […]

May 24, 2022

The Ultimate National Parks in California List

Yellowstone Morning Glory

A roundup of the 10 best places to visit in Summer if you want to escape the heat and humidity! When you hear the best summer destinations oftentimes you think of beaches, sunshine, and sweat. Not in this episode! Sometimes our definition of the best summer vacation destinations includes places like Glacier National Park which […]

May 3, 2022

The 10 Best Places to Visit in Summer

We’re covering all the fun things to do in Austin! We keep it weird as we travel to Austin Texas with stories and adventures from two separate trips to the capitol of the lone star state. There are so many things to do in Austin that you’ll want to visit again and again! From great […]

Barton Creek in Austin Texas

April 26, 2022

Things to Do in Austin While Vacationing

In this episode we’re taking you on a trip to two of Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks – Arches and Canyonlands National Park. These two parks are close enough to see both on the same weekend trip.  If you want to visit Arches and Canyonlands in one day that is certainly possible, but it’s better […]

April 19, 2022

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Weekend Trip

This episode is dedicated to the best beaches in San Diego! With over 70 miles of gorgeous coastline, San Diego brings unique personality and draw to each of its beaches. No two are alike and all are worth a visit. We have the best beaches in San Diego for families – yes some are better […]

March 22, 2022

Best Beaches San Diego

This episode is part two of our Grand Teon and Yellowstone National Parks week long trip. We spent three days in Yellowstone National Park. In America’s first and most iconic national park we give you all the details on Yellowstone’s unique geological landscape. From beautiful colorful thermal pools, to magnificent geyers, to abundant wildlife, Yellowstone […]

February 22, 2022

What to See in Yellowstone National Park

In this episode we are visiting Grand Teton National Park and all of the amazing sights here! We give you all the details on hiking trails, and where to stay and eat in Jackson, Wyoming plus tons of laughs and stories from our few days there. Hikes and Sights to See in Grand Teton National […]

February 8, 2022

Visiting Grand Teton and Sharing the Best Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

Come with us as we travel to Maui for a beach vacation to the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. We spent a long weekend here, and as always, jam packed it without enough beach time and outdoor adventures to satisfy any travelers wish list.  If you’re thinking about taking a Maui vacation we have recommendations […]

February 2, 2022

Maui Travel Tips & Recommendations

We’re bringing you the best places to visit in California to see everything the state has to offer. From beaches to deserts to mountains, and from northern California to southern California – this is the ultimate list of beautiful and unique places to visit in California. This list even brings you to three national parks! […]

January 18, 2022

10 Amazing Places to Visit in California

In this episode we break down the best national parks to visit by month so you have plans for every season this year!  We explored these national parks during these months and found it to be the perfect time of year for each one. To determine the best national park to visit during each month […]

December 26, 2021

Best National Parks to Visit by Month

We’re giving you the top 10 winter vacation destinations if you want to be a snow bunny and enjoy crispy temperatures or if you want to escape the cold and travel somewhere warmer during winter months. The best winter vacations can be warm or cold depending on what you like and what kind of vacation […]

November 30, 2021

Best Winter Vacations to Escape or Enjoy the Cold

We’re taking you to the spicy city of Miami with the hottest things to do in Miami Florida. If you are taking a vacation in Miami you’ll be spending plenty of time in the ocean and on the beach, but there are so many things to do in Miami that don’t involve those warm Caribbean […]

November 23, 2021

The Hottest Things to Do in Miami

We aired this episode on Kim’s birthday so we’re celebrating with an episode dedicated to birthday trip ideas! We share some of the best trips we’ve taken for our birthdays and recommend birthday vacation destinations for your next birthday trip. From hiking to partying to everything in between, these are the memories we’ve made on […]

November 16, 2021

Birthday Trip Ideas & Our Best Memories

We’re taking you to each of the big 5 national parks in Utah to explore the best hikes and sights in each of these unique natural wonders. How many national parks are in Utah? Five! And this episodes goes into each one. We’ve been to all 5 on different trips and love each one for […]

October 5, 2021

The Big 5 National Parks in Utah

We’re taking you on a fall trip to New England to see beautiful fall colored trees and do fun fall activities. We used Boston as our home base and stayed at a great hotel there. If you’ve never seen Boston in the fall, then what are you waiting for? It’s ana amazing time to be […]

September 28, 2021

Fall Trip to New England – Fall Foliage & Spooky Things

We’re taking you to 11 amazing day trips from Las Vegas. All of these places are within 20 minute to four hours driving distance from Las Vegas so you can get out of Sin City for a while or stay a night and make for some fun weekend trips from Las Vegas too. You will […]

September 21, 2021

11 Cool Day Trips from Las Vegas

We have a special East Coast road trip to celebrate our 100th podcast episode! We used Williamsburg, Virginia as our hub to explore and went to several East Coast road trip stops on this week trip including Virginia, Washington D.C., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and Ocean City, Maryland.  This action packed week includes amusement parks, food […]

August 31, 2021

East Coast Road Trip – Virginia, DC, Delaware & Maryland

This is a fun one! We’re exploring Shenandoah National Park and New River Gorge National Park – the newest national park in the United States. Since they are so close you can couple these two into a weekend trip and see the best of both without taking any PTO! This east coast adventure features wild […]

July 20, 2021

Things to Do in Shenandoah National Park & New River Gorge White Water Rafting

This one is a weekender in true Travel Squad style. We fly to Nashville for a honky tonk good time on Broadway, southern food, and a day trip to the amazing Mammoth Caves National Park for some large cave exploration on Mammoth cave tours. Highlights of Mammoth Cave National Park & Nashville- Episode Transcript 3 […]

July 6, 2021

Mammoth Caves & Nashville

We’re excited to celebrate the reopening of California! Today we’re bringing you the top headlines in California travel and tempting you to come visit with travel deals you won’t be able to resist. As San Diego locals we’re sharing exactly what it’s like in this vacation destination now that restrictions have been lifted and tourists […]

June 22, 2021

California News/Deals

We’re taking you on a quick weekend trip to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah for some awesome Capitol Reef hikes – one of which is at sunrise and is absolutely worth it!  In this episode we tell you what to do in Capitol Reef National Park for a two-day visit. We give you the […]

June 15, 2021

Capitol Reef Hikes & What to Do in the National Park

Travel to the US Virgin Islands, particularly St John island from St Thomas to continue your US Virgin Islands vacation with a trip to the national park. We travel to St John in this part two continuation from our trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. St John is famous for having the US Virgin islands […]

May 11, 2021

Travel to UV Virgin Islands to See the Best of St John and USVI National Park

We’re going to the Caribbean with a week long St. Thomas vacation! St Thomas is beautifully located in the U.S. Virgin Islands and is one of the most beautiful islands in the “United States” In this two-part episode we explore Magens Bay Beach, Sapphire Beach, Coki Beach, and Lindquist Beach on St. Thomas. We also […]

April 27, 2021

Relaxing and Fun Week St Thomas Vacation

We went on our first weekend road trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks over Easter weekend. We drove 5 hours from San Diego and did one park on each day of this April weekend. We share the best things to see in Sequoia National Parks, and adjacent Kings Canyon National Parks.  There are […]

April 20, 2021

Weekend Hiking Trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

We’re going tropical with our ten favorite places in the Caribbean and why we have so much love for Caribbean island vacations. Whether it’s a cruise or you’re going to the Caribbean for a staycation getaway, the islands bring so much different personality. We’ve been to some of the best places to visit in the […]

March 2, 2021

10 Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean & Why We Love Them So Much

Taking you on an energetic weekender in Sedona, Arizona to some of the best hikes in Sedona and best places to visit in Sedona. This majestic mountain town is known for its energy vortexes, gorgeous red rocks, and spiritual and healing vibes. This desert mountain town gets cold in the winter, hot in the summer, […]

February 23, 2021

Weekend Trip to Visit Sedona to Do the Best Hikes

We’re getting romantic with 11 places to visit in the U.S. and worldwide that give off major love vibes. This episode comes just in time for Valentine’s Day. Each place on the list brings its own lovely atmosphere, charming views, and intimate settings that makes for a perfect couples getaway. Whether you’re celebrating the holiday, […]

February 2, 2021

Romantic Places to Visit in the U.S. and Worldwide

Olympic National Park Hikes & Mt Rainier National Park Hikes in 4 Days We’re taking you up to the Pacific Northwest of the United States to two amazing national parks that you can experience  in one trip. Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Park are four hours driving apart, but are so different.  Mt. Rainier National […]

January 26, 2021

Mount Rainier & Olympic

We’re taking you on another Pacific Northwest trip to explore two amazing national parks for some of the best hikes in North Cascades and Glacier National Parks. Both parks offer amazing mountain views, gorgeous green scenery, and great hiking trails. You can experience both parks in just a few days, we’re giving you the highlights […]

January 26, 2021

Best Hikes in North Cascades & Glacier National Parks

We’re taking you to the iconic mountain town of Lake Tahoe and sharing the best things to do in Lake Tahoe and the places you have to visit year round.  Lake Tahoe sits on the border of California and Nevada, with parts of the town in both states. Tahoe is a winter sports lovers dream, […]

January 5, 2021

Best Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Summer and Winter

We’re encouraging you to explore your own backyard with the best day trips from San Diego. We’re sharing 10 amazing places within driving distance of San Diego for a quick day trip out of town to explore Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. These fun day trips from San Diego are within just a few […]

December 8, 2020

10 Best Day Trips from San Diego

We’re taking you to Arizona on a two-day road trip from Saguaro National Park to Petrified Forest National Park. These are two amazing desert parks that don’t require a lot of hiking, but each have a unique layout with one-of-a-kind sights to take in. You can expect to hear about the interesting petrified wood logs-turned […]

December 1, 2020

2 Day Road Trip from Saguaro National Park to Petrified Forest National Park

We have a special Austin influencer guest interview with Amanda from Exploring Amanda. She is an Austin, Texas local with some great insider’s recommendations on what to see, eat, and do in Austin. Amanda is truly bringing us a locals guide to Austin whether you’ve been a million times or it’s your first time in […]

November 17, 2020

Interview with Austin Influencer, Exploring Amanda

We’re going way back to our roots in Northern California to bring you the best fun things to do in Sacramento if you’re here for a conference or a visit!  We spent years doing stuff around our state capitol, so we’re giving all the highlights of Sacramento including things to do in Downtown and Midtown […]

November 10, 2020

Things to Do in Sacramento

This one is sharing the 10 best national parks we LOVE and know you’ll love to! In this episode we also announce the launch of our new trip itineraries! If you love nature, hiking, and traveling in the U.S. then this episode is for you! We have been to sooooo many national parks and have […]

October 6, 2020

10 Best National Parks You’ll Love

This one is all about this city’s favorite food: San Diego tacos! With San Diego being on the border with Mexico you know it’s going to have an abundance of amazing tacos. When visiting America’s finest city home hungry and try as many of these 13 best tacos in San Diego. The very best tacos […]

September 29, 2020

The Best Tacos in San Diego

We’re telling you what to see in Francisco whether it’s your first time or you’re looking for more fun things to do. This iconic American city has so much history, personality, and fun stuff to do. We grew up visiting “the city” and have made a lot of great memories here and have lots to […]

September 1, 2020

What to See in San Francisco

We took a three day Hawaii Big Island vacation right before quarantine hit and the world shut down. Three days is not a lot of time, but if you know the squad, you know we packed in full days of sightseeing, eating local foods, and vacationing in each of those three days of Big Island […]

August 11, 2020

Big Island Hawaii

We’re sharing 13 amazing San Diego hikes with the iconic trails and viewpoints America’s Finest City is known for. On this list we have the most popular trails like Potato Chip Rock and Devil’s Punch Bowl and we give lesser known hikes in San Diego that are equally as amazing with less foot traffic. With […]

July 14, 2020

13 of the Best Hikes in San Diego

We’re taking you to the pacific northwest of the USA to the beautiful mountains of Idaho with the best things to do in Boise, the surrounding mountains, and nearby natural hot springs! In this episode we explore Boise, dip into two different amazing natural hot springs in Idaho, see wildlife and amazing views, and enjoy […]

April 7, 2020

Things To Do in Boise

We’re going to Sin City and enticing you to visit Las Vegas for a weekend of fun! Las Vegas is an adult’s playground and can give you a different experience each time you visit depending on where you stay and what you want to get into. With so many things to do in Las Vegas […]

March 17, 2020

Enticing You to Visit Las Vegas with the Best Things to Do

We’re going on a weekend trip to visit Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, a place with gorgeous orange and red colors, rock formations like hoodoos and archways. We loved Bryce Canyon and you will too! We’re sharing the best hikes in Bryce Canyon for those that love longer hikes and those that are looking […]

March 3, 2020

The Best Hikes in Bryce Canyon

This Palm Desert girls trip includes a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park and a second day doing the Mecca Hills Painted Canyon Ladder Canyon Hike. This hidden gem cannot be missed and we have the details for how to get there and what to expect on this very unique trail. Palm Desert, California […]

February 11, 2020

Girls Trip Ideas: Palm Springs Girls Trip

We’re taking a mountain weekend trip and bringing you the best things to do in Big Bear Lake, CA. Big Bear is a cute small Southern California mountain town known for its winter recreational sports, water activities on the lake, and hiking trails. The town is a three-hour drive from San Diego and the Travel […]

January 28, 2020

Things to Do in Big Bear on a Weekend Trip

This one is all about New York City travel! We’re taking a trip to The Big Apple also known as the The City that never sleeps, New York City!  NYC is a global tourist destination with more things to see and do than you could possibly fit into one, two, or even three or more […]

January 20, 2020

New York City Travel Stories & Tips

This is a HOT episode because we’re exploring the hottest place in the world and bringing you the best things to do in Death Valley National Park. The travel squad goes on a 48-Hour weekend trip to Death Valley National Park from San Diego. We provide tips for visiting Death Valley National Park and things […]

December 24, 2019

Things to Do in Death Valley National Park

This one is a hoot! We go to Hot Springs National Park Arkansas for an overnight adventure soaking in hot springs, enjoying nature, and enjoying our friends’ company! This weekend adventure flew us into Dallas with a road trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas. The only place in the country where the town, and everything in […]

December 17, 2019

Iconic Visit to Hot Springs National Park Arkansas

We’re sharing the top things to do in San Diego to get the full SD experience. From the north county to just north of the Mexican border, there is SO much to do in America’s Finest City we had trouble narrowing it down to just 13.  If you are a newcomer to San Diego – […]

December 3, 2019

Top Things to Do in San Diego Right Now

This one is all about Chi-town! The windy city has deep historical roots in American history and it’s all over the architecture and personality of this iconic metropolis. We took a quick weekend trip to  Chicago and visited two other states and a national park while on this trip! You know we can’t take a […]

November 19, 2019

The Best Things to See and Do on a Chicago Trip

We spent three days in Denver on a July weekend to celebrate Jamal’s birthday. There were so many fun things to do in Denver! You just have to know you’re not going to stay in Denver proper to do all of them. Denver for purposes of this episode consist of many of the surrounding nature […]

October 29, 2019

How to Spend 3 Days in Denver

WE attempted to brave the worst storm in California in 20 years to take a Hwy 1 road trip through Big Sur, but a major mudslide that took out part of the highway prevented us from seeing it all. We recount the mudslide that put a wrench in our plans, but how we recovered for […]

October 1, 2019

The [Almost] Iconic Hwy 1 Road Trip

Aloha! In this episode we share our Kauai travel stories from a week trip to this beautiful island. Kauai is absolutely gorgeous from hiking in the Grand Canyon of the Pacific to sailing the sunset seas along the Napali Coast, there are so many things to do and see in Kauai. We stayed in the […]

August 15, 2019

Kauai Travel for First Time Visitors