16 Best Small Towns in Illinois (that You Shouldn’t Miss!)

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Pretty much everywhere in Illinois gets overshadowed by the large (and wonderful) city of Chicago. This guide details some of the best small towns in Illinois worth a visit that will grant you a delightful city escape! From towns that were featured in films to ones with a plethora of historical sites, these Illinois small […]

13 Best Hikes in Olympic National Park for All Levels (+ Map!)

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Are you an active traveler and looking for the best hikes in Olympic National Park for your upcoming trip? This guide has you covered! Olympic National Park is one of the most spectacular destinations in the US! From the Pacific Ocean to the Hoh Rainforest, this is absolutely one of my favorite destinations in my […]

12 Best Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park (+ Tips!)

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Utah has no shortage of spectacular things to do but the national parks there take center stage, without a doubt. This is a guide of the best things to do in Capitol Reef National Park for first-time visitors. Capitol Reef is not the most popular national park in Utah, but it sure is a spectacular […]

One Day in Joshua Tree National Park (Day Trip Itinerary)

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Joshua Tree National Park is a perfectly located park for those wanting to take a day trip there or stay for a short weekend.  You can easily see a lot in one day in Joshua Tree or you can stay there for a week and still keep occupied. It truly is one of my favorite US national parks to […]

Best Almaty Hotels and Hostels: Our Top Picks for All Budgets

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If you’re looking for the best Almaty hotels and hostels, this guide will have you sorted. After living in and out of hotels in Almaty for years, I have picked some of my favorites and ones I think you should consider as your Almaty accommodation.  This is a guide of where to stay in Almaty […]