Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park

From Banff National Park, we headed to Wyoming to Yellowstone National Park. If you ask google maps how far away Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park are, it will tell you they are a short 10 minute drive apart. This is true only if you are at South entrance, which is close to the North […]

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Banff National Park — Waterton National Park

After camping at Glacier National Park for two days, we headed north to Canada for the first time!! We had allotted for two days at Canada, and if I got to go there again, I am easily going to spend 10-14 days there. Banff is probably Canada’s most well-known national park. However, they also have […]

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Year One of Owning A National Park Pass

After many, many hours of sitting in a cubicle, I came to the states ready to see some National parks and do some hiking! Jon (bf) and I started planning our big trip in January. We were headed North for the first time! The plan was to go to Badlands in South Dakota, Devil’s Tower in […]

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Badlands National Park

On June 7, 2018 after a 12 hour overnight drive from Springfield, MO we made it to Badlands National Park in South Dakota. We didn’t have high expectations for this stop, because we needed a halfway point to Glacier, but this park definitely surprised us! There are many overlooks, trails, and a scenic drive visitors […]

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Glacier National Park

From Badlands, we headed northwest to Glacier National Park in Montana. I definitely never thought that by 2018 I would have experienced Glacier National Park, but I am so glad we went north for this trip. It was such an incredible break from the hot and humid Caribbean island heat that I am used to. […]

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Zion National Park

  After checking out Horseshoe Bend, Zion National park was a short two hour drive to Utah. This was a last minute add in, but I couldn’t resist with it being so close! Luckily there was a campsite that opened up. I thought it was odd that at about 20 miles out my GPS was still saying […]

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Horseshoe Bend

About two hours from the north and south entrance of Grand Canyon National Park and halfway to Zion National Park, is the iconic Horseshoe Bend displaying the Colorado River. This was how the beginning of Day 4 of 8 was spent on the way to Zion National Park. This part of the Grand Canyon is right outside of Page, AZ, […]

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon was the inspiration for my western road trip! This national park charges an entry fee of $30 per vehicle, however, this is where I purchased my “America the Beautiful” National Park pass ($80 and it gets you into every national park for a year)! Purchasing this pass, made me want to take in as many […]

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Petrified National Forest

It’s a 12 hour drive from Tulsa to Petrified National Forest. The good news is you gain two hours from the time zone differences. If you need to stretch your legs about halfway through,  you can also stop by Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX; even better, if you leave at midnight, the sun is just beginning to rise. […]

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Virgin Traveler

I am an inexperienced traveler. Acceptance into medical school in another country made it all too real that I was about to be forced out of my comfort zone. My departing flight (50 days away) goes from Tulsa -> Dallas -> Miami (overnight stay) -> Grenada. Until last week, I thought I was going to […]

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