The Finger Lakes are located in the central part of the state, closest to the PA border. The area is … More
Watkins Glen State Park is nestled among the Finger Lakes in New York state. It’s right on the south side … More
The first time I ever visited Luray Caverns was when I was a kid on the way to Shenandoah National … More
Ocean City, Maryland is a popular spot for summer vacationers from the surrounding states. It has miles of beach and … More
Assateague Island National Seashore is located across state lines in both Virginia and Maryland. The two districts don’t connect, so you can either enter the northern portion from near Ocean City, Maryland or you can enter the southern portion from Chincoteague.
We spent time in 5 states including Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. We visited 9 National Parks, 3 State Parks, as well as National Forests, Monuments, Preserves and Tribal Parks.
Valley of Fire State Park has been on my list of places to visit for about the last few years. I saw a picture of it online while researching a trip and knew I wanted to go when I would be in the area in a future. Fast forward a few years and on our Southwest Road Trip, I was able to finally visit!
The closest I’ve ever felt to being on Mars was at Goblin Valley State Park.
We were able to do a few things in just over a full day’s time in the Page, AZ area. While we were able to do a lot, when we return to this area we already have a list of other things we’d like to do in the area. You can find both what we did and what we’re planning for next time below.
The first time I visited Saguaro was back in 2019, on a solo trip to Colorado and Arizona. I had visited the eastern side of the park on that trip, so this time around on Teddy and my 10 Day southwest road trip, we chose to do the western side of the park. If you only have a day in the park, our best suggestions are below.