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Getting a permit for the Havasupai Falls hike: Everything you need to know in 2024

The Havasupai Falls hike is one of the most bucketlist-worthy trails in the United States, passing several turquoise waterfalls cascading down the impossibly red cliffs of the Grand Canyon. But to hike this incredible trail, you’ll need to secure a competitive—and EXPENSIVE—permit through, frankly, a confusing process. So if you want to experience this paradise for yourself, here’s everything you need to know about getting a permit for Havasupai Falls.

Havasu Falls Hike: Everything You Need to Know

You’ve surely seen Havasu Falls in Arizona a bazillion times all over your social media—a vibrant turquoise waterfall spilling a hundred feet over the red rock cliffs of the Grand Canyon. However, you do have to work a bit to see this stunning waterfall. Havasu Falls and the equally beautiful turquoise waterfalls around it are only accessible via a 20 mile (or more!) backpacking trip that requires a competitive and EXPENSIVE permit. 

So if you’re wondering whether the Havasu Falls hike is worth it, my husband, Justin, and I have done the hard parts of snagging the permit and making the trek—so here’s everything you need to know about the trail, including how to get a permit, what to expect along the trail, and what to pack to make the most of your trip.

5 Best Places to Stay in Kauai: Everything You Need to Know

Kauai is the perfect tropical getaway, with pristine beaches, abundant wildlife, and some of the most dramatic coastline on the planet. But, given that the attractions on the island are a bit spread out and getting around the island has its challenges, it can be difficult to know which area you should stay. I’ve been lucky enough to have visited the island four times and have narrowed down the 5 best places to stay in Kauai to make the most of your time in paradise. 

Crabtree Falls Trail along North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway: Everything You Need to Know

The Crabtree Falls Trail is largely considered to be the most beautiful waterfall along North Carolina’s famed Blue Ridge Parkway. This incredible hike features a 70 foot waterfall, tucked into an old growth forest with countless streams cascading down a rocky cliffside and into a beautiful plunge pool below. If you want to experience it for yourself, here’s everything you need to know about the Crabtree Falls Trail, the best waterfall hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

4 Incredible Sedona Caves You Don’t Want to Miss

Sedona, Arizona is known for its stunning red rock formations that tower over the town’s Ponderosa pine tree forests. Over the millennia, the colorful sandstone here has been carved into everything from dramatic mesas and canyons to arches and even some seriously cool caves. Here’s four incredible Sedona caves for you to explore on your next visit to this desert paradise. 

9 Best Hikes in Grand Teton National Park You Don’t Want to Miss

Grand Teton National Park is an alpine wonderland, with seemingly endless glacial lakes, abundant wildlife, and its infamous jagged mountain range that towers above the Jackson Hole valley. The best way to explore the park is undoubtedly on foot—and luckily, it boasts a whopping 240 miles of trails that meander through its stunning scenery. Here are the 9 best hikes in Grand Teton National Park, so you can experience this spectacular landscape for yourself. 

Harvest Hosts Review: It’s Only Worth It For This Type of RVer

There are SO many different RVing memberships these days that it can be a bit overwhelming trying to decide what makes sense for your style of camping. One of the most popular RVing memberships is called Harvest Hosts, which allows you to stay overnight at local breweries, wineries, farms and more, in exchange for patronizing the business. Sounds like a sweet deal? It definitely is—but the program may not be for every RVer.  My husband, Justin, and I have stayed at dozens of Harvest Hosts over the last few years and are well-acquainted with the program’s benefits and drawbacks. Here’s an honest, non-sponsored Harvest Hosts review from someone who has personally used the program all over the country.

Sky Pond Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park: Everything You Need to Know

The Sky Pond hike is one of the best trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, offering waterfalls, alpine lakes, and jaw-dropping views of some of the most jagged mountains Colorado has to offer. This hike does come with some quirky challenges, though—like climbing up one of the aforementioned waterfalls! If you want to tackle this unique trail for yourself, here’s everything you need to know about the stunningly beautiful Sky Pond hike, from what permits you need on to what you should bring along to make sure you have the best time on the trail.

6 Incredible Black Sand Beaches Near Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii is home to some of the most active volcanoes on the planet, which has uniquely shaped its landscape to include stunning fields of volcanic rock, lava tubes, and, of course, black sand beaches. Given the location of the active Kilauea Volcano on the southeastern part of the island, most of the black sand beaches on the Big Island are found along its southern or eastern coastline, conveniently located near its largest city, Hilo. Here’s 6 incredible black sand beaches near Hilo that are worth exploring during your time on the Big Island.

12 Best Isle of Skye Tours from Edinburgh, Scotland

The Isle of Skye is arguably the most beautiful of Scotland’s almost 800 islands, with impossibly green hills, dramatic basalt formations, and an incredibly rugged coastline. But how are you supposed to explore its epic landscapes if you don’t want to mess around with renting a car—or drive on the left side of the road—while you’re in Scotland? Luckily, if you’re staying in Edinburgh, there’s tons of tours from the capital city to the Isle of Skye, so that you can see and explore this epic landscape for yourself. So here are the 12 best Isle of Skye tours from Edinburgh, so you can let someone else sit in the driver’s seat while exploring this magical land—quite literally!

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