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. 

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.

Guadalupe Peak Trail: Hiking to the Tallest Mountain in Texas

If you’re looking for a bucket list-worthy hike in Texas, look no further than the Guadalupe Peak Trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Not only does it offer jaw-dropping views of the Chihuahuan Desert and the surrounding mountains, but it also happens to take you to the summit of the tallest mountain in Texas, standing at a whopping 8,751 feet. So if you want to conquer this summit for yourself, here’s everything you need to know about the Guadalupe Peak Trail, taking you to the top of Texas. 

Chain Lakes Loop: The Best Mount Baker Hike in Washington

Chain Lakes Loop, in northwestern Washington state, is a spectacularly beautiful hike, complete with panoramic views of Mount Baker and the surrounding Cascades, seemingly countless alpine lakes, and dazzling displays of wildflowers. Here’s everything you need to know about the Chain Lakes Loop trail, one of the best hikes that the Northern Cascades has to offer. 

12 Best Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park for All Skill Levels

Rocky Mountain is one of the most popular U.S. National Parks—and it’s not hard to see why! With jaw-dropping mountainscapes, alpine lakes, and bucket list-worthy hikes, there’s something in this park for any kind of adventure lover. But with 355 miles of hiking trails, it can be hard to know where to spend your time if you only have a day here. Here’s 12 of the best hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, from trails that are perfect for beginners to some of the most challenging adventures in the park.

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