Best of Badlands National Park – Guide to the Top 7 Activities

The term “badlands” conjures up images of a harsh and brutal desert environment. While that can be true they can also be stunningly beautiful places. “Badland” simply refers to an area of land where heavy erosion and soil quality combine to make them bad for farming. You can find them all over the world but…

Best of the Black Hills – Top 9 Must Visit Places

Most people overlook South Dakota when it comes to choosing their bucket list destinations. But with giant-sized works of art, massive caves, and beautiful mountains, canyons, and waterfalls the Black Hills are a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The Black Hills were shaped by an enormous uplift from volcanic-like forces and carved by wind and rain….

World’s Largest Small Town- Casey, Illinois

For decades now small towns all across America have been slowly dying as commerce and people leave for bigger cities. The mid-western town of Casey, Illinois was no different. Until a man named Jim Bolin had a dream of bigger things for his small town. He set out in 2011 to fill his town with…

Best Hikes in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Top 8

It is widely known that the most iconic formations in Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are best experienced from the water, which leads some visitors to completely bypass the interior hiking trails. They do this to their detriment as the inland area is very beautiful and should be explored fully by visitors. There are no…

Guide to Pictured Rocks Park – The First National Lakeshore

Located in Michigan’s remote upper peninsula on the coast of Lake Superior is the nation’s first National Lakeshore. Lake Superior is the world’s largest lake by surface area and it was carved out by glaciers during the last ice age. These glaciers left beautiful 200′ high cliffs along a small stretch of the southern coastline….