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The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Grand Teton National Park

By Renee Hahnel | May 10, 2020 | 1 Comment
The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park is one of my favorite places on earth. It’s home to insanely beautiful mountain peaks (including the Grand Teton itself sitting at 14,000 feet), abundant wildlife, world class hiking terrain, and picturesque landscapes everywhere you turn.  I have visited Grand Teton National Park at least 6…

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Holiday Gift Guide for National Park Lovers

By Renee Hahnel | December 12, 2019 | 2 Comments
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My love for the national parks began in 2012 when I first visited North America. My husband and I road tripped across the US and Canada for three months, stopping at a handful of national parks and monuments. I still remember stepping into Yosemite Valley for the first time and…

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Mount Rainier National Park Guide: Everything You Need to Know

By Renee Hahnel | July 24, 2019 | 5 Comments
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Mount Rainier National Park has to be one of the most stunning places in the entire world! From meadows of wildflowers, to old-growth forest, to beautiful waterfalls and rivers, and incredible mountain views… Mount Rainier really is a nature lovers dream. I have visited the park at least 10 times…

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Olympic National Park Adventure: 24 Hour Getaway from Seattle

By Renee Hahnel | October 29, 2018 | 4 Comments
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An Olympic National Park getaway is the perfect 24 hour or weekend adventure from Seattle. This park has it all! I’m talking a beautiful coastline, lust rain forests, and soaring mountains. You will have a hard time choosing what to do with your time… and that’s where this post comes in!…

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15 Least Crowded National Parks in the US (and Why You Need To Visit Them!)

By Renee Hahnel | September 24, 2018 | 19 Comments
15 Least Crowded National Parks in the US

America’s nationals parks are getting busier each year and it can be challenging at times to escape the crowds. During my road trip to visit all of them, I typically found myself enjoying the least crowded national parks the most. It was those moments of solitude that I look back…

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5 Epic Alaska Hiking & Backpacking Adventures (+ Packing Tips!)

By Renee Hahnel | August 8, 2018 | 17 Comments
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Alaska is jam packed with incredible hiking trails and opportunities for backpacking. I know it’s kind of cliche, but Alaska really does have an untamed wildness about it… and the state has some of the most rugged landscapes in the world. In saying that, you don’t have to be Bear…

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The 15 Most Underrated National Parks in America

By Renee Hahnel | June 21, 2018 | 13 Comments
The 15 Most Underrated National Parks in America

In 2017 my husband and I took a road trip to all the US national parks. We set off thinking we knew exactly which parks would be the best and which parks would be just so-so. Mother Nature has a funny way of tricking us… because boy did she prove…

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Unforgettable Scenic Flight Over Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

By Renee Hahnel | May 21, 2018 | 7 Comments
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Imagine flying over one of your favorite mountain ranges in the world… I was recently lucky enough to get the chance to do just that, with a scenic flight over Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with Fly Jackson Hole. It was an unforgettable experience, to say the least. Do…

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America’s National Parks – Ranked Best to Worst

By Renee Hahnel | April 28, 2018 | 64 Comments
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Most articles ranking America’s National Parks are based on other people’s impressions and not necessarily from the experience of the author. That’s because it’s quite the feat traveling to all 59 National Parks, let alone in one consecutive trip, AND manage to document ones impressions along the way. That’s where…

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Winter California Road Trip – Redwoods and Yosemite

By Renee Hahnel | January 23, 2018 | 18 Comments

I recently took an epic winter road trip to two of California’s most beautiful parks – Redwoods and Yosemite. I hiked some of my favorite trails, took way to many photos and also put together a video of my adventures (see below!) I teamed up with Nature Valley on this trip, because…

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