Author Archives: Marissa

10 Things to Know Before Visiting Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park is one of the most famous national parks in the United States. Each year, millions of people come here to explore its vast area and spot the dozens of wildlife that roam around there. When planning your vacation, it may get slightly overwhelming trying to figure out how much time you should […]

22 Cheap and Free Things to Do in Tacoma

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When people visit the Seattle area, many of them head straight to downtown Seattle to check out the attractions. While it’s fun to explore the Space Needle and other popular tourist draws, Tacoma is a city that’s underrated in my opinion. Only about 30 miles south of Seattle, there are plenty of cheap and free […]

The Best Things to Do in Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Willamette Valley is known as the place to go wine tasting in Oregon. They particularly specialize in Pinot Noir, and it’s always fun to get away for a weekend in this area. However, there are many more things to do in Willamette Valley besides just wine tasting. From where to eat to what to do, […]

Why You Should Cruise Alaska in the Spring

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While many people may think the best time to go to Alaska is in the summer, this isn’t the only time to visit. Cruising Alaska in the spring has many advantages over other times of the year. Personally, I think the best time of year to go to Alaska is in the spring. This season […]

15 Amazing Lake Tahoe Hikes to Explore

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Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite places to visit in the United States no matter what time of year it is. In the winter the lake turns into a ski resort town with plenty of skiing, snowboarding, and other snow sports to do. When the snow melts, you get to explore the mountains by […]