Hiking the Caprock Coulee Loop

Normally, I wouldn’t write an entire article about a single hike in a national park, much less a popular 4-mile loop like the Caprock Coulee Loop, but our experience on … Read more

Visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park

When we said we were visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park this summer, most folks said, “Where?” True, it is not the most popular or well-known park and the North Dakota … Read more

Day Hiking in the Black Hills

The Black Hills are one of the most overlooked destinations we have ever been to. Most visitors come here just to see Mount Rushmore, ignoring the amazing views to be … Read more

Scenic Drives in the Black Hills

The scenic drives in the Black Hills are one of the main reasons why anyone who visits needs to spend longer than just a day.  The funny thing about the … Read more

Renting ATV and in the Black Hills

Renting an ATV in the Black Hills

As you drive through the Black Hills of South Dakota, one thing you can’t help but notice is the abundance of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). While I’m sure that many locals … Read more

Wind Cave National Park

Exploring Wind Cave National Park

We list Wind Cave National Park as one of our five hidden gems of the National Park Service for a reason. Despite being a national park, most folks have never … Read more

A Day at Jewel Cave National Monument

Jewel Cave National Monument is an often-overlooked attraction in the Black Hills and is often compared with nearby Wind Cave National Park. The site itself is smaller and is a … Read more

Great Hikes in Custer State Park

Custer State Park is most known for its amazing wildlife (home to the second-largest public bison herd) and its stunning scenery (the Needles Highway). But it is also the perfect … Read more