Life In the Big Green Jolly

Embrace local. Explore often.

Embrace local.  Explore often.

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Your guide to Mammoth Cave National Park

Formations in cave

Mammoth Cave National Park.  A park that offers above and below ground fun! Want to explore a huge cave where you can still bump your head?  Check. Want to add in some biking or hiking?  Check. Have a need to… Continue Reading…

Kartchner Caverns – a living cave in Arizona

View from Kartchner Caverns State Park

Visiting Tucson, Arizona?  Then add a stop at Kartchner Caverns State Park to your day-trip itinerary. Located about an hour’s drive southeast of Tucson, the Arizona state park is an easy add-on to a southeastern Arizona trip.  Family-friendly cave tours are… Continue Reading…

A hiker’s paradise – Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Mountain range with blue sky and puffy clouds above

A hiker’s paradise. A wilderness park. The park you have to want to go to. If any of those phrases make your ears perk up, then add Guadalupe Mountains National Park to your ‘must hike’ list.

White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument. We’ve all seen the pictures.  The perfect dune sunset – no footprints, no shadows.  Obviously a place made just for photographers or Instagrammers. But actually, White Sands National Monument is SO MUCH MORE.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

View along trail in Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon. The supposed “Grand Canyon of Texas”.  I thought that was just Texas exaggeration. Everything is bigger in Texas, don’t ya know? I was wrong. The Texans weren’t embellishing size this time.

Ohiopyle State Park

Youghiogheny River with hills in background

Ohiopyle State Park, a 20,000+ acre Pennsylvania state park, is a playground for hikers, cyclists, and whitewater fans.