ITINERARIES

Picking the vacation destination is the easy part. Planning your time there can be a bit more challenging. With these travel itineraries, consider your planning done!

The Ozarks

Top of the Rock Golf Course - Ridgedale, Missouri

If you haven’t made a trip to The Ozarks yet, you are missing out. It’s a beautiful area of the country, and my tips on where to go, and where to stay (hint: Big Cedar Lodge) will surely entice you to visit too.


The Black Hills and Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore - Black Hills

Highlights of this trip include Custer State Park, Bear Country, Wildlife Loop, Wind Cave, Needles Highway, and Sylvan Lake. 


Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston city street corner

This itinerary includes four perfectly planned days to see sights like: Fort Sumter, Boone Hall, Patriots Point, Rainbow Row, Charleston City Market, The Battery, historic home tours, and more.


Hilton Head Island

Women riding bike on beach

Thanks to its beautiful scenery, laid-back vibe and generally gorgeous weather, Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is a wonderful place to visit. Here are 5 of the best things to do for an unforgettable vacation.


Florida’s Gulf Coast

Colorful umbrella on Florida beach

After a number of trips to Florida on the Gulf of Mexico side, I put together a top 10 list of things to do. I’ll cover places like Myakka River State Park, boating/kayaking/paddle boarding in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Boca Grande, Siesta Key, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and more.


Mackinac Island and the U.P. of Michigan

Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan sunset

This trip itinerary includes a Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck tour, Pictured Rocks National Shoreline, Grand Sable Sand Dunes, Au Sable Lighthouse, and Sand Point Beach.


Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons

Yellowstone National Park geyser

Old Faithful, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Boiling River, Upper Geyser Basin, and Jenny Lake are just some of what’s included on this trip.


Banff

Lake Louise Banff - Alberta, Canada

Highlights of this trip are Lake Louise, Tea House hikes, Johnston Canyon, Glacier Skywalk, and the Columbia Icefield.


Glacier National Park

Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park

This itinerary has details about things like Going-to-the-Sun Road, Logan Pass hikes, the St. Mary Boat Tour, and Avalanche Lake.


North Shore of Minnesota

Waterfall in North Shore

Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior is a gorgeous area for anyone who loves the outdoors. I share some must-see stops for great exploring from Duluth to the Canadian border. 


Zion National Park & Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon South Rim

Hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park was an unforgettable experience that I’ll share all about in this post. Plus, I’ll point you to tips for visiting the Grand Canyon, and several other nearby must-visit sites like Horseshoe Bend, Petrified Forest National Park, Walnut Canyon and Hoover Dam. 


Turks & Caicos

Beach in Turks and Caicos

If sand that feels like powdered sugar, and bright aqua water sounds like heaven to you, Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos is where you’ll want to go. It’s no wonder it has been voted #1 beach in the world time and time again.


New York City

New York City view from airplane

I’ve created a plan that packs it in from morning and until night so you can see a ton of sights while in the “Big Apple”!


Voyageurs National Park

Shoreline with houseboat in Voyageurs

How about a houseboat vacation? Ever done that? Well, you’re going to want to book one after reading about this trip!


Snowmobiling in West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone Snowmobiling Trail

A trip to Yellowstone National Park in the summer is one experience, but snowmobiling through and near it in the winter is definitely another! A local outfitter will get you everything you need. So owning a snowmobiling is not required for this one-of-a-kind adventure to what some call the “Snowmobiling Capital of the World.” 


The Great Smoky Mountains

View of Smoky Mountains

A one-week guide to the best sites in America’s most visited national park, including tips on where to go in nearby Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and where you can tour a full-size Noah’s Ark.


Laura Ingalls Wilder sites

Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead in DeSmet, South Dakota

I read the Laura Ingalls Wilder book series to my kids and then promised them a road trip to DeSmet, SD and Walnut Grove, MN to see where Laura and her family lived. If you were a fan of the book series or the “Little House on the Prairie” TV show, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this little weekend adventure to see the sites!


Las Vegas

Las Vegas Nevada Famous Sign

If you’re in Las Vegas for just a short time, you’ll want to check out my Top 5 Tips that will help you with some ideas of where to go and what to do.


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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley

Highlights of this travel plan include: Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Tunnel View, El Capitan, and hiking to Vernal Falls.


San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge

If you’re looking for a weekend itinerary for San Francisco, this plan will have all the must-see sights for your visit.


Sequoia National Park

General Sherman tree

The size of the trees in this national park are just too massive to even imagine until you’re standing next to them. This itinerary will help you plan your trip in no time.


Big Sur

Bixby Bridge in Big Sur

Big Sur is one of California’s most enchanting drives. This one-day itinerary will lay out 9 key places to stop along 35 miles of this rugged stretch of coastline.


Death Valley

Death Valley

Learn where to go in this eastern California national park, known as one of the hottest places on Earth. (Hint: Avoid visiting in the Summer!)

Hollywood / L.A.

Following this 4-day plan, you can see sights throughout Los Angeles including: Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, The Getty, Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign, and more.

Hollywood sign

Disney World

Mickey & Minnie Mouse in balloon - Disney World

7 days and 5 parks. This itinerary will show you how to fit it all in at the “Happiest Place on Earth.”


Caribbean Cruise

Caribbean Cruise Ship - Oasis of the Seas

This travel plan will show you what a 7-day cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas looks like. It’s spectacular!


Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Mill view at golf course

Calling all golfers! Pack your clubs and set up some tee times for 1, or 2, or all 11 sites along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail across the state of Alabama. I can’t remember what my golf scores were, but I sure remember how magical this trip was.  


Chicago

View of downtown Chicago

My long weekend travel itinerary is simple and covers the main attractions, but promises not to disappoint for those who have never been to the Windy City.


New Orleans

Bourban Street in New Orleans

The Mardi Gras experience is now checked off my bucket list! I’ll share some tips for a fun-filled weekend so you can do the same.

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