10 Reasons to Visit Custer State Park in South Dakota

The sky looks like a blue blank canvas just waiting for an artist’s brush to swipe the first stroke. Not one cloud hung above our heads as we left Stockade Lake Campground to start our day. We are only 4 days into our … Continued

Top 6 Things to Do in Badlands National Park

Unique and surreal are the two words that pop into my mind when thinking about Badlands National Park. The South Dakota desolate terrain and unusual formations are an enigma of sorts. I had never seen anything like it. Exploring and hiking through … Continued

Summer Road Trip, Day 17: Expense Breakdown

What does it cost to take a summer road trip like we are doing? Read further to find out what we’ve spent the first two weeks in the Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park. We have separated our costs by … Continued

Bighorn National Forest En Route to Yellowstone

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 9 & 10 We had our first blunder of the road trip! We were supposed to be leaving South Dakota today and had no idea! Day 9 – Leaving Custer State Park We hit snooze today … Continued

Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAY 8 Today, we drove up the spectacular Spearfish Canyon National Scenic Byway, hiked to a local swimming spot called Devil’s Tub and stopped in the highly revered Crow Peak Brewery.   Spearfish Canyon National Scenic Byway The 19 … Continued

Jewel Cave, Mount Rushmore and a Rodeo

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAY 7 A Cave, A Mountain Carving and Cowboys We had the ultimate South Dakota day! We explored an enormous cave, gaped at the amazement of Mount Rushmore and admired the traditions of the cowboy. The Dazzling … Continued

Crazy Horse Memorial: Be Part of History in the Making

The Crazy Horse Memorial is as much about the history and preservation of the American Indian culture and heritage as it is about the endurance and dream of the sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski. Storyteller in Stone Korczak’s extraordinary story started in … Continued