Day Trip Travel Guild – Egmont Key Florida

When people ask for suggestions of places to explore, I like to suggest destinations with a little bit of something for everyone. Egmont Key has the perfect mixture of relaxation on the beach and old-world history. Unlike Florida’s most famous key, Key West, Egmont Key is mostly a nature preserve and does not have any […]

A Complete Guide To Florida’s Fort De Soto Park

Fort De Soto Park has quickly become my go-to place to relax amongst the many white-sand beaches in Florida. If touristy beaches crowded with hotels and restaurants are not your idea of relaxation, consider parking your beach chair at Fort De Soto Park.  Location & Fees 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, FL 33715 Getting […]

Keep Cool & Look Cool While Camping This Summer

Summer in Florida can be brutal, but that does stop millions of people from visiting the Sunshine state every year. Recently, I decided to enjoy the beautiful Florida landscape by going on a camping trip to historic Fort Desoto Park. While the highs for the day reached the upper eighties, I kept cool and looked […]

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – May 2021

Welcome to Rose and Thorns. A monthly round-up of the highs and lows, good and the bad, and all things in-between. Thorn: Scout I have been dreading this post all month long. After the last few months of struggling with health issues, Scout sadly passed away this month. He was my companion for thirteen years, […]

Kingman Airport Graveyard

Airplane Graveyard At Kingman Airport

At first, stopping by a graveyard may not seem like a roadside attraction worth making the time. But what if it was an airplane graveyard? If you find yourself driving West on I-40 after a full day at the Grand Canyon, I highly suggest making a quick stop to see the “collection” of retired and […]

Hiking In Grand Canyon National Park – South Kaibab Trail

Hiking the Grand Canyon is a bucket list item I was not willing to pass up along our road trip. Being one of seven natural wonders of the world, we planned the entire road trip around making sure we could spend the day hiking and taking in the sights. We allotted a little over six […]

Must-See Stops At The Petrified Forest National Park

Visiting the Petrified Forest National Park almost didn’t happen for us on this trip. It was a miscalculation on my part. I thought we could squeeze in two longer stops in one day; the Petroglyph National Monument and Petrified Forest National Park. I didn’t account for traffic, travel between visits, and time changes. Planning this […]


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