Nicole Goodman

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Discover Utah's Kodachrome Basin State Park

Utah is known for its Mighty 5 National Parks, but full campgrounds and busy trails make it difficult to explore the parks during peak season. Thankfully,

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Discover the Magic of Moab in Winter

Moab - and its surrounding parks and protected lands - is magical anytime of year, but plan a trip in winter to enjoy this enchanting destination without the crowds. Two- and four-le

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Weekend Getaway to Kanab, Utah

With a long weekend stretching ahead of us, my family escaped an early snowstorm and headed south from Salt Lake City to play amongst Utah's endless red rocks and canyons. Needing

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5 Family & Dog-Friendly Trails in Utah's Millcreek Canyon

It's no secret that locals and visitors love Salt Lake City's proximity to the Wasatch Mountains. From downtown to downhill, terminal to trailhead, it takes an hour or less to access one amazing adventure after another.


10 Tips for Summiting Your First Fourteener

Our family's fall trip to Colorado has become an annual pilgrimage. Each year, we map a new route to explore the best


3 Family-Friendly Waterfall Hikes in Western North Carolina

Earlier this year, my family explored Northeast Tennessee's spectacular waterfalls. Just over the state lin


Summer Road Trip: Discover Michigan's Rustic Campgrounds

With COVID-19 dictating our plans, my family embarked on a summer road trip to Northern Michigan. The Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula checked every must-have on our list: reasonable driving distance from

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Ultimate Guide to Family-Friendly Waterfall Hikes in Northeast Tennessee

In the spring of 2016, I wrote about slowing down and appreciating the journey. In the blink of an eye, it's four years later, and we've been collectivel

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Fall Road Trip: Family-Friendly Loop through Colorado

During our daughters' fall break in early October, we headed to Colorado for a 7-night road trip. Beautiful weather, late-changing Aspens, and endless activities made for an unforgettable getaway. Colorado Springs After picking up our rental car in De


Adventurer's Guide to Three Breathtaking Beaches in Western Crete

Crete, Greece's largest island, has something for everyone. Hikers can choose from exposed mountain tops still snowcapped in June; deep gorges terminating on isolated beaches; and everything in between. Urban adventurers can explore bustling port cities and