The Davis Mountains in West Texas

Far west Texas isn't just open desert like Hollywood movies would have you believe. The Davis Mountains rise up above the open plain and exposing interesting rock formations along the canyon walls. Explore Davis Mountains State Park's miles of trails, camping, and informational Ranger programming. Trails range from easy stroll to challenging, offering something for … Continue reading The Davis Mountains in West Texas

Top Photo Ops in Marfa, Texas

A tiny blip on the radar, Marfa is a far West Texas town turned cultural art mecca. Getting there won't be easy though -- the nearest airports are located in El Paso and Midland and are both about 3 hours away -- but we promise the extra effort will be worth it! In this tiny … Continue reading Top Photo Ops in Marfa, Texas

How to Spend 3 Days in New Orleans

New Orleans: where history and culture come together to create a vibrant, dynamic city. Follow your NOLA, and let adventure find you! We promise fun discoveries are waiting around practically every corner. Day 1 French Quarter & Bourbon Street Roam the French Quarter by day, and you'll be rewarded with exciting sights. Talented street musicians serenade passersby, … Continue reading How to Spend 3 Days in New Orleans

Top 5 Reasons to Ski Taos

Quick Facts Located in Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico Elevation: 9,206 ft - 12,481 ft Some of the best terrain in North America   1) Amazing terrain. With 300+ inches of annual snowfall and 1,294 acres of skiable terrain, the Taos Ski Valley slopes offer over 100 runs. Skiers enjoy light, dry powder, … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to Ski Taos

Vacation Vagabonds Guide: NYC in 48 Hours

New York City - A dazzling skyline, compact boroughs, streets packed with interesting shops, and unique people. In all its multifaceted angles, there are a thousand ways to "do" a trip to NYC. We decided to tackle the City in 48 hours and experience as much of it as we could in one short weekend. And … Continue reading Vacation Vagabonds Guide: NYC in 48 Hours

ACL Fest Essentials

3 days, 8 stages, 100+ bands. Now in its 15th year, Austin City Limits Festival (ACL Fest) continues to draw big crowds and a good mix of big and up-and-coming names. Whether this is your first or fifth ACL Fest, here's your guide to navigate the huge Austin festival with ease and grace.  Trust us, we're locals! Follow … Continue reading ACL Fest Essentials

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Yellowstone

We've visited Yellowstone dozens of times and have spent enough time in this park to consider ourselves professional Yellowstone tourists. We've compiled a list of the top reasons why you should plan your trip to Yellowstone! Only place in the world where can you see so many thermal features Yellowstone contains half the world's geothermal features and over 300 … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Yellowstone

Top 5 Spots for Foodies in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Vacation Vagabonds loves food and wine just as much as we love hiking and adventure! We've uncovered the top five date night spots in Jackson Hole for the foodie inclined. Most unique cuisine: Bin 22 We promise you won't be disappointed at Bin 22, a wine bar and tapas restaurant located off the Town Square. The restaurant has … Continue reading Top 5 Spots for Foodies in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Hiking Bradley-Taggart Lake Loop

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 585 ft Difficulty: moderate The Bradley-Taggart Lake loop is a phenomenal moderate half-day hike with stunning views of the Tetons throughout. The loop visits two of the six glacially-formed lakes that lie at the base of the Teton Range. We started from Taggart Lake Trailhead that took us along a … Continue reading Hiking Bradley-Taggart Lake Loop

Top Things to Do in Jackson Hole

By: Stephanie Keinz Jackson Hole is a western town nestled in between the Teton Mountain Range and Gros Ventre Range. I've spent summers in Jackson for as long as I can remember, and always find fun new things each year. Here are some of my favorite classic Jackson Hole must-do's in town. Window shop on … Continue reading Top Things to Do in Jackson Hole