Top Trails: Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park

The Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park is one of the most challenging trails I’ve ever done. From my experience, such difficult trails also yield the greatest rewards. Precipice Trail is no exception. Read on to learn about my favorite trail in Maine as part of my Top Trails series. Trail …

Visiting Yellowstone in Winter

Have you ever been to Yellowstone National Park? If the answer is yes, your visit was probably filled with slow-moving tourists stopping in the middle of walking paths or roadways. Most people visit in the summer when temperatures are mild and there are more services available, which is completely understandable. …

A Potterhead’s Journey Through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Full disclosure: I’m obsessed with Harry Potter. I’m watching Prisoner of Azkaban while writing this. I went to a Harry Potter-themed trivia night recently and I’m still upset about coming in fourth place (I should have channeled my inner Hermione and studied before attending). This passion nearly caused a heart attack …

10 Essential Tips for Visiting Denali National Park

For many, planning a trip to Alaska can be a very daunting task. That’s understandable; it’s a large state that’s very difficult to get around. One of the most popular destinations is Denali National Park, a place I’ve had the pleasure of both visiting and living. It is the most …

Hello, World!

Welcome to Riley’s Roves, my new travel blog. For my first post, I wanted to introduce myself. I’m your stereotypical girl in her mid-twenties with a serious case of wanderlust. But how many of those do you know who work for and have a passion for U.S. National Parks? Or, …