Getting muddy in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng

Phong Nha National Park was my favorite part of the trip. There were multiple firsts: first time in a gigantic cave, first time in a cave without any light, first time frolicking around in mud in a cave (or anywhere), and first time ziplining in such a beautiful location.

Weekend Wonders: Mount Rainier National Park

My dad and his girlfriend, Pat and Katie, visited us over the weekend. My dad had the brilliant idea to stay at Paradise Inn in Mount Rainier National Park in order to spend time together and explore the area. Despite the rainy weather, we were able to hike to some beautiful waterfalls and even play…