~Carmen Toledo is an ancient Spanish city that is located southeast of Madrid.  You can easily get to Toledo from Madrid by train in less than an hour, making it an easy day trip from the nation’s capital city!  Toledo is known for its medieval architecture with Arab, Jewish, Christian, and Ancient Roman influences.  Known......
~Carmen When planning a trip to Spain, Madrid makes for an ideal base city.  As the capital of Spain, there is an abundance of museums, shopping, and historic attractions.  With frequent cheap, direct flights from the United States, Madrid is an easy destination in which to start and end any trip to Spain.  We planned......
~Carmen When planning a trip to Spain, what to eat and drink should be included in your itinerary! Throughout its varied history, the Iberian Peninsula had adopted and adapted different cultural aspects from the civilizations that conquered it.  The Romans brought mushroom-inspired cuisine.  When the Greeks and Phoenicians colonized the area, grapes (wine) and olives......
~Carmen Oak Mountain State Park is Alabama’s largest state park with almost 10,000 acres of land and 230 acres of water.  The park is located just 20 minutes southeast of Birmingham making it an ideal and convenient location.  With its abundance of hiking, mountain bike trails, variety of water activities, golfing, cabins and camping lodging......
~ Carmen Reelfoot Lake State Park is a 15,000 acre lake that is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee.  Known as a fisherman’s paradise, Reelfoot Lake State Park is also a great place to go camping.  The park offers camping year-around in its 2 campgrounds. Originally created by a series of earthquakes between 1811......
~Lauren I recently moved to Arkansas for work, and since my move, I have made it my mission to hike as much as possible.  Recently, I was passing through Russellville, Arkansas when I decided to take a small detour to hike the Rim Trail on Mount Nebo. Unlike Pinnacle Mountain, Mount Nebo does not have......
~Carmen 2018 was spent mainly in the US with more camping and mountain biking trips.  Joe and I spent 2 weeks abroad, traveling with my brother and sister-in-law across northern Italy.  We didn’t get as many blogs posts written (goal for 2019), but I worked on improving my videography and photography skills, while Joe kept......
2018 brought us a host of new and exciting adventures both at home and abroad!  We had one daughter finish her bachelor’s degree and another daughter finish graduate school.  Say hello to “adult” jobs!  We were able to spend 2 weeks in Italy, along with traveling to Nevada, Texas, Arkansas, and Florida.  Our little camper......
2018 marked the 3rd year of our “Pack Your Baguios” travel blog and 7th year of us being married.  You would think that after numerous road trips, camping expeditions, and overseas travel, we’d have the whole travel thing down so smoothly that every adventure would be one long “Instagram-perfect” memory after another.  Well, our Instagram......
~Carmen Woolly Hollow is a small, quiet state park in north central Arkansas.  Located just an hour north of Little Rock, it is a convenient weekend destination.  We spent a week at Woolly Hollow this past summer and have already made plans to return.  See why we think Woolly Hollow is a great place to......
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