Mini Vacay: South Dakota’s Badlands National Park

The long, straight stretch of road through South Dakota is peppered with little treasures that grant the weary driver respite from the dotted center line. Among them are Badlands National Park, which offers a seemingly impossible rugged horizon. Perhaps its beauty is magnified by the fact that travelers enjoy relative nothingness in either direction on their way to the Badlands. Regardless, the 244,000 acres of the Badlands provide a beautiful pause on your way to wherever you are going….or a stunning destination onto itself.

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Charish Badzinski is an explorer, food-lover and award-winning travel and food writer. When she isn’t working to build her blog: Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World, she applies her worldview to her small business, providing strategic communications, media relations and writing support to individuals and organizations.

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