Exploring Panama Rocks

Have you ever gone to a place and then wondered what took you so long to visit there. That recently happened to me. What made it worse was that the place really isn’t that far from home. Panama Rocks is the impressive and surprising place I’m talking about. It’s located in the tiny village of... Continue Reading →

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Hiking Tip #5: Bring more than you think you’ll need

Hiking Tip #5: Bring more than you think you’ll need   I am no expert on hiking. Do hiking experts even exist?  Maybe you could call guides and search and rescue workers expert hikers.  Anyway, like I said, I’m no expert.  I have run out of water, gotten lost on the trail more than once,... Continue Reading →

My Guide to Zion National Park

The Stats Established: 1919 Location:  Southwest Utah, about two and a half hours from Las Vegas. Visitation:  4.3 million in 2018 (making it the fourth most visited National Park) Size:  146,597 acres   Brief Description Zion National Park is a red rock wonderland. There are numerous stone monoliths, mesas, soaring cliffs and towers.  The Virgin... Continue Reading →

Everyone should go on a road trip

I’ve written a lot about my past road trips out west. I’ve said before how much those National Park adventures have shaped me and helped turn me into the person I am today.  Much of that revolved around my time in the parks, but the time on the road and driving from park to park... Continue Reading →

20 Tips for new cruisers

I recently went on my sixth cruise. I feel like that’s enough cruises to be considered a fairly experienced cruiser.  However, I am certainly no expert.  For example, my wife has been on at least ten more cruises than me (so, it should be no surprise she got me into cruising).  Here I will have... Continue Reading →

Glacier National Park in One Day

I decided to write a few blog posts about how to enjoy several different National Parks if you only have one day there. I hope you find my suggestions for Glacier National Park helpful. I have been to Glacier three times so far, but I hope to return to that incredible landscape in northwest Montana... Continue Reading →

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