My Guide to Arches National Park

The Stats Established: 1929 (initially as a National Monument, then became a National Park in 1971) Location: Eastern Utah, about 230 miles southeast of Salt Lake City Visitation: 1,663,557 in 2018 Size: 76,679 acres   Brief Description  Arches National Park is literally home to thousands of sandstone arches.  This is a park that just about... Continue Reading →

The Many Benefits of Hiking

Hiking is the ultimate outdoor recreation activity. I know, I know, of course I love to hike, I blog about hiking and travel and wrote a book about hiking in the National Parks. Hear me out, though, I’ll back up my claim. There are a few reasons why I think hiking is so great. First... Continue Reading →

My dream vacation is booked!

Like most people that love to travel I have a Travel Bucket List. I’ve traveled to a lot of incredible places so far (and written about many of those adventures). I’ve visited Rome and the French Riviera, 23 different National Parks, the Bahamas, Disney World, and several Caribbean islands. I’ve been to a lot of... Continue Reading →

Floating into the sky

For as long as I’ve known her, my wife has wanted to fly in a hot air balloon. We mostly have places we want to visit on our Bucket Lists, but this was something different she always wanted to do. Last year, in 2018, I told her that we would go on a hot air... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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