Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is arguably the most beautiful National Park amongst Utah’s big five. That is of course a loaded statement as Zion and Arches National Parks often make the top of the list for the best parks in the world. Regardless of where it ranks, visiting Bryce Canyon should be a priority for…

Visiting Pinnacles National Park Guide

With nine national parks, California has more than any other state in the union. Yosemite was a state park before Yellowstone was deemed the world’s first National Park, so in a way Yosemite holds claim to a similar title. Here in a state with so much beauty, one national park almost seems forgotten—Pinnacles National Park….

White Sands National Park – Top 7 Must Do Things

Did you hear? What was formerly New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument has been upgraded to America’s 62nd National Park! President Trump signed it into law on the 21st of December 2019. It was passed inside of a defense spending bill, which is odd. For those of you not familiar with American politics, cramming un-related…

A New Orleans Mardi Gras Experience

A New Orleans Mardi Gras is perhaps the weirdest experience of my life. For those new to the blog, we are outdoorsy people. So, prior to us seriously contemplating going to Carnival, I had no idea what the event was even about. If you are like me you probably think Mardi Gras is all about…

Craters of the Moon Trails – The 6 Best Hikes

With a name like Craters of the Moon National Monument this Idaho location beckons travelers to explore the unique landscape. The best way to explore this volcanic landscape, born of several eruptions over thousands of years, is on the well laid out hiking trails across the park. The Craters of the Moon trails are mostly…

Slaughter Canyon Cave – The Good & The Bad

Slaughter Canyon Cave is located within the boundaries of Carlsbad Cavern National Park. Once a week on Friday morning a small group of adventurous park visitors venture into this dark world to discover the cave’s hidden secrets. The path through Slaughter Canyon Cave is a natural one. No manicured or paved trails here. This is…

Best Hikes in Arches National Park

Arches National Park is a gem and one of Utah’s big five National Parks. The nice thing is that unlike places like Rocky Mountain National Park and Yosemite that take years to thoroughly explore, most of Arches can be explored in a few days. If you have more time you can hop over to Canyonlands…