Hike in Joshua Tree National Park? Yes, please! A hike is an absolute must when visiting this natural wonderland where two deserts meet. The park is a transition zone where the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert overlap, creating an area rich in biodiversity, beauty…and hiking trails! Many of the hikes at Joshua Tree are …

This beautiful Cabrillo National Monument hike along the Bayside Trail is a quick and easy, two-mile down and back with panoramic views of the ocean and the bay. You will see sailboats and naval ships passing beneath you as you walk out to the end of Point Loma. Cabrillo National Monument is San Diego’s only …

These 20 must-stop locations on an Oregon Coast road trip will take you from the port town of Astoria on the Oregon north coast to the mountainous sand of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the Oregon central coast. This would be a 200-mile road trip if you drove from Astoria straight to the …

From petroglyphs to petrified poop, this one-day itinerary in Tucson and the Sonoran Desert is entirely outdoors. My kind of day! Also, it is a socially distanced kind of day. This day involves a walk along the easy Desert Loop Trail of the Tucson Desert Museum that is dotted with fossils and caves, and an …

With the pandemic limiting our ability to travel, my friend Lizz and I rented a Sprinter van for a month to see if we could do the van life thing. Would van life be for us? Well…let’s find out! Here’s what we learned in our first two weeks of living in a van: 1. Vans …

Thinking of visiting Cape Perpetua? You won’t regret it! Where else can you find an old-growth forest suspended above the highest car-accessible viewpoint on the Oregon Coast? Just outside of Yachats on Oregon’s central coast and tucked into the Siuslaw National Forest, the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area promises ridiculous views, coastal trails, spouting rock formations, …