South Kaibab Trail at Ooh Aah Point

If hiking the Grand Canyon is on your bucket list but you only have a short amount of time, the South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point is for you! One of the most iconic day hikes of the Grand Canyon, the South Kaibab Trail has plenty of convenient turnaround points. If you have half …

Antelope Canyon

From Zion National Park to Glen Canyon to Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and the Grand Canyon with – if you can believe it – stops in between, this is an ambitious addition to my “perfect day” series. But it was all possible in a day – a perfect day. This day all started with …

Horseshoe Bend

A Giant Dam, Horseshoe Bend & More in Page, Arizona: With 1.25 million acres bordering the Grand Canyon and Navajo Nation, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a huge part of the southeastern Utah and northern Arizona landscape.

Pipe Spring National Monument

A Hike Above a Historic Fort and Through a Real Desert Oasis on the Kaibab Indian Reservation in Arizona: Life wasn’t easy for the early desert dwellers who called this area home. It was nearly uninhabitable save for the areas surrounding natural oases like Pipe Spring where water is forced to the surface after …

Snow Canyon State Park in Utah

When my friends Angi and Cody invited me to their hometown of St. George, Utah and the nearby Snow Canyon State Park, I jumped at a chance to go hiking with two people who truly appreciate the outdoors. On our way to the park though, we made a sudden stop. Why? There was a …

Woman gazes out at snow canyon state park

Part of a Western States Road Trip: I met Angi and Cody on a tour of the awe-inspiring hills of the Scottish Highlands. Somewhere between searching for Nessie, walking across the memories of Culloden Field where the Highlanders were massacred to end the Jacobite Uprising of 1745, and snapping pictures in front of the …