Woman at Crater Lake

If visiting Crater Lake National Park and the deepest lake in America isn’t on your bucket list, put it there now! A collapsed volcano filled with the bluest water I’ve ever seen and nestled in the only National Park in the state of Oregon, a visit to Crater Lake means seeing the cleanest and …

south kaibab trail in the Grand Canyon

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 on a Road Trip from Utah to Arizona

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 is all possible in a day – a perfect day – to accomplish this amazing …

The rewarding view for visiting Antelope Canyon

It’s one of the natural stars of Instagram. Antelope Canyon was a must-stop for me on a road trip through southern Utah and northern Arizona where the upper and lower canyons are a kaleidoscope of color thanks to the natural light that shines down into the canyons, following the twisting and turning path carved …

Visiting Horseshoe Bend

Visiting Horseshoe Bend means entering the 1.25-million-acre Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a beautiful piece of the world bordering the Grand Canyon and Navajo Nation in the southeastern United States. I visited Horseshoe Bend and the Glen Canyon Dam in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area as part of an epic road trip along …

Pipe Spring National Monument in Arizona

I would have missed the Pipe Spring National Monument if not for my National Parks Passport and a need to fill it with as many stamps as possible. Luckily for me, a quick scan of national sites within reach of a scheduled road trip on the Utah-Arizona border led me straight to this historic …