Mad Cool Festival

Madrid’s love affair with the late-night: You know you’ve been to the Mad Cool Festival when you wake up at 2:00 in the afternoon covered in glitter and sparkles. In fairness, this particular festival in Madrid doesn’t even start until 6:00 in the evening at the earliest and doesn’t wrap up until close to …

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona is a must-stop on any road trip: 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 …

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 …

Shhh…it’s a secret! The Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park is quiet. Seriously quiet. The experience here is far different from the shuttle buses at the main visitor center of Zion 40 miles to the south. 

Wat Arun, Temple of Dawn

I spent 45 days traveling solo in Thailand. From getting lost in Bangkok to rafting through a bat-filled cave to meditating with monks in Chiang Dao, I learned the hard way so that you don’t have to! Here are the top 10 things I learned:

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