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 …

This is how to visit Crater Lake National Park – the only national park in Oregon and the deepest lake in America! A collapsed volcano filled with the bluest water I’ve ever seen and nestled in the only national park in the state of Oregon, it’s a must to visit Crater Lake! Here you will …

Hiking Coronado National Memorial and getting lost taught me a serious lesson. Always have your hiking survival kit on you! Hiking Coronado National Memorial in Video: When I got quite lost hiking Coronado National Memorial on what was supposed to be an easy outing near the border between the United States and Mexico in Southwest …

This Utah and Arizona road trip is packed full of beauty. There is no need to hurry on this road trip, but I did do the whole thing in just one perfect day, zig-zagging across the borders of these two beautiful states. Come ride along with me from Zion National Park to Glen Canyon to …

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.  If you have time for only a quick stop at Zion, stay on I-15 north and head straight …

Walking from Tumacácori to Tubac on the Anza National Historic Trail in Arizona is a must-do when visiting the Tubac, Arizona! The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail traces the 1,200-mile historic route of Juan Bautista de Anza who left Mexico in 1775 and – along with 300 colonists – traveled all the way …