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Snow Covered Views On The Watchman Trail In Zion National Park (+ The Archaeology Trail)

Next up in my Zion posts from our January trip is the Watchman Trail. I had been to or through Zion no less than a dozen times before this trip and I had never heard of the Watchman Trail. I don't know how, but I hadn't. I am so glad I did find out about…

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Lower Pine Creek Waterfall Hike: Zion National Park’s Hidden Waterfall

I'm finally making my way through my Zion trip posts, the last posts from my time out west. It's sad but exciting and I'll have plenty of lists coming still but only a few more hikes out there. I think we did the Sand Bench Trail before this one and had a little time before…

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19 Awesome Things To Do In Death Valley That Aren’t Hiking

Death Valley is amazing and huge and overwhelming. There is so much to see and do there, it can be hard to know where to start. Well, that's what I'm here for, at least if you're looking for things to do in Death Valley besides hiking. Some of these things are just quick stops on…

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Sand Bench Trail: Zion National Parks Most Underrated Trail

My goal on our January 2022 Zion trip was to do as many hikes as possible that I hadn't done yet. And we did it! Mostly. I think we actually did do all of the hikes in the main canyon and near the visitor center but we were only able to do one on the…

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One Day On Sanibel: Things To Do For Beach And Book Lovers

Sanibel Island is just off the coast of Florida near Fort Myers and it is one of the best places for shelling, not just in the US, but in the world. Yup. The whole world. When we went to Fort Myers in 2021, we went to Sanibel for a few hours two different mornings to…

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Nature-Lovers South Florida Road Trip: Where To Go And What To Do

I like to think I've seen a lot of Florida but at the same time, I know there is so much I haven't gotten to do yet. Strangely, I would say the majority of what I have seen and done here though is in South Florida which brings me to todays post. This is all…

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25 Awesome Stops On A Florida To Utah Road Trip For Nature Lovers

Like Wisconsin to Utah, we have driven from Florida to Utah and vice versa I don't even know how many times at this point. Almost every time we did the drive, in either direction, we would try to make it into a road trip and see some things. So today is all about the great…

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Top Tips For Visiting Canyonlands National Park In Winter

Visiting national parks in the off season is my favorite. I love visiting them when they're in their prime, too, but there's just something about visiting them in the winter, and Canyonlands is no different. I've visited Canyonlands National Park in the winter twice now, once in December and once in February. Both were wonderful…

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Scenic Byway 12: One Of The Best Scenic Drives In The USA

Driving Scenic Byway 12, sometimes called Scenic Highway 12, is a must-do on any Utah road trip. This is not only one of the best scenic drives in Utah but one of the best scenic drives in all of the USA. I really can't believe I haven't written a post about this drive yet. I…

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Frogs And Fall On The Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway In Tucson, Arizona

Ive been to Tucson twice now but both times the main priority was visiting Saguaro National Park. But the second time, this time with my parents, I wanted to try and do something else, too. That "something else" ended up being driving the Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway! I didn't know anything about it (shocker) and…

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All About Visiting Arches National Park In Winter

I love visiting Arches National Park in winter. It's my favorite time to visit and I actually avoid going both Zion and Arches in summer for a lot of reasons (it's so busy, so expensive, and so hot.) There aren't really specific things to do in Arches in winter that's different than summer, hiking is…

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Four Awesome Ways To Spend One Day In Arches National Park

After Zion, Arches is the most popular national park in Utah. It's not the second most visited, that's Bryce Canyon, but I think it's the one that people most want to visit after Zion. I feel like Bryce gets more visitors than Arches because of it's convenient proximity to Zion. But I still think Arches…

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Two-For-One-Trail In Arches National Park: Sand Dune Arch And Broken Arch

One of the most popular arches in Arches National Park is just a short walk from one of the best less-known arches: Broken Arch. I don't think its like, a hidden gem arch or a best kept secret in Arches but I don't hear much about it. I've been to Sand Dune Arch two or…

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Which Is The Better National Park In Utah: Zion Vs Arches National Park

This is the age old question, what is the better national park in Utah between Arches and Zion? I almost said I know my answer, but thinking about it, I'm not so sure anymore! Whether you're visiting on a Utah road trip, as a weekend getaway, or for a whole week, this post will help…