Bartlett Pictographs: Out Of This World Rock Art In Moab, Utah

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. As you know, the theme of my last trip to Moab was rock art and the Bartlett Rock Art was one I was very excited about.  These pictographs are Barrier Style, a style…

Moonflower Petroglyphs + Birthing Rock Petroglyphs: Must-See Rock Art In Moab, Utah

At the end of this season, we spent a few days in Moab with my parents and the theme of this trip was rock art.  While the Moonflower Canyon and Birthing Rock Petroglyphs weren't the very top of my list, they had some tough pictograph competition, I was very excited for the Birthing Rock. These…

Ranger Talk: Dara

Ranger Talk: A National Park Ranger Interview With Dara Green

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Welcome back to another Ranger Talk!  This week we're talking to Dara, an interpretive ranger in Virginia.  Just keep in mind, the views expressed here are her own and are not reflective of…

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What To Pack For Ecuador And The Galapagos Islands In January

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. While it has been a while since I went to Ecuador, I found my old packing list and decided to put it up here.  Every time I cleaned my room while I was…

Experience The Shining And Take A Stanley Hotel Ghost Tour Next Time You’re In Estes Park, Colorado

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. For Halloween I decided to share a post all about my spooky Stanley Hotel Ghost Tour.  I mean, what better time for this?  The first time I visited Estes Park we stopped in…

Easy Access Rock Art: Upper Sand Island Petroglyphs In Bluff, Utah

This year when my parents came to visit, we kind of kept up the theme of visiting ruins and rock art.  Last year we saw Butler Wash and House on Fire, this year we visited the Upper Sand Island Petroglyphs in Bluff before seeing tons more in Moab.  This is about a mile section (just…

Visit Edge of the Cedars State Park in Blanding, Utah On Your Four Corners Road Trip

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Edge of the Cedars State Park is kind of like the Anasazi State Park Museum in Boulder, but bigger.  I remember every time we drove past the sign for it I just thought well,…

Ranger Talk: Dani

Ranger Talk: A Park Ranger Interview With Dani In Texas

I recently decided it would be fun to start a series of National Park Ranger Interviews and, well, welcome to the first one!  I figured instead of just sharing experiences from National Park Service, I would share all kinds of ranger stories.  While Dani doesn't work for NPS, she is a ranger for Texas Parks…

La Chua Trail And Sweetwater Wetlands: The Perfect Afternoon Hiking In Gainesville, Florida

**La Chua Trail is currently closed after the boardwalk due to high water levels** There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. The more time I spend in Gainesville, the more I want to get out and see the area.  One…

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Anasazi State Park Museum: A Trip Back In Time In Boulder, Utah

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. After driving past the Anasazi State Park Museum in Boulder, Utah probably 5+ times a summer, last year I finally decided it was time to visit.  I had recently read Finders Keepers and…

My Outdoorsy Alaska + Hawaii + California Bucket List

This winter instead of making a yearly state to-do list, I decided to just make a bigger state bucket list.  Then I decided to turn this into a little series.  I wanted to do specific states that I spend a lot of time in, want to spend a lot of time in, or am close…

Cohab Canyon Trail: Capitol Reef’s Best View

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I feel like every time I do a new hike at Capitol Reef, it's my favorite and things were no different on my first visit of the year.  Our plan was to drive…

33 Spooky Books To Read In October To Get Ready For Halloween

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I love Halloween and all things scary.  Like, I'm obsessed.  I even listen to Halloween music year-round.  I decided that I need to start reading more scary books and wanted to share them…

Goosenecks State Park And Valley Of The Gods: Is It Worth It?

One of the things I've wanted to do since my first summer in Bullfrog is to visit Valley of the Gods.  Well, it was one of the first things I did once I got here for the season.  Off we went on a cold, windy, and cloudy day in April for what I had very…