Goblin Valley State Park: The Coolest State Park In Utah

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Goblin Valley State Park in Utah is the perfect side stop on a southwest US road trip.  It's much less visited than the nearby national parks and can be visited in just a…

Pedestal Alley: The Perfect Afternoon Hike Near Bullfrog, Utah

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. It was a coolish morning, as coolish as the desert can be in May, and I was off to explore Pedestal Alley on Burr Trail.  There is parking on the left side of…

Surprise Canyon: A Capitol Reef Slot Canyon

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. The best part about working at night was that I had all morning to go do stuff and explore.  This time is was Surprise Canyon in Capitol Reef.  It was my second time…

Bryce Canyon, Because Why Not?

Last July I went to Bryce Canyon for the first time.  This June I went back and it was totally different.  This time it was nice and warm and sunny.  This trip was a bit more spontaneous, but being only 5ish hours away this summer, I figured, why not? This time we stopped at a…

Lower Muley Twist Adventures In Capitol Reef

It was my birthday and I wanted to go somewhere.  After rounding up some new friends, we set off for Capitol Reef with, well, no plan.  After following Burr Trail to the end of the paved section, we went left to get to Capitol Reef.  The first part of it is really pretty, but instead…

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Everything You Need To Know For Visiting Lower Antelope Canyon With Dixie Ellis Tours

I think this is probably on everyone’s bucket list, whether they know it or not.  Ok, that could be wrong, but I bet it is on a lot of lists.  What is it you ask?  Oh wait, you probably read the title already.  It’s Antelope Canyon.  Lower Antelope Canyon to be exact. Antelope Canyon is…

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Visit Mount Rushmore On Your South Dakota Road Trip

It was a busy day.  We left Brookings bright and early with the Badlands on our minds.  We figured since we were close, we would go to Mount Rushmore too.  I had heard some not so exciting things about it, that it's not all that impressive, but I mean, we had to go.  It's Mount…

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Delicate Arch Hike: A Must-Do On Any Visit To Arches National Park

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. For some reason, I insisted on doing the Delicate Arch hike. "It's only, like, three miles I said." "It won't be that bad."  HA!  Good one, me.  Good one. Spoiler alert: It's worse…

Straight Up Land in Zion National Park

The other day, I realized in my posts about the road trip, in order, I forgot about Zion.  Oops!  I'm not even sure how I forgot about it.  It was the third National Park we visited out of five.  It wasn't my favorite.  You already know Arches was probably my favorite with Bryce Canyon at…

Carlsbad Caverns: A Cool Descent

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. New Mexico is hot.  Like, way hotter than I expected.  Most of the road trip was around the 80's temperature wise, but not New Mexico.  It was all right around 100.  After the…

Cadillac Ranch: A Cadillac Graveyard In Amarillo, Texas

Ever since I learned about Cadillac Ranch in my sculpture class, like Seven Magic Mountains, I've wanted to go.  The road trip was the perfect opportunity and when I found out it was, sort of, on the route home, I got pretty excited.  I was finally going to see the Cadillacs that were half-buried in…