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10 Best Scenic Drives In Southern Utah

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. It's no secret that I love Utah.  I love the desert, the mountains, the parks, and especially the scenic drives.  If it's not entirely possible, it's at least pretty darn close, to cross…

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7 Of My Favorite Cities Around The World (So Far)

After a few years of traveling around the US and a few trips abroad, I've found a few places that I just really love and find myself wanting to go back to more than others.  I love exploring the outdoors, but when you find a city you love, you can't help but dream of going…

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21 Photos To Inspire A Magical Trip To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I wouldn't consider myself a hardcore Potterhead, but I may slowly be converting.  I never read the books growing up, but I watched the movies as they came out, so I sort of…

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Best View In San Juan del Sur: The Jesus Statue aka The Christ Of Mercy Statue + Tips For Visiting SJDS

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. One of the first things you'll see when you get to San Juan del Sur is the giant statue of Jesus.  You can see it from most places in town.  This is the Cristo De La Misericordia, or the…

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Everything You Need To Know About The Capitol Reef Orchards

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. Capitol Reef is definitely the most underrated national park in Utah.  It gets overlooked on road trips through the area (guilty) for the much more popular Arches and Zion.  While I love the hiking of Capitol Reef and how…

10 Best National Park Sites For History Buffs

There is a national park out there for everybody.  Whether you think you belong in the mountains or desert, underwater or in a town, there is a park for you.  Well, this one is for all the history buffs out there.  From east to west, park to monument to historic site, we've got you covered,…

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Capitol Cachers: Hiking Headquarters Canyon In Capitol Reef

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. I've driven past the trailhead for Headquarters Canyon I don't know how many times over the last three summers without doing the hike.  Well, I finally hiked Headquarters Canyon and it was so cool.  Plus, there was a Geocache…

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Great Basin National Park: Nevada’s Alpine Paradise

There may be affiliate links in here. As you know, last year in June I went to Great Basin National Park in Nevada and fell in love.  Obviously, that meant we had to go back again this summer.  If you saw my Bears Ears post, you'll know we did the same thing the same weekend…

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11 Of The Perfect National Park Gifts For The Park Lover In Your Life

There are affiliate links in here. It's no secret I'm obsessed with the national parks.  And what you probably don't know is that I have approximately a million national park things: a puzzle, maps, postcards, patches, a mug, books, stickers, and the pass, of course.  This list of national park gift ideas will be perfect…

Hell’s Backbone Scenic Drive From Boulder To Escalante, Utah

Hell's Backbone Scenic Drive from boulder to Escalante, Utah is one of those things I've seen and driven past a million times since I first moved out here and we finally decided to drive it earlier this summer.  The TripAdvisor reviews were pretty mixed, but we were already in Boulder so decided to go anyways. …

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Bears Ears To The Abajos: An Underrated Mountain Getaway

In 2017 we went camping in Bears Ears on my birthday.  We had no immediate plans to go back when we left for Grand Junction on my birthday in 2018.  Our plan was to do the Trail Through Time then camp in McInnis Canyon and do some hiking.  Well, good old Ginger (my old 2016 Ford…