San Juan del Sur Christ of Mercy Statue

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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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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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…

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Explore Ancient Ruins At Hovenweep National Monument

There are affiliate links in here. Hovenweep National Monument is a small monument on the Colorado/Utah border, not too far from Cortez (Colorado) and Bluff (Utah,) but not particularly close to anything else other than the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument.  After passing the sign for it a few times with no real idea…

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Go Back In Time On The Trail Through Time In Colorado

Before I get into this, there are a few things you should know about me relating to this: I LOVE dinosaurs.  All things dinosaur, I love. I own two Jurassic Park shirts and wear them when I see dinosaur things. I've made it a goal to see as many dinosaur things in Utah as I…

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Coke Ovens And The Devils Kitchen In Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction, Colorado is a hidden gem.  I had heard of it my first summer working in Bullfrog, but I knew literally nothing about it until maybe a week before I went.  Turns out, I love it!  I won't lie, I don't really like Grand Junction.  The food options aren't great. …

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50 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Explore America’s Outdoors

Believe it or not, I never used to want to travel in the US.  That seems crazy now after basically traveling around it for jobs for the last three years.  I'm still dying to leave the country, which I haven't done since I got back from the Philippines, but at the same time, I've loved…

Perfect Packing List For Camping In The National Parks On A Road Trip

There are affiliate links in here.  I did receive the Darn Tough Socks and LuminAID to try out and like always, all opinions are my own. This isn't going to be the ultimate packing list with literally everything you should bring on a national park road trip where you'll be doing a lot of camping. …

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How To Avoid Crowds In The National Parks

There are affiliate links in here. One thing that makes a national park experience less fun is fighting the crowds on and off trails.  I mean really, who likes waiting in line just to get into the park for two hours?  Or waiting in a line on a hiking trail?  Or looking for a parking…

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Oahu’s Most Famous Hike: The Diamond Head Crater Hike

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. The Diamond Head Crater Hike is a must-do if you're visiting Oahu.  While it may look like a tough, long hike from afar, it really only takes about an hour to get to…

A Non-Hikers Drive Through Guide To Arches National Park

I know not everyone likes hiking.  Not everyone can hike for one reason or another.  I know not everyone has time to hike when they visit national parks.  So that's why I decided to share a non-hiking drive through guide to Arches, one of my favorite national parks.  While most of this doesn't require hiking, there…

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Horseshoe Bend Hike: A Great American Road Trip Must-Do

Horseshoe Bend is just one of those places you need to go eventually.  I went on my first road trip through the southwest and only realized recently that I never actually wrote anything about it, like, at all.  So, I went back through my pictures and decided to write about the Horseshoe Bend Hike now! …