The three hour drive between Zion National Park and Las Vegas is strewn with small towns and stark scenery. But if you veer off highway 15 for about 30 minutes, a red planet with unique, ancient history awaits you. Meet: the Valley of Fire State Park. The husband and I had an hour to kill […]
Outdoor enthusiasts, rejoice! Salt Lake City is the vacation destination you never knew you needed. Every outdoor activity you could want is at your fingertips — and in a gorgeous setting. Yet, unless you live in SLC, you don’t know this paradise exists. Until now! Here are 5 reasons to visit.
Last week, I took time off work to explore Utah. Today’s post focuses on my experience at Zion National Park. Scroll to the bottom for a few quick tips about Zion. Stay tuned for a post next week about 2 Salt Lake City hikes. Let’s get to it! My alarm sounded at 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, […]
People often ask me how I afford to travel so much. The truth is, I don’t travel nearly as much as I’d like! But, I’m able to take a few vacations a year because I find ways to cut costs here and there while I’m away — without sacrificing the quality of where I’m staying […]
This weekend, I had exactly 36 hours to soak up Erie, Pennsylvania, a charming city with lush greenery, mild summer temps and lots of outdoor activities. And, apparently one of the U.S.’ snowiest cities, clocking nearly 200 inches during the 2017-2018 winter season. Good thing I visited in the summer! One of my favorite ways […]
Contrary to popular belief, not all of Texas is flat. Enter: Texas Hill Country. Whether you want to connect with nature or enjoy wineries, there’s something for everyone in this large region that sprawls across western/central Texas. Dripping Springs, a short 30-minute drive west of Austin, is perfect for a weekend getaway — especially when […]
If you’re like I was, you’re not quite sure what to expect when you visit Juneau. Wondering how to avoid crowds or what to pack? What about where to stay or what to do if you come across a bear? These 8 tips will help! Cut down on cruise ship crowds Juneau is a hot […]