Category Archive: hiking

National Parks of the World

In the time of Covid, I’ve visited 9 U.S. national parks in 8 months and it made me wonder. In all my travels around the world, how many national parks have I visited?… Continue reading

Expedition Southern Idaho

The road trip is the preferred holiday during the pandemic. The national parks are bulging at the seams with visitors this summer. It’s hard to enjoy the outdoors when there are more people… Continue reading

Grand Teton National Park

My visit to the Grand Teton National Park didn’t start well. I arrived in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming, area before noon and the skies were gray and threatened to rain. I wasn’t going… Continue reading

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is the world’s first national park and it definitely deserves that distinction. There are many videos and literature about the park and it’s not hard to get a good idea of what… Continue reading

My American Road Odyssey 2021

The pandemic has affected travel and life in general in so many negative ways. From economic loss to cabin fever, 2020 and 2021 have been a challenge. Travel has come to a stand… Continue reading

Pinnacles National Park – West Entrance

Pinnacles National Park is one of those rare parks where you can’t drive from one end to the other. Unfortunately, the park is divided by the pinnacles its named after. The view of… Continue reading

Pinnacles National Park – East Entrance

There are some travelers and hikers who set out to visit and/or hike every national park in America. We’re lucky, our country is blessed with so many beautiful national parks. Even foreigners make… Continue reading

Zabriskie Point Trail

One of the iconic spots in Death Valley National Park is Zanbriskie Point. From the viewpoint, you can see the mounds that remind me of strawberry and vanilla ice cream swirls. It’s an… Continue reading

Death Valley 2021

There are many national parks that one can travel to in the western United States. One that usually doesn’t come to mind is Death Valley. The name itself isn’t very welcoming and the… Continue reading

Utah’s Mighty 5 Road Trip

Covid19 has put a hold on international travel but it hasn’t put a hold on all travel. The United States is such a large country with so many diverse regions it is an… Continue reading

Kolob Canyons – Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of the most visited parks and it’s definitely one of my favorites. I’ve actually visited Zion about a half dozen times. They’ve all been to the valley and… Continue reading

Canyonlands National Park

People travel to Arches National Park and visit Canyonlands National Park out of convenience. The two parks are about 30 minutes apart, and yes, it’s very convenient. If you do the same, you’ll… Continue reading

Arches National Park

Arches National Park has been one of my dream destination for a while. The distance has been the barrier for my visit. My road trips tend to be shorter than a normal vacation… Continue reading

Utah’s Scenic Highway 12

Utah is a land of panoramic vistas and stunning landscapes famous for its national parks. You have to travel a great distance to see them all. And, that’s what I did on my… Continue reading

Devil’s Garden, Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

The previous day was the hardest day I’ve ever had, hiking seventeen miles into Coyote Gulch. Today would be a day of recovery, one in which rehydrating my body would take priority. This… Continue reading

Hamblin Arch, Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

Grand staircase – Escalante National Monument is yet a National Park but I think it will be soon. The park has one of a kind beauty and amazing hikes. Take highway 12 from… Continue reading

Bryce Canyon National Park

  Travel has been suspended during the pandemic and it definitely is for me. International travel is a definite no but I have reevaluated my stance on domestic travel. I think the domestic… Continue reading

Surf and Turf, a Hiking tale

Hiking isn’t anything new for the adventurous. Trails crisscross through hills and mountains throughout the world to the delight of hikers. Some trails parallel coastlines but lack the challenge of the hills. In… Continue reading

Hollywood Sign Hike

  Millions of people travel to Southern California each year. They come to see Disneyland, the beaches, and to walk among the stars of Hollywood along the walk of fame. Also, they come… Continue reading

A Mid-Summer Jaunt

  With travel at a stand still, we’ve all had to make sacrifices. Adventure has been one of those things I’ve had to live without. I’ve had to quench my sense of adventure… Continue reading

Covid Chronicles, Home is Were the Hike is

Travel has been paused but that doesn’t mean you can’t have adventure. You just have to have a little imagination and, if your lucky, some hillsides in your backyard. Luckily for me, my… Continue reading

Covid Chronicles, Hiking Chino Hills

  The stay at home order that governs all our current lives during this pandemic can be mentally disabling. I highly recommend getting out for walks or hikes for your physical health and… Continue reading

Covid Chronicles, Whiting Ranch Park

    My vacation to Utah and its many adventurous national parks was planned for this week. The Covid19 pandemic would force me to cancel the trip. I didn’t even have a chose… Continue reading

Machu Picchu

  High in the Andes sits a citadel shrouded in mystery and has become a symbol of Incan civilization. Machu Picchu was built around 1450 and abandoned a century later, before the arrival… Continue reading

Torres del Paine, Patagonia

  Chile has a beautiful and diverse landscape and Patagonia has to be it’s crown jewel. This area is known for its rugged landscape dominated by the Andes Mountains and dotted with lakes… Continue reading

2 Days in the Valley, Yosemite Valley

Yosemite National Park is the second most visited national park in the United States. The park is filled with iconic natural monuments such as El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls and… Continue reading

Expedition Sedona

    Sedona, Arizona, is a popular travel destination for its five-star spas and wonderful art museums. There’s also another reason why people visit, the incredible landscape. I recently returned from a four-day road… Continue reading

Zion National Park 2018

Travel and hiking go hand in hand for someone like myself. I’ve hiked in some amazing places in the world, Kenya, Iceland, Australia, etc. The best trails aren’t limited to far off places. Some are just… Continue reading

Blue Mountains of Australia

The Blue Mountains of Australia is one of the top national parks in the country. It’s easily accessible to most tourist traveling to Australia as it’s less than two hours away from the… Continue reading

Australia’s Northern Territory

Travel to Australia’s Northern Territory and you’ll see the true Australia. Visit and you’ll feel the heat and see the true grit of this arid and harsh land. Expedition Australia wouldn’t be complete without… Continue reading

Atherton Tablelands, an Australian Adventure

    When people travel to Cairns, Australia, it’s usually for one thing, the Great Barrier Reef. And, some will include a trip up to Daintree National Park, the world’s oldest rainforest. They’re great reasons… Continue reading

Sequoia National Park

  Would you like to travel two thousand years into the past, to an enchanted forest? You don’t have a time machine? Don’t worry, you just need to make your way to Sequoia… Continue reading

Freedom

    Freedom is being able to live carefree. To be able to go through the day without fear. In today’s society, wherever you live, it’s a feeling that escapes us all. So, we… Continue reading

Tahiti, Garden of Eden

Tahiti has been a popular travel destination for decades. The coastline has been the image of paradise since the first palm tree grew on its beach. We all know of its cover photo quality… Continue reading

Inspiration

    Moments like this are my inspiration to travel. My reason to value experiences over material things. I’ll never have many things  in my life but the memories will be immense.     I… Continue reading

Reykjavik and Western Iceland

I knew my travels around Iceland were coming to an end as I awoke in Borgarfjorour in west. I had just spent two days in the north just hours ago. I didn’t expect… Continue reading