Tag Archive: travel

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

Capitol Reef National Park

I had seen the signs along Highway 15 to a  park I had never heard of before, Capital Reef National Park, on my many trips to Zion National Park. The name sounds like… 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

We Are All Heroes

  A hero is someone that is larger than life with abilities beyond the norm. Of course, there are comic book heroes with special abilities, non human powers. On a practical level, we… Continue reading

Costa Rica’s Interior

  My prior travel to Costa Rica only consisted of  a visit to the Pacific coast, a stay in the Manuel Antonio National Park area. So, on this trip I wanted to experience… Continue reading

Caribbean Costa Rica

  Costa Rica has found its way to millions of traveler’s wish list, deservedly so. This small little country is packed with a diverse number of flora and fauna, along with a beautiful… Continue reading

Photographic Travel Review of 2019

  “Once a year go some place you’ve never been before.”  – Dalai Lama   It’s a quote I live by and I wish everyone could do so as well. This year was… Continue reading

The Road to Machu Picchu

The world is a wonderous place filled with natural beauty and the occasional man made variety. Machu Picchu is one of those man made wonders that’s on most people’s bucket lists. With its… Continue reading

Expedition Chile

Travel around the world and you’ll see diverse and beautiful landscapes but rarely do you see such diversity in one country. Chile has the Atacama Desert in the north, 2700 miles of coastline, the Andes Mountains,… 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

Cusco and the Sacred Valley

  Cusco has been the gateway to Machu Picchu for many travelers. And, to be honest, it was for me as well during my recent trip to Peru. After visiting Cusco, I think… Continue reading

Valparaiso, Chile

Traveling through Chile will always require a visit to the Capital city of Santiago and since it is the only international airport in the country. If you want to see the city, I… Continue reading

The End of the World, Tierra del Fuego

  Travelers will go out of their way and take the path less traveled to seek adventure. The most unique places can take a great deal of effort to visit. I am definitely… 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

Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

    The history of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is shrouded in mystery. There are many questions about these people and their past. One thing that can’t be questioned is the persecution of these… Continue reading

Axiom

  If you work hard without a sense of entitlement, live like tomorrow was never promised, you can accomplish anything. What you desire in this world will be within reach. Definitely, an axiom to… Continue reading

Imagine

  From a young age, the world has been as small as I imagined it. I traveled around the world and reached every distant corner. My vivid imagination had taken me there as… 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 Siargao

The world has definitely become much smaller. With the birth of social media, we have access to more locations of the world. Every corner of the world has been photographed and videotaped. The… Continue reading

Discovering Bucas Grande Island

  One of the best feelings you can get while traveling is that sense of discovery. With social media, there are just a few places in this world that hasn’t been blogged about… Continue reading

Island Hopping, Siargao

Travelers who are lucky enough to visit the Philippines will be rewarded with an abundance of islands surrounded by sun-drenched beaches. Make your way to the smaller, less travelled, islands and you can… Continue reading

Greetings Siargao

In the Sun-kissed country of the Philippines, there are many options for your travel destinations.  One that is rising among tourists and travelers alike is the island of Siargao. The island has definitely been a… Continue reading

Reef, Wrecks and Pass Island

  Months before finalizing the Coron leg of my Philippines expedition, I came across a video of this small islet called Pass Island. Upon seeing this, I new I had to visit this beautiful… Continue reading

Island Escapade, Coron

    The region of Coron, Palawan, Philippines is well known for its beautiful beaches and the Island Escapade Tour epitomizes this. It’s an all day tour that you will wish would never… Continue reading