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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

Detained

Travel is such a wonderful experience. Most go for the leisure type of holidays, filled with days of lounging at the beach or poolside with a drink, spending time sight seeing and shopping.… Continue reading

My Top 20 Unique Travel Experiences

There is so much to see and do in the world and in my position, as a part-time traveler, I’ve just touched a small portion. With that said, I’ve still experienced some amazing… Continue reading

Photographic Travel Review of 2020

2020 has been a year like no other. The Covid19 pandemic has affected all of our lives in so many ways. Non-essential travel has come to a standstill to curve the spread of… 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

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