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Hiking Guides

Best Summer Hiking Trails in the US

Best Summer Hiking Trails in the US

Hiking is one of the best ways to the diverse landscape found in the United States. Amazing trails can be found in the US National Parks, State Parks and Forest Service land. There are easy, moderate or strenuous hiking trails to explore the outdoors. Do your research...

Best Capitol Reef Hikes and Activities

Best Capitol Reef Hikes and Activities

Capitol Reef is one of Utah's Mighty 5 national parks right in the middle of the state. It isn't terribly close to another national park, like Arches and Canyonlands that are both near Moab, Utah and only 26 miles apart. Or Bryce Canyon and Zion in Southern Utah that...

Why Navajo Loop Queen’s Garden Trail is the Best Bryce Canyon Hike

Why Navajo Loop Queen’s Garden Trail is the Best Bryce Canyon Hike

There is one hiking trail you MUST DO when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park because it is the best way to see the hoodoos up close. The views overlooking the Amphitheater along the Rim Trail are spectacular, but the experience of looking up at the hoodoos from the...

13 Fantastic Zion National Park Hikes: Your Hiking Guide to Zion

13 Fantastic Zion National Park Hikes: Your Hiking Guide to Zion

Zion National Park hikes are some of the best in the entire world. It’s no surprise that this national park is the most visited in all of Utah since visitors cannot wait to explore all the magnificent hiking trails that Zion National Park has to offer. With so many...

10 Amazing Arches National Park Hiking Trails

10 Amazing Arches National Park Hiking Trails

Outdoor adventure is the theme when visiting Arches national park. One of the best ways to see Arches is by walking up to and around the various stone structures and arches. There are trails in the park for the avid hiker, causal visitor and families traveling with...

Orange County Hikes for Kids in Southern California

Orange County Hikes for Kids in Southern California

My husband and I are avid hikers, and we usually take the kids with us when we hit the trails. About once a month, we find a local kid friendly hike to enjoy. Sometimes our hikes are more like nature walks with fun stops along the way, and sometimes the trails can be...

Devil’s Garden Trail Guide – Hiking Arches National Park

Devil’s Garden Trail Guide – Hiking Arches National Park

A visit to Arches National Park isn't complete until you hike a trail or two. The popular Devil's Garden hiking trail can be tailored to fit the time you have available and the points of interest you want to see.  The Devil’s Garden Trail, including the...

Lower Calf Creek Falls Hiking Guide

Lower Calf Creek Falls Hiking Guide

Lower Calf Creek Falls in Utah, USA is a spectacular desert waterfall where the water plunges 130 feet over a sandstone cliff into a pool of cool water. The falls are named for its use as a natural pen for calves back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. When...

Hiking Tips & Resources

Hiking Gear for Kids and Tips for a Day Hike

Hiking Gear for Kids and Tips for a Day Hike

We absolutely love taking our kids on hikes. From a young age, we’ve always gone on day hikes with the kids. Obviously, hiking with kids is not without its challenges. Being avid hikers, we’re confident we’ve figured out almost everything there is to hiking with kids...

Healthy Protein Snacks for Travel and Outdoor Activities

Healthy Protein Snacks for Travel and Outdoor Activities

Do you ever need a pick-me-up while traveling or hiking? Or maybe you need a simple on-the-go meal that's filling? Homemade protein bars and bites are the answer. These energy snacks can be made with your favorite ingredients, from chia seeds to peanut butter to cocoa...

10 Healthy Road Trip Snacks: Simple, Portable and Filling

10 Healthy Road Trip Snacks: Simple, Portable and Filling

Does this ever happen to you? Without fail, about an hour into any road trip, I get hungry. I can hear the snacks and drinks from the gas stations calling my name as I drive past. The trick to fighting off these snack attacks is PLANNING! Healthy road trip snacks...

20 Healthy Granola Bar Recipes: The Perfect Road Trip Snack

20 Healthy Granola Bar Recipes: The Perfect Road Trip Snack

Are you looking for healthy road trip snack ideas? One portable snack that's perfect for on-the-go travel is a granola bar. It's easy to pack and eat in the car or while walking. But, if you look at the labels, most of the commercial granola bars available at the...

Amazon Best Seller Lists for Travel and Photography

Amazon Best Seller Lists for Travel and Photography

Amazon is the first place I go to look for travel gear, cameras and more. BUT searching through the millions of products on Amazon can be overwhelming! And don't even get me started on how long I spend looking for that perfect item by comparing prices and reading...

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