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Hiking Guides & Gear

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Hiking Guides

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Hikes

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Hikes

Canyonlands Island in the Sky is known for it's amazing views and hiking adventures. This list of the best Island in the Sky hikes include easy, moderate and strenuous trails. Island in the Sky is a remote area with few services available, so it's important to be...

Best Bryce Canyon Hikes: Easy, Moderate and Strenuous

Best Bryce Canyon Hikes: Easy, Moderate and Strenuous

Bryce Canyon hikes are the best way to explore this National Park that encompasses over 35,000 acres of picturesque expansive views! When you're looking for Bryce Canyon National Park Vacation Ideas, you must add a hike or two, or three to your list of activities!...

Canyonlands Hikes at Island in the Sky and Needles

Canyonlands Hikes at Island in the Sky and Needles

Canyonlands National Park is 527 square miles of beautiful, rugged landscape that has been transformed into a multitude of canyons, mesas, buttes, and arches by the erosion of the Green and Colorado rivers. Hiking is one of the best ways to explore this amazing...

14 Moab Utah Hiking Trails

14 Moab Utah Hiking Trails

If you enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking, river rafting and more... then the adventure town of Moab, Utah is the place to go!  The entire Moab area is one big playground, especially for hiking. It's a terrific way to explore this scenic area filled...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 planning your Bryce Canyon vacation 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...

The Best Fall Hiking in the US

The Best Fall Hiking in the US

Fall is one of the most amazing times of the year to go hiking. We love hiking trails in the National Parks, especially in the fall. Visiting US National Parks in the fall is amazing! The weather is cooler, there are fewer people, and the colors are out of this...

10 Amazing Arches National Park Hiking Trails

10 Amazing Arches National Park Hiking Trails

Arches National Park hiking trails are perfect for the avid hiker, causal visitor and families traveling with kids. Hiking the trails is one of the main things to do when looking for Arches National Park vacation ideas. There is plenty for you to see, do and...

Devil’s Garden Trail Guide for Hiking at Arches

Devil’s Garden Trail Guide for Hiking at Arches

Your list of Arches National Park vacation ideas must include the awesome hiking trails at Arches. 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...

The Best Fall Hikes at US National Parks

The Best Fall Hikes at US National Parks

Fall is one of the most amazing times of the year to go hiking. We love visiting US National Parks in the fall. The weather is coolor, there are fewer people, and the colors are out of this world!  Hiking, national parks and fall are a terrific combination! We're...

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. Some of the best summer hiking trails in the US. can be found in the US National Parks, State Parks and Forest Service land. There are easy, moderate or strenuous hiking...

Hiking Tips & Resources

20 Best Healthy Travel Snack Recipes

20 Best Healthy Travel Snack Recipes

When it comes to traveling, sticking to a healthy diet can be a bit of a challenge. After miles and miles of fast food restaurants and gas station food, it can be hard to resist the temptation. Having healthy travel snacks on hand can not only help you avoid the...

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...

Travel & Photography Gift Guide

Travel & Photography Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for someone who enjoys travel and/or photography? Do you have anyone on your list (or you!) that loves an outdoor adventure and travel photography? Through the years we have tried and tested various travel and photography items, and have...

10 Vegan and Gluten Free Granola Bar Recipes as a Travel Snack

10 Vegan and Gluten Free Granola Bar Recipes as a Travel Snack

Granola bars end up on everyone’s healthy road trip snack list because they’re portable and easy to eat while traveling or hiking.  BUT for anyone with dietary restrictions, finding the right vegan, gluten free or paleo granola bar can be...

Amazon Best Seller Lists for Travel and Photography

Amazon Best Seller Lists for Travel and Photography

Amazon is the first place we go to look for travel gear, cameras and more. Guess what!? We're making it super simple for you to find the Amazon Best Sellers for travel and photography!  This is the perfect place to find the best deals for Travel & Photography...

List of Easy & Portable Healthy Road Trip Snacks

List of Easy & Portable Healthy Road Trip Snacks

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...

What to Bring on a Hike – The Ultimate Day Hike Packing List

What to Bring on a Hike – The Ultimate Day Hike Packing List

Knowing exactly what to bring on a hike isn’t easy. You need to prepare for all kinds of eventualities like thirst, hunger, bumps, and scrapes. It’s important to be well prepared with the hiking guides and gear you need to get the most out of...

Healthy Protein Snack Recipes for Travel

Healthy Protein Snack Recipes for Travel

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...

20 Healthy Granola Bar Recipes for Travel Snacks

20 Healthy Granola Bar Recipes for Travel Snacks

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...

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