Capitol Reef National Park Road Trip

In May of 2022 we drove to Capitol Reef National Park from Phoenix. Capitol Reef was the last of Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks for us to visit, and it really blew us away. Going into the trip we weren’t really sure what to think. We saw some pictures of photogenic spots, but we weren’tContinue reading “Capitol Reef National Park Road Trip”

Northern Arizona Road Trip

In this blog post we cover our summer camping road trip through Northern Arizona, much of it across Navajo Nation Tribal Land. In three days we visited Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Monument Valley, Navajo National Monument, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We used one dayContinue reading “Northern Arizona Road Trip”

Guide To Flagstaff’s Three National Monuments

The Flagstaff area is an outdoors paradise in our opinion, full of awesome recreation opportunities throughout the seasons! But just as cool, is the deep history of the Flagstaff area. Long before western expansion in the United States, Native Americans lived in the area. And around 1050 CE Sunset Crater blew up. Its explosion wasContinue reading “Guide To Flagstaff’s Three National Monuments”

Virgin Islands National Park Travel Guide

St. John, U.S.V.I. We want to start this blog post out by saying this was our honeymoon so we definitely splurged on some excursions, but we also considered the fact that we don’t know when we were going to be back. We chose the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) for our honeymoon because we love NationalContinue reading “Virgin Islands National Park Travel Guide”

Is Petrified Forest National Park Worth The Visit?

100% YES! The geology of Petrified Forest National Park and its window into prehistoric earth is mind blowing. The park straddles the high plains and painted desert of Arizona. Additionally, there is so much more to see in the surrounding area. Below we will get into a recap of a weekend trip we did toContinue reading “Is Petrified Forest National Park Worth The Visit?”

Three Day Itinerary Visiting Arizona

First time visiting Arizona or looking to experience Arizona’s beauty in quick stay? Below is what we would recommend if you want to get the most out of your visit and see different parts of the state. This itinerary is based on if you were to fly into Phoenix making your starting point the Phoenix-metroContinue reading “Three Day Itinerary Visiting Arizona”

What To Do At Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area near Page, Arizona Before we get into visiting Glen Canyon we want to remind you to practice the LEAVE NO TRACE principles. Please remember to stay on trail, pack out all trash, and explore prepared. Do not carve into rocks or canyon walls. It is illegal! There is so muchContinue reading “What To Do At Glen Canyon National Recreation Area”

How to Plan Hiking Rim to Rim at the Grand Canyon

What is Rim to Rim Before attempting the rim to rim hike at Grand Canyon National Park in one day, there are definitely a lot of factors, details, and logistics to consider. In this guide we’ll break down what to consider, how we did our hike, and what we packed. However, we do not haveContinue reading “How to Plan Hiking Rim to Rim at the Grand Canyon”

Extended Weekend in Moab, UT

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Moab Summary We understand why people love Moab, UT. It’s a simple sentence for a sophisticated region of the country. The Moab area is stunning landscape with the Colorado and Green Rivers carving their way through the 100+ million year old sand stone. There are arches galore, even aContinue reading “Extended Weekend in Moab, UT”