Grand Staircase Road

What’s It Like to Drive Cottonwood Canyon Road?

Julie United States 0 Comments

Cottonwood Canyon Road is a scenic, unpaved road that travels through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It connects the town of Cannonville with Highway 89, just west of Big Water. Tim and I drove this road during our road trip through Arizona and Utah. Since we were traveling from Page, Arizona up to Escalante, Utah, Cottonwood Canyon Road was the perfect shortcut …

Nara Japan

Tips to Help You Maximize Your Time while Traveling

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With limited vacation time, it is tempting to pack in as much sightseeing as possible into your holiday. So, how do you maximize your time? Some of these tips require some advance research, such as planning out ahead of time what sights you want to see, their hours of operation, and their locations. By doing a little work up front …

Hiking Yosemite

Mist Trail vs. John Muir Trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls

Julie United States 0 Comments

Hiking to the top of Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls is one of Yosemite’s most popular activities. You have several options to get there and the route you choose will have a big impact on what kind of experience you will have. Two trails wind their way up to these waterfalls, the Mist Trail and the John Muir Trail. So, …

Bryce Canyon National Park

A Perfect Day in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Bryce Canyon National Park…a fantasyland of hoodoos, bizarre rock formations, and sandstone pillars. This is a crazy beautiful place, and its unique landscape sets it apart from other national parks. Although Bryce may not have the same sweeping, expansive vistas as the Grand Canyon, it’s still a breathtaking experience the first time you see this view. What Makes Bryce Canyon …

Queens Garden Hike

Hiking Bryce Canyon: Queens Garden and Navajo Loop Trails

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Bryce Canyon National Park may be small in size but it has an enormous wow factor. With its orange and pink hoodoos and sandstone rock formations, Bryce Canyon is one of the most unique national parks in the United States. By hiking Bryce Canyon and visiting its numerous viewpoints, you can have the best experience here. There are numerous hiking …

Balkan Peninsula Itinerary

11 Day Balkan Peninsula Itinerary: Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina

Julie Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro 3 Comments

This Balkan Peninsula itinerary is perfect for those who want to explore this gorgeous corner of Europe. Tour three countries, visit coastal, medieval towns, cruise the Adriatic Sea, lounge on some of Europe’s most unique beaches, dine on fresh seafood, and climb the highest mountain in the Adriatic Sea, if you desire. Croatia is a joy to explore, Montenegro is …

Sarajevo to do list

9 Must-Have Experiences in Sarajevo

Julie Bosnia & Herzegovina 0 Comments

Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a city with a tumultuous history. WWI started here in 1914 with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria. In 1984, Sarajevo was broadcasted into homes all over the world, as millions of people tuned in to watch the Winter Olympics. Just 6 years later, the world tuned again, this time for …

Montenegro Itinerary

2 Days in Montenegro: The Bay of Kotor and Beyond

Julie Montenegro 0 Comments

While planning our itinerary to the Balkan Peninsula, we had a decision to make. Spend several days in northern Croatia, visiting Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes, or go south to Montenegro. After seeing photos of Kotor, Sveti Stefan, and the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro was the winner. And it blew away our expectations. We spent 2 days in Montenegro, just enough …

Gettysburg Battlefield

The Gettysburg Experience from a Teenager’s Perspective

Tyler Rivenbark United States 6 Comments

On a weekday in July, Kara, Grandmom and I spent our day at Gettysburg National Military Park. We spent almost one full day here and filled up our time with different tours of the park. There is plenty to do here in one day and every experience is unique. Tyler is the author and photographer for this post. A Brief …

Hike Yosemite Falls

Hiking to Upper Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Point

Julie United States 0 Comments

There are a lot of great reasons to hike to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls. From the trail, the views of Yosemite Falls are magnificent. For part of the hike, you are close enough to feel the spray and hear the waterfall thundering down the mountain. Halfway up the climb you get an amazing view of Yosemite Valley, with …

Mostar in April

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina: How to Plan the Perfect Visit

Julie Bosnia & Herzegovina 0 Comments

The town of Mostar is one of Bosnia & Herzegovina’s most popular destinations. With cobblestoned streets, old stone buildings, and its beautiful bridge spanning the picturesque Neretva River, this town looks like it was plucked from the pages of a fairytale. This small town attracts thousands of visitors per year. Seeing Stari Most, the Old Bridge, is the highlight of …

Krabi Thailand

10 Winter Vacation Ideas Perfect for the Holiday Season

Julie Travel Advice, Travel Inspiration 2 Comments

Summer is in full swing which means one thing…it’s time to start thinking about winter vacation. You heard me. Winter is coming…and where are you going to go? It’s nice to spend the holiday season at home, visiting with family and enjoying the low-key end to the year. But what if you want to get away? With two weekends and …

Devils Garden

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Devils Garden in Grand Staircase-Escalante

Julie United States 0 Comments

Devils Garden is a fun to explore, scenic spot to visit in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. If you have plans to drive down Hole-in-the-Rock Road, here are five reasons why you should visit Devils Garden. #1 This Place is a Beauty! With hoodoos, crazy rock formations, and arches, Devils Garden is a beautiful spot to visit in Utah. #2 It’s …

Half Dome with Kids

Hiking Half Dome in Yosemite, A Step-by-Step Guide

Julie United States 4 Comments

The hike to Half Dome is one of Yosemite’s most challenging and most memorable hikes. On this hike you get to walk on some of Yosemite’s most popular hiking trails, view the Vernal and Nevada waterfalls, and walk through shady forests of Sequoia trees. But the best part of the trail is the final climb on the Half Dome cables …

Half Dome Yosemite

Climbing the Half Dome Cables: A Journey in 18 Photos

Julie United States 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what it is like to climb the Half Dome cables? Did you even know that hiking Half Dome was something you could do? I will admit it, just two years ago I saw my first photos of people clinging to the steel cables on Half Dome, climbing one of Yosemite’s most famous icons. Instantly, this hike …