Observation Point Zion

Hiking to Observation Point in Zion National Park

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For jaw-dropping views over Zion National Park, it’s hard to beat Observation Point. The entire hike is a beauty, but it is challenging. At 8 miles long and with 2300 feet of climbing, it is a steady climb to that final viewpoint. This is a classic Zion trail and well worth your time and effort, especially if you want views out over Angels …

Antelope Canyon in May

Should You Visit Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon?

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Antelope Canyon, with its glowing, red canyon walls and beams of light shining through the dusty air, is a breathtaking destination. Two different slot canyons make up Antelope Canyon and both offer very different experiences. If you can only visit one, how do you decide which one? Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon? Antelope Canyon is located in Page, Arizona. Both …

Lower Antelope Canyon Photos

Lower Antelope Canyon: A Photographic Tour

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Lower Antelope Canyon is a gorgeous place to visit. With its glowing red canyon walls and narrow, twisting passageways, this place is fun to visit and a joy to photograph. Antelope Canyon is made up of two slot canyons, Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. When people refer to Antelope Canyon, they are usually referring to Upper Antelope Canyon. …

Austin Restaurants

10 Essential Austin Restaurants You Should Try

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Austin, known as the Live Music Capital of the World, is also home to a fabulous food scene. Barbecue and Tex-Mex reign supreme here but there is enough variety to keep everyone happy. From trailer park tacos to fine dining establishments, there is something here for everyone. Here is our list of Austin restaurants to try, as well as a …

Franklin Barbecue

13 Best Things to do in Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas…the live music capital of the world. With over 250 live music venues spread throughout the city, there is always something going on here. Aside from the epic music scene, there are lots of other unique things to do in Austin. Learn the Texas Two Step, wait in line for some of the best barbecue in the country, or …

Tim on West Rim Trail

How to Day Hike the West Rim Trail in Zion National Park

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The West Rim Trail is a long distance hike through Zion National Park. Starting at Lava Point, the trail slowly descends into the heart of Zion, the views getting better the farther you go. This is a beautiful hike, but it is long and requires some advance planning. With amazing views, very few hikers on the trail, and a chance …

The Ultimate Guide to Monument Valley

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With sandstone buttes, colossal mesas, and panoramic vistas, Monument Valley is one of the USA’s iconic landscapes. Sure, it’s possible to drive right through the Valley, visiting the main sites in just two or three hours, but if you really want to explore it, consider spending at least one day here. We were surprised at how much there is to …

Valley of the Gods

Valley of the Gods: Off-the-Beaten-Path in Utah

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If you are visiting the American southwest and are looking for scenic, off-the-beaten-path drive, consider Valley of the Gods. Located near Monument Valley, this area is filled with buttes and mesas and tall rock formations. It doesn’t quite pack the “wow” punch like Monument Valley, but the Valley of the Gods is still a worthwhile visit. Entrance to the Valley of …

Best things to do Dubrovnik

11 Must-Have Experiences in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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I think we fell in love with Dubrovnik even before setting foot in Croatia. An ancient, walled medieval city on the Adriatic Sea, filled with world class restaurants and narrow cobblestoned lanes to explore…what’s not to love? One day is all you need to see the best of Dubrovnik, although we recommend spending more time here if it works in …

Teardrop Arch Monument Valley

Is Teardrop Arch in Monument Valley Worth It?

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We are always on the lookout for interesting, off-the-beaten-path places to explore. In Monument Valley, that place would be Teardrop Arch. On a visit to Monument Valley, most people self-drive the 17-mile Tribal Park Loop, which takes you past the very popular sites such as The Mittens and John Ford’s Point. Taking a tour lets you explore further and most …

Kotor Montenegro

22 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Montenegro

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Montenegro is a gorgeous country. With its walled coastal towns, stunning Bay of Kotor, misty mountain peaks, and off-the-beaten-path wetlands, this small country is full of surprises. Most people visit Kotor on a day trip from Croatia, but there is enough to do here for days, even weeks. We had just two days here, which was barely enough time to …

Hiking Zebra Slot Canyon

How to Hike Zebra Slot Canyon in Grand Staircase-Escalante

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Zebra Slot Canyon is a very short slot canyon, named for its striped canyon walls. It’s a gorgeous spot, maybe not quite as pretty as Antelope Canyon in Arizona, but since you can explore this on your own without a guide or tour group, it’s more fun. Hiking Zebra Slot Canyon can be a little tricky. Finding the entrance to …

Best View of Stari Most

Photographing Stari Most: Where to get the Best Views in Mostar

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I admit it. I was obsessed with getting the perfect photo of Stari Most (the Old Bridge) in Mostar. This fairytale bridge has been on my photography bucket list ever since I saw photos of it on other travel websites. In order to have the best experience, we planned on being in Mostar for 24 hours, visiting the town in …

Willis Creek Hike

Hiking the Willis Creek Slot Canyon in Utah

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The hike along the Willis Creek Slot Canyon is so much fun! And to think that we almost skipped this hike. After a long day of hiking and exploring both Bryce Canyon National Park and Kodachrome Basin State Park, we wondered if we should tack on Willis Creek to the end of our day. Would it be worth it? The answer is …

Monument Valley Sunrise

What to Expect on a Monument Valley Sunrise Tour

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Are you considering a Monument Valley sunrise tour? If so, it is a great experience, but there are a few things to know before you go. You Must Take a Tour Monument Valley is located on the Utah-Arizona border not far from the Four Corners region. It is a Tribal Park owned and managed by the Navajo Nation. There is a …

Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon

Upper Antelope Canyon: A Journey in Photos

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Isn’t it awesome when a new place completely astounds you? For me, that was Upper Antelope Canyon. A few years ago, I saw my first photos of Antelope Canyon, with its glowing, red canyon walls, twisted, scalloped rock faces, and beams of light shining through the dusty air. Does this place really exist? Yes, it does. Located in Page, Arizona, …