Manhattan Hotels

Where to Stay in New York City – Best Hotels and Neighborhoods for Your Budget

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If you are trying to decide where to stay in New York City, it can feel like an overwhelming decision. New York City is massive with hundreds of hotels to choose from. To make things easier for you, we have narrowed down the long list of options into just a few great properties, organized by neighborhood and budget. In this …

Hike Zion Narrows

Zion Narrows Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up: Which One Should You Choose?

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Hiking the Zion Narrows is a very unique experience. For miles you hike through an endless slot canyon with the North Fork of the Virgin River as your hiking trail. There are two ways you can hike the Narrows. Most people hike it from the bottom-up, an out and back journey that takes you through some of the most scenic …

How to Hike Zion Narrows

Zion Narrows: Hiking the Top-Down Route in One Day

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The Narrows is one of Zion’s most popular hikes, for good reason. This is the quintessential slot canyon hike. For miles, you hike in the North Fork of the Virgin River, surrounded by sheer rock walls and amazing beauty. It’s challenging, it’s unique, and it makes for a very memorable experience. There are several different ways you can hike the …

Zion Narrows Hike in Photos

Journey through the Zion Narrows in Photos

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For millions of years, the Virgin River has been carving its way through layers of rock, forming the Zion Narrows. This canyon twists and turns for miles, creating one of the most unique hiking trails in the world. There are several different ways you can hike the Narrows. Most people hike from the bottom-up, an out-and-back journey that takes you …

New York City Itinerary

5 Days in New York: The Ultimate New York City Itinerary

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With 5 days in New York City, you can visit the icons of New York…the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, and Central Park…and also have enough time to explore different neighborhoods, try new foods, and see a Broadway show. We put together this 5 day New York City itinerary to help you have the best experience …

Everglades National Park

One Perfect Day in Everglades National Park

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When you think of the Everglades, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Mosquitos, alligators, and hot, humid weather? Yes, you can find those things here (and in great abundance depending on the time of year you visit), but there is so much more to the Everglades than hot, sticky weather and dangerous wildlife. Everglades National Park is …

Florida Keys Road Trip

Florida Keys Road Trip: 13 Awesome Things To Do Between Key Largo and Key West

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The Florida Keys is one of the best spots in the US to go on a road trip. In just 100 miles, hop from key to key, go snorkeling, dine at seafood restaurants, try Key Lime Pie, go shopping, and enjoy endless views of brilliant aquamarine water. It’s a gorgeous drive with lots to do. Quick Facts about the Florida …

One day in Brooklyn

One Perfect Day in Brooklyn, New York

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Brooklyn is becoming one of New York City’s hot spots to visit. With historic neighborhoods, a fabulous food scene, and some of the best views of the Manhattan skyline, this is a great place to add to your New York itinerary. Brooklyn is enormous. I recently read a statistic that if Brooklyn were a separate city, it would be the …

Grotto Canyon Hike

Grotto Canyon Hike in Death Valley: Are You Up for the Challenge?

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If you are looking for a challenging hike in Death Valley, Grotto Canyon may be perfect for you. Hike through narrow canyons, navigate your way up and over difficult obstacles, and enjoy this quiet, seldom visited trail in Death Valley. This is a very adventurous hike and only those with prior hiking experience should attempt it. We have tons of …

Earth Trekkers Death Valley

2 Amazing Days in Death Valley: Our Itinerary from Las Vegas

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If you like the idea of exploring sand dunes, climbing down into an extinct volcano, hiking through canyons, and seeing one of the United States’ most unique landscapes, Death Valley is calling your name. With 2 days in Death Valley, you can see the main highlights, although more time allows you to explore further. Here is our two day itinerary …

Sand Dunes Death Valley

5 Reasons Why Death Valley Should be the Next National Park You Visit

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When you think of Death Valley, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A barren desert landscape, crawling with scorpions and rattlesnakes? Yes, you can find that here, but there is so much more to Death Valley National Park than a forbidding desert landscape. We spent several days touring the park and fell in love with this place. …

Mosaic Canyon Hike

Hiking Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley

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Mosaic Canyon is a fun hike to do in Death Valley. There is just enough rock scrambling and navigating through obstacles to keep things interesting. Mosaic Canyon narrows and widens several times throughout the hike so the views are always changing. This tends to be one of the more popular hikes in Death Valley, so be prepared to share the …

Red Rock Canyon in December

Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

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Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock …

Death Valley Sailing Stones

How to Visit Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park is filled with unusual spots to visit and the Racetrack Playa may be one of the most bizarre. This is the place to see those mysterious sailing stones…the large rocks that somehow glide over this dry, muddy surface, leaving imprinted trails behind them. This is not a spot you can just visit on a whim. Getting …

Death Valley Hike

Hiking the Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop in Death Valley

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The Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop is an easily accessible, enjoyable hiking trail in Death Valley. Hike through sandstone canyons, enjoy the view from Manly Beacon, and explore the golden mudstone hills that make this part of Death Valley look so interesting. If you want to add a hike to your Death Valley to-do list, the Golden Canyon – …