Island in the Sky Canyonlands

One Perfect Day in Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands is an enormous National Park. Over 330,000 acres are filled with arches, buttes, mesas, canyons, hiking trails, dirt roads, campgrounds, and overlooks. It would take days, weeks even, to fully explore all that Canyonlands has to offer. However, if you only have one day in Canyonlands, you have just enough time to visit the highlights. We spent two days …

Gateway Arch National Park

How to Visit Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis

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Gateway Arch, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is a famous American icon. Since its completion in the 1960’s, the Arch has been attracting thousands of visitors every year. Gateway Arch is one of the newest additions to the long list of national parks, achieving official national park status on February 22, 2018 (Indiana Dunes is now the newest National Park, …

Delicate Arch in December

6 Tips for Visiting Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

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Delicate Arch is one of the main attractions in Arches National Park. Most likely, this arch is high on your list of places to visit in the park. In order to have the best experience, there are a few things to know before you go. Here are our tips for visiting Delicate Arch. A Few Quick Facts About Delicate Arch …

Gooseberry Trail

Hiking the Gooseberry Trail in Canyonlands National Park

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There are a number of hikes in Canyonlands National Park that offer sweeping views over the White Rim. Grand View Point Trail and White Rim Overlook both fit into this category. However, if you want to journey below the level of the mesa and hike onto the White Rim, the Gooseberry Trail is a great hike to consider. The Gooseberry …

Devils Garden Trail

Devils Garden Trail: The Best Hike in Arches National Park

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The Devils Garden Trail has all of the ingredients for a perfect hike in Arches National Park. If you hike the entire 7.2-mile loop, you get to see eight arches! Along the way, go rock scrambling, hike along fins of sandstone rock, and enjoy some of the best views of the park. What makes the Devils Garden Trail so great …

Mesa Arch in December

Best Things to do in Canyonlands: Island in the Sky District

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Canyonlands National Park is an underrated park located near Moab, Utah. Compared to its smaller and more popular neighbor Arches National Park, Canyonlands feels more rugged, more remote, and a whole lot larger. Island in the Sky, the most popular section of Canyonlands, is filled with jaw-dropping vistas and short but sweet hiking trails. Here are the best things to …

South Kaibab Trail at Sunrise

How to Hike the South Kaibab and Bright Angel Trail in One Day

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The South Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails are two of the Grand Canyon’s classic hiking trails. You can combine these two trails together to create one massive day hike or a two-day backpacking trip. It is a long, challenging hike but it makes for some incredible memories. With its long distance and nearly a mile of elevation gain, this is …

Dead Horse Point

Best Things to do in Dead Horse Point State Park

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Have you ever visited a place where you didn’t quite know what to expect and then it just blew you away? For us, that was Dead Horse Point State Park. Nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks get all of the attention (and all of the visitors). When looking for more things to do in the area, Dead Horse Point State …

Arches National Park

10 Best Things to do in Arches National Park

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Arches National Park is a wonderland of desert vistas, short hiking trails, strange rock formations, and you guessed it, arches. Not only will you find over 2,000 arches here, but you will also see hoodoos, fins of sandstone rocks, massive mesas, and balanced rocks. Here are the best things to do in Arches National Park. About Our Experiences in Arches …

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Is the Grand Canyon Skywalk Worth It?

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Located on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Skywalk is an easily accessible viewpoint from Las Vegas. It looks and sounds thrilling…a glass walkway perched high above the canyon floor, offering spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. But is the Grand Canyon Skywalk worth it? What to Expect at Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk How Much Does …

Best Views Grand Canyon

16 Amazing South Rim Viewpoints in the Grand Canyon

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Epic, awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping…these are all words that describe the Grand Canyon. But in all honesty, words, and even photos, cannot quite capture what it is like to stand on the rim and gaze out across the canyon. There are dozens of viewpoints along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Each one of these viewpoints offers a spectacular view, but …

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

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking the Zion Narrows

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The Zion 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 …

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 …