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Visit Lamar Valley in the winter

Visiting Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley in the Winter

Visit Lamar Valley in the winter

For years, I’ve wanted to visit Lamar Valley in the winter, especially to see wolves. Located in the remote northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, the Lamar Valley is America’s version of the Serengeti. Or so I’ve read. And Highway 212, the only road that’s open to vehicular traffic during Yellowstone’s winter season, just happens […]

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Metate Arch in Devil's Garden

Walking Around in the Devil’s Garden

Metate Arch in Devil's Garden

Tucked away down a bumpy dirt road in Southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Devil’s Garden should be renamed something like “hoodoo playground” or “fun among the rocks.” Except for summer’s searing heat, there’s nothing evil about this wonderland of Navajo and Entrada sandstone refashioned by erosion into arches and hoodoos. On a Grand […]

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Driving the Burr Trail is a fun experience in southern Utah.

Driving the Burr Trail

Driving the Burr Trail is a fun experience in southern Utah.

Alan and I are huge fans of driving the country lanes and dirt roads of America. On a visit to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, we had our pick of dirt roads and four-wheel-drive trails to explore. But many of those roads are really long. For an easy half-day drive that leaves time to enjoy […]

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Oxbow Bend Grand Teton

Our Favorite Fall National Park Hikes

Oxbow Bend Grand Teton

When Alan and I plan a national park visit, we skip the summer months in favor of early autumn. The lodges are still open, snow hasn’t closed the roads yet in parks with mountainous terrain, and crowds have diminished. In our opinion, engaging with nature on fall national park hikes is simply the best. Did […]

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Hiking in Shendoah NP

6 Amazing Hikes in Shenandoah National Park

Hiking in Shendoah NP

By now our love of National Parks is pretty obvious, as is our love of hiking. Whenever possible, we like mixing the two, enjoying great scenic views while doing a little bit (or a lot!) of exercise. Although we have had the pleasure of hiking around the world, today’s guest contributor, Suzan L. Jackson from Book …

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Coloring Glacier National Park, A Grayscale Coloring Book for Travelers

Coloring Glacier National Park

Coloring Glacier National Park, A Grayscale Coloring Book for Travelers

When it comes to unforgettable scenery, Glacier National Park ranks at the top of our list. Alan and I are lucky to live about three hours away from this gorgeous park, which means plenty of opportunities to photograph and explore Glacier’s beauty. What’s the next best thing to being there? Creating your own scenery in Coloring […]

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Death Valley Travel

Exploring Death Valley

Death Valley Travel

Updated 03.01.2017 Although off-the-beaten-path travel usually leads to amazing experiences, the thought of spending time in a place called Death Valley could scare off even the stealthiest of traveler. Thankfully, today’s guest contibutor, Vanessa Chiasson, is showing us that the hottest and driest national park in the US isn’t as inhospitable as its name would […]

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Waterton Lakes National Park

Discover Waterton Lakes with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Waterton Lakes National Park

Although the US has a veritable treasure trove of beautiful national parks, we certainly can’t forget about our neighbors to the north, Canada. Full of amazingly diverse landscape throughout the country, Canada has quite a few national parks that will blow your mind, such as Waterton Lakes. Located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada, […]

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