National Parks

Take a Short Hike Into Grand Canyon

Don’t have time for an all day hike but want to experience going down into the canyon? Or maybe you’re not an experienced hiker or are just out of shape. Then this is a great and fun hike to do […]

The Tower at The Grand Canyon

The last point of interest along Desert View Road at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon(going from West to East), is Desert View Watchtower. As the map below shows, the drive is about a half hour if you don’t […]

Amazing Spot for a First View of The Grand Canyon

It was the 3rd day on our 2 week trip out west.  We got up rather early, still hadn’t adjusted from US Eastern Time which was 2-3 hours different depending on where in Arizona you were. Boy was that confusing, […]

State & Local Parks

Four Corners Monument

A Visit to the Four Corners Monument

The Four Corners Monument is the only spot in the US where the borders of 4 states intersect. It’s a unique geographical location comprised of the states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. The land is owned and operated […]

Camping & Places to Stay at in Monument Valley

If you’re going to Monument Valley you have a few options on places to stay in or right near the park. Hotels – Motels – B&B: There’s The View Hotel Goulding’s Lodge Also Tear Drop Arch B&B If those places […]

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7 Top Things to See and Do in Monument Valley

Looking for what to do if you’ve got a day or afternoon to spend in Monument Valley? Then read below as I outline the most popular sites to see! Monument Valley Tribal Park Monument Valley is on the Navajo reservation […]

4 of the Best State Parks in NEPA

Pennsylvania is full of beautiful landscapes and vegetation. The low lying Appalachian mountains of NEPA (North Eastern Pennsylvania) in particular make for some gorgeous vistas, hiking trails, and forests. #1. Lackawanna State Park Relaxing, easy going Lackawanna State Park Website […]

Road Trips

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Monument Valley to Four Corners

After spending some time in Monument Valley, we were headed onto the next part of our trip: The Four Corners Monument, which is the spot where the borders of the 4 states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico meet. […]

The Drive from Grand Canyon to Monument Valley

Today was the end of an awesome 2 days spent at the Grand Canyon. I didn’t want to leave, and wished we had at least one more day to check out a couple overlooks we missed, stroll along the rim […]

Williams, Arizona!

On the Road Again! Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon

Going from Williams, AZ, to the Grand Canyon is a super easy drive-just straight north on Route 64 for 1 hour! The landscape this time wasn’t that varied so I don’t have that many pictures from it. But, it wasn’t […]

Hoover Dam to Route 66 in Williams, Arizona

Pictures of the drive from Boulder City, Nevada to Williams, Arizona! When I travel from place to place, I don’t only like to see and take pictures of the destination, but the journey too. I find it fascinating what different […]


Look for Big Horn Sheep at Lake Mead

If you’re an out of towner like me who likes to see local wildlife, and you’re going to or passing through Lake Mead on the way to the Hoover Dam, or just around Las Vegas, be on the look out […]