Exploring Vasquez Rocks

Feast your eyes on Vasquez Rocks impressive array of rock formations. You’ll find this gem in Agua Dulce, California which is approximately 50 minutes away from Los Angeles. A lot of famous films and TV shows have filmed in this location (Star Trek, Flinstones, Planet of the Apes, Cars, Short Circuit, Hail, Ceasar!) to name…

Hiking Devil’s Punchbowl & Devil’s Chair

“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” – John Mayer I’ve always wanted to check out Devil’s Punchbowl located in Pearlblossom, CA and decided to go there on my own. I figured it would be a good way to test my endurance for longer hikes. I’m more of a casual…

A Piece of Heaven in Valley of the Gods

“We’ll travel to find grounds and rooftops and tiny hidden parks, where we’ll sit and dismiss the passing time…I need to feel a place while I’m in it.” – Victoria Erickson I have to admit. I’m not the easiest person to travel with because like the quote above by Victoria Alexander states “I need to…

Sealed with a “Monument Valley” Experience

“Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart.” – Eli Young Band In my previous blog entries, we covered most of Utah’s mighty five. I wanted to take you someplace different but similar to the National Parks I’ve visited in the past. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is filled with breathtaking landscapes located on…

Horseshoe Bend (Page, AZ)

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire” – Jennifer Lee Horseshoe Bend, in my humble opinion, is a masterpiece. The trail is very easy and accessible to all level of hikers. I highly recommend adding this to your itinerary whether you are visiting Grand Canyon or heading off to Utah….

Adventures in Harpers Ferry, WV

“All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau Some people are fearless. I’m usually the one who cheers them on from the sidelines. However, I do believe in trying almost everything once. My best friend, who lives in DC, decided to take me to Harpers Ferry Adventure in West Virginia. We started…

In a New Orleans State of Mind

“Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?” – Louis Armstrong I am absolutely in love with New Orleans. The city has everything from amazing cuisine, jazz music, and incredible architecture. I cannot emphasize enough why you should visit the Big Easy. If you need a little nudge. Let me help you out……

The Perfect “Red Rock” Escape

“Excuse me while I kiss the sky” – Jimi Hendrix This is where you go. When you need a break from this. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is approximately 20 miles away from Las Vegas strip. This is the perfect place to relax if you find yourself tired of the bright lights, gambling,…

Bryce on my Mind

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous leading to the most amazing view…” Edward Abbey Bryce Canyon is located in Southern Utah and known for “Hoodoos” which are crimson colored odd-shaped pillars. The park is a lot smaller than Arches and Canyonlands with a lot of stunning viewpoints and spectacular vistas. There are a…

Lost in Canyonlands

“I’ve seen it all And it’s never enough It keeps leaving me needing you Take me away” – Lifehouse Canyonlands is not easy to describe. Filled with jagged peaks, sharp turns, treacherous roads and captivating viewpoints. You feel overwhelmed, inadequate and lost all at once. A week isn’t enough to explore the entire park. We…

Wild About Arches (National Park)

“Slice of life becomes part of the mosaic of your times” – Charles Champlin I desperately needed a break from life. I wanted something extraordinary and felt visiting Moab would be the perfect vacation. It took us close to 12 hours of driving to get there. It should have been 11 hours but we got sidetracked…

A Leap of Grand Canyon-sized Proportions

Yup, that’s me. I like jumping in pictures with amazing backgrounds. It’s my kind of thing, you know? My friend almost had a heart attack when she took this picture. I think she thought it would be the last time she’d ever see me alive. Obviously, I survived. Yay for me!   I remember the…