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…

The Getty Center in Black & White

The Getty Center is one of the famous art museums in Los Angeles. You’ll find it perched on top of the hill. The view from the top is spectacular during daytime and especially at night. If you’re visiting Los Angeles, this museum should be on your list. The architecture is quite modern with open spaces…

Day Trip to Valley of Fire State Park

Every time I step into a national or state park, a wave of excitement hits me. I have this thing for rocks in general, and The Rock (but I’m straying from the topic). Valley of Fire has been on my list for a while now. It’s only an hour away from Las Vegas and definitely…

Vegas on a Beer Budget

Las Vegas offers a lot of enticements and unless you gamble heavily; it does end up being one of the most affordable escapes from reality. If you ever signed up for free rewards membership for Caesars group of hotels, Venetian’s Grazie, Cosmopolitan’s Identity, and many others; you are probably aware that they give out comps…

Quick Getaway to Mt. Baldy

Okay. Before anything else, let’s get this stuff out of the way. If you happen to stumble upon my website, you’re probably wondering who I am and why I started a travel blog. Yes, it’s a known fact a million travel blogs exist out there. As cheesy as it may sound, I’ve finally gathered enough…