National Parks
Trips

8 Must-See Sights in 8 Must-See National Parks

This year for National Park Week, I picked a different park each day and highlighted a must-see sight in that park. It's been a lot of fun reflecting on the uniqueness of so many national parks across the USA. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to these special places! And,… Continue reading 8 Must-See Sights in 8 Must-See National Parks

Arches National Park Must-See Delicate Arch
Trips

Arches National Park Must-See

Arches National Park is a unique landscape with over 2000 natural arches. This park is conveniently located near Moab, Utah, so lodging and dining are nearby. Arches is a great National Park for visitors of all ages and fitness levels. There are several great easy trails such as Balanced Rock, Turret Arch and Landscape Arch.… Continue reading Arches National Park Must-See

Mesa Arch Canyonlands National Park
Trips

Mesa Arch Trail – Canyonlands National Park

Mesa Arch Trail is a short and easy trail located in the Islands in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park. This trail leads to an iconic view of Mesa Arch so named for the way it perfectly frames the mesa below. The trail is .5 miles round trip. There is a bit of an… Continue reading Mesa Arch Trail – Canyonlands National Park

Arches National Park Scenic Drive
Trips

10 Highlights of the Arches National Park Scenic Drive

The Arches National Park scenic drive is the main highway which traverses this unique Utah park. Of course, the best way to experience Arches is to get out of the car and hike among the giants. However, if you are short on time, you can still see some amazing sights from the road. Arches is… Continue reading 10 Highlights of the Arches National Park Scenic Drive

Green River Overlook in Canyonlands
Trips

Canyonlands Green River Overlook

Canyonlands National Park is located near Moab, Utah. This canyon might not be as famous as the big one, but it is no less spectacular! I actually like Canyonlands better! Canyonlands National Park is divided into 3 major districts: Islands in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze. Islands in the Sky is the most… Continue reading Canyonlands Green River Overlook

Arches National Park Fiery Furnace
Trips

Arches Fiery Furnace: Ranger Guided or Self Guided

The Arches Fiery Furnace is a restricted section of Arches National Park which is located near Moab, Utah.  In the Fiery Furnace, you'll experience a network of fins and sandstone formations which create a monstrous maze just waiting to be explored. You must have a permit or be with a ranger to enter the Arches… Continue reading Arches Fiery Furnace: Ranger Guided or Self Guided

Lake Powell Houseboat Adventure
Trips

Lake Powell Houseboat Adventure: 10 Lessons Learned

*This post contains an affiliate link to a product I used. Lake Powell is a massive reservoir on the Utah/Arizona border.  There aren't many roads in this sparsely populated desert region, so this man-made lake makes the perfect highway to explore canyon country! There is no better way to experience the surreal beauty of Glen… Continue reading Lake Powell Houseboat Adventure: 10 Lessons Learned

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
Trips

Delicate Arch Hike: 6 Things to Know Before You Go

Arches National Park is home to over 2000 natural arches and boasts the largest concentration of arches in the world. Of all those 2000 arches, there is one that stands out - Delicate Arch. This arch gets more press than all the other arches combined. It is the star of both Utah’s license plate and… Continue reading Delicate Arch Hike: 6 Things to Know Before You Go

Indian Creek Scenic Byway
Trips

Breathtaking Drive to the Needles in Canyonlands National Park

Time always flies on vacation! On most trips, there are more things to do than time allows.  It can be really hard to narrow down the to-do list! In Moab, Utah, you can't help but face this dilemma! Nestled near 2 National Parks, the Colorado River, and some of the best rock terrain in the… Continue reading Breathtaking Drive to the Needles in Canyonlands National Park

Turret Arch Trail Arches National Park
Trips

Turret Arch: Short Hike, Big Payoff

One thing I love about Arches National Park is there are several short yet spectacular hikes. The hike to Turret Arch is one of them. This hike doesn't require much of your vacation time but still has that WOW factor you'll remember long after the trip! You may actually be more familiar with Turret Arch's… Continue reading Turret Arch: Short Hike, Big Payoff