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 consider going down to the Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse, the first […]

Desert View Watchtower at the Grand Canyon South Rim

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

Chinese Lantern Festival 2017, Franklin Square, Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

If you’re in Philadelphia this spring check out these beautiful outdoor art displays of Chinese lanterns! There are 29 sets consisting of many different sculpture pieces; from the traditional Chinese hanging lanterns, to pandas, leopards, butterflies, and even the famous […]

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 […]

sunrise monument valley

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? I was there in October of 2016-a great time to visit as it wasn’t too hot or cold. Here are some of the […]

Road Trips

Driving from the Four Corners to Mesa Verde

Four Corners to Mesa Verde

If you’re visiting the Four Corners and coming from the west, consider traveling a little farther and spending a day or two at Mesa Verde National Park or a few of the other historic sites nearby. The park is famous […]

Monument Valley on highway 163

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 […]

Wildlife

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 […]