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Kelly Barcus

Versatile hiking shoes perfect for travel
Travel Gear

9 Versatile Hiking Shoes Perfect for Travel

We’re pretty light packers by nature, but I’ve always had a hard time with shoes. Most of our travels include a combo of hiking, surfing or swimming at the beach, and walking down little town streets. I used to find myself trying to pack a…

February 14, 2019
Best Hiking Trails near Mesa, Arizona | Wind Cave Trail in Usery Mountain Regional Park
Arizona USA

Five Easy Hikes You Can’t Miss Near Mesa, Arizona

Looking for great hiking near Mesa, Arizona? These five easy trails will take you trekking through the beautiful Sonoran Desert.  I spent my childhood in the dry, hot desert of Mesa, Arizona. If you’re not from the area, you’ve probably never heard of this bedroom-community…

February 7, 2019
Hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park | Reaching Wall Street, the Narrowest part of Zion Canyon
USA Utah

Hiking the Narrows in Zion: 11 Tips for Hiking with Kids

The Narrows in Zion National Park is easily one of the most popular hikes in the park. There are plenty of hikes where you walk along a stream or cross a river, but few where the entire trail is directly up (or down) a river.   Since…

February 3, 2019
Sunset at Fire Wave in Valley of Fire State Park
Nevada USA

A Complete Guide to Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park, located just 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas in Nevada, is a striking desert landscape of bold red rocks. This guide covers basic information about the park, scenic spots, and hikes in Valley of Fire. Tens of millions of…

January 11, 2019
Sunset in White Sands National Monument in New Mexico
New Mexico USA

Camping in White Sands National Monument

To fully experience White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico, go camping among the alabaster dunes. Check out this guide for tips on snagging one of the 10 backcountry camping spots. We’ve visited our fair share of beautiful places on our travels these…

December 22, 2018
The colorful streets of Sayulita, Mexico | The Ultimate Riviera Nayarit Travel Guide
Mexico North America

The Ultimate Riviera Nayarit Travel Guide

Want to find out why Riviera Nayarit is slated to be the next big travel destination in Mexico? The white sandy beaches, great surfing spots, and delicious tacos are just the beginning; there’s so much more to discover in this tropical destination! Check out this…

December 1, 2018