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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
Lobby of the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California
California

A Weekend Getaway at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego 

We stayed in a waterfront bungalow at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa for a fun-filled weekend in San Diego’s Mission Bay.  San Diego is one of our favorite weekend getaways here in Southern California. It’s only about two hours away, and with each visit, we focus on a different neighborhood, which…

October 3, 2018
View of Na Pali Coast and Kalalau Valley
Hawaii

7 Ways to Explore Kauai’s Na Pali Coast – by Sea, Air and Land

We recently took our fourth trip to Hawai’i — we’ve been to Oahu, Maui, and now for the second time, Kauai. The Garden Isle is the Hawai’i of my dreams, with pristine sandy beaches, waterfalls galore and emerald green cliffs that tower over the sparkling blue waters…

August 14, 2018
Camping in Anza Borrego Desert State Park
California

A Complete Guide to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Since we purchased the California State Park pass last year, we’ve been trying to visit our state parks as often as possible. It wasn’t until last spring, when everyone was going bonkers for wildflowers during the super bloom, that we learned about Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This…

May 26, 2018