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Hiking in Tucson in Saguaro National Park East
Arizona

11 Beautiful Tucson Hiking Trails

Lace up your hiking shoes and get ready to hit these amazing Tucson hiking trails. With stunning desert landscapes, a national park, and four mountain ranges, there’s so many great hikes in Tucson, Arizona to choose from.   The area surrounding Tucson is a…

March 17, 2020
White Sands National Monument in New Mexico
New Mexico

White Sands National Park: A Complete Guide

White Sands National Park is the largest gypsum sand dune in the world, with sparkling white dunes rolling over 275 square miles. This post has everything you need to know before you go, and the best things to do in White Sands! The sparkling…

December 31, 2019
Scottsdale Travel Guide: What To Do in Scottsdale, Arizona
Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona Travel Guide

Check out this travel guide for where to stay, eat, and explore in Scottsdale, Arizona.   Growing up just a few miles east of Phoenix, I always knew Scottsdale as the town of high-end resorts, too-green-for-the-desert golf courses, and multi million homes surrounded by…

November 26, 2019
Bonneville Hot Springs in Idaho
Idaho

Soaking in Bonneville Hot Springs near Lowman, Idaho

Everything you need to know to visit Bonneville Hot Springs in Idaho. There are hundreds of natural hot springs throughout Idaho’s backcountry, but I’ve yet to see Bonneville Hot Springs pop up on any top 10 lists of best hot springs in Idaho. This…

October 17, 2019
Hiking along Alice Lake in Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness
Idaho

A Backpacking Guide to Alice Lake in Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness

One of the most beautiful (and popular) trails in Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness is the hike to Alice Lake. After spending two nights backcountry camping at Alice Lake, we’re sharing all our tips for hiking this trail and camping at the lake.  Hiking in Idaho’s…

October 15, 2019
Surfer walking out of the water at Pacifica State Beach
California

Tips for Visiting Pacifica State Beach

As we were prepping for our move from Southern California last month up to the Bay Area, I started to give up the idea that we were going to have any more classic California summers, with those long, idyllic summer days where you stake…

August 27, 2019
San Onofre State Beach near San Clemente, California
California

A Classic Summer Getaway in San Clemente, California

  Start planning a classic summer SoCal getaway in San Clemente, California by booking a rental home with Vacasa.  Thank you Vacasa for sponsoring this post. Find your Vacasa home for the Summer today! It’s officially summer and we’re looking forward to spending the longer days doing what we love most – hanging…

June 28, 2019