Hike Prepared: Your Life Depends On It

The summer months often bring temperatures of 100 plus degrees to the deserts of the southwest. All too often we hear of lost hikers, heat stroke, or other heat related ailments from hiking and recreation in the desert. Recently, search crews worked for over a week and a half to find two missing hikers in... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate National Park Road Trip: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

The Rocky Mountains present some of the top destinations for vacationers seeking some of the most beautiful sites on earth. This itinerary has been crafted with two national parks in mind; Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Future blog itineraries will include other regions and parks. Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons are neighboring parks in... Continue Reading →

Great Basin National Park: From Top to Bottom

This past week's trip to the Great Basin National Park was my second journey to this remote destination in eastern Nevada. I did write a blog based on my last trip, but I wanted to provide some more detail on this page. Just like last time, we set up camp at the Wheeler Peak Campground.... Continue Reading →

Oahu (Part 4): LOST TV Show Filming Locations

We were vacationing in Hawaii, why not find a few of the LOST filming locations? The locations were not really out of our way, since most of them were near where we spent a lot of time on the north shore. We begin with the house that Hurley bought for his mom with lottery winnings.... Continue Reading →

Oahu (Part 3)- Polynesian Cultural Center

Our visit continues in Oahu with one of the most advertised places on the island, the Polynesian Cultural Center. The center opened in 1963, and is primarily staffed by students from the local BYU Hawaii campus. According to some material handed out and several staff members, these student staff members pay their way through school... Continue Reading →

Oahu (Part 2): USS Arizona Memorial

One of the top destinations on our trip to Oahu was to visit the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, specifically, the USS Arizona Memorial. We are usually on top of things, and book tickets for tours ahead of time. Not for this one. By the time we went online to book... Continue Reading →

Oahu (Part 1) Waimea Valley: A Little Slice of Paradise

My wife and I decided back in the winter to take a trip to Oahu for our 14th Anniversary. This is her first time traveling to Hawaii, and my 3rd. When setting up our schedule, we wanted to have a balance of relaxation, yet not miss any of the "must see" places on the island.... Continue Reading →

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