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 →

Off the Beaten Path: Great Basin National Park

As with several of the national park trips I have taken with my family, when I mention how we love the Great Basin National Park, people look at me with amazement and wonder. First of all, it should be understood that this park is not the easiest to get to (even though there is fairly... Continue Reading →

Island Adventure: Camping on Channel Islands National Park

SANTA CRUZ (SCORPION RANCH)--- CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK My latest adventure took me off the road and onto a boat, traveling to the Channel Islands National Park. Specifically, I went to Santa Cruz Island (Scorpion Campground). Santa Cruz Island is one of five islands in the national park, off the coast of southern California. Island... Continue Reading →

Clinging to the Canyon: Uncle Tom’s Trail

Yellowstone National Park We were gazing at the spectacular Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Lower Falls, and my kids noticed a little stairway that went down the side of the canyon wall. Curious, we did some research. It turned out that this stairway was a portion of the "Uncle Tom's Trail". The trail was first... Continue Reading →

A South Dakota Summer Vacation

South Dakota presents the traveler with a little bit of everything. Beautiful scenery, patriotic landmarks, historic locations, artistic wonders, and a wide range of wildlife. Stay for a couple of days or a couple of weeks... you will have plenty to fill your time. Several years ago, our family stopped in South Dakota as a... Continue Reading →

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