Las Vegas Rocks

Jean, Nevada- Seven Magic Mountains provide a striking contrast to the Mojave Desert as you cruise on Interstate 15 towards Las Vegas. The 30-35 foot limestone rock towers were created by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, and officially opened May 11, 2016.  The day I visited presented 30-40 mile-per-hour gusts of wind, so I was happy... 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 →

Travel Tool: Road Trip Planning

  Managing a road trip should not be a complicated process. By organizing your destinations ahead of time using a map website (Google, MapQuest, etc.), you can get a good idea of distances as well as planning routes. In addition to these destinations, you should also research and select accommodations for your stay (RV Park,... 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 →

Road Trip on a Dime

School is out for most, and summer is here. This is the perfect season for a road trip. These excursions do not have to cost a fortune, and in fact, can be tailored for most budgets. This article will outline some of the most essential items and services for you to have an enjoyable time... Continue Reading →

Five Hidden Gems Within Death Valley National Park

Whenever I say that my family is taking a VACATION to Death Valley, people respond in shock and are amazed that we would go to such a place. What kind of place is named after "DEATH"? Then I tell them that it is a beautiful place, with rich historical treasures and remarkable traits in its... Continue Reading →

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