Hiking Bryce Canyon

Hiking in Bryce Canyon: 5 Reasons to Go

Hiking in Bryce Canyon cannot truly be summed up in words, though many of us outdoor and hiking enthusiasts try. A sprawling natural reserve and collection of giant natural amphitheaters located in Southwestern Utah, Bryce Canyon provides an incredible hiking experience and views...
Great Sand Dunes Colorado

Great Sand Dunes Colorado: A Must See Oddity

Great Sand Dunes Colorado, a National Park and Preserve located in the San Luis Valley along the eastern part of Colorado, was formed from the Rio Grande and its tributaries and was originally created as a National Monument in 1932, later established as a National Park in 2004....
Horseshoe Bend Hike

Horseshoe Bend Hike: Read This Before You Go

Horseshoe Bend Hike: read this before you go is a sign posted along the border of Utah and Arizona about 5 miles from the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and just before the horseshoe Bend trailhead. Carved out long ago by the Colorado river as it wound its way through the...
adventures in the southwest

Take a Hike: 7 of the Grandest Adventures in the Southwest

Adventures in the Southwest are trips of a lifetime that will challenge you physically and engross you spiritually, leaving an unforgettable and enduring impression of the richest wild places on the planet. The southwest contains literally thousands of amazing hikes. Therefore,...
Hiking Angels Landing

Hiking Angels Landing – Spectacular, Exhilarating & Terrifying

Despite its difficulty, hiking Angels Landing is the most popular hike among outdoor adventurers in Zion National park. One such hiking “over-the-top obsessed with hiking” enthusiast is Chelsea Alves, The Sun Kissed Hiker. Having been bitten by the hiking bug after just one hike,...

Adventuring in the Great Southwest – 50 Awesome Blogs

Getting outside and adventuring in the great southwest is an amazing, almost otherworldly experience. We are drawn to this region by its varied scenery, wide-ranging climate and awesome beauty, rivaling if not exceeding any other locale. Many places in the southwest are so...
Slide Rock State Park

Slide Rock State Park – Sedona’s Natural Waterslide

Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, AZ is a unique and must visit attraction for all outdoor enthusiasts. Located in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon, Slide Rock State Park, originally known as the Pendley Homestead, is a beautiful historic family farm and apple orchard and is one of the...
Hiking Antelope Canyon

Hiking Antelope Canyon: An Amazing Place To Visit

When it comes to picturesque Southwest adventures in Arizona, hiking Antelope Canyon has to be one of the highlights. Located on Native American Lands in Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon divided into upper and lower sections that are extremely popular with...
Utah Lodging | Boulder Mountain Lodge

Utah Lodging – Distinctive Accommodations in Utah’s Parklands

As our readers know, we often spend a lot of time writing about the splendor and majesty we outdoor enthusiasts find when visiting and hiking the Utah Parklands. However, an integral part of the trip – and often shortchanged when articles of the journeys are written – are the...
Devils Bridge Trail

Devil’s Bridge Trail: One Epic Hike to Take

Devil's Bridge Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the Sedona area attracting both casual hikers and the more adventurous outdoors enthusiasts; with its natural rock staircase, fantastic views, and the largest natural sandstone arch in the Sedona area it's easy to see why...
Hiking the South Kalibab Trail | Copyright© Chelsea Ives

Hiking The South Kalibab Trail in Grand Canyon

  Today we would like to point your attention to an article we found by fellow hiking and outdoor enthusiast Chelsea Alves from sunkissedhiker.com. Chelsea has created a wonderful exposé on hiking the South Kalibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park and the wonders that...
Senior Adventures

Top Baby Boomer Travel Blogs for Senior Adventures

Baby boomers, 70 million strong and avid adventure travelers, are life-long learners. They invented the eco-tourism trend and tend to shun large tour groups. They thrive on the discovery of off-the-beaten-path places, both in America and around the planet. We’ve written...
Unique Bucket List Ideas

Unique Bucket List Ideas for Travel in the Southwest

In the 2007 film “Bucket List”, two terminally ill men (portrayed by Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson) share a hospital room and define a list of things to do before they “kick the bucket.” Looking out over the Pyramids of Egypt, the character played by...
multigenerational vacations

Multigenerational Vacations and Baby Boomer Travel

Multigenerational Vacations and Travel (ie, grandparents traveling with grandkids and their parents.) are quickly becoming a trend enjoyed by both young and old alike and are the focus of today’s installment in our ongoing series on Baby Boomer Travel. In our first article,...
Baby Boomer Travel

Baby Boomer Travel – 15 Health Benefits of Hiking

In our first article of our Baby Boomer Travel series, we talked about the allure of Senior Tours and how you are never too old for an adventure. In today’s post, to prove our point, we thought we would share with you the 15 Health Benefits of Hiking you can experience in...
Senior Tours

Senior Tours – Never Too Old for An Adventure

Baby boomers are the 70 million Americans currently in their 50s and 60s, born between 1946 and 1966. They tend to be an adventurous lot in general. They were the first generation of Americans to backpack in large numbers in North America, Europe and in other continents. They...
Hiking Zion National Park

Hiking Zion National Park

Hiking Zion National Park exposes outdoor enthusiasts to some incredible sights: from red sandstone cliff formations to narrow slot canyons; from refreshing springs and waterfalls to the lush fauna of the hanging gardens...
Wilderness Survival Skills

Wilderness Survival Skills

Wilderness survival skills are essential for all hikers and backpackers to have. Should you ever find yourself lost and alone, you’ll be thankful you took the time to prepare yourself ahead of time for just that situation...
Calf Creek Falls | Hiking the Escalante

Calf Creek Falls

Calf Creek Falls, an awe-inspiring hike filled with lush vegetation, Navajo sandstone, and life-sized pictographs is the focus of today’s post and rounds out our Hiking the Escalante series. In our first article, we spotlighted the magnificent “cathedrals” of...
Hiking the Escalante | The Toadstools

Hiking the Escalante – Geology Comes Alive at the Toadstools

Hiking the Escalante is the name of our current Southwest hiking series showcasing some of the incredible adventures that await along the Escalante River Basin and its tributaries in Southern Utah. In our first article of our hiking the Escalante series we traveled to the most...