Places to visit in the Top of the South Island of New Zealand

Views along the French Pass

Visiting the South Island? The top of the South Island has a lot to offer! Heard of Golden Bay? Considered hiking or kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park? Looking to enjoy spectacular landscapes and potentially spot dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds? You just gotta visit… Farewell Spit Farewell Spit is at the northwestern tip […]

Fairbanks and the Hike to Angel Rocks

The entrance arch to the Fairbanks visitors centre

It took us a day longer than we expected getting to Alaska due to an impossible connection in Toronto. So we had a complementary stay in an airport hotel which was kind of nice, but it did cut our time in Fairbanks down a day – which was kind of frustrating. I really wasn’t sure […]

Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park

Sam by the Lake

There is an abundance of opportunities for hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park with a staggering 355 miles of hiking trails! The park ranges in elevations from 7,500 to over 12,000 feet; there are plenty of easy hiking trails, plus many strenuous hikes where you need to know your stuff and if you’re not in the best […]

A Day in Arches National Park


To visit Arches National Park was one of my primary motives for doing a road trip across America. I remember doing numerous image searches for different places in America and the photographs taken at Arches National Park blew me away; unique, stunning, I had to go. This photo taken by Dan Ballard is just one […]

Islands in the Sky Section of Canyonlands National Park


Renee Gordon writes about the Islands in the Sky Section of Canyonlands National Park. As mentioned in my previous post, Canyonlands is made up of 3 very different regions: Island in the Sky to the north, the Maze on the west, and the Needles on the east. We previously visited the Needles section and now we’re […]

Needles Section of Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park - Needles

Renee Gordon writes about the Needles Section of Canyonlands National Park. Inspirational Story My only knowledge of the Canyonlands area in Utah was what I had seen in the movie 127 Hours about the experienced mountain climber who nearly lost his life there. On that Saturday in 2003, 27 year old Aron Ralston parked his […]

Bryce Canyon Fairyland Loop Trail

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In my previous post on Bryce Canyon National Park I offered my recommended itinerary if you only have one day to spend in Bryce Canyon. If however you have more time then there are some great hiking opportunities for you to explore, one such hike we did was the Bryce Canyon Fairyland Loop Trail. Departing from […]

Bryce Canyon National Park in a Day

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We arrived at Bryce Canyon National Park after an exhausting few days; hiking and mountain biking in Zion National Park plus more biking in Red Canyon just outside of Bryce. We were both suffering in the southern Utah heat and really just felt like lazing around in air conditioning and not doing a lot. However that would be unacceptable; […]

An Amazing Hike up to Angels Landing

Angels Landing Zion Feature Image

Angels Landing in Zion National Park provides a little danger, thrills and some stunning views. It’s not a walk for uncontrollable children (we’ve all seen them) or those scared of heights. While only a five mile roundtrip it usually takes five hours to complete due to the steepness of the trail and the technical element […]