Bryce Canyon National Park

Ever wish you could avoid all the crowds at one of the more popular National Parks, Bryce? Here’s a tip: Go in early November. You’re golden. Sure, it might be cold and quite windy but you won’t be waiting in any lines. We were there the week before they drastically cut down staff and after…

Capitol Reef National Park

Sixty miles long and just six miles wide, Capitol Reef National Park is in the middle of nowhere Utah. We visited on Halloween which seemed appropriate given it has to be one of the least visited National Parks (this isn’t true, but it feels like it should be). Admittedly, after three weeks in Moab, visiting…

Moab Amazes: Canyonlands National Park

Bright in the morning on October 21, we drove into Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky district. Not much can get me motivated in the morning but the prospect of avoiding crowds certainly helps put a pep in my step. Canyonlands is known for Mesa Arch and all the pictures I had seen were…

Moab Amazes: Arches National Park

Arches National Park, what an incredible place! I’d like to say that we did everything there, but honestly, we didn’t hit up the Visitor Center (*gasp*) which is an act non grata when it comes to National Park visits AND we didn’t hike to Delicate Arch (because both of us had done it before). However,…

Grand Teton National Park… quite grand indeed

Within one week in Grand Teton National Park, we hiked 40 miles and biked 18 miles (or 26 miles if you’re an overachiever like Colin). We didn’t see everything, but we sure gave it our best. This blog will focus on our hikes because I’m not half as talented with a camera when I’m on…

The National Park to rival all National Parks

Well I’ll be damned. We’ve been in Colorado for six weeks now. As per usual, this was not in our original plan (we expected to be here for 2-3 weeks). In our defense, there’s just SO MUCH to do here. There’s climbing, breweries, hiking, mountain biking (that’s new for us!), and did I mention breweries?…

Oh you Bad…lands.

Whenever I heard “South Dakota”, this is what I thought: Sure, this photo WAS taken in South Dakota… but it’s not indicative of the time we enjoyed there. My mission, here and now, is to change the South Dakota stereotype. I hope that the following photos will help change the general perspective.  We were in the…

The Florida Everglades as seen by a pale white boy on a bicycle

“I hope we get to see some wildlife.” – Colin, five minutes before spending the next five hours biking alongside 50+ alligators, a variety of birds, fish and turtles. To say that the Everglades exceeded our expectations is a gross understatement. It was one of our most memorable days – and it cost $0.00. At…

Our trip to Zion: What didn’t we do?!

When we set out to travel, one of our goals was to make sure that we thoroughly enjoy each place we visited. We were recently in Zion for four days and while that sounds short, I think we did it justice.