Tag: travel

Horseshoe Bend – Glen Canyon National Recreation Area – Arizona

This is what you see as you walk the 3/4 mile from the parking lot to the overlook of Horseshoe Bend. It's so flat that it's hard to believe you will see an awe-inspiring deep canyon. I kept imagining what the first people must have thought as they traveled this flat land and then to ...

Monument Valley – Navajo Nation – Utah

Natural Wonders. Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park is located on the Arizona/Utah border. These grand, mysterious, sandstone monuments formed over millions of years and show us what happens when Mother Nature is left alone to do her thing. Our first stop as we headed towards Monument Valley from Durango, Colorado was Goosenecks State Park in ...

Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile – Utah – Pet Friendly

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is a lovely new pet-friendly lodging option in Kanab, Utah. It's a perfect complement to a Best Friends Animal Sanctuary volunteer trip or the ideal place to stay with pets while traveling in Southern Utah. I wrote about Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile last October when we toured the Roadhouse ...

Broken Arrow Trail – Hiking – Sedona

Broken Arrow is a new trail for us this year. We were hesitant to hike here because the trail runs parallel to the jeep path and we thought it would be disruptive. The jeeps didn't bother us at all and it was fun to watch them cruising over the red rocks. The hiking distance for ...

Montezuma Well – National Park Service

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., the National Park Service celebrates his birthday by offering the first of five in 2020 no-fee days at National Parks and Monuments. This inspired us to visit the Montezuma Well today. It was so cool to see this much water in the middle of the desert. 1.5 million ...

One Blanket, Two Hearts

The human connection.  Traveling always offers the most interesting conversations and connections with strangers. Each encounter teaches us something and leaves an imprint. While staying at Jackson Lake Lodge, on a brisk early morning, we met Adel. One of our favorite things to do is to take the Jackson Lake Breakfast Cruise to Elk Island. We've learned ...

Glenwood Springs – Colorado

If you’re going to get stuck on a road trip, Glenwood Springs, Colorado is the place. Vail Pass (10,666' mountain pass over the Rocky Mountains) was closed due to a snowstorm so we enjoyed our extra day! We were here in April and this has become one of our favorite Colorado towns. There’s so much ...

Belly of the Dragon – Kanab, Utah

Would you dare the depths of the Belly of the Dragon? This "cave" is actually a manmade tunnel to redirect drainage from the upper canyons under HWY 89 to the North Fork River just outside of Kanab, Utah. The water created this ripple effect that looks like you're going into the depths of a beast. ...

Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile – Kanab, Utah

If you love animals, then this hotel is for you! I've written about Best Friends Animal Society many times. We adopted our two dogs from Best Friends and we go back every year to volunteer at the sanctuary. (Which we highly recommend!) We are so excited that they recently built a hotel in Kanab, Utah ...

Under Canvas – Yellowstone

As we turned off Highway 20 in West Yellowstone onto a dirt road and drove under the log archway for Bar N Ranch, we could see the canvas tents in the distance of this beautiful, secluded, wide-open space. Wildflowers added pops of colors, horses were running in the pasture and the mountains layered the horizon. ...