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Seward Highway – Scenic Byway | Exploring Alaska

As a traveler and road tripper, I have driven throughout the majority of the fifty states including Alaska and Hawaii. There have been drives that I wished would have ended quickly, and others that I wished would have never ended. Seward Highway in Alaska was one of those scenic byways that I wished would have… Continue reading Seward Highway – Scenic Byway | Exploring Alaska

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Capitol Reef National Park | Exploring Utah

Capitol Reef was the most peaceful of the National Parks that I had visited in Utah. Many people road trip it to the more popular parks like Zion, Bryce Canyon, or Arches National Park, but Capitol Reef was just as stunning. It might be due to the location as it is not off the main… Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park | Exploring Utah

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Beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park | Exploring Utah

Utah is my favorite state when it comes to road tripping, and exploring the beauty of nature. Although it is a smaller state than California, which has the most national parks; Utah is home to many of America's national parks including Bryce Canyon. The canyon is known for its hoodoos, which are irregular shaped rock… Continue reading Beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park | Exploring Utah

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Garden of the Gods | Exploring Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado- Garden of the Gods is a majestic red rock public park just 70 miles south of Denver, and is free to the public. There are magnificent geological formations in various shades of red, pink, and white that you can casually stroll through, cycle or take a trolley tour to view this wonderous… Continue reading Garden of the Gods | Exploring Colorado

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring Carlsbad Caverns was the best underground experience that I have done in my lifetime. I have gone below the Earth's surface on many occasions from caverns to mines, and these southeastern New Mexico caverns were phenomenal. If you were to visit one cavern system only once in your lifetime, Carlsbad Caverns National Park would… Continue reading Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve | Exploring California

Wish you were here! If this surreal landscape of azure skies, peaceful blue waters, and white rocky towers seems familiar, it is familiar. This is Mono Lake, and it was featured inside of Pink Floyd's 1975, "Wish you were here" album cover. The┬áDiver, which was a photo taken by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosissh, features what… Continue reading Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve | Exploring California

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Valley of Fire State Park | Exploring Nevada

Getting off the Las Vegas strip for most visitors is unheard of, but there is more to this fair city than the bright lights, gambling, and buffets. We have state parks, camping, mountains, forests, scenic drives, and desert hikes. There is a lot of natural beauty in Nevada, and one favorite for locals is the… Continue reading Valley of Fire State Park | Exploring Nevada

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Bodie State Historic Park | America’s Best Ghost Town

Bodie, California- When I say the words "Ghost Town", what thoughts come into your mind? A piece of the American Old West that sits in decay, barren, and dilapidated. A once thriving mining community with gun fights, bar brawls, and brothels that now sits idle in the middle of nowhere, with an occasional tumble weed… Continue reading Bodie State Historic Park | America’s Best Ghost Town

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Canyonlands National Park | Exploring Utah

Canyonlands is a breathtaking national park in Utah that is located close to the town of Moab, and over two hours south of Arches National Park. There are numerous canyons, mesas, and buttes that contribute to this park's magnificent landscapes. Canyonlands is a terrific place for hikers, nature lovers, campers, and road trippers. It is… Continue reading Canyonlands National Park | Exploring Utah

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Arches National Park | Exploring Utah

Utah is my favorite state when it comes to road tripping, and exploring the beauty of nature. Although it is a smaller state than California, which has the most national parks; Utah is home to many of America's national parks including Arches. This is one of Utah's most popular and famous parks due to the… Continue reading Arches National Park | Exploring Utah

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Meteor Crater Natural Landmark | Exploring Arizona

I have taken numerous road trips along Highway 40 aka Main Street America and Old Route 66 aka the Mother Road . There are many quirky and incredible sites along this stretch of highway from concrete tee-pees and dinosaurs, to the Grand Canyon, and the Petrified Forrest. Meteor Crater In Winslow, Arizona there is the… Continue reading Meteor Crater Natural Landmark | Exploring Arizona

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Glacier National Park | Exploring Montana

Exploring Glacier National Park was an incredible experience for myself during 2020- the year of the Covid-19 Pandemic, social distancing, American political unrest, and world travel bans. It all sounded so negative, and I always felt the need to rise above crazy times that will eventually pass. Even if we did not have the precarious… Continue reading Glacier National Park | Exploring Montana

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Yellowstone National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Wyoming, Montana & Idaho

Yellowstone National Park is so extraordinary that it exists in three states, with the majority of the park in Wyoming. Even if this national park was only in one of those states, it would still be considered extraordinary in my book. Yellowstone is known for its geothermal features, such as Old Faithful and the thermal… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Wyoming, Montana & Idaho

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument | Exploring Arizona

Canyon de Chelly National Monument Canyon de Chelly National Monument was one of the most intriguing and interesting places that I had visited in the Southwest. This canyon in Northeastern Arizona is owned entirely by the Navajo Tribal Trust of the Navajo Nation, and is the only National Park Service unit to be cooperatively managed… Continue reading Canyon de Chelly National Monument | Exploring Arizona

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Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona

As my sun sign is in Capricorn, an earth sign, I enjoy anything with a grounding nature. That is why I have a deep fondness for mountains, forests, vegetable dishes, and gardens. One of my favorite things to do while traveling is visit a garden, if my schedule permits. This might have to do with… Continue reading Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Phoenix, Arizona- "Form follows function", a phrase I first learned on my initial visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's home studio in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago. From that point on, I felt a connection with Wright's forward thinking of architecture. Over the past two decades, I had visited many of his designed buildings and… Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Noshing on the Original Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour | Big Onion Walking Tours, NYC

As a chronic traveler, I have been on my share of walking tours on both hemispheres; I have also been to The Big Apple many times over. The funny thing is that I have never done the Big Onion Walking Tour before, although it had been on my radar for over a decade. There was… Continue reading Noshing on the Original Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour | Big Onion Walking Tours, NYC

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Respects to MLK | A Visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

Early morning, April 4thShot rings out in the Memphis skyFree at last, they took your lifeThey could not take your pride In the name of loveWhat more in the name of love?In the name of loveWhat more in the name of love - 'Pride' U2 "Marching for Change." While visiting Atlanta, Georgia I took one… Continue reading Respects to MLK | A Visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

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A Walk Through Savannah, Georgia

I love to walk. If you have ever traveled with me or expect to travel with me, know that I enjoy walking. If I am not exhausted, dehydrated, or very hungry expect that I will enjoy a stroll for miles while on holiday. If not in vacation mode, I do drive. The city of Savannah… Continue reading A Walk Through Savannah, Georgia