Visiting Lower Antelope Canyon

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One of the most visited natural wonders of Arizona is the stunningly gorgeous Antelope Canyon. This gem is not to be missed if you’re heading to the northern part of the state. It is located five miles east of Page, Arizona and is on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Keep reading and I’ll share everything you need to know about visiting Lower Antelope Canyon.

The “seahorse”

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Utah National Parks Road Trip

For those of you who love adventure, the outdoors and U.S. National Parks, the Mighty Five in Utah is a road trip of a lifetime. The Mighty Five is made up of Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches National Park. Each park is unique and full of amazing viewpoints, trails, sights and more. To experience the Mighty Five one should not be rushed and give each park the time it deserves. However, if you don’t have a lot of time but want to see multiple parks I recommend planning your visiting accordingly. With only three days I decided to visit Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef during my Utah National Parks road trip. Keep reading and I’ll show you my highlights of the three parks and how you can plan your Utah road trip.

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park

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Wyoming National Parks Road Trip

For the outdoor enthusiast, visiting national parks is a pastime. I wanted to visit the oldest national park, Yellowstone National Park and I finally did so on my Wyoming National Parks road trip for the first time this summer!

Yellowstone is so large it’s in three different states: Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. However, most the park is in Wyoming. Another beautiful national park is Grand Teton. This picturesque park is so breathtaking, it will make you cry. Okay, not really, but photos don’t do this place justice and if you’ve seen photos you may think that’s hard to believe. I recently visited the two parks and I want to tell you about my experience. So, if you’re planning a Wyoming national parks road trip, please read on.

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Southern California Wildflower Guide

Wildflowers are out in Southern California and everyone is out to see the “super bloom” in a variety of different places. The winter rains came down heavily in the southland which brought out more flowers and lots of greenery. Hills that were once dry and barren are now lush and green which has left us with some beautiful scenery. So here I’ll share my Southern California wildflower guide so you can visit the blooms while they’re still out.

Anza-Borrego State Park
Borrego Springs, San Diego County

I recently took a trip to Anza-Borrego State Park in San Diego County to see the flowers before they’re gone again. Anza-Borrego doesn’t usually get this amount of wildflowers in the spring, this is something rare for the state park. In fact, this super bloom is so rare for the area that it’s brought people from all over the states and even across the world. If you visit the park on a weekend, be patient and prepare for traffic jams. I visited during the week and the crowds were still pretty heavy.

Be sure to stop at the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association for a free wildflower map. Also please support the ABDNHA if possible by purchasing an item (large or small) from the store. The people working the store are very helpful and recommended a loop for us to drive and see the flowers.

There’s plenty of trails for hiking and if you’re more about the hiking than the wildflowers check out the slots!

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Arizona Road Trip: Things to Do in Sedona and Fossil Creek

Sedona, Arizona isn’t exactly a hidden gem. I would say it’s pretty well known but not as heavily visited as say the Grand Canyon. However, Sedona is a magical wonderland that deserves a visit if you love desert landscapes and enjoy the outdoors. The backdrops of the mountains and rock formations are breathtaking. Just driving on the freeway and approaching Sedona is an experience in itself. There’s just something about the reddish-orange formations against the clear blue skies that will leave you in awe.

driving into Sedona

And if you enjoy the desert but love camping in a cooler climate then head over to Fossil Creek for the night and enjoy the activities and scenery that the area has to offer. More on Fossil Creek below.

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