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.
Road trips are an excellent way to see a variety of different locations without being tied to a particular schedule. You get to go at your own pace, customize your itinerary and it allows for flexibility. Even before I booked my flight to Ireland, I knew I wanted to rent a car and drive on my own. I didn’t want to be limited to tour stops and I wanted to be able to stop as I pleased. I had never rented a car in another country and was a bit apprehensive about driving on the other side of the road but I decided to go for it! Keep reading if you’re interstate in learning more about road tripping Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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.
I recently road-tripped Ireland and Northern Ireland and visited some of the stunning Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland. I have to first admit that I don’t watch Game of Thrones. I know, I know, I just never got into it but there’s no denying that these locations are some of the most beautiful places I’ve visited. So whether you’re a Game of Thrones fanatic or just looking to see some of Northern Ireland’s gems keep reading to hear about my visit to the Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland.
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.
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.