Travel Archive

  • Road Trip To The Washington Coast (Part 2)

    Road Trip To The Washington Coast (Part 2)

    When we finally rolled in to our resort in Ocean Shores, Washington after the longest drive of our lives, we were greeted with crappy weather. Our mid-July plans to increase our chances of a dry, sunny trip were dashed. Out of six days at our...

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  • Road Trip To The Washington Coast

    Road Trip To The Washington Coast

    With the price of airline tickets, baggage fees, parking fees, and rental car fees, the wife and I decided in protest to just drive this year to our vacation destination. We love the U.S. Northwest and are slowly exploring our way around Washington and Oregon....

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  • Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

    Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

    Over this past Memorial Day weekend we took a couples trip to the San Rafael Swell in Utah, with friends Nikia and Chris. One of our mornings was spent at Goblin Valley State Park, just southeast of the east limb of the Swell. This was a...

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  • A Telluride Camping Trip

    A Telluride Camping Trip

    The area around Telluride, Colorado is one of the most beautiful in the state. For my wife and I it is our favorite. We would probably go there every year if it was not so far away. If you were a crow and could fly...

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  • A Little Bridge In Wyoming

    A Little Bridge In Wyoming

    The last two times my wife and I have visited the Yellowstone/Grand Teton area (a total of 14 days) we have never seen a moose. I remember seeing them in the park as a kid, and I know they are still there, but our timing...

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  • Yellowstone Road Trip: The Rest Of The Story

    Yellowstone Road Trip: The Rest Of The Story

    We set out to Yellowstone National Park with one goal: See as much wildlife as possible. Our time there was a little colder and wetter than we would have wanted, but we certainly accomplished our goal. We didn’t see everything we wanted to see, but...

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  • Yellowstone Roadtrip: Specimen Ridge

    Yellowstone Roadtrip: Specimen Ridge

    I have wanted to climb Specimen Ridge ever since I was a kid. At about age eleven I was told about this amazing place by a geologist working for the park service. He showed me a drawing similar to this one: Specimen Ridge contains remnants...

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  • Yellowstone Roadtrip: Hikes to Mystic & Fairy Falls

    Yellowstone Roadtrip: Hikes to Mystic & Fairy Falls

    Mystic Falls is a 70-foot cascade type waterfall on the Little Firehole River, a tributary of the Firehole River. We reached the falls while taking a 3.5 mile loop on the Mystic Falls Trail which starts at Biscuit Basin in the Upper Geyser Basin. There...

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  • Yellowstone Roadtrip: Solfatara Creek Trail

    Yellowstone Roadtrip: Solfatara Creek Trail

    My wife Rhiannon and I returned to Yellowstone National Park in late May for a week of hiking with the goal of seeing as much wildlife as possible.  The funny thing about Yellowstone is you can see just as much wildlife while driving the roads...

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  • A Trip To Yosemite National Park (Part 4)

    A Trip To Yosemite National Park (Part 4)

    This will be my final Yosemite installment and basically features the odds and ends of our trip. Overall our trip to California was a bit of a disappointment, though there were a few good memories sprinkled in. Having been to many National Parks, I’d much...

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