Santa Clause then Santa Cruz

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Holiday Season – but today I needed to replace peppermint and pine scents with the fresh outdoors and turn down the Christmas music to hear the soundtrack of the oceans crashing against the shore. Living in San Jose puts us at the base of the Santa Cruz mountains and just minutes from the California Coast! This year I … Continue reading Santa Clause then Santa Cruz

Diving Deep (Ellum) into Dallas!

Not all of my travels land me on mountain tops, deep into canyons or underwater. Some of my more domestic travel bring me to new cities which can be equally as exciting – without needing a packing list (or icy hot). I frequent Dallas Love Field airport multiple times a year – and I’m no stranger to Dallas Forth Worth International Airport either… But earlier … Continue reading Diving Deep (Ellum) into Dallas!

Valley of Fire State Park: Day 7

Just an hour out of Las Vegas is a State Park packed with climbing opportunities, Flintstone character and historical gold mines! I strongly suggest visiting Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada if you have an afternoon to kill while visiting or passing through Las Vegas! This small park had a ton of character and the more I research about it after our visit, the … Continue reading Valley of Fire State Park: Day 7

The Narrows, Zion National Park: Day 5

Looking back at our trip – my only regret is that we didn’t spend an entire day in the Narrows! In Zion National Park, farthest tip of the canyon from the parks main entrance and it is also the most narrow (hence the name). The Virgin River runs through this narrow canyon which means you’re going to trek through water – which served as a … Continue reading The Narrows, Zion National Park: Day 5

Angels Landing, Zion National Park: Day 4

Day 4 of our Road Trip kicked off our first day in Zion National Park! We were very lucky to know someone whose family had a BEAUTIFUL vacation home in St. George, Utah who offered us a place to stay for a our visit in Utah – an invitation we graciously accepted and continue to be grateful for! I strategically planned this day to be … Continue reading Angels Landing, Zion National Park: Day 4