Canyonlands National Park, UT. Somehow, Part 1. April/May 2022

National Park Count: 28 Somehow. Greetings fellow adventurers! Well, my whirlwind travel habits nearly derailed me this time! Thankfully I was able to wrestle a positive experience out of the jaws of disappointment. There was little downtime, little sleeping, and much exhaustion, but I managed to have a pretty satisfying experience of Canyonlands and Arches!Continue reading “Canyonlands National Park, UT. Somehow, Part 1. April/May 2022”

And the winning destination of my Utah trip…..Arches and Canyonlands!

Greetings fellow Adventurers! I dilly dallied and struggled mightily with my destination this weekend. I was thinking Great Basin but it’s still cold! And, part of the big drive there is still closed for the season. Then, I was convinced to do Capitol Reef. But the cost of lodging and everyone saying they wished theyContinue reading “And the winning destination of my Utah trip…..Arches and Canyonlands!”

Mid-Spring Update! Utah Recs?And calling all Bark Rangers!

Hello fellow Adventurers! Happy National Pet’s Day, which just so happens to be the Bark Ranger’s Gotcha Day! I saved my Bella Brown from a kill shelter 11 years ago! She’s still going strong, too! So the last 2 months have been a bit quiet. I have only done some local Florida traveling in MarchContinue reading “Mid-Spring Update! Utah Recs?And calling all Bark Rangers!”

Haleakalā NP, Maui, HI. Feb 2022. Summit and Maui Day

National Park Count: 27 I really enjoyed my brief visit to Maui! So much so that in just a mere 60ish hours I did enough to warrant two posts! I had already been to the summit of Haleakalā (a little shy of it, actually) on Friday night, and Saturday was my Road to Hana andContinue reading “Haleakalā NP, Maui, HI. Feb 2022. Summit and Maui Day”

Haleakalā NP, Maui, HI. Feb 2022 First Night/Road to Hana Day

Hey there fellow adventurers! It has been a bit since I last wrote! I have been very busy with work stuff and life in general. BUT, I did manage to sneak in a weekend trip to HAWAII! WHAT? I can hear it already! Weekend and Hawaii, those are two things that should never go together!Continue reading “Haleakalā NP, Maui, HI. Feb 2022 First Night/Road to Hana Day”

2021 Wrap up and looking ahead!

Happy 2022 fellow Adventurers! This post sums up my 2021, looks ahead to 2022, and will have some of my favorite pictures from my travels this year! 2019 was a very busy travel year. I did not think it would be topped! Of course with current events, 2020 was a low travel year and whoContinue reading “2021 Wrap up and looking ahead!”

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM. Nov 2021

National Parks Count: 26 Hey there fellow adventurers! If you have read any of my most recent entries, you know I did a New Mexico/Texas national park extended weekend trip! If not, then now you know and you can check out my entries on White Sands National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Park numberContinue reading “Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM. Nov 2021”

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX. Nov 2021.

National Parks Count: 25 The second national park of my recent El Paso loop was Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Found about 90 minutes east of El Paso, in the middle of nowhere extreme western Texas desert, this park has been a National Park since the early ’70s. This park features the highest points in TexasContinue reading “Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX. Nov 2021.”

White Sands National Park, NM. Nov 2021

National Parks Count: 24 Hey there fellow adventurers! I went on a solo trip to White Sands, Guadalupe Mountains, and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks (and one other NPS unit, Chamizal National Memorial) in early November! It was a whirlwind trip but a fun one nonetheless! I am going to do this post different than myContinue reading “White Sands National Park, NM. Nov 2021”

Chamizal National Memorial

NPS Unit Count: 46 Hey there fellow Adventurers! I am going to start a new part of the blog. I am laser focused on visiting all of the “national parks” (63 and counting as of 2021). I have maintained that I will not go out of my way for the other 360 NPS units andContinue reading “Chamizal National Memorial”