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5 Unusual Things to Do in Denver with Family Over Thanksgiving Week

Free Things to Do in Denver with Family During Thanksgiving My family joined me for Thanksgiving, and hosting fell into my lap. My sister and brother-in-law from Maine and my mother from Florida arrived with a week of "What are we doing today?" We are not a family who...

5 Unusual Things to Do Emerald Pools Zion National Park

5 Unusual Things to Do Emerald Pools Zion National Park

5 Unusual Things to Do at Emerald Pools in Zion National Park (note: this post was updated in 2022.) Zion National Park, a southwestern Utah must-stop, fashions gorgeous views and wild imaginations. Avoid the crowds by doing these 5 unusual things. Most folks will...

5 Unusual Things to Do in Monument Valley

5 Unusual Things to Do in Monument Valley

Five Unusual Things to Do in Monument Valley (note: this post was updated in 2022) Monument Valley, Utah, one of my most favorite places in the US, is often overlooked by travelers doing the great western park loop of our National Parks.  It shouldn't be. Monument...

The 12 Hikes You Must Do This Year in the US

The 12 Hikes You Must Do This Year in the US

The 12 Hikes You Must Do This Year in the US As COVID and the vaccine swirl in our communities, we're all itching to move after a year of not moving. With international travel still just on the horizon, this is the year to take advantage of the glorious hikes we have...

3 Fantastic Moderate Moab Hikes and a Suggested 3-day Itinerary

3 Fantastic Moderate Moab Hikes and a Suggested 3-day Itinerary

3 Fantastic Moderate Moab Hikes Mo-ahhh-b. It's such a delicious place to hike, bike, relax and get away for a great walking vacation. With so many choices on where to hike in Moab, you can get a bit overwhelmed and perhaps stuck in the crowds. As a day-hiker, I find...

How to Get Married in Alaska on a Glacier

How to Get Married in Alaska on a Glacier

How to Get Married on a Glacier in Alaska (note: this post was updated in 2022) Steve and I dated for a year, then got engaged for a year, and then planned our wedding. For our fifth wedding (third for him, second for me) we refused to do things the way everyone else...

Western National Parks Roadtrip 2900 Miles

Western National Parks Roadtrip 2900 Miles

The Great American Western National Parks Road Trip My ideas for road trips come out of the most simple conversations. Since my daughter would be going to overnight camp in Arizona, why not make a giant road trip out of it and hit my favorite places in the US? The...

The Black Heritage Trail Portsmouth NH Take a Good Walk

The Black Heritage Trail Portsmouth NH Take a Good Walk

The Black Heritage Trail Portsmouth New Hampshire: Take a Good Walk Download an interactive map of this walk. In a time when the world is changing, I've personally learned so much. It took the George Floyd shooting for me to wake up to so much I don't know about US...

Take a Good Walk in Beaufort, South Carolina

Take a Good Walk in Beaufort, South Carolina

Take a Good Walk Beaufort, South Carolina You can download an interactive walking map of this route by clicking here. South Carolina has much beauty, from high lakes to low country, and there's a bounty of walks in charming towns all over the state. On my most recent...

Take a Good Walk Boston Massachusetts

Take a Good Walk Boston Massachusetts

Take a Good Walk Boston Massachusetts Download an interactive map of this walk by clicking here. A Great Walking City Boston ranks as one of the best walking cities in the U.S., and it's not a surprise that as I take a good walk in Massachusetts, I find myself...