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The Ultimate Horseshoe Bend Guide for Visitors to Page, Arizona

The Ultimate Horseshoe Bend Guide for Visitors to Page, Arizona

If you are into grand and beautiful vistas, then you aren’t going to want to miss a stop at Horseshoe Bend in Northern Arizona.  Nowhere else is the Colorado River’s sculpting of the sandstone of the American Southwest more beautiful.  

Unlike some stunningly beautiful spots in this world, Horseshoe Bend is not very difficult to get to.  It is a short and easy one mile hike from the roadside parking to the viewpoint, so it is something that everyone is able to enjoy.  In this guide we will let you know how to get to Horseshoe Bend, when the best times to visit are, and show you some of the stunning pictures we have been able to take of Horseshoe Bend during our many visits over the years.

Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Guide

Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Guide

While Bryce Canyon may not be as big and vast as the Grand Canyon, it is every bit as beautiful.  The contrast of the red sandstone spires, known as hoodoos, against the green trees and blue sky is breathtaking.  As someone who loves photography, this park is undoubtedly my favorite park to photograph.

Bryce Canyon National Park also offers a lot of fun things to do for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.  The park has some great hiking paths, ample biking paths, and plenty of opportunities for horseback riding.  And for those who aren’t up to hiking or biking, the park offers a number of amazing viewpoints that give you postcard worthy views of the canyon.

The Complete Guide for Visiting Devil’s Garden in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

The Complete Guide for Visiting Devil’s Garden in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Devil’s Garden is a unique set of rock formations along the Hole-in-the-Rock road within the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.  If you are interested in seeing some interesting and beautiful rock formations, but not up for doing a long hike, then the Devil’s Garden is perfect for you.  You can see the rock formations without having to venture much past the parking area.  If you are interested in doing a bit more hiking, there are plenty of opportunities to hike and explore in the area.

Guide to Zebra Slot Canyon in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

Guide to Zebra Slot Canyon in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

If you are planning a visit to the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument and you are looking for a fun hike that isn’t too difficult, the Zebra Slot Canyon hike should be near the top of your list.  This is one of the more popular hikes in the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument because the hike is relatively easy and the Zebra Slot Canyon is beautiful.  As a bonus, you can add the Tunnel Slot Canyon to the hike and make the hike a nice loop hike.

The Ultimate Guide for the Long Canyon Slot Hike in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

The Ultimate Guide for the Long Canyon Slot Hike in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Long Canyon slot was a remarkable slot canyon that we were able to explore while visiting the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah last week.  It is just one of many slot canyons in the Grand Staircase, but it is one of the prettier ones that we were able to visit.  Even though the slot isn’t too deep, the sheer height and size of the canyon was pretty cool to see.

The Ring of Kerry Guide

The Ring of Kerry Guide

The county of Kerry in Ireland has some absolutely amazing and beautiful places to see within it.  So much so that we consider it a must-see for anyone who is thinking about visiting Ireland.  However, it is also a pretty big area, and planning what to see and how can be a pretty daunting task unless you have some guidance.

Well fear not, because that is exactly what we plan to give you in this guide to visiting the Ring of Kerry.  We are going to explain to you what the Ring of Kerry is, as well as touch on some of the top attractions that you can view on this famous Irish road trip.

Lake Manyara Safari Guide

Lake Manyara Safari Guide

Lake Manyara National Park was the first park that we went on safari in during our visit to Tanzania.  This 127 square mile park is about a 2-hour drive from Arusha and is home to a lot of Africa’s wildlife diversity. In this Lake Manyara safari guide, I will let you know what requirements you will need to visit Tanzania, give you some tips on how to get to the park and provide you with information on which tours, lodges, and campsites I recommend. With this information in hand, you should be able to confidently plan an incredible safari adventure in Lake Manyara National Park that you’ll never forget.

Our Visit to a Maasai Village in Tanzania

Our Visit to a Maasai Village in Tanzania

One of the neatest and most educational experiences we had when traveling in Tanzania last year was a visit to a Maasai village.  They have such a unique and amazing culture and it was really cool to be able to visit with them and learn more about their way of life.

We took a 4 day safari thru Lake Manyara National Park, the Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.  Along our many drives we would see the Maasai villages and the young boys out herding their cattle.  It was fascinating to see how they lived from a far, but we wanted to know more about their culture and way of life.