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The Definitive Reflection Canyon Trail Guide for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

The Definitive Reflection Canyon Trail Guide for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

There are a number of spectacularly beautiful backcountry hikes that you can take in the Southern Utah area, but my favorite is undoubtedly the hike to Reflection Canyon in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. While it is one of the most breathtaking hikes that you will find in the area, it is also one of the most difficult. There is no marked trail to help you navigate the roughly 15-mile round trip hike thru slot canyons and deep washes, and shelter from the blistering sun is almost non-existent. That’s why I believe this trail earns every bit of the “Difficult” rating that it has been given. The awe-inspiring beauty of Reflection Canyon is definitely something that all backcountry hikers should see in their lifetime, but it is important that you are prepared for this hike before setting out. I have created this Reflection Canyon trail guide to help you with that preparation so that you can complete this hike safely and successfully.

The Ultimate Waterhole Canyon Guide for Visitors to the Page, Arizona Area

The Ultimate Waterhole Canyon Guide for Visitors to the Page, Arizona Area

When people see my photographs of the incredible Antelope Canyon on Instagram, I am often asked for recommendations on when and how to book a tour. My advice is always to book early and be prepared to deal with crowds. You see, the two times I visited the canyon were well over a decade ago, and there was far less demand for tours and the crowds were much smaller. I still think Antelope Canyon is an incredible sight that you should try and see at least once in your life. However, if you are either trying to book a tour last minute or would like a beautiful canyon experience without the massive crowds, then I would suggest that you keep reading my Waterhole Canyon guide. Believe me, this breathtaking canyon won’t be a secret for long either, so this is your chance to tour it before the crowds get much larger!

The Definitive Great Sand Dunes Guide for National Park Enthusiasts

The Definitive Great Sand Dunes Guide for National Park Enthusiasts

Planning a road trip across the United States to visit some of the country’s beautiful national parks is a time honored tradition for many Americans, and something that draws visitors from around the world to the country each year to enjoy. The United States is filled with many beautiful park lands that showcase all different types of incredible landscapes. In my opinion, one of the most underrated national park lands in the United States is the breathtaking Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. In putting together this Great Sand Dunes Guide, I had little trouble thinking of amazing things for visitors to see and do within this unique and beautiful park.

The Best White Sands Visitor Guide for Travelers Visiting White Sands National Park

The Best White Sands Visitor Guide for Travelers Visiting White Sands National Park

If you are planning a visit to White Sands National Park, you are in luck.  In my White Sands Visitor Guide, I am going to give you all of the information that you will need to plan a memorable trip to this beautiful park.  In this guide, I will cover the top things to see and do in White Sands National Park, where to stay while you visit, some of the other nearby attractions that you can see, and when it is best to visit the park.

The Definitive Pictured Rocks Travel Guide

The Definitive Pictured Rocks Travel Guide

When it comes to the world’s incredible coastlines, most of the attention goes to the breathtaking ocean coastlines that are found throughout the world. Places like the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, the Great Ocean Road in Australia, and the Big Sur coastline in the American state of California get a lot of attention from travelers. I have visited all of these coastlines in my many travelers, and I can personally attest to their incredible beauty. However, when searching out the world’s most amazing coastlines, I think that the Great Lakes region of North America is often mistakenly overlooked. Between the seven Great Lakes of North America, there is some absolutely stunning stretches of coastline for travelers to enjoy. Destinations like the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior and Turnip Rock in Lake Huron are stunning coastlines that rival any ocean coast you will find in the world. However, my favorite is undoubtedly the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior.

The Most Comprehensive London Travel Guide for Visitors to London, England

The Most Comprehensive London Travel Guide for Visitors to London, England

The city of London, England in the United Kingdom is one of this world’s most exciting cities to visit. Each year, this amazing city attracts millions of tourists who come to experience its wealth of history, beauty, and excitement. However, when most people sit down to start planning their trip to London, they are easily overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things to consider. Because there are so many great things to see and do during a visit, having a London travel guide handy as you plan your trip to the Swinging City will ensure that your visit is as memorable as possible.

The Definitive Pinnacles National Park Guide

The Definitive Pinnacles National Park Guide

Even though it is one of the smallest parks in America’s national parks system, Pinnacles National Park is renown for its breathtaking landscapes and relatively large population of California Condors. Located in central California, roughly 125-miles south of San Francisco and just west of the beautiful Big Sur coastline, Pinnacles National Park may be one of the most underrated national parks in the United States because of its location. Being in such close proximity to so many other larger and equally gorgeous parks, Pinnacles National Park is often overlooked by visitors to California looking to get out and explore the state’s beauty. However, in my Pinnacles National Park guide, I am going to show you why overlooking this amazing park the next time you visit the Golden State would be a mistake.

The Complete Capri Travel Guide

The Complete Capri Travel Guide

The country of Italy is chalk-full of beautiful locations for travelers to visit, but in this Capri Travel Guide I am going to show you why the island of Capri may be my favorite. This gorgeous island is one of three islands that are located in Italy’s Bay of Naples, which is part of the Campania region of Italy. With breathtaking crystal blue waters, amazing local cuisine, stunning coastal rock formations, and a seemingly endless supply of beautiful views and fun things to do, Capri is a year-round traveler’s paradise.

The Definitive Amalfi Coast Visitor Guide

The Definitive Amalfi Coast Visitor Guide

There are a number of absolutely breathtaking stretches of coastline in this world. The stretch of coastline on Australia’s Great Ocean Road, the stretch of coastline off of the state of Oregon in the United States, the infamous Milford Sound and surrounding area on New Zealand’s south island, and Ireland’s coastline near the Cliffs of Moher are just some examples of beautiful coastal stretches that will make your jaw drop when you see them. However, one of my absolute favorite stretches of coastline in this world is undoubtedly the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy. With its seemingly endless stretch of coastal mountains, rows of lemon trees and other citrus fruits, beautiful cities built on the coastal bluffs, and gorgeous beaches that you will never want to leave, it is no wonder that the Amalfi Coast is a favorite playground for the rich and famous. This is why I was so excited to put together my Amalfi Coast Visitor Guide to share with you.

Rocky Mountain National Park Guide

Rocky Mountain National Park Guide

There are a number of absolutely breathtaking mountain ranges in the United States and the Rocky Mountains in the Western part of the country are some of America’s most beautiful. Perhaps nowhere else in the country is this beautiful mountain range better showcased than in Rocky Mountain National Park in the state of Colorado. That is why I was beyond excited to create my Rocky Mountain Park Guide to share this beautiful park with you. Though with so many wonderful things to say about the park, it was hard to know where to being. With a range of elevation between 7,600-feet ( 2,316 meters) and 14,259-feet ( 4,346 meters) inside the park, the diversity of landscapes and wildlife that you will see while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park is truly awe-inspiring. In addition to a myriad of other wildlife, the park is home to over 280 different bird species, an abundance of elk, and the bighorn sheep that have become a symbol of this alpine park.