The Greatest Grand Canyon Jaunt

March 30 – April 2 With only a 2 hour drive ahead of us from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon National Park we took it easy in the morning and slept in! It turns out…it wasn’t a great idea to sleep in, we should have gotten up much earlier because that 2 hour drive turnedContinue reading “The Greatest Grand Canyon Jaunt”

Petrified Forest

March 28 -29 After our time in Saguaro National Park, my mom and I made our way to Petrified Forest National Park. Somehow I didn’t think about the fact that it was a 5 hour drive from Tucson to Holbrook…I deluded myself into thinking that it was only a 3 hour drive, I’m not entirelyContinue reading “Petrified Forest”

Seeing Saguaro

March 26-27, 2021 My mom and I decided that we were going to spend her spring break by exploring the National Parks in Arizona. After months of planning we were off and ready to head out west! We landed in Phoenix on March 25 in the evening and finally made it to a hotel (theContinue reading “Seeing Saguaro”

Starting Solo

The Vegas Disaster I landed in Las Vegas on March 28, 2017 at 9PM. I was ready to start my National Park adventure. I went to the rental car counter. I had completed the online check in and went to pick up my car, the attendant said that I was unable to rent a vehicleContinue reading “Starting Solo”

The Start of an Obsession

The Perfect Gift For months after my trip to Everglades National Park I contemplated buying a real camera, other than the one that came equipped on my phone, it was an iPhone 4S after all, an ancient relic even when I was using it. I researched and read reviews, I shopped online and went toContinue reading “The Start of an Obsession”

Finally a Floridian

March 2014 After graduating from university I moved to Central Florida to pursue a career at the Walt Disney World Resort. I sort of floundered after college and didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do, but I knew that I was good at customer service and I had a passion for the Walt DisneyContinue reading “Finally a Floridian”

Fancy Footwear

I’ve made some questionable decisions when going on trips. As the years have gone by I’ve learned the hard way that shoe choice is definitely something that matters. Some of you may think, ‘Of course, that should have been obvious.’ And you wouldn’t be wrong in that thought, but I was naive and later, justContinue reading “Fancy Footwear”

Abandoning Camp

When planning for a trip, generally one would check the weather to ensure they have the proper gear. I can confirm that I am typically one who completes this vital task. What I was not prepared for on a recent camping trip was the fact that my sleeping bag was not rated for cold weather.Continue reading “Abandoning Camp”

A Move to Remember

May 2002 When we left Colorado in 2002 to move to Monterey Bay, CA my parents took us on a roundabout trip. The first stop we made was to the Great Sand Dunes National Monument (a couple years before it officially became a National Park). As a middle school student in Colorado we learned aboutContinue reading “A Move to Remember”