I was provided with two tickets to ride the High Roller on a recent trip to Las Vegas. I found Vegas to be a convenient airport for ingress and egress to access national parks in Utah and Arizona, from Zion to the Grand Canyon. What’s more, there’s no better way to relax after a long weekend of hiking than with a cocktail and bird’s eye view of Las Vegas. RELATED POST: HIKING ANGEL’S LANDING AT…

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Antelope Canyon is one of the most photographed locations in the world. With sweeping curves, sunbeams and sand showers, it looks like something out of a daydream. Naturally, it was a must-see on my mission to complete 12 trips in 12 months. Located in Lake Powell Tribal Park in Page, Arizona, you can only access this Navajo site with a designated guide. There are two canyons, Upper and Lower, but the photo tours and coveted sunbeam…

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So you’re going to Key West? You’re going to have a great time–there is no more laid-back place on earth. There’s a reason Hemingway chose here of all places to call home, and it’s because there are really no troubles in Key West. It has beautiful beaches and island scenery, with none of the bustle. There’s no stress, no rush, no emergencies. Just the Keys, the sunshine and maybe you. This is a popular destination…

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Muggles everywhere can’t get enough of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Whether lifelong fans of the series or newcomers to the story, there’s something for everyone at what’s quickly become the number one rated theme park in the Orlando area. What exactly makes Harry Potter stand out amongst the world’s most famous parks? I had the chance to discover for myself. The park spans two distinct areas–Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley…

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Bear Lake trailhead is the most popular spot in Rocky Mountain National Park, with the parking lot at capacity usually by no later than 7am. A lot of people want to hike this trail, and there’s a reason for that. With up to 4 alpine lakes, well-marked paths and dream-like views, it’s an enjoyable way to spend a day in nature. An alpine lake is a lake at 5,000 feet altitude or more. Bear Lake…

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