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Utah Part II: Bryce and Arches

Utah Part II: Bryce and Arches

This is the second post in a series about spectacular places in Utah based on my recent trip in March, 2019. In the first post, I talked about Zion National Park. This post will focus on two other highlights of the trip: Bryce Canyon and Arches National Parks. After leaving Zion, we drove north toward Bryce on highway 89, covering a distance of about 75 miles. Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon is known for its large concentration of hoodoos,…

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Utah Part I: Zion

Utah Part I: Zion

I visited Southern Utah recently. My route started in Las Vegas and took me through Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks. This is my first post in a series about some very beautiful places in Utah. This post will focus on Zion National Park and surrounding areas. I’ve seen Utah three times before, but I am always wanting to go back. When I hear the word “vacation,” I immediately picture myself scrambling on the slickrock and…

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Trip Report: Seattle and Vancouver

Trip Report: Seattle and Vancouver

There are a few places I would go time and time again. Zion and the Grand Canyon. The Adirondacks. And Seattle. My partner’s job frequently sends him to Seattle for conferences and I like to go along when I can. A few weeks ago, we had the chance to go back. He was in the conference most of the day, so I got out and about. My preferred mode of travel is by foot, so I spent a lot of…

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Trip Report: Dry Tortugas

Trip Report: Dry Tortugas

I started out writing about my experience in the Dry Tortugas and then when I re-read it, it was boring. The Dry Tortugas are anything but boring, so I’m trying again. What you need to know: the Dry Tortugas are a small set of islands, or keys, 70 miles west of Key West, Florida, which is the last key connected by the Florida Overseas Highway. The Dry Tortugas are a national park. Inside the park is Fort Jefferson. To get…

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Trip Report: A Few Days in Oahu, Hawaii

Trip Report: A Few Days in Oahu, Hawaii

When I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Oahu, Hawaii, for professional reasons, I could hardly say no. Who else, I kept saying out loud, has ever been forced to take a vacation to Hawaii? Me. That’s who. Time and money were a concern. I didn’t want to take too many days off work and I didn’t want to spend too much money. Still, who goes to Hawaii from the East Coast and only stays two days?…

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