Arches National Park, Utah

Arches became a national park in 1971, and although it is not on the list of the top-ten most popular parks, it draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It is known for sandstone arches, balanced rocks and other interesting geological formations. Visitors are rewarded with a stunning view after passing through the entry…

Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Mesa Verde, located in southwestern Colorado, became a national park in June, 1906, thanks to President Theodore Roosevelt. The park is an archeologist’s dream with over 4,000 ancient sites to explore. After entering this 52,000 acre park, the road climbs to an elevation of up to 8,500 feet, offering stunning vistas of the sweeping landscape…

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Canyonlands became a National Park in September 1964 and is divided into four distinct districts. It is a large park covering over 250,000 acres, so if you want to see all of the sections, be sure to allow several days. We spent our time in the Needles section in the southwest corner of the park…

Why Do We Travel?

As we all are painfully aware, the pandemic has brought a tremendous amount of heartache. People have lost loved ones, jobs, homes, businesses and so much more. Most of us have made sacrifices in order to keep ourselves, loved ones and neighbors healthy and to prevent the spread of the relentless virus. Some of those…

The Redwoods, Mighty, Majestic Trees

Sequoia sempervirens, also known as costal redwood and California redwood, are the tallest and largest trees on the planet. They once covered over 2 million acres in Northern California. Sadly, due to over-logging in the mid 1800s to early 1900s, they now cover only 131,983 acres. In 1918, the Save the Redwoods League was formed…

Images in Red

I continue to be inspired by Jess at I’ve Been Travelling Blog, who recently posted several features focusing on a particular color. This week I will continue on that theme and focus on red. Red can invoke a gamut of emotions including anger, passion, danger, energy, excitement and power. Here are a few great quotes…

Photos in Blue

Jess at I’ve Been Travelling Blog, recently posted several blogs focusing on a particular color. I enjoyed her posts and was motivated to do the same. Today I am focusing on blue, my favorite color. It’s amazing that mother nature has provided us with a hugely diverse palette of this cool color. Cool colors are…

National Park Service Founder’s Day

National Park Service Founder’s Day is celebrated on August 25th and is the day in 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, which was intended to provide protection for the national parks and their resources. In honor of this day, I’ll share some photos from the National Parks I have visited. Here in…

The Cotswolds, UK

The Cotswolds, the beautiful English countryside. It conjures up thoughts of lush, green rolling hills, leisurely picnics, punting along a gentle river, big floppy hats, beautiful manor houses, sheep grazing contentedly on verdant hillsides, quaint, idyllic villages, pubs and so much more. The beauty of the countryside will take your breath away. The Cotswolds is…