The Big Island – Hawaii – Day 1 & 2

We found a great deal on flights to the Big Island ($280 roundtrip using Flights From Home), so we decided to take the whole family on an adventure. Jeri and I have been to Oahu and Maui and love the Hawaiian Islands, and jumped at this opportunity to see another island. Traveling to Hawaii during... Continue Reading →

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef is the second least visited national park in Utah (we have 5 national parks). It is an awesome place to visit and explore and without all the crowds. All parks had low attendance in 2020 due to Covid, but Zions still had 3.5 times the number of visitors as did Capitol Reef (3,5000,000... Continue Reading →

Woodland Hills Switchbacks

There is some heavy equipment and personal property at the beginning of the hike which need to be avoided but once you get past that, the hike is very enjoyable. With many switchbacks and valley views this one really is quite enjoyable. Distance (RT):  3.14 miles RT    Time:             ... Continue Reading →

United States National Parks

I love to travel and explore new places and I love the outdoors. I am also a naturally frugal person, so road trips and a lot of hiking are ways that I can accomplish these goals. I believe on spending on experiences rather than things, so we try to do multiple vacations each year. We... Continue Reading →

Santaquin Bench Spur

The first mile of the hike is on dirt roads (this is a heavily used recreational area). The next mile is up into the canyon to a nice overlook of the valley. Overall a 3/5 star trail. Distance (RT):  4.0    Time:                    2 hoursStart:     ... Continue Reading →

The Big Island – Hawaii

We love visiting Hawaii! The beauty, variety of ecosystems, laid back culture, and friendly people. Our first visit to Hawaii was in 2010 to Oahu - this was our first real couples vacation after starting our family in 2000. We loved the Polynesian Cultural Center, visiting the Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of... Continue Reading →

Favorite Hikes in Sedona

Sedona is one of our favorite places to hike, there are so many hikes to do and each one is so unique. We've been there twice now, once in early Spring and once in the middle of winter. Be aware that it does get busy here and there are often traffic jams getting in to... Continue Reading →

Three Springs Trail

If you need a good calf workout, this trail may be a good one for you. With over 2000sf elevation gain in just two miles distance, you are walking an almost 20% slope. Distance:        4.0 (I only made it 3.5)     Time:                    3... Continue Reading →

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