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Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin

When I think Yellowstone I instantly think of Old Faithful, but the park is much more than just the one geyser. Earth harbors only about…

10 Amazing National Park Units and the Presidents Who Created Them

Just after my visit to Minidoka National Historic Site, I came back to our Airstream and read a flurry of Facebook and Twitter posts on…

Canyonlands National Park: Island in the Sky

Raw and rugged is what best describes Canyonlands National Park. Some call it the Great American Outback, with its relatively unchanged landscape since Powell first…

The Arches of Arches National Park

After the third visit to Arches National Park, I'm beginning to understand why it's such a popular park: many of the viewpoints are easily accessible…

6 Underrated National Parks to Visit

I watch as the line of cars extends nearly a mile beyond the park boundary and onto the highway itself. Traffic cones beam day-glow orange…

Touring the Canyons of Lake Powell

As we drove up to Wahweap Bay, we both let out a long sigh-like "wow".  We beheld shimmering blue-green water and cresting rocks of white, red,…

Grand Canyon Village Historic District

If you’re into history, the Grand Canyon Village within the Grand Canyon National Park is an excellent place to explore and most of the buildings…

Saguaro National Park East

In our second trip to Saguaro National Park, we headed out to the Rincon Mountains to see what the East half of the park had…

Saguaro National Park West

We took a trip to Saguaro National Park late in the morning and the temperature was already reaching a high of 86°F. This is unusually…

Colors of Death Valley National Park

One of my favorite spots in Death Valley is Zabriskie Point. From this vantage point, we were surrounded by an unearthly desert landscape filled with wild erosion lines and the…