National Parks

  • Fort Point – Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    By / April 5, 2016 / Activities, National Parks

    Fort Point is a free historical site that was originally built to protect the Golden Gate entry to San Francisco’s bay. They almost tore down the fort in 1933 when they built the Golden Gate Bridge, but instead Chief Engineer Joseph B. Strauss redesigned the bridge to save this massive brick Civil War-era structure, which has since been turned… [read more]

  • Crissy Field – Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    By / April 4, 2016 / National Parks, Outdoors

    Crissy Field is a beach-side park that I recommend to anyone visiting the San Francisco area. Crissy Field is within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which encompasses a large area with many experiences, including the Presidio, Muir Woods, Acatraz, Fort Point, or more.     Crissy Field is an outdoor park that has a sandy beach, walking and biking paths, picnic tables,… [read more]

  • Selfie Twirls from National Park Trip of Summer 2015

    By / March 20, 2016 / Hikes, National Parks, Outdoors, State Parks

    My selfie twirls compilation of last summer’s trip around American and Canadian National Parks is finished! Each of these videos was all taken between the end of June and the beginning of September, 2015. Check it out: The list of clips are as follows: #1)  Eleven Mile State Park, Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado #2)  Little… [read more]

  • Half Dome – Yosemite NP

    By / September 25, 2015 / Hikes, National Parks

    When visiting Yosemite National Park, I went to a park ranger and asked them “what is the best hike in Yosemite Valley?” Their answer: “the Half Dome.” So of course I had to try, and what I discovered was the highlight of my journey around U.S. National Parks.   The Half Dome is a granite dome that… [read more]

  • Great Basin NP

    By / September 24, 2015 / National Parks, Outdoors

    The beauty of Great Basin National Park is the very diverse mix of experiences experiences available. The park is located in Eastern Nevada, far from any major cities, which offers incredible views of the night sky for anyone interested in astrology. The park itself has 5,000 year old bristlecone pines, Lehman Cave tours, or incredible views of… [read more]

  • Grand Canyon NP

    By / August 19, 2015 / National Parks, Outdoors

    The Grand Canyon is massive, in every way I can think of. The canyon is dramatically deep, it cuts into the Colorado Plateau for hundreds of miles, and the Grand Canyon National Park has several areas that are different from each other. I recently visited the North Rim area of Grand Canyon National Park, and… [read more]

  • Bryce Canyon NP

    By / August 18, 2015 / National Parks, Outdoors

    I had seen pictures of Bryce Canyon, but seeing it in person was really different than my expecations and it was a very special experience. Pictures of Bryce Canyon reminded me of large canyons, like the Grand Canyon or Canyonlands NP, but Bryce is much smaller and more intimate. The smaller size of Bryce Canyon really… [read more]

  • Don’t feed the animals

    By / August 4, 2015 / Outdoors, Travel Tips

    When visiting parks, make sure you don’t feed the animals. I know that chipmunks and squirrels are adorable. I know that everyone wants a picture with an animal that they can show their friends. I want one too. With that said, you still shouldn’t feed the animals.   There is a saying at many parks that… [read more]

  • Angels Landing – Zion Canyon

    By / August 3, 2015 / Hikes, National Parks

    Zion National Park has many memorable hikes, like the Narrows and the Subway, but if you are looking for something that tests your fear of heights, then Angels Landing should top your list.   Angels Landing is a peak in the Zion Canyon of Zion National Park. The total hike is 5 miles round trip,… [read more]

  • The Narrows – Zion Canyon

    By / August 2, 2015 / Hikes, National Parks

    The Narrows is one of the most memorable hikes I have ever been on. Located at the very North end of the Zion Canyon section of Zion National Park, the hike itself winds up the Virgin River through narrow canyons that reach up into the sky. At the right time of the day, light reflects inside… [read more]

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