Here’s to all the casual explorers, the infrequent flyers, and international pedestrians. Cheers to life!

Hikey Climby

Utah – Canyonlands National Park

Utah – Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands is the lesser visited sister to Arches National Park. Both are located in Utah, north of Moab and show the dynamic range of results that erosion has on the desert environment. I’ll be honest and say that if I only had one day in […]

Utah – Visit Natural Bridges

Utah – Visit Natural Bridges

During our trip to Utah, I wanted to include a day-long activity. I looked into whitewater rafting (will HAVE to do next time we visit) and longer hikes. The problem with longer hikes in the middle of summer is the amount of gear required and […]

Utah – Dead Horse Point State Park

Utah – Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park has one spectacular view of a U-shaped bend in the Colorado River, surrounded by red canyon walls. Beyond this viewpoint, I believe the main attractions are pet-friendly trails and mountain biking. In National Parks, mountain biking is generally not allowed, […]

Utah – Delicate Arch at Sunrise

Utah – Delicate Arch at Sunrise

Delicate Arch is a stunning piece of art in its own right. Delicate Arch at sunrise will actually knock your socks off. Yes, it’s still dark when you wake up. Yes, the trailhead is deep into Arches National Park. And yes, it’s a mile or […]

New Zealand -Waitomo Glowworm Caves

New Zealand -Waitomo Glowworm Caves

At a Glance: Rating: 4 Stars, would do it again in a heartbeat Duration: 3-4 hours Cost: $75 Location: Waitomo Restrooms: Nature style, one port-a-potty out there too Highlights: Insanely beautiful and magical (unicorn status) Not strenuous / physically demanding Recommendations: Book in advance Comfy […]

Alaska – Lost Lake Hike

Alaska – Lost Lake Hike

It was a gorgeous clear day, what we thought would be perfect for flightseeing. But we were soon reminded that no clouds means wind. And too much wind means no flightseeing! I was bummed, but we regrouped and ended up back at Adventure 60 North […]

Alaska – Tonsina Point Hike

Alaska – Tonsina Point Hike

The Tonsina Point Hike, just south of Seward is a delightful little hike to uninhabited points of Alaska. The hike leads to a secluded black sand beach. Beyond the Tonsina Point Hike, you can reach Caines Head State Recreation Area. Highly recommend this hike on […]

Alaska – Skiing Alyeska

Alaska – Skiing Alyeska

For me, the Alyeska Ski Area was a challenging, but phenomenal part of our trip to Alaska. If you are like me and are only able to ski 1 – 2 times a year or less, this might be a challenging ski area. If you […]

Costa Rica – Kayaking to Isla Chora

Costa Rica – Kayaking to Isla Chora

The Samara area was hot, hot, hot when we arrived. Sweat dripping down your back walking to the post office kind of hot. We were interested in some kind of activity, but did not pre-book anything. We wandered into the Samara Tours office. We found out […]

Costa Rica – Rio Celeste Hike

Costa Rica – Rio Celeste Hike

When I saw images of Rio Celeste online, while researching Costa Rica, I was blown away by the color. Yes, it was a bit out of the way, but look at it!! It was on the “maybe” list for a long time until Rebecca found […]