• Along the Virgin River
    hiking,  north america,  outdoors,  travel

    Hikes in Zion National Park

    The red cliffs of Zion National Park is majestic! It’s my favorite place in all of Utah. I went here twice and I was just as amazed by its beauty the first time. It’s 2 to 3 hours drive from Las Vegas. A park great for canyoneering (also known as canyoning), which is navigating a canyon by hiking, swimming, abseiling, cliff jumping, and/or climbing. My first experience of this was a guided experience at Blue Mountains in Australia.   GETTING THERE If you need to fly, the nearest major airport to Zion is McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas. Other nearby major airports are in Salt Lake City (SLC)…

  • Rainbow over the falls, Zimbabwe
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    What To Do In Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls is known for its huge waterfall. It is considered to be the largest falls in the world. The town is near the border of Botswana and Zambia. Zimbabwe is one of the countries right above South Africa. Just to give you a little bit of historical background, Zimbabwe was colonized by the British. After receiving their independence from Great Britain in 1980, they were governed by prime minister Robert Mugabe until his forced resignation in 2017. So Zimbabweans have had decades of struggle. If you love adventurous activities or wild animals, Victoria Falls is the place for you.   THINGS TO DO IN VICTORIA FALLS Bungee Jump The…

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, USA
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    Great Sand Dunes National Park

    Did you know Great Sand Dunes National Park has the tallest dunes in North America? It’s over 750 feet in height and 30 square miles long. Elevation of 8200 ft (2499 m).   GETTING THERE Great Sand Dunes is open 24/7. The park is a 4-hour drive from Denver, Colorado. Admission is free with the America the Beautiful pass. Otherwise, you pay $15 per vehicle. During the summer, the sand can reach up to 150 degrees F. It’s best to hike early in the morning or in the evening.    THINGS TO DO AT GREAT SAND DUNES Hike to High Dune Hike Date: August 2018 Distance: 2.5 mile (4…

  • View of Table Mountain from Lion's Head trail
    africa,  hiking,  outdoors

    Hiking Table Mountain: India Venster Trail

    Table Mountain is Cape Town’s iconic landmark. It’s about 3280 feet (1 km) above sea level and the views from up top are amazing! Of course there are other trails that can lead you to the top, but India Venster trail is a popular hiking trail worth doing. I’ve visited Table Mountain twice. First time was by cable car and second time by foot.   GETTING THERE You’ll find the start of India Venster trail near the cable car station. Enter into Google Maps this address: Table Mountain Lower Aerial Cableway Station, Tafelberg Road, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa   I took a Uber to the meeting point so…

  • Lower Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona
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    Price Guide: Road Trip in Southwest USA

    There are many variables when it comes to a road trip. This post will show what the road trip expenses were driving solo versus expenses shared with another person. Bare in mind that the itinerary for these 2 Southwest road trips weren’t 100% the same.   COST BREAKDOWN FOR 1 PERSON Disclaimer: These prices reflect my travel style and might not tailor your travel preferences.    ROAD MAP I started and ended the road trip in Denver, Colorado because I was living there at the time. States Covered: Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona Method of transportation: Car only Date: September 2018 Trip Duration: 4 days Arches National Park (B) Canyonland National Park (C)…