• Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, USA
    hiking,  north america,  outdoors

    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 2018Distance: 2.5 mile (4 km)…

  • Lower Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona
    north america,  outdoors,  travel

    Price Guide: US Southwest Road Trip

    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.  I started and ended the road trip in Denver, Colorado because I was living there at the time. States Covered: Colorado, Utah, Nevada, ArizonaMethod of transportation: Car onlyDate: September 2018Trip Duration: 4 days   STOPS Canyonland National Park Arches National Park Zion National Park Monument Valley Great…

  • Ouzel Falls Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
    hiking,  outdoors

    Top Hikes In Rocky Mountain National Park

    If you’re visiting Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of those places you need to make a priority to see. Unrelentingly beautiful scenery filled with majestic mountains, wildlife, wildflowers, alpine forests, and over 350 miles of hiking trails. The Rockies is more than 3,000 miles (4,828 km) and reaches into Canada. So it’s impossible to see all what this park has to offer in a day. Read: Views of Canadian Rockies at Banff   GETTING THERE There are 4 entrances to the national park. I’ve been through two of them, Wild Basin and Beaver Meadows. Both entrance are about 1.5 hours from downtown Denver. Beaver Meadows is very busy…