Delicate Arch, Arches National Park
Travel, Utah

Roaming Along the Redrocks

"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." -Edward Abbey Throughout the years I've shared my hiking misadventures with you all, and I have to admit that the tides or should I say, trails, are slowly starting to turn. I once looked at hiking as a sweaty, dirty, and exhausting activity; however,… Continue reading Roaming Along the Redrocks

Sunset in Zion National Park
Travel, Utah

Spring Break in Zion National Park

Back in my college days, Spring Break was synonymous with the warm, sinny sunny city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Our week-long hazy adventures were filled with late nights, bright lights, neon signs, casino chips, strong drinks, and your typical silly shenanigans as we hopped from casino to casino along the Strip. This past spring, more than seven years post-college, I… Continue reading Spring Break in Zion National Park

Hawaii, Kauai, Travel

The Daunting Kalalau Trail

The Kalalau Trail (Kah-lah-low "low rhymes with how" Get it? Kah-lah-low) is the epitome of hiking trails. 11 looooong miles of intense physical and mental challenges mixed with an awe-inspiring coastline, friendly hikers, and the most incredible destination one could strive for: Kalalau Beach. Photo Credit There's only two ways to reach Kalalau Beach my… Continue reading The Daunting Kalalau Trail

Hawaii, Maui, Travel

The Road to Hana: Pipiwai Trail and the Seven Sacred Pools

When I asked Cody what he wanted to do on this trip to Maui, he said he wanted to go on a hike. Of course a ten-minute (risk-filled) jaunt to Kihalulu wasn't going to suffice. 😉 During my research, I read about a hike through a beautiful bamboo forest with a 400-foot waterfall to reward those who… Continue reading The Road to Hana: Pipiwai Trail and the Seven Sacred Pools

Hawaii, Maui, Risky Business, Travel

The Road to Hana: Red Sand Beach

As I mentioned in my previous post, while I wanted to spend the entire afternoon at Wai'anapanapa State Park, I knew that we had to keep moving in order to accomplish all of the activities we had planned for the day. And the next stop would definitely not disappoint. Kaihalulu (Ki-ha-lu-lu) is located on Maui's… Continue reading The Road to Hana: Red Sand Beach