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An Awesome Bachelorette Party in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

In March of 2022, I, along with seven other gals, traveled to Tamarindo, Costa Rica to celebrate our beautiful friend and bride-to-be, Courtney. Located on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Tamarindo, Guanacaste is a small beach town known for its gorgeous white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, sunny days, killer surf, and stunning sunsets. Tamarindo is quickly becoming …

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How to Visit the Utah Mighty Five National Parks

Planning a visit to the Utah national parks? The Utah Mighty Five – Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands – are some of the most incredible national parks in the United States. Each offers various hiking, camping, backpacking, canyoneering and climbing opportunities, stunning drives, overlooks, and more. Plan Your Utah Mighty Five Road Trip Where should you start …

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How to Visit the Stunning Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Located just one hour from Las Vegas in Nevada, the Valley of Fire State Park is an “Adventure in Color”, offering unparalleled panoramic vistas, scenic drives, hiking trails, petroglyphs, and more! It’s a great destination for any Southwest U.S. road trip or a day trip from Las Vegas. Valley of Fire State Park History Established in 1935, the Valley of …

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The Best of Canyonlands National Park in One Day

Canyonlands National Park is the largest of Utah’s national parks, preserving more than 300,000 acres of incredible rocky landscape. Despite being the largest, it’s often overshadowed by some of the other national parks in the area like Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Arches, but Canyonlands still has a ton to offer photographers, hikers and outdoor aficionados alike! Canyonlands has four districts, …

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The Best Hikes in Arches National Park

One of Utah’s Mighty Five, Arches National Park, has the densest concentration of natural sandstone arches in the world with more than 2,000 arches identified throughout the park – woah!   The history and geology of this area is simply fascinating and ever changing. Over the course of 65 million years, what started as a dry seabed with these red rock …

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How to Spend One Day in Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park was the third official stop on our Southwest U.S. national parks road trip (after Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park). We spent almost a full day here before driving to Arches National Park. Capitol Reef is one of the lesser known Utah national parks, making it a hidden treasure of undiscovered cliffs, canyons, domes …

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