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Sometimes getting your hopes up while traveling can only lead to a let-down. From Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, we drove west along Utah Highway 12 hoping to arrive at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon before sundown to catch a glimpse of … Continue reading
If you’re thinking Grand Staircase-Escalante is just another Out West pass-through, pretty place, think again. With over 1.9 million acres of vast wilderness, Grand Staircase-Escalante amazes you with its grandeur, formations, and ribbons of color unlike any you see at other … Continue reading
If you’ve visited Arches or Canyonlands national parks, then you’ve experienced some of America’s most beautiful scenery, thanks to careful planning and highway engineering. Both of these parks lead you down paved roads to well-marked parking areas positioned in range … Continue reading
When friends knew we were embarking on a tour of Utah’s national parks, several told us, “Each park is different!” And we remember thinking that red rocks are red rocks, so surely that’s not true. But one mile into Canyonlands … Continue reading
Sometimes seeing a national park means prioritizing sites rather than just driving from Point A to Point B. And that’s certainly true for Arches National Park. Rangers at visitor centers know how to deal with us tourists and amateur photographers, … Continue reading
Oh, the Places We See will be blank for a while. We’re finally checking off a few places in Italy and France we’ve always dreamed of seeing: Lake Como in Italy, a Viking River Cruise from Lyon to Avignon, a … Continue reading
If Utah is blessed with one thing, it would certainly be national parks. And one of them, Arches National Park, is known for sandstone layers, wind-and-water erosions, and structures that make you want to park your car and move in for … Continue reading
If you thought all doors in the Cotswolds would be similar, you’d be mistaken. And we stand mistaken. We envisioned most of them as brown, heavy wooden structures, some with hand-forged hardware, some just plain. But really we didn’t think … Continue reading
Sometimes you yearn for a bit of luxury in your life. And if you’re staying in the Cotswolds of England, that bit of luxury — and more — can be found at the award-winning Lords of the Manor Hotel and Restaurant … Continue reading
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