Category Archives: Travel

Take that road less travelled: Potash Road, Utah

Just put a road we don’t know in front of us, and we’re likely to drive it — side roads, byways, you name it.  But one thing we learned while driving in Utah is this:  If it says Utah Scenic … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Travel, Utah, We Saw Utah! | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

Hoodoo you love? Bryce Canyons National Park

To say that each of the national parks in Utah is unique wouldn’t be an untrue statement at all.  But we wondered, before we actually traveled there, how could rock in one park in the same state be so different … Continue reading

Posted in Travel, Utah, We Saw Utah! | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Fog can be a good thing: Bryce Canyon National Park

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

Posted in Photography, Travel, Utah, We Saw Utah! | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

An elemental expanse: Grand Staircase Escalante

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

Posted in Travel, Utah, We Saw Utah! | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

Reach out and touch Capitol Reef

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

Posted in Travel, Utah, We Saw Utah! | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Look up, look down: The highs and lows at Canyonlands

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

Posted in Travel, Utah, We Saw Utah! | Tagged , , , , , | 25 Comments

Save Double Arch for Sundown: Arches National Park, Utah

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

Posted in Travel, Utah, We Saw Utah! | Tagged , , , | 31 Comments

Bound for Provence

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

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Doors of the Cotswolds: Part Two — Thursday Doors

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

Posted in England, Travel | Tagged , , | 23 Comments

A Cotswolds Stay: Lords of the Manor Hotel and Restaurant

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

Posted in Bed & Breakfast Inns, England, Stay the Night, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments