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My Favorite Photography Spots at Samuel Boardman — Oregon

My Favorite Photography Spots at Samuel Boardman — Oregon

A couple of my favorite hikes and spots for truly experiencing the rugged coast of S. Oregon, my favorite stretch of Pacific coast. Ever.

Favorite Caves to Explore at Lava Beds National Monument, CA

Favorite Caves to Explore at Lava Beds National Monument, CA

Located on the very northern edge of California, the park makes a great day trip for spelunkers of all ages and experiences

Northern California Redwoods: 3 Day Road Trip Itinerary

Northern California Redwoods: 3 Day Road Trip Itinerary

Looking for a weekend escape into a lush, thick forests? In this post I'll lay out a sample road trip itinerary up along the scenic Highway 1

Tree Swing at College Cove — Trinidad State Beach, CA

Tree Swing at College Cove  — Trinidad State Beach, CA

View the particularly picturesque College Cove, part of Trinidad State Beach, CA from the trails on the cliffs above, or better yet, from a clifftop tree swing.

Grieg-French-Bell Grove - Humboldt Redwoods SP, CA

Grieg-French-Bell Grove - Humboldt Redwoods SP, CA

Truly a unique and hidden spot, the lush sorrel covering the forest floor gives off serious magical fairytale vibes

Roadtrip Arizona/Nevada/Utah in a Weekend

Roadtrip Arizona/Nevada/Utah in a Weekend

The Southwest US has so much to offer. This three day road trip itinerary hits all of the best hikes, campgrounds and things to do in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.

Minnehaha Falls Hike — Minneapolis, MN

Minnehaha Falls Hike — Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis has one of the best park systems in the nation, and the 53 foot Minnehaha Falls at the center of Minnehaha Park was the perfect outdoor excursion during our trip to the city. The falls will freeze over in cold weather creating a dramatic ice cave to explore, which makes it even cooler to visit in the winter!

Kelingking Secret Point — Nusa Penida Island, Bali, Indonesia

Kelingking Secret Point — Nusa Penida Island, Bali, Indonesia

The most photogenic spot from our entire Bali trip, Kelingking Secret Beach on Nusa Penida island is one of those viewpoints that is hard to believe is real.

Off-Roading to Skylight Arch - Glen Canyon NRA, UT

Off-Roading to Skylight Arch - Glen Canyon NRA, UT

Skylight Arch near Page, Arizona is an inverted arch hidden above the main highway with gorgeous views of Lake Powell that requires some off roading to get to.

Alstrom Point - Lake Powell, UT

Alstrom Point - Lake Powell, UT

Alstrom Point in Arizona is one of the most scenic views of Lake Powell that gives expansive views of the lake, and remains one of my favorite campgrounds

St. George Slot Canyon - Pioneer Park, St. George, UT

St. George Slot Canyon - Pioneer Park, St. George, UT

This is the narrowest slot canyon I've ever been in, and if you're in the area this would be a fun stop.. but not for the claustrophobic!

Lower Antelope Canyon - Page, AZ

Lower Antelope Canyon - Page, AZ

The picturesque and world-renown Antelope Canyon is a perfect representation of a stunning American southwest slot canyon.

Horseshoe Bend — Page, AZ

Horseshoe Bend — Page, AZ

Horseshoe Bend never ceases to take my breath away, and no pictures on the internet can compre to what you'll see standing at the ledge

Camping and Dune Boarding at Coral Pink Sand Dunes SP, UT

Camping and Dune Boarding at Coral Pink Sand Dunes SP, UT

Coral Pink Sand Dunes is a small state park off the beaten path that is worth staying a night, or more if you have any dune toys like buggies, motor bikes, or ATVs. The campground had the nicest facilities of any park I've stayed at, and the pink dunes were impressive to see in the middle of the desert.

Wild Willy's Hot Springs — Mammoth Lakes, CA

Wild Willy's Hot Springs — Mammoth Lakes, CA

This natural hot spring in Northern California lets you soak with expansive views of the desert and surrounding mountain range