January 16, 2019

When traveling to a new part of the country for the first time, I want the scoop on two things: The best places to eat and where to catch a good sunrise. Mount Rushmore usually comes to mind when people think of places to visit in South Dakota, but the western part of the state boasts both an impres...

March 15, 2018

You may have driven by Kanab on the way to or from Zion National Park, and perhaps you’ve even gassed up your car there. But next time, do yourself a favor and book a few nights in this charming southern Utah town, because it's the definition of a hidden gem. With an abundance of desert playgrou...

November 23, 2016

This morning we caught sunrise at Arashiyama Park, and we didn’t get electric pink clouds or impressive reflections on the Oi river, but the way the light poked through the maple trees was like something from a dream. After the first rays of the day became a bit too bright, we headed to the Arashiya...

November 22, 2016

We must have hit half a dozen rest stops during the 6-hour drive from Tokyo to Kyoto this morning. I know I've mentioned it before, but I'm going to say it again: There's nothing more comforting than plunking your tush down on a heated toilet seat when it's 45 degrees out. Gas here i...

August 8, 2016

On Saturday night I split a nice hotel in SLC with friend, knowing full well this was going to be the last comfortable bed I’d have for weeks. We went our separate ways on Sunday, but we’ll be meeting up tomorrow with several more pals to explore Glacier National Park (pictured above, from my June t...

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