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The grand Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon. That one canyon that is the most grand. Up until April of 2017, Grand Canyon National Park seemed like this fantasy place in the American Souhwest where cool people went. Everyone knows about the Grand Canyon, which made me kind of nervous to go. Like I wrote in my post about Zion,… Continue reading The grand Grand Canyon

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Zion National Park: the last of the mighty 5

During our April trip to southwest Utah and Arizona, I was almost most definitely most most most excited about Zion. Ever since learning about the national parks and studying them all obsessively, Zion stood out to me as one of the best. To me, it has the prominence and the prestige, without the hype and attention… Continue reading Zion National Park: the last of the mighty 5

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Bryce Canyon National Park deserves the world and more

Bryce, Bryce, Bryce. You SLY dog. When people think about Utah national parks - Arches.. Zion... those are the big ones that come to mind. But... BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK IS THERE WAITING FOR THOSE WHO DARE. Ok maybe a bit dramatic. Bryce Canyon is less than an hour and half from Zion, and it's… Continue reading Bryce Canyon National Park deserves the world and more

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TTJ: Channel Islands National Park

Welcome to my Teeny Travel Journal! My TTJ! I decided there are places around the world that I’ve visited and want to highlight, without any fluff. Just some snapshots of the city, park, town, region, whatever… without many words to clutter up the post. So it’s a travel journal… but a small one. Plus I… Continue reading TTJ: Channel Islands National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park: a secluded gem

I was anxious about going to Capitol Reef. It was a bit risky: Arches and Canyonlands are around the corner from each other, while Capitol Reef is getting pretty deep into Utah. So after the first two, we didn't really know what this third park was going to give us after a 3 hour drive… Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park: a secluded gem