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Bryce Canyon in the Snow

Bryce Canyon in the Snow

Bryce Canyon in the Snow

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah has some of the most unique natural geologic formations on Earth. Gazing down at the thousands of oddly shaped hoodoos from above is simply mesmerizing and an experience like no other. Descending into the maze of hoodoos on a hike is an even more amazing experience.

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Virginia Back Roads

in Shenandoah National Park

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park

The State of Virginia has an endless number of wonderful back roads to explore. With the many historical sites from both the Civil and Revolutionary wars and its close proximity to all the attractions in the Washington, D.C. area, a driving trip around Virginia can be very rewarding.

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Harvey House in Barstow

Barstow's Harvey House

Barstow’s Harvey House

A stone’s throw away from that popular historic road known as Route 66 and a little north of downtown Barstow lies one of the more historic gems that the Mojave Desert region has to offer – the Harvey House.

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Fall Colors in Southern Utah

Some of the best fall colors can be found in Southern Utah. When people think of where to go to see the fall colors, they often think about visiting the states of New England or eastern Canada. But if you don’t have the time or budget to travel that far, then there is an alternate place to go.

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The Lone Pine Area

Mobius Arch & Mt. Whitney

Mobius Arch & Mt. Whitney

There’s a sleepy little town named Lone Pine that offers such a myriad of recreational opportunities for the everyday person to enjoy, it’s amazing that it remains a quaint little town. Even more amazing is that it’s only a 2 to 4 hour drive away from a population of 22 million people – the draw of Southern California.

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Mojave Desert Wildflowers

Mojave Aster

Mojave Aster

We’ve all heard the expression “April showers bring May flowers” but that concept doesn’t usually hold true here in our desert. By May, it’s too hot for wildflowers!

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Day Trip to Kenai Fjords National Park

Three Hole Point

Three Hole Point

A visit to Kenai Fjords is an microcosm of what Alaska is all about – big, wild, rugged and beautiful. The landscape of Kenai was formed by the same mammoth force that created many other beautiful landscapes of Alaska – ice – and lots of it – in the form of glaciers.

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Zion in the Snow

Zion Canyon in the Snow

Zion Canyon in the Snow

With its massive red and white sandstone cliffs and monoliths, Zion National Park is already a special place.  But add a good dusting of snow and you’ll get a place that goes from special to magical.  Visiting Zion during the winter can be a special and rewarding experience.

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A Tour of Death Valley

Death Valley - Dante's View

Death Valley – Dante’s View

This is an introductory tour to the places to see and experience in and around Death Valley National Park. We’ve all heard of Death Valley. Maybe, some of us have been attracted to the name Death Valley because there might be a hint of danger and adventure. Others may have been attracted to its unique features, such as its colorful geology and history. But what is in Death Valley, what does it look like and where is it located? Well, this virtual tour might just help you grasp just that.

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Mojave National Preserve


The Mojave National Preserve is one of the newest units of the National Park Service and within its boundaries represents much of the fine qualities of the Mojave Desert. Our “Virtual Tour” below will give you a brief overview of some of the sites to see in the Preserve and where they can be found.

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