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Picture this: You wake up to chirping birds and the faint morning sun bouncing off red mountains in the distance. Later, you’re going on a hike and ATV ride among century-old rock formations. Tonight you’re going on a river dinner cruise with a light and music show. It’s not a movie— it’s your 2 Days […]

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National Parks

10 Best Arches National Park Sunrise & Sunset Spots + Map

Utah state’s captivating natural landscapes and dry, semi-arid climate make it a popular destination for hikers and adventure seekers. With so many remarkable national parks covering the state, it’s easy to justify adding Utah to your travel bucket list. But you know what’s really special? Arches National Park sunrises and sunsets. And visiting the best […]

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National Parks

BUCKET LIST Capitol Reef National Park One Day Itinerary

Perfectly sitting at the heart of Utah’s south-central desert, Capitol Reef National Park is as pretty as a picture. The park often gets snubbed for bigger ones nearby, like the Grand Canyon and Canyonlands, but there is something unique about Capitol Reef — a wrinkle on the earth.  What’s that, you may wonder? This wrinkle […]

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Utah Mighty 5 and Grand Canyon Itinerary: Ultimate Road Trip

Southwest

Utah Mighty 5 and Grand Canyon Itinerary: ULTIMATE Road Trip

Picture this: a red-rock wonderland dotted with dancing hoodoos, mesmerizing slot canyons, and countless natural arches that capture the perfect sunsets. Utah has quite the charm that largely attracts eager outdoor enthusiasts like hikers and rock climbers from all across the U.S. That’s why Utah’s national parks rank among the most visited recreation destinations in […]

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National Parks

13 EPIC Things to Do in Zion National Park Besides Hiking

Hiking is often the first activity most people consider when visiting a national park in the US, and Zion is no different. But wouldn’t it be great to explore this magnificent Utah park without hiking? If you agree, you’ve come to the right place. There are plenty of things to do in Zion National Park […]

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National Parks

Yellowstone vs. Utah Parks: Which Park Reigns Supreme? 

The U.S. has an endless array of spectacular parks to visit, from the vibrant geysers of Yellowstone to the world-renowned scenic drive of Utah’s Mighty Five.  The rushing rapids, ancient ruins, and slickrock labyrinths of the Mighty Five offer you some of the most Instagram-worthy nature shots. Yellowstone has many activities and sites lined up, […]

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Ultimate Arizona Utah Road Trip Itinerary

Southwest

Perfect Arizona Utah Road Trip – Bucket List Southwest Itinerary

Imagine a world with endless sunrises and sunsets that are so beautiful they leave you feeling enchanted and unworthy of their presence all at the same time (kidding). The only world capable of this magical kind of spell is the USA Southwest. And if you’ve never been to this part of the States before, there’s […]

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canyonlands vs. grand canyon

Destinations

Canyonlands vs. Grand Canyon: Which Is Better?

When it comes to spectacular natural wonders, nothing in the United States comes close to the magical landscapes of the Southwest. And trust me — you’ll want to see it all. From the rugged terrains of Utah, dotted with mesas, plateaus, and river-eroded canyons, to the deserted lands of Arizona full of saguaros, the American […]

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canyonlands national park in one day

National Parks

Canyonlands National Park in One Day | Perfect Bucket List Trip

Utah, or the Beehive State, is a hotspot for natural beauty in the western US, with its incredible national parks, wacky rock formations, and vibrant colors. One terrific park to explore is the Canyonlands National Park, home to many hiking trails, photo opportunities, and picturesque vistas.  That said, there is so much to do in […]

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one day in bryce canyon national park utah

National Parks

ULTIMATE One Day in Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

Nestled within southern Utah’s vast expanse, Bryce Canyon National Park stands as a magnificent reflection of nature’s brilliance — and it has always been one of my favorite US National Parks. The distinctive orange and red hue and mesmerizing landscapes of Bryce Canyon attract over a million visitors every year — heck, it’s even one […]

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