EXTREME HEAT DANGER – Death Valley National Park, California

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‘’How could rocks and sand and silence make us afraid and yet be so wonderful?’’ Edna Brush Perkins

What is Death Valley like you ask? What is there to do? 

Death Valley is a land of superlatives. It is the bottom of the continent, the furthest extent of heat and drought, and the outer edge of life

HOT – Death Valley is officially the hottest place on earth. It holds the worlds record for hottest air temperature, 134’F (57degrees)

DRY – Death Valley is the driest place in the United States. It gets that distinction by having the lowest average rainfall of any place in the country – less than two inches per year. Some years, there is no rain here at all.

LOW – Badwater Basin, in the heart of Death Valley, is 282 feet below sea level. It’s the lowest point in North America. read more

The Ultimate Eastern Sierra Road Trip

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The scenery we experienced on this Eastern Sierra Road Trip was totally unexpected. I hadn’t done any research so when it unfolded with each winding turn I was pleasantly surprised with out of this world views, strange and unusual sights and the brightest colour’s I have ever seen. The distance itself is not that long however all the stopping and starting takes up the time and boy there is a lot of beautiful sights to see. We took the whole day but you could easily take more.

Here are our highlights: read more

The 8 Greatest Hikes in Yosemite National Park, California

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Glacier Point

 ”Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer,  and give strength to the body and soul alike.” John Muir

Yosemite National Park, knows as ”The crown jewel of wild spaces” is probably the most beautiful National Park I’ve ever been to. Hiking in Yosemite National Park is the best way to see wildlife, magnificent scenery and escape the crowds. I was constantly in awe. It offers arguably the most scenic hiking in the country. The only challenge? Picking which trail to hike. With autumn in full swing, here are the 8 greatest hikes in Yosemite National Park, tried-and-true options which we loved! You will also find some information on accommodation in Yosemite National Park at the end of this post. Happy hiking!  read more

7 Ways To Do Napa Valley On A Budget

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Napa Valley is notoriously expensive and being on an around the world trip every penny counts. We managed to do two days in Napa spending $155. Here’s how we did it: read more

Hiking The Avenue Of The Giants, California

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I don’t know what it is about trees but I just love them and I love being in nature. It does something to me and makes me feel alive. Which is why I especially wanted to come to Humboldt State Park and the Avenue Of the Giants to spend some time hiking among these ancient beauties. read more