Western US

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a smaller unit of our national park system, but one worthy of exploration when your travels take you to southern Colorado between Montrose and Gunnison. It is here over millions of…

Devils Postpile National Monument – What is it and Where is it?
Devils Postpile National Monument – What is it and Where is it?

Devils Postpile National Monument – What is it and Where is it?

America’s national parks never fail to disappoint in their beauty and unique opportunities to understand our natural, cultural and historical world just a little better. We had never heard of Devils Postpile National Monument until we were in Yosemite National…

Idaho Microbrewery Operated by Creative Army Veteran
Idaho Microbrewery Operated by Creative Army Veteran

Idaho Microbrewery Operated by Creative Army Veteran

Those who know my husband know of his extensive collection of craft brewery T-shirts. He’s got hundreds — so many that they overflow the shelves dedicated to them in our walk-in closet. This post contains affiliate links, which means we…

Slide the Longest Snow Tubing Hill in the U.S. in Heber, Utah
Slide the Longest Snow Tubing Hill in the U.S. in Heber, Utah

Slide the Longest Snow Tubing Hill in the U.S. in Heber, Utah

The longest snow tubing hill in the United States, I’m told, is at Soldier Hollow in the  Wasatch Mountain State Park near Heber, Utah. It’s 1,400 feet long. That’s almost the length of four football fields. During the 2002 Winter…

Visit the Best Coffee Shop in Mammoth Lakes California
Visit the Best Coffee Shop in Mammoth Lakes California

Visit the Best Coffee Shop in Mammoth Lakes California

Finding a good coffee shop while traveling is as fundamental to enjoying your vacation as the destination itself. So for the millions of visitors to Mammoth Lakes California each year, your trip will be that much more enjoyable with frequent visits…