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Summer Road Trip – Arches National Park

Note – some links in this post are affiliate links. If you use them to make a booking or buy a product, we’ll make a small commission (at no extra cost to you).   The next stop on our Utah road trip was Arches National Park. After eating an excellent breakfast and filling our water […]

Summer Road Trip – Moab, Utah

The next destination on our summer road trip was a little different to our previous stops in Zion, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks. We planned to spend three nights in Moab as a base to visit Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. This was by far the biggest town we had seen since Las […]

Summer Road Trip – Capitol Reef National Park

After Zion and Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park was our next stop.  This is the least-visited of Utah’s national parks. However it is well worth a visit, with some interesting historic attractions to go with the usual geological wonders. Introduction to Capitol Reef National Park It was another hot summer day in Utah, so we got […]

Summer Road Trip – Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef

Just like the drive from Zion to Bryce Canyon, there is plenty of great scenery on the drive from Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef National Park. Getting back on to Utah Scenic Byway 12 and heading east reinforces the fact that not all of Utah’s scenic wonders are in the national parks. Kodachrome Basin State Park […]

Summer Road Trip – Bryce Canyon National Park

After a fairly short but interesting drive from Zion National Park, we made it to Bryce Canyon National Park in time for a quick lunch. We actually stopped at a diner just outside the park entrance.  This turned out to be a mistake, the food is much better in the restaurant in the park. At […]

Summer Road Trip – Zion to Bryce Canyon

According to Google Maps, it only takes an hour and a half to drive from Zion to Bryce Canyon National Park.  However, there are quite a few things to see along the way, so it’s worth taking your time.  Read on to find out about some of the places to see along the way, showing […]

Summer Road Trip – Zion National Park

2016 was the first year for the awesome Every Kid In a Park program, which worked out well for us because Lachlan was in the 4th grade. This program provides 4th graders and their families a free pass for federally managed lands and waters. This includes national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries.  We decided to […]

A Week in San Francisco and the East Bay

This is the story of a hastily-planned Christmas break adventure in which we embrace some touristic cliches. We’ll give you some ideas for your own week in San Francisco, but first some history: California Days When we first moved to the United States (back to the United States for Heide) in 2005, it was to live […]

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