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Crisp clear mornings with the sun gliding over the newly fallen snow up Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah are some of my favorite mornings. You see the texture of the soft powdery snow, the tracks of animals foraging for food and a peaceful feeling settles into your heart - but then a bubbling of excitement swells in your chest as you realize you live Utah where the greatest snow and skiing on earth is. Being a local here I wanted to tell you why Alta Ski Resort is the best ski resort in Utah.
Why Alta Ski Resort Is the Best Ski Resort in Utah
Utah has the greatest snow on earth, but if you are a skier, how do you choose where to ski? I make it easy for you, CHOOSE ALTA, it truly is the...
I have always wanted to ride in a Hot Air Balloon and flying over the Sonoran Desert in Mesa Arizona was the perfect way to fulfill this bucket list item. Flying in a Balloon can be scary for some people, but we all have FMO so here are some tips on what to expect for your first Hot Air Balloon Ride.
Hot Air Balloon Ride in Mesa Arizona (and What To Expect)
Have you ever unexpectedly fallen in love with a destination that you didn't expect to? Mesa Arizona was one of those places for me, I must admit I fell completely and madly head over heels for this city for so many different reasons. I realized after the first day that four days there was just never going to be long enough. The amount of outdoor activities and adventures in Mesa were so plentiful and varied it was really hard to choose what to see in Mesa.
A Winter Getaway to Mesa Arizona for Outdoor Adventures Galore!
If you are looking to escape the gloom of winter, I highly recommend having a winter getaway to Mesa Arizona. Mesa is full of outdoor adventures...
A vanishing earthly heaven crested the mountain as our bus rambled along the pot-hole strewn roads. We were heading toward the last remaining cloud forests on the planet. A unique biosphere or constant moisture that helped coin the term for the area, Monteverde, or Green Mountain. We didn't quite know what to expect but wish we would have known the variety of things to do in the Monteverde Cloud Forest before we visited. It is listed (by Costa Ricans) as one of their own seven natural wonders, i
Things to do in the Monteverde Cloud Forest
Walk among the clouds, in one of the last surviving cloud forests in the world. Here are a few things to do in the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa...
Lake Atitlan, a place where the Gods of the mountain meet the life-giving lake, and magic touches every soul that enters. With the world getting smaller by the day and western culture permeating every corner of the globe now. There is one place, the quickly changing world seems to have less of effect, and that is in Lake Atitlan. Mayan Shamans are still the first person the locals call when they have health issues, and magic is liberally felt throughout the ancient supervolcanic valley.
Want to travel somewhere for Halloween? Here is a guide on Halloween Activities in Salt Lake City Utah. My hometown has everything from pumpkin patches on cattle farms to 5 levels of Haunted house scares. - Culture Trekking - #halloweenideas #halloweentravel #hauntedhouses #pumpkinpatches #cornmazes
Halloween Activities near Salt Lake City Utah (from a Local) - Culture Trekking
In a whirlwind backpacking Eastern Europe trip, I made sure to include Berlin on my MUST SEE places to visit. With missing my train in Prague, because it was my first time using the train in Europe. Then the next train I boarded on caught on fire, making me miss my original tour. Berlin Historical Walks came in for the save! Sean Stewart (my tour guide) taught me how to tour Berlin in 12 Hours or less.
Backpacking Eastern Europe: 12 Hours in Berlin - Culture Trekking
The old bridge is part of Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach (exit 75, I 95, north of West Palm Beach). It is a popular shore dive for locals, so be sure to arrive early for a picnic at the park there while you wait for slack high tide. You want to enter about 30 minutes before slack high tide, and be sure you bring a bouy surface marker to indicate that you are diving (they actively ticket in this area).
The sandy area may reveal pipefish, filefish, batfish, rays, and octopus. The pilings are
Fall is one of my favorite times of year, a season of warm blankets, hot chocolate, Halloween and beautiful color. It might be hard to pick where to take a scenic road trip for fall colors in the USA. I have put together the top 15 places to see fall colors in the United States for you to make it easy and a dreamy vacation. So grab your cup of hot cocoa, light the fire, and let us explore where your next adventure will be.
Where To Take A Scenic Road Trip For Fall Colors In The USA - Culture Trekking
There are some things in life that worm their way into your heart, and start pulling heartstrings you didn't even know existed. Sea Turtles, and especially baby sea turtles are one of these things for me. I didn't really know much about the life cycle of turtles, what the biological reasons they were disappearing were - nor that a major issue was a threat to the nesting grounds. After visiting the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, and Gumbo Limbo, these educational facilities set the stage to savin
There are some things in life that worm their way into your heart, and start pulling heartstrings you didn’t even know existed. Sea Turtles, and especially baby sea turtles are one of these things for me. I didn’t really know much about the life cycle of turtles, what the biological reasons they were disappearing were – nor that a major issue was a threat to the nesting grounds. After visiting the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, and Gumbo Limbo, these educational facilities set the stage to savin
Saving Sea Turtles with STOP in Fort Lauderdale - Culture Trekking
Just call me a Sea Goddess! I had just mastered my first dive successfully with a compliment from a Master Diver that was more of the quiet type, yet he congratulated me. I was indeed proud of myself, despite the concerned looks that friends gave me when I said I wanted to do diving. The kind, but doubtful way that people often look at me because of my size – with the unsaid words of ‘difficult diver’, ‘burden’ ‘too big to fit and all the other self-depreciating, anxiety driven encounters and mo
Diving Singer Island in Florida is rated higher than the Florida Keys in 8 out of 9 categories by Scuba Magazine! With Turtles, Eels, Lemon Sharks, Lobster, Nurse Shark, and even a rumored Hammerhead shark - this is NOT a Dive in Florida you should miss.
Diving Singer Island Florida - Is Better Than Florida Keys - Culture Trekking
We have all been there….either from a relationship or some other heartbreak. Sometimes you just need to get away from real life, disappear into the world and forget your problems at home. So here are my suggestions on where to travel after a bad breakup.
Where To Travel After A Bad Breakup - Culture Trekking
No one likes to stand out or feel awkward in sports, especially me. If there were awards for awkwardness, I’m sure I would have a few by now. Maybe it is the elementary physical education classes where I farted while trying to do a sit-up in front of the entire 6th grade that still haunts me, I dunno – it just isn’t fun to feel awkward. So when I took up the new, posh, sport of Scuba Diving I dreaded getting in the water and looking like a fool. So after a few dive trips under my belt, here are
Tips for First Time Scuba Divers - Avoid Aquatic Awkwardness - Culture Trekking
If you are like me, my PTO (Paid Time Off) is very precious to me. Maximizing my travel time and the things I’m able to see while on vacation is the goal for any trip. When I was traveling to Jordan, I was going to have an 8 hour layover in Paris and knew I needed to see the beautiful city. Not knowing exactly how to spend a layover in Paris France, with so many things to see, and so little time. I researched timing, taxi cabs, visa requirements, costs, easy of use of the train system to ensure
How To Spend A Layover In Paris France - Culture Trekking
In the wilderness you will have limited resources, and limited capabilities for major medical intervention. So it is important to have a basic understanding of wilderness medicine and first aid, as it could save a life. So with my medical background in trauma surgery, and the emergency room – here is an introduction to Wilderness Medicine.
Introduction to Wilderness Medicine - Culture Trekking
Belize is a country unlike most in the Caribbean, it is quickly being considered as the next Venice of the South. Luxury hotels, incredible food, and hospitable people make this a truly spectacular place to vacation to. Yet the two things I enjoyed most while visiting Belize were the Lamanai Mayan Ruins and Rio Secreto. I was able to take a cruise to the Western Carribean, and visit this ancient city – learning all about what life was like in ancient Mayan times.
Lamanai Mayan Ruins in Belize: The Perfect Shore Excursion - Culture Trekking
Exploring Doune Castle, a popular filming location in Scotland was a little surreal when your standing right in front of it. If you have ever seen Monty Python, or Outlander – then you might recognize Doune Castle.
Exploring Doune Castle A Popular Filming Location in Scotland - Culture Trekking