So, we’ve been back in Boston for over a week now. I debated not even chronicling the final leg of the trip, but leaving it in Memphis felt like an unfinished job, so here we go: the final 13 days […]

We’ve come quite a way during the last five days, through significant distance and landscape changes. After nearly a week exploring the glorious parks of Southern Utah, we headed east to Colorado. We spent our first night there in Grand Junction, […]

On to Eastern Utah: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. I had visited both as a teenager and was looking forward to experiencing them again. We arrived at Arches around 9am after a two-plus hour drive from Capitol Reef. Our first […]

After a great day in Zion, it was on to Bryce Canyon. We were stuck with a walk-up campsite in Bryce, and since they supposedly fill by midmorning we accepted the fact that we were in for another early start. […]

It seems that everyone who visits Zion National Park has good things to say. Having now been there, it’s not hard to see why. My husband and I arrived late in the afternoon after a night in Las Vegas, where we […]

Yosemite is another one of those marquee national parks that really doesn’t need a hard sell. I’m going to sing its praises anyway, because it is truly fantastic. My husband and I arrived in the afternoon after a night in […]

Our return route to Boston currently includes 16 national parks. The second on our list after Redwoods was Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California. I’ll be honest: I had never heard of Lassen before planning this trip – it’s […]

On the road again! As is always the case, my time at home in Portland was far too short. On this trip, it was a mere three days – poor planning on my part. My hope is that the excitement […]

In the weeks leading up to our cross-country road trip, I often got asked the same question: “What are you looking forward to most?” This is a toughie. Being a travel junkie, I pretty much look forward to seeing any […]

I’ve been staring at the screen for some time now thinking, “what can I possibly say about Yellowstone and Grand Teton?” Everyone knows that Yellowstone is a crown jewel of the national park system. It’s the first national park and […]