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  • Welcome to our National Parks page. National Parks and Forests and other government protected land makes for a great vacation. Check out a few of our most popular posts here, or scroll down for the most recent travel tips and recommendations.

Camping in Southern Utah: Moab, Canyonlands, Arches, and More

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On our recent 16-day camping trip through Utah, Arizona, and Colorado, Moab was one of our favorite stops. With easy access to both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and a multitude of outdoor activities, Moab is the perfect destination for adventurers and families alike. Tips for Camping in Southern…

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Travel: Visiting the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

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My family recently went on a 16-day camping trip around Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. We traveled with another family and camped in our travel trailer at each location. During this trip, I was able to visit the National Parks and Monuments for the first time. Everything exceeded my expectations, including

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Staycation: Going to the Park

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Can’t afford the family vacation you wanted this summer? Never fear! Consider going to the park for a staycation. Here are some fun ideas for how to create a summer park tour that will make you feel like you have been on an extravagant vacation. We all know the…

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Zion Ponderosa: Hike To Checkerboard Mesa Overlook

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What I loved most about staying at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort was that you did not have to travel far for an adventure. The scenery everywhere was beautiful, it was such a peaceful feeling to be surrounded by so much beauty, this was definitely the case for the the …

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Colorado National Monument- Near the Colorado & Utah Border

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If you are traveling along I-70 between Colorado and Utah, consider taking a small detour to Colorado National Monument, a 32 square mile national park filled with colorful plateaus, mesas, cliffs, and canyons. Rim Rock Drive showcases 23 miles of breathtaking views. The majestic rock formations rise well over…

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Zion Ponderosa: Kid Activity Options for a Family Vacation

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Have you ever been on a family vacation and found your teenager or young child frowning in boredom or frustration during the middle of what you thought was a great family activity? You know the frustration of trying to find good kid activity options for a family vacation. Fear not,…

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