Exploring the Huacachina Oasis: A Magical Journey in Peru

Tucked away in the heart of Peru’s Ica desert less than 200 miles south of the capital city of Lima, lies Huacachina, a picturesque oasis that seems to spring straight from a dream. With its emerald lagoon surrounded by towering sand dunes, this small village offers an array of adventures that promise to leave any…

Visiting Goblin Valley State Park

Hoodoos, hoodoos, & more hoodoos. There is a place where you can walk freely amongst thousands of towering rock pinnacles. You might think that I am writing about the hoodoo-laden Bryce Canyon and that would be a good guess, but not the subject of this post. While Bryce has thousands of hoodoos only a select few…

Petrified Forest Camping & Backpacking

The sound of my alarm going off jolted me awake. I unzipped my sleeping bag and crawled out into the brisk night air. Only a day earlier we had realized that the Petrified Forest allowed wilderness camping. Now, here I was crawling out of my tent and into one of the darkest skies in North America….

Fiery Furnace Trip

Arches National Park’s Fiery Furnace trip is an amazing hike through a desert maze filled with towering red rock fins, arches and spires.