Best National Parks to Visit in Fall
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by Jennifer Rogers
3M ago
Must See Parks This Autumn Fall is here and with it comes cozy sweater weather, pumpkin spiced lattes, apple cider and of course, the stunning shades of the foliage changing colors. The lush greens of warmer temperatures will quickly fade into crimson reds, bright orange and golden yellows. It’s the perfect time to visit the national parks below as they come alive in vibrant autumnal colors. Read about must see National Parks this Fall in my article at Gear.com. Acadia National Park, Maine The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee Shenandoah National Park ..read more
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Zion National Park Shuttle System
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by Jennifer Rogers
6M ago
Everything You Need to Know About the Zion Canyon Shuttle When visiting Zion National Park, you will find the most popular sites are all located along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive through Zion Canyon. However, private vehicles are not allowed to enter this part of the park. Instead, the park runs a free shuttle service from the Zion Canyon Visitor’s Center up the Scenic Drive to Zion Lodge, past the canyon’s popular trail heads, all the way to the very end of the canyon at Temple of Sinawava where you will find the entrance to The Narrows. This article contains affiliate links. Sustainability ..read more
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Hidden Gems in Las Vegas
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by Jennifer Rogers
6M ago
Sin City’s Best Kept Secrets Las Vegas is known for its nightlife, casinos and world-class entertainment. From watching the Bellagio water show to catching a Raiders game at Allegiant Stadium, there is no shortage of things to do. However, if you find yourself looking for something new and exciting and want to venture off the beaten path, Redfin has you covered. They reached out to locals and travel bloggers like me to share their favorite hidden gems in Las Vegas. So whether you’re already living there, considering relocating or Just a tourist, you will want to be sure to check out these rec ..read more
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Running the Wild Colorado
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by Jennifer Rogers
7M ago
The Ties That Bind the Grand Canyon River Rafting Community Written for the Grand Canyon Conservancy by Jen Rogers Photo courtesy of Western River Expeditions My grandfather was a true adventurer in every sense of the word.  His explorations earned him a membership in the Adventurer’s Club back in the 1960s, an honor bestowed upon him after a fateful encounter with a man named Jack Currey.  In 1962, Jack called with a proposal my grandfather jumped at – a chance to navigate WWII pontoon boats down El Sumidero Canyon, a stretch of the treacherous Rio Grijalva River in Mexico that dro ..read more
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Guide to Capitol Reef National Park
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by Jennifer Rogers
7M ago
Utah’s Hidden Gem Located in Utah’s south-central desert is the lesser known Capitol Reef National Park.  With over 240,000 acres, the park surrounds a long geological wrinkle on the planet known as the Waterpocket Fold.  This wrinkle was formed millions of years ago creating a rocky coral-like landscape that inspired the “reef” portion of the park’s name and is responsible for the park’s unique landscape of golden sandstone domes, deep canyons and fiery red rock cliffs.  The fact that this hidden gem is unknown to many makes it a great park to visit if you are looking for a li ..read more
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Outdoor Adventures Near Vegas
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by Jennifer Rogers
9M ago
Getting Off The Beaten Path Near Sin City Las Vegas with all of its dazzling night life and round-the-clock partying can be a fun getaway.  However, if you are looking to get outdoors and away from the hustle and bustle of Sin City, you might be surprised how much there is to do out in nature close by.  The area surrounding Vegas is home to some stunning fiery red rock canyons and other geological wonders that many overlook when visiting.  Here are some of my favorite nearby day trips. 1. VALLEY OF FIRE One of my favorite Nevada State Parks, Valley of Fire, is located less tha ..read more
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Road Trippin’ Near Monument Valley
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by Jennifer Rogers
1y ago
Top 5 Attractions to Add to Your Monument Valley Road Trip Itinerary Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley is a sacred Navajo Tribal Park that is an absolute must see. In fact, it is one of the most beautiful and most photographed places on Earth full of endless expanses of breathtaking views and mesas where afternoon billowing clouds cast long shadows across the desert floor lighting its red rock formations on fire. However, it won’t take long for you to explore the entire park and its 17-mile scenic loop leaving you wondering what else there is to do nearby during your stay. Well, look no further ..read more
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Things to Do in Santa Cruz
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by Jennifer Rogers
1y ago
A Northern California Beach Community Surrounded by Redwood Forests Santa Cruz is a quaint seaside community located in Northern California with 29 miles of coastline and some incredibly beautiful beaches, redwood forests, wineries and cuisine. The town has a laid back, surfer vibe with its iconic Beach Boardwalk and pier making it a classic So Cal Bohemian beach town with something to offer everyone. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Spring and early fall are great times to visit as the weather is perfect and it’s less crowded. Summer months attract large crowds with over 3 million visitors annually, an ..read more
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The Chaminade Resort & Spa
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by Jennifer Rogers
1y ago
A Luxury Resort for Those Seeking a Little Adventure The Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz is perched high above the hustle and bustle of this busy northern California beach community nestled amongst the Eucalyptus and Redwoods.  It sits on 300 acres of land overlooking the city lights with breathtaking panoramic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Pacific Ocean making it the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway. HOW TO GET THERE This spectacular mountaintop resort sits high above the city about 3 miles inland from downtown Santa Cruz and the waterfront.  It is conveniently ..read more
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Things to Do in Monument Valley
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by Jennifer Rogers
1y ago
The Sacred Navajo Tribal Park Have you ever seen an episode of Looney Tunes Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner? They’re a cartoon duo who run around red rock cliffs and buttes, the constantly hungry coyote trying to catch the cunning and clever road runner who never ceases to outwit him. When you visit Monument Valley, you will feel as if you have stepped into one of those fun-filled animations as you find yourself surrounded by red sandstone mesas, colorful massive buttes, spires and pillars that look completely unworldly. Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is one of the mos ..read more
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