Yellowstone National Park

Alaska Road Trip

Alaska Road Trip

My wife and I helped my sister move from the lower forty eight to Anchorage, Alaska. Departing Salt Lake City and meeting in Yellowstone, we took a scenic drive through Glacier National Park, Banff and Jasper National Parks, Grand Prairie, Muncho Provincial Park, and Whitehorse before finally making it to Anchorage on Day nine.  After sticking around for three days, we flew home late on Day Twelve marking the end to a whirlwind journey.

This was a phenomenal journey that took months of planning, particularly in securing camping reservations at the wildly popular Yellowstone and Banff National Parks. We learned a lot and while we are absolutely glad that we helped this move and took part in seeing some of the most popular nature reserves in the world, we had a lot of lessons and mistakes that warranted sharing.

A Complete Guide to a Utahn Spring Break for Non-Skiiers

A Complete Guide to a Utahn Spring Break for Non-Skiiers

While vacationing in Utah is typically associated with skiing, snowboarding, or mountain biking, the state has numerous tourist hotspots worth exploring, especially in the spring. At the tail end of the skiing season, there is usually still enough snow in the mountains to get a solid day or two in the snow, and the heat of summer hasn't taken hold over the arid desert areas of the state.  The compromise of a spring visit ensures that a seven day trip to the state will have plenty for everyone.

When my sister visited us in Las Vegas, we made sure that she got the best that Nevada - and California - had to offer her within that one week, and we wanted to make her trip to Utah just as amazing.  Flying in Friday night, and leaving the following Saturday evening gave us roughly seven days to explore as much of the state as possible without completely losing the relaxation that should accompany every vacation.  Our itinerary focused a little more heavily on the domestic and cultural aspects of the state than the rugged outdoors, but can serve as a starting point for anyone unsure of what they want to do when they visit.