Travel on the Side

After getting up early to see the Golden Gate Bridge on Mother’s Day, mom and I drove the rental car north on California Highway 1 – a beautiful twisty-turny drive –...

Cannon Beach is the perfect little Oregon coast town. Walkable, cute shops and galleries, good restaurants, and nice hotels. Oh yeah…and it’s home to Haystack Rock and breathtakingly beautiful views. I...

The Pacific coast has many “must see” spots. Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach, Oregon has to be in the top 10. Visitors are treated to sweeping views of the Pacific...

Along the Oregon coast, south of Cannon Beach and north of Manzanita, lies the beautiful Oswald West State Park along Highway 101. Spent a perfect day hiking the trails, including the...

Going west on Utah Highway 12 to/from Bryce Canyon National Park, you pass through Red Canyon, part of the Dixie National Forest. It’s worth pulling in to stop for a bit....

After leaving Zion National Park, we headed down the beautiful Zion – Mount Carmel Highway for the 1hr. 30 min. drive to Bryce Canyon National Park. In some ways, Bryce Canyon...

I did it – the hike to Angels Landing at Utah’s Zion National Park! If you’re up to it and are not scared of heights, this is the hike to do...

This was my first visit to Utah and I got to cross one thing off of my bucket list: Zion National Park. Flew into Las Vegas, rented a car, and drove...

The Glacial Drumlin State Trail in Wisconsin runs from Waukesha (in the Milwaukee area) to Cottage Grove (near Madison) for some 50+ miles. Connecting with other trails, it’s possible to travel...

Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area, located in Columbia County, Wisconsin–near the town of Lodi, is about a 45 minute drive north of Madison. Part of the Ice Age Trail system, the...