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Headed South

Headed South

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The gorgeous storm had brought with it an almighty gale and the yurt, parked right on the ledge of the mesa was wrapped in the sounds of a heavy storm. All night I dreamed that there was a yurt next door that lost its roof to the storm and I slept in fits, wondering if […]

Dune Buggy

Dune Buggy

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En route back to Salt Lake City, we debated making a final hike but instead opted to make our routine visit to my aging grandpa’s house. After all the mayhem of the last year or so, I can’t help but feel like we’ve got to soak up our parents’ parents while we still can. We […]

Overnight in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

Overnight in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

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A half hour drive landed us in the free Stateline campground, which straddles the Utah Arizona border. We unrolled our tent and sleeping bags and were home for the already chilly night. My impulse was to crawl straight in the tent, burrow into the blankets, and call it a night, but the stars had summoned […]

Back to Buckskin Gulch

Back to Buckskin Gulch

Just shortly after we were married, our then landlord invited us on a trip hike in Southern Utah. I literally remember Googling the term “slot canyon” and being wildly impressed that such a thing even existed. We went on the trip, totally unprepared for the outdoor adventure that awaited us and had the most memorable […]

Costa Rica Wrap-Up: Tips for Traveling in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Wrap-Up: Tips for Traveling in Costa Rica

Because we value independent travel, we were pretty set on having our own transport while in Costa Rica. As ever, every corner of the internet warned us about the treacherous driving conditions in Costa Rica, and as usual we were skeptical. Here’s the reality: everyone but the most timid drivers can drive a car in […]

Layover on Miami Beach

Layover on Miami Beach

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Well before dawn we’d returned our rental car, checked in at the airport, and boarded a flight to Miami and were back on the ground three hours later. Unfortunately, though we’d had a smooth start, we had seven hours in Miami before our next leg to Chicago where we’d have to spend the night before […]

Rincon de la Vieja

Rincon de la Vieja

With our last day in Costa Rica on tap, we woke up early and, as we’ve been nearly every day, were the first ones to Parque National Rincon de la Vieja. A quick chat with the ranger sent us hiking at a quick pace up and down the trails through the dry forest. We would […]

Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo

Bree: Back in the car, we took a winding afternoon drive to Playa Flamingo, hoping to find a campsite somewhere in the area (as indicated by our guidebook). We drove through the blazing hot beach side communities, trying to find the promised place, to no avail. In the meantime, Ben’s “hot dry desert” annoyance was […]

Crocs

Crocs

¬†¬†Bree: Our nighttime walk was in fact fairly benign, although the prospect of walking around any forest with such a diverse and unknown lineup of animals in the dark was enough to make me uncomfortable. As we perused the beach in the dark, our headlamps glowing red, my eyes darted back and forth, worried we […]

Camping in Santa Rosa National Park

Camping in Santa Rosa National Park

Some tips for visiting Santa Rosa National Park: Do: Drive down to the beach even though the route in no way resembles a road. Drive a 4×4. No exceptions. This was easily the worst road we have ever encountered anywhere in the world and we visited during dry season. Hold your breath every time you […]

Wild Ride

Wild Ride

Only a few days remained in our trip and we were interested to spend at least a few days at the beach, so with our stomachs inadequately filled, our clothes wet and muddy, and the roads only getting worse, we set off down the mountain, past the “real” entrance to Rio Celeste, and on toward […]

Misty Rivers

Misty Rivers

Bree: We woke early, our tent folded into the hovering cloud sitting low on the mountain. We wanted to get an early start in order to be the first ones on the trail, but the ranger station wasn’t open on schedule. After some deliberation, we gave up and started hiking anyway. No one was around […]