Hiking The Calico Tanks Trail, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (Las Vegas, NV)

In a previous post, I wrote about visiting the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. In this post, I’ll talk about hiking one of the most popular trails in Red Rock Canyon, the Calico Tanks trail. Hiking The Calico Tanks Trail, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: The Hike The hike will take about 2 […]

Visiting The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (Las Vegas, NV)

Thus far, my “Non-Vegas Vegas Roadtrip” has turned up some surprisingly awesome places to visit – places I never considered previously, including the Spring Mountains NRA, the Calico Ghost Town, the Seven Magic Mountains, and the Neon Museum. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA) would be no exception to this; in fact, Red […]

The best idea in wildlife conservation you didn’t know existed…

Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, and the surrounding Canadian National Parks are world-renowned for their mountains, rivers and lakes, glaciers, and wildlife. Yet, they are also leading the world in something you may have never even known existed: animal crossing overpasses and underpasses. The Best Idea In Wildlife Conservation You Didn’t Know Existed: Animal […]

Driving the “Going-to-the-Sun” Road in Glacier National Park, Forest Fire Edition

Up to this point, it had been a surprisingly eventful day to say the least; from having been evacuated from a massive forest fire in Waterton Lakes National Park to happening upon the unexpectedly awesome region of Glacier National Park called Many Glacier. Even so, driving the infamous “Going-to-the-Sun” road was supposed to be one […]

Waterton Lakes National Park, Forest Fire Edition (Alberta, Canada)

I awoke early in Pincher Creek, inhaled my free breakfast, then drove 35 minutes south to the final Canadian National Park on my epic Parks Canada Discovery Pass tour, Waterton Lakes National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Welcome to Waterton Lakes National Park: “We’re Closed” By the time I arrived into the park, the entire park was […]

Reminder: Get Your Free Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Have you gotten your free Parks Canada Discovery Pass yet? I was lucky enough to get one earlier this year and I’ve had the opportunity to see five amazing Canadian National Parks: Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, and Waterton Lakes. Canada 150: The Free Parks Canada Discovery Pass To celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Canada has been […]

The Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park (Alberta, Canada)

Welcome to Jasper National Park! After leaving Calgary for Banff, and then heading up the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) into Jasper National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), I had finally arrived at the Park’s main attraction: The Columbia Icefield. The Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre: The first stop, is the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. […]

Driving the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park (Alberta, Canada)

Note: This post covers only the driving portion of the Icefields Parkway. Subsequent posts will feature The Columbia Icefield, The Glacier Skywalk, and Athabasca Falls.  Canada Highway 93: The Icefields Parkway is the name of the part of Canada Highway 93 that runs between Banff National Park and Jasper National Park north of Highway 1 (The […]

Travel Experience: Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

After the previous day’s trip to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, it was time for the main attraction of northern Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano. But first, we decided to stop at an ecological reserve that fellow tourists have been raving about as an ideal place to spot a sloth (and an eyelash-viper, but […]

Travel Experience: Ranthambore National Park, India [Part I: Safari]

For many, the chance to catch a glimpse of a rare endangered Bengal Tiger is reason enough to travel to India. That chance is what brought me to Ranthambore National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Ranthambore National Park Safari: Morning Edition As with all Safaris, the best chance at viewing wildlife is the early […]