Hiking in Kananaskis Country | Canada

Even though we’d visited the Rockies twice before we were still excited to return and hike some different trails. For our first few days we based ourselves in Canmore and did a few local hikes. The trails were within our beloved Kananaskis Country that I talked about in my previous post, but because they were…

Turquoise lakes, Icebergs and Lynx in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park receives way more visitors than it can cope with. It’s tucked away at the most northern section of Montana, bordering Canada and should really be a pain in the butt to visit, yet the dramatic peaks have people driving cross country to get there. We arrived in the late afternoon and popped…

Returning to the jaw dropping Sawtooths | Idaho

As much as we always want to explore new places, we also love returning to our favourite spots and Idaho is one of them. It was a hell of a long, lonely drive heading west from Wyoming, through Montana and then finally into the Famous Potato State. We passed ranches with cowboys corralling their cattle…

Grand Teton National Park | Wyoming

Mountain ranges surrounded us on all sides as we made our way north to Grand Teton National Park. It’s the perfect park for us as it has incredible hikes, plenty of wildlife and free camping in the adjacent national forest so we never feel the need to rush. We arrived in the late afternoon so…

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks | Utah

Arches National Park is one of the most popular parks in America and we were actually kind of dreading returning to it after our previous visit 9 years ago. We did all we could to beat the crowds though, waking up as the sun was rising and having breakfast in a car park before hiking….

Wild rapids and hiking adventures in Moab | Utah

Moab sits in one of the most idyllic locations in America with the Colorado River meandering through the landscape and carving deep canyons along its way. The extremely popular national parks of Arches and Canyonlands are in Moab’s backyard and they’re what draws the huge crowds to the area. But there’s so much more to…

Sand Dunes hidden amongst the Colorado Mountains

As soon as we crossed the border into Colorado we were greeted by wild horses that galloped across the grasslands and roamed along the roadside like ladies of the night, peering into cars as they slowed down. The area we were travelling through was open range so animals were to be expected on the quiet…

Horseshoe bend, desert lakes and toadstools | Arizona

We woke up beside a huge red rock wall glowing in the morning sun – another day in paradise! We were exploring the area around Page, Arizona so we made a pit stop at Horseshoe Bend. It’s a very impressive bend in the Colorado river with big canyon walls wrapping around it. We visited the…

Finding hidden canyons in Utah and Arizona

I hate forks in roads as I always fear I’ll make the wrong decision, what if bad weather follows us on one route but it would of been sunshine if we went the other way? We had decided to revisit our favourite spots in Utah but I guess deep down it didn’t feel right because…

Hiking the jaw-dropping Angel’s Landing | Zion National Park

We visited Zion National Park back in winter 2010 and it was the first glimpse we got of desert scenery. As soon as we entered the park we realised we were desert people and instantly fell in love with the place. The scenery in Zion is pretty mind-blowing. There’s huge, sheer walls rising up to…