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Travel Journal #11 | A much needed update

Hello friends! It feels like it’s been AGES since I’ve just sat down with a cup of tea and written a blog post… and that’s because, well, it has been ages! In my last travel journal entry, I announced ‘Exploring Edinburgh’, which didn’t really happen. I made one post about the cutest street in all of Edinburgh and one post...

Ultimate Trail Guide: Hike the Bright Angel Trail to the 1.5 Mile Resthouse

The Bright Angel Trail is one of the most famous trails in Grand Canyon National Park. With many stops along its steep switchbacks down into the canyon, this path allows you to choose how far you want to hike. For a short hike, opt to hike the Angel Trail to the 1.5 Mile Resthouse. With sweeping views of the Grand Canyon, this is a great option to see how you do with...

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking the Hetch Hetchy Loop in 3 Days

If you’re looking for itineraries for 3 days backpacking in Hetch Hetchy, look no further! This loop brings you to stunning campsites and viewpoints, and is such a lovely way to experience Yosemite National Park. Here’s the ultimate guide to backpacking the Hetch Hetchy Loop in 3 days. I’ll share what I wish I packed, what information you need to...

How to Get to Muir Woods Without a Car

Muir Woods National Monument is an incredible day trip from San Francisco. This young redwood forest was untouched by logging in the early 1900s, so the trees are tall, abundant, and quite frankly, magical! If you don’t have access to a car in San Francisco but still want to visit Muir Woods, this guide is for you. Here’s the easiest and cheapest way to...

A Trail Guide to the Delicate Arch Sunrise Hike | Arches National Park

Delicate Arch is one of the most iconic natural features in Utah (it’s even on their license plates!) — and for good reason. Aside from the strange formation being something to marvel at itself, this natural arch perfectly frames the stunning rolling hills and rock formations around it. Because this arch is so popular, the best time to see it without the crowds...

Zion and Bryce in One Day: The Ultimate Day Trip!

If you’re passing through Utah and only have one day to visit Zion National Park and Bryce National Park, don’t you worry! While you may not see all of the iconic sights, you certainly can get a little taste of what these national parks have on offer. From sunrise views to lunches looking over thousand-foot drops, this itinerary is sure to get your heart...

The Ultimate Guide to the Grütschalp to Mürren Hike: Stunning All Year!

Located in the beautiful Jungfrau region of Switzerland, the Grütschalp to Mürren hike gives you panoramic views of some of the most iconic Swiss mountains. Even better? There’s very little incline, making this a great beginner’s hike. And, EVEN BETTER, this hike is accessible year round. It’s hard to believe that you can go hiking (really! Without...

One Day in Bryce Canyon National Park: Itinerary & Guide

Bryce Canyon is one of my favorite national parks. With sweeping views of hoodoos, the canyon, and valleys beyond, this national park has so much to see. Bryce is small enough that you can cover a fair bit of ground in a day, but big enough that you have more to return to. Here’s my ultimate guide to one day in Bryce Canyon National Park. When to Visit Bryce...

The Best Hike in Bryce Canyon National Park: The Fairyland Loop

This underrated hike is truly the best hike in Bryce Canyon National Park. See endless views from the top of the canyon, then hike under the hoodoos. With a new viewpoint at every turn, this hike has everything you could want – and even better? With little elevation gain, so you can focus on breathtaking views rather than breathtaking incline! The Fairyland...

What You Need to Know Before Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

If you’re looking to hike in Zion National Park, you’ve probably come across the Angels Landing Hike. Angels Landing is a 1488 ft rock structure in Zion, and this hike takes you from the valley floor all the way to the top. On this unforgettable hike, you’ll go up brutal switchbacks before meeting the famous chained section, where sheer drop-offs...