Hiking to the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Hiking to the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon State Park

A lighthouse is the iconic symbol of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, just outside of Amarillo, Texas.  It’s not a lighthouse like you would see along a coastline.  It’s a sandstone rock formation.  To see it, you have to hike to in the Grand Canyon of Texas.  Palo Duro is the second largest canyon in … Continue reading

New River Boat Tour to Lamanai Mayan Ruins in Belize
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New River Boat Tour to Lamanai Mayan Ruins in Belize

Lamanai means submerged crocodile.  You get to the Mesoamerican archaeological site by taking a boat up the New River, which runs north in Belize.  Lamanai was settled around 900 BC and occupied into the 1800s, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied Mayan sites in Belize.  There are also the remnants of two 16th … Continue reading

Snorkeling in Bacalar Chico in Belize
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Snorkeling in Bacalar Chico in Belize

I love to snorkel, and the journey it takes to get to and from a beautiful coral reef. While I was staying at Orchid Bay in northern Belize, I got to go on a fun-filled day of a boat ride, dolphins, snorkeling in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and eating fresh ceviche on a sandbar … Continue reading

Ski Canada’s Big 3:  Why You Should Visit Banff National Park in Winter
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Ski Canada’s Big 3: Why You Should Visit Banff National Park in Winter

When you think of Banff, you may think of only escaping to this picturesque Canadian town to get out of the sweltering Texas summer heat.  You should think about going in winter.  Why?  Less crowds, jaw dropping snowy scenery and some of the best skiing in North America.  You can have three unique ski days … Continue reading

Winter in the Wasatch: What to do in Park City and Heber City, Utah
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Winter in the Wasatch: What to do in Park City and Heber City, Utah

From world-class alpine skiing to snowshoeing, snow recreation is endless in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains.  Whether you’re going on a ski vacation to Park City or just want to spend a few days in a winter wonderland, the Wasatch Mountains are easy to get to from Salt Lake City with just a 35-minute drive into the … Continue reading