REVIEW: ONWEGO® Inflatable Travel Pillows

When it comes to camping, one of the most crucial things I need to take with me is a pillow. Without one, I just can't sleep at all! I used to always bring with me a small pillow which I keep in the car, the one which has lots of tiny styrofoam balls inside, but it wasn't comfy at all. So my husband and I would always end up taking our huge pillow from home. It sure made it comfortable…

Visit Mono Lake’s South Tufa Area

On our way to Yosemite National Park, we decided to make a quick stop over at Mono Lake, which is only about a couple of miles away from Yosemite's east entrance. When I first learned about this place's South Tufa area, I was very intrigued by the Tufa Towers, so I immediately added it into our itinerary as a quick visit, prior to Yosemite. What's mind-boggling about this place is how the Tufa Towers were formed. Spring water and alkaline lake…

How To Spend 3 Days in Yosemite National Park

Heading for Yosemite National Park to spend a long weekend is perfect for Angelenos like me, because it is only 4-5 hours away. If I am in need of an adventure fix and I have a long weekend to spare, Yosemite is one of the top places on my list to go to. Here's how to make the most of it in 3 days: Day 1: DRIVE THROUGH TIOGA PASS Before going straight to Yosemite Valley, pass through this scenic route known as…

Hike Half Dome in Yosemite

Hiking Half Dome was my biggest goal for 2016, and so I was very happy when we were granted a permit! Prior to Half Dome, the most I've hiked was only about 8 miles, and this was when I hiked Mt. Baldy in the Angeles National Forest. I wanted to challenge myself by doing Half Dome, so I invited my husband and two other friends to do it with me. Fortunately, they were all up for the challenge! So we applied…

A Guide to Hiking The Subway in Zion

The Left Fork, aka The Subway, is one of the most beautiful places you'll ever get to see in Zion National Park ..and there are two ways to get to this popular slot canyon. One is called 'from the bottom', where you hike in and then hike back out the same way, which we did; the other one is called 'top-down' which involves some canyoneering skills, where you have to rappel down some ropes, swim through canyon pools, and hike back…

VIDEO: Moab, UT Adventures

A quick video edit of our trip to Moab, UT. Went hiking in Arches National Park, kayaking along the Colorado River, and off-road driving in Moab's backcountry. Kayak tours available through Moab Adventure Center, and UTV rentals/tours available through High Point Hummer. Read more about Arches National Park in my other post, and do check out my Utah's Mighty 5 Itinerary post to help you plan an epic 8-day trip to Utah!

A Quick Visit to Arches National Park

Arches National Park is home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches. Isn't that unbelievable??  My mind is blown by the fact that this place was once just a huge slab of rock layer, and over the years these arches were formed through erosion. To this day, the place continues to erode, and the arches continue to fall apart. So if I were you, I would visit this place sooner than later. Here are some of the arches and other rock formations you'll…

3 Things to See in Canyonlands’ Island in The Sky District

Canyonlands is another National Park out of Utah's Mighty 5. It is a huuuge park, and it is divided into 3 districts: Island in the Sky, The Maze, and The Needles. During this trip, we were only able to go to Island in the Sky.. Which is good! So I would have a reason to come back and explore the rest. Canyonlands is a place which transforms itself into something more magical during sunrise or sunset.  If you had to…