VIDEO: Hiking Through Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon

The first park we visited out of Utah's Mighty 5 was Bryce Canyon National Park. We were able to hike along the rim, as well as within the hoodoos. In this video you will see: Inspiration Point Sunset Point Sunrise Point Navajo Loop's Wall Street Section Peek-A-Boo Trail Queen's Garden Read more about this adventure in my Bryce Canyon National Park post!

Capitol Reef National Park’s Natural Rock Arches

With only a day to spare, my husband and I made sure we got to see the two famous natural rock arches in Capitol Reef -- Hickman Bridge & Cassidy Arch I'm actually not surprised that Hickman Bridge is the most famous hike in Capitol Reef. Just an easy 2-mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of 400 feet, and you end up under a 300-foot natural arch. Easy and rewarding hikes are the best! From the parking lot the…

Bryce Canyon National Park: Hike The Hoodoos

Bryce Canyon National Park used to only exist in photographs for me. It was a place I've always dreamed of visiting, and even if I've memorized how it looks from the pictures I have seen, seeing the real version with my own eyes was a completely different experience. Bryce Canyon made me cry. This place surpassed my expectation, and I was very much in awe when I set foot at the rim. There's nothing quite like it, and I can't believe…

Road Trip Itinerary: Utah’s Mighty Five

Utah is well known for its 5 National Parks, namely Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion. Some people choose to visit all five in 1 trip because each park is relatively close to one another. It actually makes for an epic road trip, if you'd ask me! My husband and I had planned this trip for 6 whole months, and it was kind of a tedious task to pick and choose which campsites to stay in, which parks…

Photo Set: Casey Grimley’s Dancing With The Stars

Prior to our Mighty 5 Trip to Utah, I met this amazing landscape and dance photographer on social media. His name is Casey Grimley, and when I saw his work on Instagram, I instantly knew I had to work with him. If you know me personally, you would know that my first love is dance.  Dancing and exploring the great outdoors serve as my two outlets in life, and having such great passion for both makes me feel like I…

VIDEO: Hiking Simi Peak via China Flat Trail

Simi Peak via China Flats Trail is a 6 mile out-and-back hike which features panoramic views of the surrounding cities. It is also the highest peak in Simi Hills, with an elevation of 2,405 feet. You can get more info about this trail in my adventure post in The Outbound. Looking for other mountains to summit or trails to try in Los Angeles? Check out my post about Mount Baldy, the highest peak in the L.A. county with an elevation…

REVIEW: Destination Big Bear Cabins

Going on an outdoor trip and staying in a rustic cabin always excites me. I simply love the ambiance and the overall feel of it. If you only have a few days to spend in an area with a big group, and don't feel like going through the hassle of setting up tents, then renting a cabin is the way to go! It's also the perfect choice if the place you're visiting is too cold for camping outside, like places with snow.…

5 Road Trip Planning Tips

In the past 6 months, since my husband and I got our National Parks Pass, we have been planning road trips here and there. Fortunately, we haven't ran into any major problems yet during our trips, and I'd say it's because we plan carefully for weeks or months ahead prior to the trip. This helps us avoid any mishaps that could turn a great trip into a really awful one. Of course, there will be some unforeseen events that could…

Exploring Big Sur

I've heard so many people say great things about Big Sur, so I've always wanted to go. Whenever my family visited San Francisco, I would ask if we could pass through Big Sur along the way, but I guess driving through the Pacific Coastal Highway (PCH) was not as easy and convenient, compared to passing through the 5. After 5 years of living here in California, I was finally able to visit this place, and despite the nauseous drive along the PCH, I…