Adventures Abound at Channel Island National Park

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While I love hiking and camping at my favorite national parks, Channel Islands ups the adventure to a whole new level. Sure, there’s hiking and camping but add on snorkeling, diving, and kayaking through caves; and you’ve got a whole new level of fun. Come explore above and below the ocean at this unique park

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A Weekend Itinerary for Goblin Valley State Park

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Goblin Valley is my favorite state park. If you could do me a solid and stay away, I’d appreciate it. This incredible place makes you feel like a five-year-old again. Most folks drive past the turn-off on their way from Capitol Reef to Arches or on their way to Lake Powell. It’s well worth a a stop and a long weekend.

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5 FREE Family-Friendly Activities Near Disneyland

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It’s that time of year when half of American families make its pilgrimage to Disneyland. After days of standing in lines, tripping over strollers, and buying tickets in the three figures; anyone can use a day away from the parks. Here are five free, family-friendly day trips within a short drive of Disneyland.

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A Step Into the Movies At Malibu Creek State Park

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Malibu Creek State Park is a gorgeous, year-round place to hike in the Santa Monica mountains and home to several film and tv settings. Visit in the winter and spring for beautiful green grasses and cool temps. Come in the summer when the heat in the Valley is unbearable for a dip in its cool waters.

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a 1.9 million-acre secret in Utah. Not quite sure how it’s remained so hidden but I’ve lived in Utah my entire life and barely knew about it. But within its vast borders are more slot canyons than than anywhere in the U.S. It has replaced Zion as my new favorite park.

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Top Six Utah Hikes to See the Fall Colors

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Utah offers a wide array of gorgeous backdrops of fall colors from the pine mountains to the red rock. With our changes in elevation and climate, we get to experience fall for longer than most places. While the trees are bare to the north come November, Thanksgiving is still a perfect time to visit southern Utah.

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