Playing in the Sand

Sand Dunes National Park is a surprising place. First of all, many people don't even know it exists. It's a very small park and was given national park status in the early 2000s. Most people don't think of Colorado when they think of sand dunes, but tucked just south of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains... Continue Reading →

Carsick – A Book Review/Love Note to the Library

I don't typically do book reviews, but the book I just read is relevant to travel, so why not? My reading habits ebb and flow, but when I get excited about a book it makes me want to read all the time. I just tend to have trouble finding my next book after reading something... Continue Reading →

A Winter Day in Arches

In November of 2008 my friend Nathan and I drove across the country from New Jersey to Los Angeles. We made very few stops along the way, but one of those stops was at Arches National Park. Arches was my first introduction to what I think of as National Parks in the U.S. Sure, I had... Continue Reading →

Exploring Home

After traveling and being away from Utah for some time it has been very nice to be back home. The idea of home for me has always been transient and hard to define, but for right now Salt Lake City is it. I have gotten to really appreciate the view of the Capitol Building and... Continue Reading →

Success is Not Final; Failure is Not Fatal

While watching a movie tonight I heard a quote that caught my attention. That led me to another quote. Both are attributed to, but most certainly not actually said by, Winston Churchill. Regardless of who said them, the words hold meaning: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that... Continue Reading →

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