Yosemite Young Lake 1 Day Backpacking Trip

When we tell people we are going to Yosemite, we hear “niiiice”, “beauuuutiful”, “sooOO lucky”. But to get one of the few wilderness permits for the popular hikes, you need to plan months in advance — Half Dome even requires entering a lottery. Late planners like us decided to go and pick up a permit for […]


Canyonlands National Park – A Hidden Gem

Many people that drop by Canyonlands come for a day trip when they visit Arches National Park. I found it to be much more than a side add on. It’s a hidden gem. The trails are far less crowded and the views grand. Check out some of the memories that I captured below. Good bye Canyonlands for […]


Monument Valley Photo Journal

A southwest road trip is not complete without going to Monument Valley – a place that John Wayne made famous in his western movies. I had to go! And it became one of the highlights of this trip. I hope you enjoy the memories that I captured below. These photos were only a small fraction of the […]


Page AZ – Here I am again

After departing Zion, the 2nd stop on my southwest camping trip was Glen Canyon and Page. Other than the places I’ve called home, this was the first place where I have returned to visit as a tourist. But this time, I checked out more than just the famous Horseshoe Bend – and boy was there a lot to […]


Zion National Park Photo Journal

Zion was my first stop in a multi-day solo camping tour of Utah national parks. And WOW did it set a high note for the rest of the trip. The dramatic red cliffs made me feel so small. The amazing hikes brought adrenaline thru my veins. The awesome people I met on the trails set a great atmosphere. I […]


Oman Desert Adventure

A little stereotypical, I really wanted to stay in a desert safari camp on our UAE/Oman trip. We felt lucky to stumble upon the Desert Night Camp in the Wahiba Sands and it became one of the highlights of the trip. Here, you will find a photo journal of the trip’s best moments (& maybe inspire some ideas […]


Top 7 Things To Do on the Island of Maui Hawaii

Given the proximity to Hawaii from the mainland US west coast and the recent flight deals, we hope sharing Maui highlights from our trip will help you plan yours. 1. Mt Haleakala — Sunset or Sunrise Sunrise on Mt Haleakala is suppose to be more spectacular than the sunset, but it is also suppose to be more […]


10 Spots for Your Iceland Winter Stopover

Thinking about Iceland? You don’t have to wait for the summer. Iceland is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination with cheap flights and unlimited stop overs. We took advantage of this on our way to Germany for Christmas. Below are some of our favorite spots to give you some ideas of what to do in Iceland […]