March 2016

Why Should Hikers Read about Death in National Parks?

It all started with a trip to the Visitor’s Center on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was here that I found the strangest and seemingly macabre book about deaths in the Grand Canyon. Written by Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers, Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon tells the tragic endings of visitors in or above the canyon. I laughed at first, wondering why anyone would ever read a book about death in a national park. However, after reading the back and skimming the table of contents, I was intrigued. I decided…

Sin City: Luxury on the Strip

Been to Las Vegas lately? I just spent a few days there last weekend. While I have been to Vegas numerous times and always stayed on the strip, I realized on this trip that the Vegas of days past is mostly gone…

5 Reasons to Visit Yosemite National Park

Anyone who has ever been to Yosemite National Park knows that there are an endless amount of reasons why one should visit. However, I focused on five major highlights of the park. Yosemite is one of my favorite National Parks and I am more in love with it each time I visit. Thank you, John Muir, for saving and preserving Yosemite for all of us…

My Favorite Hotels from the Past Five Years

Prior to having this blog, I reviewed most places we visited on TripAdvisor.com, starting in 2009. TripAdvisor gave me a forum to have my voice be heard, helping others with hotel service, quality, and price. After all, if you spend months or years saving for a vacation, you want to make sure you spend your hard-earned money wisely. No one wants a bad vacation experience. My username on TripAdvisor is Sexie-Veggie, and with the link provided, you can see all of my past reviews…