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Utah – Canyonlands National Park

Gorgeous Canyonlands

I had wanted to go to Utah for a very long time. The pictures I had seen were amazing. Technically, we could have crossed Utah off our list just by going to the Four Corners Monument, but that wasn’t good enough for me. I wanted to see the amazing rock formations I had seen in pictures, so after Four Corners, we headed to Canyonlands National Park. Even the drive to the park was fascinating. If you use my itinerary from my ebook, you’ll follow this route too. Here’s a little of what you see along the way.

Gorgeous, isn’t it?

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California – Muir Woods National Monument

Looking up at a redwood at Muir Woods

Muir Woods National Monument is home to a section of ancient coastal redwoods north of San Francisco and was named after conservationist John Muir.

Located just 16 miles north of San Francisco, it is a convenient spot to see coastal redwoods on a trip to San Francisco.

California’s coastal redwoods are the world’s tallest living things. The tallest one in Muir Woods is over 252 feet. The world’s tallest is in Redwood National Park, in the far north of California, and measures 379.1 feet. Redwoods live up to 2000 years and have a diameter up to 22 feet. […]

Michigan – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Miners Castle at sunset

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a gorgeous 42-mile stretch along Lake Superior with cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, and lighthouses. What’s not to like about that?!

A scenic drive, H-58, traverses the lakeshore from Munising, on the western side, to Grand Marais, on the eastern side. There are Visitor Centers on both sides, so it doesn’t really matter which side you start from. Be sure to pick up a map that shows you the points of interest and if your kids are into Junior Ranger programs, pick up the booklet at the Visitor Center too. We started in Grand […]