Category: Travel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, Dog Lovers Dream Town

We had an opportunity to visit the coastal cities in Monterey County back in April. We’ve never been up there, so I was excited. I was especially excited about visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea (a.k.a Carmel). The town is known for being dog-friendly. Carmel-by-the-Sea is located on the Pacific coast, about 330 miles (530 km) north of Los Angeles and 120

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Sunset Watching at Kelso Dunes

After we visited the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah back in 2017, I was hooked! Sand dunes are so cool, and it’s a fun place to explore with your dog. This winter, we headed to another sand dune park that is closer to home. During our recent road trip to the Mojave National Preserve,

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Mojave Desert Lava Tube

Mojave Desert Lava Tube is one of the popular destinations in the Mojave National Preserve. This short easy hike is family friendly. It begins at the dirt parking lot off Aiken Mine Rd. Although this hike is rated easy based on the distance and elevation gain, it has a few challenges worth mentioning. The first challenge is

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Hike to Awa’awapuhi Lookout

When I visited Kauai last fall, I had a chance to hike a few trails in Koke’e State Park on the west side of the beautiful Garden Island. The trailhead for the Awa’awapuhi Trail is off Kokee Road. Enter “Awa’awapuhi Trail Parking” in Google Map. Easy enough. There is no bathroom at the trailhead so stop

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