5 things to do in Arches National Park

If you’re planning a road trip to Utah, Arches National Park is something that cannot be missed in your itinerary. This beautiful park, full of natural bridges in different shades of red is one of the most popular US national parks, for many reasons. First, it is small and you can easily do it in one day. Second, it’s on the way to other Southern Utah and Arizona attractions, including Canyonlands, Dead Horse State Park and Monument Valley. And last, but not the least, it is unique and simply beautiful. In this post you will find best 5 things to do in Arches National Park, including practical tips and important information.

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Lodge review: Red Cliffs Lodge (Moab, Utah)

Utah is home to some of the United States’ most popular national parks. If your Utah itinerary includes Arches and Canyonlands national park, it is a good idea to stay somewhere in or near Moab. We stayed in Red Cliffs Lodge, which looked absolutely gorgeous on the web page. I admit, I felt for the photos. In this post you will find a detailed review of Red Cliffs lodge and see why it’s rated as one of the top places to stay in Moab.

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5 things to do in Phoenix

So, you’re traveling to Phoenix, Arizona and you’re not sure what to do there? Well, me neither! 😀 Jokes aside, if you are an urban type of tourist, you will have to search for “things to do in Phoenix” somewhere else. But if you are somewhat like me, a nature lover and occasional shopaholic, you came to the right place. The capital of Arizona was the starting point and finish line on our USA road trip in October 2021. While searching for things to do in greater Phoenix area, I came up with the itinerary that involved a bit of everything. Here are 5 things to do in Phoenix for those who want so spend their days away from the hustle and bustle.

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Flatiron hike via Siphon Draw Trail (Arizona)

What do you do if you have 2 days to spend in a city that isn’t very high on your bucket list? You try to get the most fun out of it. For us, fun means sweating in the nature and chasing views. While searching for best hikes near Phoenix I ran into several blogs that mentioned Superstition Mountains. A few trails looked interesting but the Flatiron hike via Siphon Draw seemed to offer exactly what we needed. It was described as one of top 10 hikes in Arizona, difficult, 6 mile out and back trail.

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Hotel review: Moxy Phoenix Tempe (Phoenix, Arizona)

Our USA road trip in October started and finished in Phoenix, Arizona. Since we were facing a lot of hotel-changing on the road, we wanted to stay somewhere nice and comfortable for a start. Our plan was to spend the first 2 days in Phoenix and the itinerary involved some hiking and shopping. We weren’t interested in visiting downtown, hence I searched for the hotels in Tempe to be as close to our interest points as possible. When the name “Moxy” appeared in my search, the decision was instant. I love Moxy and Moxy Phoenix Tempe it was. And once again, Moxy did not disappoint.

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Hiking to Kjerag and Kjeragbolten

In our South-West Norway itinerary there were 3 hikes on my bucket list and Kjerag was one of them. I could totally see myself stepping on that boulder and show the world how brave I was. Since it is located relatively close to Preikestolen we planned to do both in 2 days but ended up doing both in the same one. I still don’t know how that happened, since hiking to Kjerag is definitely not something you can just improvise. While doing Preikestolen and Kjerag in the same day shouldn’t be an issue for experienced hikers, I recommend others to take more time. If the weather cooperates, both hikes will be something you will never forget.

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Hiking to Trolltunga

Ready for a detailed post about one of world’s most famous hikes? If hiking to Trolltunga is on your bucket list, do yourself a favor: take your time and read every word in this post. In my case, gathering information and writing a blog about Trolltunga took more time than the hike itself. I just couldn’t keep it shorter and leave anything out because this is exactly what I missed in other blogs: Incomplete information.

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