United States of America (USA)



USA is an awesome place to explore.  Lacking much of the known history that Europe has, United States has a diversity of natural landscape that is hard to beat.  From red rock canyons to massive granite rock formations, to volcanoes, to rocky columns and towers, to amazing waterfalls, to fossil beds and amazing coastlines, United States has something for every nature lover, and every so often, a few things for a history lover.  Here are our recent explorations by state:


Lake Tahoe, California

California- Our homebase, therefore, we have explored it in more detail than other states, so California gets its own category.  California has a diversity of landscapes to explore, from granite mountains, to glacial lakes, to rugged coastline, to volcanoes - both active and ancient, just to name a few.  Happy exploring!

Tent Rocks NM, NM


New Mexico - From a supervolcano, to cliff cave dwellings, to ancient footpaths and petroglyphs, to the oldest capital in the United States, New Mexico has a lot to offer anyone willing to enjoy its beautiful landscape and history.  Feel free to browse through our visits to Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Orion, our Mars Explorer of the Future, Houston, TX

Texas - From a beautiful river walk, to the ruins of Spanish Missions, to a Space Center that served as the command center to put a man on the Moon, Texas is a state that has many interesting sides to it.  We visited San Antonio, Austin and Houston Space Center.

Valley of Fire SP, Nevada

Nevada - We explore in and around Las Vegas - both On and Off-strip. We spent time at Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead National Recreation Areas to explore desert landscape and history.

Utah - My favorite hiking destination - red rock arches, fins, hoodoos, canyons, needles and mushroom rocks, massive walls of red rocks, Utah is full of adventure at every corner. Here are some that we have had the pleasure of exploring.

Canyonlands National Park

Arches National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Goblin Valley State Park and Little Wildhorse (Slot) Canyon

Dinosaurs in Utah - Dinosaur National Monument and National History Museum of Utah

Hawaii is full of hiking and exploratory adventures.  Its islands call us back time and again for new experiences and adventures. We experienced a variety of landscapes on our trip to the Big Island.  We landed in Kona, then made our way around the island, spending 2-4 days in each place, exploring in-depth all that the local area had to offer. 

Volcanoes National Park

Red Road (Kapoho-Kalapana Road in Puna)

Hilo Beaches for turtle spotting and snorkeling

Southern Coast - Papakolea (Green Sand Beach) and Punalu'u (Black Sand Beach) , Pu'uhonua o Honaunau

Polulo Valley and Waipio Valley - North Big Island hikes

Kohala Coast hikes - Spencer Bay to Hapuna Bay, A-Bay to Keawaki Bay, Waikoloa Petroglyphs


Colorado gave us a fun experience in a winter wonderland as well as a good meander amongst different rock formations, sometimes combining the two.  We explored areas near Colorado Springs (Painted Mines, Garden of the Gods and Horsethief Falls), Littleton (Roxborough State Park), Idaho Springs (St. Mary's Glacier), Boulder (Flatirons) and Estes Park (Rocky Mountain National Park: Bear Lake, Alberta Falls, Gem Lake and Ouzel Falls).  We saw many frozen lakes, frozen waterfalls - tall and short, a forest of icicles, and countless rock formations tilted at bold angles.  



Warning:  All listed adventures come with inherent risks. The information provided is based on personal experience which may or may not be typical. The safety of these adventures are dependent on a variety of factors including but not limited to: terrain, weather, wildlife, hiker skill level, human error, preparation and other foreseen and unforeseen circumstances. As such, we do not assume any liability for the accuracy and completeness of the information provided and will not be held responsible for any harm, injury, and/or loss that may result. Your personal preparation and judgement on the safety of each adventure is required at all times. Please use your own discretion and always be safe.

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