Feel the Heat in Death Valley and Alabama Hills

Few people would choose to visit Death Valley in the summertime. After all, it’s the hottest and driest place in North America. Yet, with proper planning, it can be a fantastic trip.

Wasatch Wandering: The Lesser-Known Side of Utah

Those who explore Utah in the warmer months can also discover green valleys lush with wildflowers, beautiful fresh lakes surrounded by dramatic peaks and alpine forests with wildlife wandering through the trees.

From Kingman to Seligman on Route 66

Route 66 is meant to be a drive of knowledge – a drive learning about the backbone of America, where people ventured in search of a better life for themselves and their families.

Boondocking in the West

Take a look at contributor Kat Smith’s five favorite boondocking spots in the West (and take a trip to see them for yourself).

America’s Loneliest Road: The View from Highway 50

Route 50 across Nevada was originally pegged “The Loneliest Road in America” by a Life magazine writer in the ‘80s, the implication being that there’s nothing to see or do on the highway. But those who have explored the 150-mile stretch of road from Ely to Austin know that this conclusion depends on a half-empty/half-full way of looking at life.