Lately, I've been obsessed with the notion that adventure lies just outside our own front doors, and it is only us as ignorant human beings that feel we need to travel far and wide distances to experience it. While I am among the first to admit that when the travel "bug" bites, it bites hard, I find it really satisfying finding little pieces of something much larger and more magnificent a lot closer to home than I'd imagine. Examples of places I'd definitely like to find myself in the next 12 months.
1. Beckham Creek Cave: Parthenon, AR
This gem is basically a lodge carved out of the earth, complete with 280 acres with living walls and ceilings.
2. "The Wave" Coyote Buttes: AZ
Like this needs an introduction.
3. Byway-12/Bryce Canyon/Grand Staircase: Utah
Man, I guess I just never realized how absolutely breathtaking Utah is. I remember going to Bryce Canyon & Zion when I was younger and about peeing my pants it was so cool, but apart from that I just brushed Utah off as a weird Mormon state. Looks like I might be overturning that notion, judging by how bad ass their highways are (apparently).
4. Channel Islands National Park: Ventura, CA
The Channel Islands consist of Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel, right off the coast of Santa Barbara. Picturesque to a TEE... and to think that these are only 6 hours away from me!
5. Arches National Park: Moab, UT.
Duh, duh, and DUH. I've wanted to be here for a while, I feel like I need to go soon or it might disappear/explode/I'll cry.
here's to wanderlust - even if it only takes you so far