Can $1 Really Make a Difference?

Ruby's Inn near Bryce Canyon National Park

Ruby’s Inn near Bryce Canyon National Park

Have you ever checked into a hotel, only to be asked if you wanted to donate $1 to a local organization to help make needed tourism improvements? This usually happens in or near national parks, and I always end up checking the box that obligates me to cough up an extra buck to help out. But I often wondered how much money really ends up directed to the local organizations, and – more important – did my dollar really make a difference? Continue reading

Road Construction to Cause Delays in Arches National Park

archesThe good news is that the 26-mile stretch of road through Arches National Park is getting some major upgrades this year — an improvement which will ultimately result in a smoother traffic flow and less congestion in the park in the years to come.

The not-so-good news is that the construction will cause some major delays and closures this year. Continue reading

Barrier-Free Utah Guide Named INDIES Finalist

Utah-Parks-cover-200x300I was thrilled to hear that Barrier-Free Travel; Utah National Parks for Wheelers and Slow Walkers was named a finalist in this years INDIES book awards. Previously named the Ben Franklin Awards, this prestigious prize is presented by Foreward Reviews, an independent media company. And I was also equally thrilled when 22 Accessible Road Trips; Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers was named a winner in 2013. Continue reading

A Glass of Wine Sparks an Itinerary Change

Cathedral Gorge State Park -- one of Utah's hidden gems.

People often ask me how I plan my press trip itineraries. How do I decide where to go and what to cover? Well, usually it involves a lot of research and reader feedback; but sometimes I just think outside the box. Continue reading

Cherrie Visits Old Iron Town

Cherrie was able to wheel around to many parts of Iron Town, located just west of Cedar City, utah.

Located just a short drive from Cedar City Utah, Old Iron Town is definitely worth a side trip when you’re in the area.

Cherry enjoyed wheeling around the ruins of this one-time iron works, which was abandoned by the Mormons in 1876. Continue reading

Nostalgic Road Trip Stop in Cedar City, Utah

Whipping up a tasty treat at Bulloch Drug in Cedar City, Utah.

Nothing screams road trip like a little nostalgia. And for a cool blast from the past, be sure to stop in at Bulloch Drug on your next Zion or Bryce road trip. Just take exit 42, turn right on US 91, and tool on down the road till you see Bulloch Drug on your left. You can’t miss it. Continue reading