Sunset on the Amstel River in Amsterdam

Spring in Amsterdam

For one reason or another, while managing to visit all the countries that surround the Netherlands, I never have crossed into Holland itself. As I was planning a trip around Europe, I found a way to start it off in Amsterdam. And what better time to visit than Spring.

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Foggy Morning at Canyonlands

Canyonlands & Arches Quick Trip

When you live within four hours of five national parks in southern Utah, its hard not to take any opportunity you can to visit, even if it is a quick one. Recently I woke up super early to drive down to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks near Moab to spend the day.

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Dusk at the Bonneville Salt Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats

Thousands of people drive past it every day. Most don’t give much thought to stopping to see it though. And admittedly, the barren landscape of the west desert between the western side of the Great Salt Lake and the Great Basin never really appealed to me growing up. But as with many places I previously considered “boring”, I am discovering places like the Bonneville Salt Flats are actually quite fascinating and beautiful in its own unique way.

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Starting 2016 Off Right

Well, a new year has begun and I am already looking forward to things I have planned and the fun things that tend to show up on their own here and there. This last holiday season was rather busy for me but not busy enough to get out and see some neat things. I made it up to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon and found a good spot to watch their torch light parade and fireworks show. The scenic backdrop was the perfect venue to watch the festivities. The snow became sort of a canvas, reflecting the colorful bursts of light of the fireworks.

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