Whitefish Mountain

If you ever get a chance to visit Glacier National Park, I highly recommend going to Whitefish Mountain Resort. They have a scenic chair lift going to the top of the mountain, a long alpine slide, an aerial adventure park (basically a ziplining obstacle course), and a bunch of other fun activities. And on the way to Whitefish Mountain, an ideal highway to take is Going-to-the-Sun Road! It’s a great scenic road that goes through the mountains and lakes.

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Toadstool hoodoos

When I visited the Toadstool Hoodoos in Utah, I discovered that it was one of the few places that has the ability to bring out the adventurous little 8-year old in me! I spent hours exploring the area and climbing all over the sand formations on my hands and knees. And by the time I left, I found out there was a whole other side of the vast, stone “mushroom farm” that I hadn’t even gotten to! So if you visit these sculptures, make sure you have more than enough time to get through everything.

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Kayaking adventure

If you have never been, visit Lake Powell and go kayaking!! Even though my arms were sore for days afterward, it was completely worth it and an awesome experience. We went with a tour guide, so he took us to all the best spots where we could sit and relax or go swimming in the cool water. We even went cliff jumping and I surprised myself by participating!! (I never EVER thought I would go cliff jumping because those kinds of things terrify me.) Lake Powell is beautiful and from each side, you get to see a completely different perspective. Can you spot the rainbow in one of the pictures below??

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Capitol reef

Capitol Reef National Park may not be exactly what you think, based on the name (ironically, it doesn’t have any reefs). The park is actually named after its dome-shaped rock formations resembling the capitol building of the US, and its never-ending cliffs that created a barrier for early travelers. These pictures don’t do justice in showing off the majestic cliffs that are made of Navajo sandstone, but they still offer a glimpse of the beautiful variations of colors in the cliffs.

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