7 anniversary destinations close to home

“Oh, they say when you marry in June you’re a bride all your life” — or, at least, you can celebrate your nuptials every time “spring, spring, spring” rolls around. If you’re one of the June brides who celebrates her anniversary this month, it’s not too late to plan your romantic getaway. Here are seven anniversary […]

New York Times shares ‘Unusually Popular Summer Travel Spots for Each State’

Utahns love to travel to Tonga, according to a Facebook study. The data was based off of where people “check in” on Facebook when they are traveling abroad during the summer since 2012. The New York Times wrote that this unusually popular destination was the most surprising. “Despite the island’s small footprint, it was the most […]

Top 10 tips for traveling with kids

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop traveling. In fact, a U.S. Department of Education study shows that kids who travel (regardless of the destination) do better in reading, math and general education than their peers who don’t travel. It doesn’t need to be an expensive or exotic getaway. What’s important is […]

Traveling with the Bucket List Family: A Q&A with world-traveling mom Jessica Gee

  For most people, traveling the world is just something to dream about or put off until after retirement. But for Jessica (30) and Garrett Gee (25), it’s a here-and-now reality, even with their two young children (Dorothy, 3, and Manilla, 1). The Gees were students at Brigham Young University when Garrett sold his mobile […]

Experience Utah’s natural wonders during the National Parks Centennial

Happy birthday, National Parks Service! The federal bureau dedicated to protecting America’s national parks and monuments will mark its 100-year anniversary on Aug. 25. Utah is home to five national parks — more than any state except California and Alaska — with outdoor wonderlands showcasing hoodoos, hanging gardens and other geological marvels. If you’ve never […]

8 Southern California vacation activities besides Disneyland

Summer is here again — which means Utah Valley residents will flock to Southern California in droves to visit Disneyland. Wondering what else there is to do in the area? Here are eight favorite destinations to add to your next California trip: Hit the waves at Huntington City Beach There’s a reason Huntington Beach’s nickname is Surf […]

13 vacation destinations Mormons love

Quality family time is important to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And if family game night is becoming mundane, why not take your quality time on the road? Here are 13 popular travel destinations with special significance to members of the Church. 1. Upstate New York Distance from Utah Valley: 2,023 […]

6 easy to moderate hikes in and around Bryce Canyon

Snowshoeing in February sounds like a pretty sure plan, especially during a frigid winter, right? That’s what my friends and I thought when we planned a Bryce Canyon trip for Presidents Day weekend — but Mother Nature had other plans. Rolling with the weather, we had wonderful — albeit muddy — weekend hiking in and […]

Scenic getaways: A long weekend in Sedona

Sedona, Ariz., is a great vacation destination with something for everyone, from outdoor adventures to arts and culture on par with Laguna Beach or Taos, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of vibrant red hills and blue skies. But the biggest draw of Sedona is its spiritual experiences. More than half of Sedona’s annual four […]

Mirror Lake: A scenic camping area

By Stacy Beck Mirror Lake is stunning at almost 11,000 feet in elevation and less than a two hour drive from Utah Valley.  The lake has camp grounds, walking path around the lake, picnic spots, fishing and beautiful scenery.  There aren’t very many places in Utah where the pines meet the water!  Mirror Lake is […]