The Best Time to Visit Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park Visit in Spring - Best Time

Seasons Make a Big Difference Here Choosing which season to visit Death Valley National Park is important. While the best weather is during the winter and spring months, there are visitors who come to the park even during the most intense heat – the summer. We took our trip during April (late-spring) and temperatures were already …

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Best Headlamps For Caving

A caving headlamp is an essential item while venturing into a dark and often damp environment. Caverns are known to be somewhat tricky to navigate and having your hands free especially if there is a slip or fall could mean the difference between a light injury vs something more serious.  I also like the idea …

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Japan’s National Parks – Focused on Increasing Overseas Visitors

If you live in the United States and have been to our National Parks, it’s easy to appreciate all the efforts to keep part of our county untouched or reserved for their natural beauty. There are however, other countries who also hold their park system in high regards.  Japan’s government is set on increasing the number …

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GPS Showdown – Garmin vs TomTom vs Magellan

Garmin vs tomtom vs magellan - GPS Comparison Photo

Going on a road trip to visit the National Parks? You could use the GPS in your cell phone to find your way around, but my experience has been that they are often unreliable.

On a recent trip to Yellowstone NP, I brought along my Moto G and used the GPS until my phone got out of range from the cell towers. It simply stopped working all together, but fortunately I had my Garmin to help me navigate (otherwise I would have been lost on several occasions).

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