Monthly Archives: December 2015

How Much Did That 11.5-Week Road Trip Cost?

I’ve said many times that traveling is much cheaper than living in San Francisco. Southeast Asia and most of South America are obviously easier to budget for, but I’ve discovered that even road-tripping around the U.S. is significantly cheaper than … Continue reading

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Hundreds if not thousands of ghost towns lay in dishevelment throughout the U.S., and Death Valley National Park is home to a number of forgotten ghost towns that were once mining towns.  Just outside this California park across the border into … Continue reading

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Death Valley

Unlike other national parks, the best time to visit Death Valley National Park is from November through February, where average temperatures hover between a comfortable 60-70ºF.  From May through September, the low season, average temperatures exceed 100ºF.  Despite being the largest national park … Continue reading

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Las Vegas

I think if you’ve lived in California your whole life, the idea of going to Las Vegas in your late 20’s or early 30’s would make you groan.  At least it does for me.  Don’t get me wrong.  Las Vegas is … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon

Finally after numerous road trips and two years of travel, we made it to the Grand Canyon. The Grand Freakin’ Canyon.  Because Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon are the most popular and overcrowded national parks in the U.S., visiting … Continue reading

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Mesa Arch vs. Lost Kiva

Mesa Arch sucks. So bad. Mesa Arch is a reminder for why I hate people. We first went to Mesa Arch last year in 2014 at the end of September on a Tuesday.  The idea that a late fall weekday would … Continue reading

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