Tarzan impressions while hiking around Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica

Since my 5-day itinerary in Costa Rica included sites north of San José, I thought it’d be  a good idea to go volcano hunting. It’s funny. Many people travel to Costa Rica for the notoriously glorious beaches. Not me. I’m rarely fascinated by beaches. Don’t get me wrong, there are few things more relaxing than…

7 things I learned at Burning Man

How do you begin to describe something indescribable? Pretty tricky, huh? I have been meaning to write this post for quite some time. It has now been five months since I went to Black Rock City and when I tell you few weeks or even days pass without me either thinking about my experiences there or…

Glorious mornings and bare butts in Canyonlands National Park

Driven by the urge to visit National Geographic night-time photography of deep valleys and barren lands against a black blanket of stars in real life, Canyonlands National Park was an obvious “must” on the road-trip itinerary. It’s only about two hours from Arches National Park, which is where we were driving from. Sure, distance wise it looks be an…

Bedrock is real and it’s in Utah.

Valley of the Gods really triggered our cravings for out-worldly rock formations. But now, erect rocks weren’t going to do the trick. No, the bar had been set too high. Rocks defying gravity? Now we’re talking! The drive to Arches National Park from Valley of the Gods takes about four hours. From previous research, we knew that it wouldn’t be possible to camp out there the…