10 Reasons to Visit Big Sur

We stopped to visit Big Sur for a few days on our way up the coast. It’s an amazing area and has a mystical feeling. There are many reasons to visit Big Sur, but here are my top 10 reasons: The breathtaking drive up highway one Rocky coastlines with fading cliffs and endless view of…

Del Mar, Black’s Beach and Mission Beach

North of La Jolla, under Torrey Pines, there’s a really cool beach with steep cliffs and giant waves. When we went, we parked at the Torrey Pines Glider Parking Lot… which would’ve been fine, but we ended up going down a super steep path that turned into a gulley really fast… so if you park…

Utah’s Hidden Gem: San Rafael Swell

San Rafael is one of my favorite places in Utah and it’s always empty! There are 2 main slot canyons: Little Wild Horse and Bell. You can do a loop through both of them or a point-to-point in one. This past trip, we went about 1 mile down Little Wild Horse. We camped at the…

Ice Lakes & Telluride, Colorado

On our way up to Utah from Austin, we hiked up to Ice Lakes and took a very scenic route through Ouray to Telluride. Telluride is fun because it’s an adorable little mountain town with a great recreation area with a running path that goes through the town. There’s also a gondola that’s free from…

Bryce Canyon Trip

Bryce is one of the most underrated of the 5 Utah National Parks! It’s shockingly beautiful and the hiking trails are amazing. We stayed at Cabin Hollow Campground in Red Canyon. There’s a fire ring and paved bike trail along the main road that goes from Red Canyon to Bryce Canyon NP. + it’s free!…

My New Obsession: Santa Fe

We spent a few days in Santa Fe on our way up from Austin to Utah. I have family in Santa Fe so we got to hang out and go on hikes, eat at cool places etc. It was SO fun and we really loved spending time with them, and their adorable dogs :). Pictures…

Magical Hike: Timpanogus

Pictures from our hike up Mount Timpanogus in October. Timpanogus is one of my favorite hikes, it’s really magical once you are in the valley next to Emerald Lake. If you go in August, the whole valley is filled with wildflowers and mountain goats! ADD US ON SNAPCHAT! username:hazelmharvey

3 Gorgeous Hikes in the French-Speaking Part of Switzerland

Although the Bernese part of the Swiss Alps is the most famous, the French speaking part has a lot of hidden gems. Here are a few of my favorite hikes in the Lausanne/Montreaux area: 1-Dent de Vaulion Near Romainmotier and the Joux Valley, this hike gives you a beautiful view overlooking Lac Leman (Lake Geneva)…

Day Trip from Lausanne: Romainmotier & Dent De Vaulion

On the French-Swiss border, there’s an ADORABLE old town and not far from it there’s a mountain, Dent de Vaulion, where you can see Lac Leman and the alps from the top! The trip is only about an hour drive from Lausanne and is definitely worth visiting if you’re in the area. (see 5 things…

Kauai Christmas

Despain Family Christmas in Kauai was a blast 🙂 Here are some highlights: -Na Pali Coast: Amaaazing hiking and beautiful coastline. Next time we go I’d for sure want to canoe or kayak next to the Na Pali coast, but the water was too high during the winter season. -Waimea Canyon: they say it’s the…

My 5 favorite things about our trip to Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam was my favorite part of the trip and here’s why: $10 for an hour long massage super cheap knock-off North Face apparel Bright green rice fields with cute hiking trails going through them, everywhere! Delicious food $10 for a motorcycle day rentalSo a basic day in Sapa goes like this: Hike 5 hours in…