Outdoors

Some of our main destinations are outdoors. Hiking and camping are two of our favorite activities, reflected in the articles posted on Wanderer Writes.

The posts here highlight some of the most beautiful natural sites we traveled through, and the wildlife we encountered. You’ll also find tips on how to preserve beauty of these places, and how to travel sustainably through them.

Coatimundi on Temple IV in Tikal

My Amazing Encounters With Wildlife in Tikal National Park

It may not be the main reason to visit the famous archaeological site, but encounters with wildlife in Tikal are an added benefit of the experience. First and foremost known as an ancient Maya archaeological site, Tikal is also a protected wildlife preserve. During my recent visit, besides the famous pyramid-temples, I enjoyed the dense […]

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Chaco National Park

How To Visit Chaco Canyon: A Complete Guide To The Ancient Structures

Preserving the largest concentration of large-scale ancient structures in the Four Corners built by the Ancestral Puebloans, Chaco Canyon is one of the most studied archaeological sites in the U.S. Southwest. Along with Aztec Ruins and several smaller Chacoan sites, the ancient ruins in Chaco Canyon are a designated UNESCO Heritage site since 1987, recognized

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Grand Canyon, the best-known of the 22 National Parks and Monuments in Arizona.

15 Great National Parks and Monuments In Arizona Worth A Visit

National parks and monuments in Arizona showcase and protect a variety of unique landscapes and historical sites. Nicknamed the Grand Canyon State after one of its parks, Arizona is home to 24 National Park units. This includes three major National Parks, a Historical National Park, and several National Monuments. However, they are all under the

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Zion. On the Riverbank near the trail to Angels Landing

Zion On Thanksgiving Weekend: Enjoying The Park’s Stunning Fall Beauty

We spent Thanksgiving weekend of 2022 at Zion National Park. Although it was extremely crowded, we still had a good time, and even found tranquil moments in some secluded spots. The landscape, the trails, and the Lodge are still the same as the first time we visited the dramatic park, though the experience was different

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Sonoran Preserve Trails Phoenix

Dangers of the Sonoran Desert: A Painful Encounter With A Scorpion

Living in Phoenix, we are usually aware of the dangers of the Sonoran Desert. But no matter how aware of prepared we think we are, we can’t always avoid all the dangers. Scorpion encounters in Phoenix are so common, we have exterminators specifically dealing with them. I heard plenty of stories of scorpion infestations of

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