Photo Favorite – Castleton Tower near Moab, Utah.

Castleton Tower near Moab, Utah. There’s just something about the still desert air and open expanses. Especially with a light blanket of snow covering it. Utah is truly a magical place. Prior to this trip I’d only been to Salt Lake City for a brief visit. All the magical places–Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand-Staircase Escalante, Arches, and much more–all lie in …

Rainbow over Red Rocks, just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo Favorite – Rainbow at Red Rocks

Red Rocks, located just outside of Las Vegas is one of the few saving graces of Las Vegas. I spent quite a few weeks in the greater Vegas area, initially up there for the Red Rock Rendezvous, an annual climbing festival that takes place there (definitely worthwhile). Red Rocks itself is a pretty cool place. But Vegas definitely didn’t strike …