Dana Newkirk
Road Warrior

Dana Newkirk

Cincinnati , Ohio, USA

Paranormal adventurer documenting the unexplained. Curator & keeper of The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult. Friend me. Follow me. Add me.

July 11, 2014
Rated 3.0

This one of the best/grossest stops in the city, but if you haven't visited at added your own contribution at least once you're missing out. The amount of gum covering that wall is astronomical. While you're there, don't forget to explore the pike place market, it's one of the oldest sections of Seattle.

2 people found this review helpful
July 07, 2014
Rated 4.0

Do not miss the chance to see Island in the Sky, it’s a fairly easy hike north of Moab, and the view is unforgettable. The entire park is a hikers dream, and the rock formations make for a near perfect picture every time. It’s also less busy than Arches, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity for some relaxing solitude, and peace and quiet to enjoy the sunrises.

If you’re looking for a remote hike, hit the White Rim Trail, just make sure you’re driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle, before attempting it!

11 people found this review helpful
July 07, 2014
Rated 4.0

The Queens Garden/Navajo loop hike has been called one of the world’s greatest 3 mile hikes. The pictures do not do it justice! The north part of the camp can be reserved 2 days in advance, but if you’re looking for first come first served camping, visit the south part instead.

There’s no way you can visit Bryce without staying 2 or 3 days though, the sunrises are seriously some of the most beautiful in the country.

18 people found this review helpful
July 07, 2014
Rated 4.0

If you only have a day, hit up the visitors center before you head out and they’ll help you make the most out of your day. However, if you get the chance to stay for a few days, prepare to be amazed by the night sky; you’ll hardly be able to believe the stars.

The yucca trees (which are from the lily family) are amazing to see, and though some have unfortunately been vandalized, they look alien next to the craggy rock formations. Make sure to keep an eye our for tarantulas and scorpions while there!

22 people found this review helpful
July 06, 2014
Rated 4.0

If you're hungry, make sure the amazing diner is open because you're not going to want to pass-up the chance to eat one of the most amazing burgers in the city! If you're an old school bowler, a Lebowski freak, or are looking to have lunch at one of the most authentic diners in the surrounding cities, Madison Bowl is the place for both.

1 person found this review helpful
July 06, 2014
Rated 4.0

You could spend hours in Traders World and not see everything. There's so much stuff to see, do, and eat that an entire afternoon is not nearly enough time. Don't let the weird music and statue animals stop you from visiting, if you're into flea markets this is one of the best in Ohio.

If you're looking for random stores filled with random 80's WWF toys, old collectors cups, comic books, handmade furniture, or insanely random junk, you'll find a treasure you didn't know you needed.

Most booths take cards, but make sure you at least have $2 cash on you when you visit for parking, or else you'll have to hit the bank a few blocks away.

1 person found this review helpful
July 03, 2014
Rated 3.0

The grounds are also the new home of the famous "Forever Marilyn" statue that was in Chicago and Palm Springs! It's a 26-foot-tall statue of Marilyn in 'Seven Year Itch' and it debuted at the garden on May 2, 2014.

1 person found this review helpful
July 02, 2014
Rated 4.0

The AGO is one of Canada's best (and largest) galleries. It's absolutely beautiful, and has some of the most interesting exhibits in the country. They have an outstanding collection of Canadian art, and a photography collection of over 40,000 works alone. They also offer memberships for art nerds who just can't get enough of the exhibitions.

1 person found this review helpful
July 02, 2014
Rated 4.0

You can't say no to free byob shows in the park! It's a beautiful venue, with no bad seat in the house. It's also a great place to grab your lunch and relax for an hour. Plus, there's great food everywhere you turn so you've got no excuse not to visit.

1 person found this review helpful
July 02, 2014
Rated 5.0

Gas Works Park is an excellent place to hang out on the rare days when the rain gives Seattle a break. There's always tons of people picnicking, or flying kites, or just enjoying the nice weather. It's a great place to take pictures, also. On one side you've got the crazy industrial plant, and on the other side you've got the beautiful coast and mountains. And the best part? It's free. One of my favorite places in the city!

2 people found this review helpful