I have been fortunate enough to have always had a job that closed for the week between Christmas and New Year. I take that as a sign to get out and explore. No excuses! So the opportunity has brought me back to Utah, home of "The Big Five". Unfortunately, I was only able to visit two of these five, Zion and Bryce Canyon. I love Zion, making it one of my favorite national parks to hike through and it never disappoints. I haven't explored Bryce as much, nor have I really hiked it. I believe Utah is very under-appreciated and most people don't even know that the Big Five exist here. Definitely worth it.