Author Don Macavoy

Don Macavoy is a freelance photographer and writer living in Salt Lake City–when he isn’t traveling the world. He loves hiking, biking, skiing, and disc golf as well as finding the best craft beer and vegan food in every city he visits. He writes for his website and can be found at @travelfinite on Twitter and @dontworryimfinite on Instagram.

Trailsides Woman Stemming down a narrow drop in Dang Canyon.

A Goblin Valley Winter Escape

Exploring Ding & Dang Canyons in Goblin Valley Story and photos by Don Macavoy My feet press hard against sandstone as my back slides down the cold wall just a few feet away. I’m crouched 10 feet above the sand…

Travel Sawtooth National Forest lake and mountains photo

Undiscovered Summer Destinations

Weekend Alternatives in Northern Utah and Idaho During summer, when Utah’s national parks get overcrowded, those in the know head north to some of Utah and Idaho’s best hidden gems. It’s a great opportunity to explore amazing places that you…

Training Woman running on a dirt trail long-Distance Running Training

Long-Distance Running Training Tips

Going the Distance It’s been quite the epic winter in Utah, but spring is just around the corner—and that means it’s running season. Even if you’re not ready to give up those powder days just yet you might be ready…

Adventure Utah Winter hikes lake mary

5 Overlooked Utah Winter Hikes Along the Wasatch

Sick of Donut Falls? Try these Utah winter hikes instead. During my first winter in Utah, I drove to the Brighton ski resort to hike to Lake Mary—without realizing that early season snow had fallen the night before. I almost…

Travel Fall nature photo

Utah’s Best Fall Foliage Drives

5 Can’t–Miss Destinations For Colors & Camping Fall doesn’t get as much love in Utah as other times of year, but the changing colors make it spectacular. The deep oranges of canyon maples light up the Wasatch Front, and quaking…

Trailsides Tent in wilderness with sunset

4 Lesser-known Utah Recreation Areas & Camping Sites

Escape the Summer Crowds Utah’s national parks are stunning, but come summer these spectacular destinations are flooded with tourist crowds. And when it comes to camping, the same goes for accessible, local favorites like the Cottonwood and American Fork Canyons.…

Profile Nebo Half Marathon starting line runners

Half Marathons for All

David Bell’s Quest to Bring Distance Running to Everyone Story and photos by Don Macavoy David Bell has pride in his voice as he describes his three criteria for a perfect half marathon course, “It has to be beautiful, it…