Taking a trip to Utah might not be your first choice. You may have heard of the slogan "The Greatest Snow on Earth" which appears on a lot of license plates. You might also be a little bit scared of the culture or you just don't know where to go and what to do.

Traveling to Utah has several advantages. For the most part it's pretty inexpensive and the people are friendly. It's not really the cultural epicenter of the world so you will want to do a fair amount of planning before you take a trip just to make sure that you can locate your favorite kinds of foods.

Watch out for the weather. Many locals in small towns in Utah seem to always say "If you don't like the weather wait five minutes". You'll really want to prepare for every eventuality; especially if you have anything outside planned. You'll also want a warm coat, hat, gloves and winter gear because the greatest snow on Earth can just seem a little bit pesky and uncomfortable if you are unprepared.

Get outside. The state is sometimes referred to as "American's national parks capital". You'll be able to see Arches, Zion, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Bryce Canyon. A lot of these parks accommodate every level of hiker so you don't have to be in the best shape to go.

One thing that you'll want to be aware of is that unless you are planning to visit a state park on a tour or you are going to stay in the Salt Lake City area is that you're probably going to need a car. A lot of the popular National Parks are quite a ways away from each other and there really isn't an abundance of taxis, buses, or public transportation in these spread out areas.

There are a lot of different activities that you can take part in as long as you plan ahead. You could attend the Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah. Another option would be to go to the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. The food, culture and lifestyle really just depend on where you visit. If you go to a larger city you'll have a lot of different options for food and entertainment. Smaller towns will have more down style food choices. Fry sauce seems to be a staple, its ketchup and mayonnaise mix together.

The scenery is really something that you're going to want to take advantage of. It's really one of the main draws. There's always something to look at, even if you aren't big on skiing. If you have to travel over a lot of area it mine as well is pretty to look at right? The mountains range from the blue snowcapped variety of the north to the red sandstone cliffs of the south. Make sure that you have your camera ready because you can spot all kinds of different wildlife like elk or deer, just make sure that they aren't on the road when you see them.