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7 Best Hiking Trails in Acadia: Plan your Trip

Acadia National Park is the Northeast’s only National Park. This, along with its stunning scenery and front-country feel makes it a hot spot for those seeking outdoor adventure and those looking to relax.  Mount Desert Island’s landscape consists of mixed forests, rocky beaches, and glacier-scoured peaks that rise straight up

25 Best Places to Stay at Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is massive. At over 2 million acres, knowing where to stay at Yellowstone can be difficult. The best areas to stay in depend largely on what sights you’re trying to see during your time in Yellowstone. I’ll share the best hotels and lodging based on location and

List of National Parks by State: Complete Travel Guides

Thirty states and two U.S. territories are home to a total of 63 National Parks. Knowing where to go and what to see when it comes to US National Parks is difficult. Here’s a list of National Parks list by state and the travel guides that will allow you to

Visiting Everglades National Park: How to Plan the Ultimate Visit

The 1.5 million Everglades National Park has three entrances in three separate cities. It’s important for visitors to know what they want to do when visiting Everglades National Park. Use this guide to choose your favorite activities and plan your ultimate visit. Between the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, Flamingo

Top 10 Beautiful Hikes in Old Forge

There is a trail for every kind of hiker in Old Forge, NY. These 10 hikes in Old Forge will bring you to historic towers, beautiful lakes, and gorgeous summits! Whether you’re looking for a quick stroll or a full-day adventure – we have you covered!

9 Easy Ways To Make Extra Money For Travel

A few extra dollars can go a long way in planning an adventure of any kind! In this post, I will share with you 9 easy ways to make extra money for travel. By utilizing a few of these strategies, you can save for extra vacation spending money. If you’re

Foot Stuff Podcast, A Review

If you love outdoor recreation and don’t mind a good laugh, you must listen to Foot Stuff Podcast! Rated PG-13, with 4.9 stars, and filled to the brim with perfection. This podcast is 2 1/2 parts education and 2 parts mockery; $#!+ is strong. In a search for something other

Two Week Utah Itinerary – The National Parks and more

See stunning scenery with this two week Utah itinerary. Five National Parks, Two National Monuments, and an Alpine Lake Overnight will have you in awe while on a budget. If you only have 10-12 days to adventure, this guide can be easily shortened into the perfect adventure for you!

Incredible Hikes: The Best Views in Zion National Park

A southwestern, Utah beauty and one of the most popular National Parks in the United States. Home to some of the most beautiful landscapes, thrilling hikes, and the largest crowds you may ever experience. Use this guide to help you carefully plan your visit; make sure you can hit all

Explore Napa Valley’s Wineries and Beyond

Known for wine, food, relaxation, and even adventure, Napa Valley can cater to all of life’s indulgences. Experiencing the top wineries, gourmet dining opportunities, and serene spas Napa has to offer is only the beginning.

Prague, Czech Republic

My mama planned us a mother-daughter trip to two particularly cool European cities the week after my sophomore year of college ended. This trip was a Christmas – Birthday combo gift that I will never forget. First stop: Prague, Czech Republic.  Accommodations. We stayed in the Perla Hotel, a contemporary hotel

Tortuga Packs, a review

Looking for a best travel pack for city hopping? Tortuga Packs are the absolute GOAT (greatest of all time). Carry on size with more than enough room for your belonings and just as comfortable as it is practical.

RECYCLE

Tips for easier recycling and a few options to ensure you’re making the most of your waste.

REUSE

My Earth Month Series continues; reusing items creates less waste and there are MANY ways to accomplish this!

REDUCE

Looking for tips to help you reduce your waste? Look no further! You can implement these strategies today.

Slow Fashion

What is slow fashion? Why is it important? How can I make a difference? Find out here!

Leave No Trace

After battling with the fact that the weather did not look promising enough to backpack 10+ miles into the heart of the High Peaks Region in an attempt to escape a majority of the complete and utter chaos of Columbus Day weekend in the Adirondacks, I took the break in

24 Hours in Helsinki: Best Things to Do in Finland

When I traveled from Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki, Finland on Viking Lines, my cruise ship docked at 11:00 AM on a Wednesday and I was expected to board my cruise back to Stockholm by 5:00 PM the following day. We were determined to make the absolute most of our –

LuLaRoe Jade, a review

Hey Ya’ll! I’m back here with another review for you. I know I’ve been missing in action the last few months and I apologize; teaching and coaching get hectic around the holidays, but I’m back! In these last few months, I have been introduced to and have ultimately fallen in

Love something? Share it with the world.

I fell in love with the outdoors just weeks before my 21st birthday. I was required to take a course titled PED 308: Outdoor Education for Teachers. The purpose of the course was to not only teach outdoor survival skills but important affective qualities that successful teachers must have. The

Moose Bus Tour Network: The Best Canadian Tour Company

The only reason I was able to see all the beautiful places I practically drooled over in Canada was because I booked with Moose Bus Tour Network. Their amazing staff members and clientele, along with perfectly chosen sights and locations, made this trip one for the books. I would suggest

2 Day Whistler Travel Guide: An Amazing Weekend Itinerary

Whistler was a MUST SEE on my list of Western Canadian cities. As a host to the 2010 Winter Olympics and a hub for hiking, biking, and skiing it’s an outdoor enthusiast heaven. In this 2 Day Whistler Travel Guide, we’ll explore the pedestrian village of Whistler’s top things to

Vancouver: First Thoughts 

Aside from gaining time upon arrival, there are many other great ‘first thoughts’ regarding Vancouver. First, the public transportation we took from the airport to city center was easy to use, inexpensive, clean and most importantly, efficient. I suggest taking the train from the airport into the city for quick,

7 Things I will NOT Forget Next Music Festival

This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life; I can’t believe I have waited this long to attend a weekend-long music festival. I wish I could go back this weekend but I guess I can settle for next year, even though I would prefer attending another one

NeatPack, a review

I grabbed this 20L pack off of Amazon at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review. My first impression of the pack was that I found it ‘neat’. It comes wrapped up, in a pouch within itself, which in my opinion, already makes it a great day pack.

Forever Young Swimwear, a review

Summer season is filled with sunshine, cold beverages and bikinis… yikes. I enjoy the summer months (although they aren’t my favorite) but DREAD ‘bikini season’. As comfortable as I am with my body and all its fabulous imperfections, I still want to look presentable in what I put on and bathing

2 Days in Budapest: Best Things to Do

Budapest Hungary is an incredibly beautiful place to visit. Upon our arrival, we were taxied to the Regency Suites Hotel Budapest which is located downtown on the Pest side which is home to some of the cities best nightlife, culture and other main sights. Hotel services include free wireless, breakfast

Start the Season Off in Shape

As a physical education teacher and a slightly washed-up collegiate athlete, I spend a significant amount of my day participating in, teaching or thinking about physical activity. Despite my gym membership and active lifestyle I still find the first few high elevation hikes of the season the toughest. If you’re

Shenandoah National Park, VA

Again, my apologies for the lack of posts! I’ve spent the last two Sundays, my blogging days, in the mountains. My most recent page and this post review an amazing mini-vacation to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Dining, lodging, and hiking are all covered with photo’s and helpful tips for anyone

Oahu Excursions

Last week I wrote a review of Disney’s Aulani and if you read it you would understand why it was tough to leave that paradise, however, we did sneak out a few times to explore the island. If you’re interested in where we decided to explore follow the link at

Aulani Resort Review

If you love Disney and you want to experience Hawaii, the Aulani is the Resort for you. Not a single detail will go unnoticed and you will be pampered as a guest of the lovable Hawaiian Disney Characters, Lilo and Stitch, from the moment you step out of your rent-a-car
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