Discover boating fishing BWCA

Discover boating this Father’s Day

As Memorial Day approaches it is time to make plans to get out on the water and discover boating. A great time and a great person to go boating with is with your Father on Father’s Day. Thinking of Father’s Day and boating reminds me of a time fishing with my dad in the Boundary […]

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Poás Volcano National Park

Fogged out at Poás Volcano

Most people when they land in San José, Costa Rica cannot wait to leave immediately and head to the nearest beach or rainforest for their adventure. This is understandable as the best destinations are found along either coast. However, there are a few places to visit within an hour of the capital that are worth […]

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Nordik Spa Nature winter

Post Gatineau Loppet relaxation at Nordik Spa Nature

After cross-country skiing for over six hours through the beautiful Gatineau Park in sub zero temperatures I was ready to recover. I could have just sat around the hotel all day and watched TV, but that would be no fun; however, my mindset the next day was not on adventure. It was on food and […]

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New Zealand

Five most over blogged countries

There is a reason why so many travel bloggers visit the five most over blogged countries. They are awesome. In fact, I am guilty of visiting two multiple times, and I will be back. I also intend to visit the other three countries that I have not visited in the near future. On the other […]

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Discover Canada adventures with Leigh McAdam

One of my favorite travel blogs is hike, bike, travel. Canada adventurer Leigh McAdam is a kindred spirit who enjoys the outdoors and travel as much as I do. I look forward to her articles with beautiful photographs of gorgeous Canadian scenery. I have delighted in every post as I discover Canada adventures through her […]

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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie sunset

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie sunset

One of my favorite places for a hike around the Chicago area is Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. My favorite time to visit is in the spring. The prairie tallgrass is just beginning to grow, so it is easier to hike cross country during this time. Since there are few trees and no hills, I knew […]

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Chicago River canoe rescue

Chicago River canoe rescue training

The guides for the Friends of the Chicago River gathered at Skokie Lagoons yesterday in order to tune up their Chicago River canoe rescue skills. In order to efficiently help our customers in case they should tip their canoe on a trip, it is essential we learn and practice these emergency skills. Chicago River canoe […]

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Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle

Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle along the Chicago River

Every year the Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle along the Chicago River is the beginning of the canoe season. It usually takes place on New Year’s Day, but due to cold conditions it was canceled this year. It was rescheduled for March 21. In Chicago late March can be unpredictable, but we lucked out with one […]

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Osa Peninsula Costa Rica

An authentic Osa Peninsula Costa Rica adventure

This post about an Osa Peninsula Costa Rica adventure was written by Jessica Ainlay, World Traveler, Costa Rica enthusiast and travel journalist. See the link to her website at the bottom of this post. Learn from the misadventures of Traveling Ted As an avid reader of this blog, you might remember Ted posting his cautionary […]

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Blackwell Forest Preserve cross country skiing

A Blackwell Forest Preserve cross country skiing sunset adventure

When I left home for the 45 minute drive to Blackwell Forest Preserve, I hardly thought I was leaving for an adventure. The forest preserve is in suburban Warrenville, Illinois. It is only a half hour from Chicago and smack dab in the middle of a highly concentrated population. Snow finally covers Illinois Thanks to […]

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