Lakewood cross-country skiing

Lakewood cross-country skiing GoPro time lapse

Epic winter adventure on the horizon I have a busy winter schedule of adventure the next month including trips to Colorado and Montréal. The Montréal trip will be flanked around two cross-country ski marathons. I will be participating in the Gatineau Loppet on February 14th and then the American Birkebeiner in Hayward, Wisconsin on February […]

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Minocqua Winter Park trail

Minocqua Winter Park winter wonderland adventure

Lame winter forces me to head north Winter has gotten off to a slow start in Chicago, so I headed to the northwoods of Wisconsin for a New Year’s taste of snow adventure. I made my base in Rhinelander. My first stop was Nine Mile Recreation Area in Wausau to ski their beautiful trail system. […]

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hiking Santa Elena

Hiking Santa Elena Reserve in a misty rain

Conditions worsen at Santa Elena Reserve The day before I hiked Monteverde on a misty gray day, but conditions deteriorated when hiking Santa Elena Reserve. In the small town of Santa Elena the temperature was moderate and the sun even came out from time to time. This changed as we drove uphill to reach the […]

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Carefree RV Rental

Carefree RV Resorts a great base for Florida adventure

Carefree RV Resorts are a great base for Florida adventure Last year I spent two weeks in sunny Florida. I actually did not spend one day on a beach. There is more to Florida than Disney World and beaches.  If you love Disney World and beautiful beaches, then Florida is great for you. I love […]

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Manuel Antonio wildlife three-toed sloth

Manuel Antonio wildlife photo essay

Five reasons to get a guide at Manuel Antonio National Park We agreed to terms with a guide to take the two of us through Manuel Antonio National Park. The entrance fee was $16.00 and the guide was $15.00 a piece. The first question you might as is it worth it to get a guide. […]

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Jaco Beach Costa Rica

Five things to do in Jaco

Jaco, Costa Rica is a perfect vacation place as it has something for everyone. Lush rainforests abut sand beaches with hiking, surfing, ziplining, bird-watching, and kayaking available for adventure enthusiasts. For those not as adventurous, there is ample opportunity to just relax on the beach and catch some rays or lay around the pool. Travel […]

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Jaco Beach Costa Rica

Costa Rica Jaco surf lessons adventure

Always wanting to learn to surf Surfing is a sport I have always been curious about. Growing up watching Wide World of Sports, Hawaii Five-0, and of course the famous Brady Bunch in Hawaii episode perked my interest in this adventure activity. I finally had a chance to try it out while visiting Costa Rica. […]

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Six north central Wisconsin cross-country skiing areas

There are so many places to cross-country ski in Wisconsin. Each sector has double digit parks worth checking out. It seems each time I think I know about every place to ski in Wisconsin, I find out about another place to hit the trails in the winter. As a post birthday present to myself, I […]

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American Birkebeiner Fischer Skis

One 2015 travel bucket list item

2015 travel bucket list for three bloggers The travel blogging world lost Anita Mac, who took her own life, in 2013. Those of us involved in this post want to pick up the torch where Anita left off (her blog focused on bucket list travel) and pledge to accomplish one 2015 travel bucket list item. […]

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Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio guide hawkers

Second time in Costa Rica and Manuel Antonio This trip to Costa Rica was my second time in the country. The first trip I covered Corcovado and Manuel Antonio, so I wanted to explore a new part. This first stop on this trip was Monteverde. From there we were going to Jaco Beach and then […]

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