National Geographic Appalachian Trail

National Geographic Appalachian Trail map guides – Springer Mountain to Katahdin

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a gigantic undertaking. The amount of training, planning, and preparation needed to conquer America’s most iconic long distance trail intimidates even the most seasoned backpacker. The National Geographic Appalachian Trail map guides, due to all its condensed information, make the preparation and planning a little easier and more compact. The perfect guide book for an […]

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Brew pubs Traverse City

Kayak bike Traverse City while brew pub hopping

There are many different ways to tour a city. There are walking tours, there are boat tours, there are bus tours, food tours, and then there are combinations tours. Thanks to the close proximity of several craft brew pubs found in Traverse City along the Boardman River, you can kayak bike Traverse City on a river of […]

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Snorkel Hawaii

Five Hawaii outdoor adventures on Big Island

The island of Hawaii, also known as the Big Island is the biggest island in the United States and the third largest in Polynesia behind the two main islands of New Zealand. With such a land mass in a spectacular tropical location, there is bound to be loads of Hawaii outdoor adventures to be found […]

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Old Mission Inn Traverse City

An historical stay at Old Mission Inn

It is not often where you stay at a place and feel immediately connected to history. It adds an extra dimension to a vacation that one does not get at a Holiday Inn or an Airbnb. The minute I signed the guest register at the Old Mission Inn near Traverse City, I felt like I […]

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Sri Lanka Tour

Here’s What to See on a Sri Lanka tour

Sri Lanka has come a long way since the civil war ended in 2009.  It is now a major tourist destination in Asia and it offers plenty of exciting things for travellers to see and do.  There is fantastic ecotourism, ancient society ruins, beautiful tea plantations, and more than enough fabulous beaches to excite visitors […]

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Devil's Lake State Park golden forest

Golden forest at Devil’s Lake State Park

One of my favorite photo ops is any cross-country ski trail. People who follow me probably grow a little tired of my pictures of two rutted tracks in the snow that trail off into a wintry white wonderland. I never tire of taking and sharing these pictures. This last winter I saw a little pine […]

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Morel Mushroom dinner

Eagle Ridge Resort Morel Mushroom dinner

This website focuses on adventure, so it is not often that I discuss food, much less devote a whole post on a dinner; however, sometimes an adventure can be culinary in nature. This was literally true for the Eagle Ridge Resort Morel Mushroom Dinner and the experience was so awesome that I just have to share. One […]

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Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa

Pre Mother’s Day morel hunt at Eagle Ridge Resort

Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa cordially invited me and a guest to take part in their Third Annual Morel Hunt. I brought my mom since it was close to Mother’s Day. I had not taken my mom with me on my travels since a Red River Gorge Cabin experience two years ago. Related: Mother’s Day adventure […]

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North Branch Skokie Lagoons

Chicago River and Skokie Lagoons GoPro action

A couple of weeks ago the Friends of the Chicago River volunteer canoe guides spent a beautiful day on the North Branch of the Chicago River and the Skokie Lagoons. We took turns practicing canoe rescues in the event that a guest dumps. We then paddled south towards the North Branch of the Chicago River […]

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travel insurance

5 reasons to purchase travel insurance from MedEx

When I was traveling in Colombia last November I heard unfortunate news that another travel blogger had been robbed at gunpoint and had all her possessions taken from her. This would be a traumatic experience for anyone, but for a blogger who travels with all of their electronics they need to do their job it […]

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