RV life

Living the RV life in northern Florida

Living the RV life Earlier this year, I visited my Dad who lives half of the year in an RV park in northern Florida near Lake City. He has a trailer that he parks there and lives the rest of the year near me in a suburb of Chicago. As a backpacker, I am used [...]

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Pictured Rocks fall foliage

Pictured Rocks fall foliage photo essay

Michigan and UP is where it is at for fall foliage Whenever I see lists showing the best places in the world to view fall foliage, I always let out a big pshaw or a dissatisfied guffaw every time any list does not include Michigan and particularly the Upper Peninsula. I have hiked several times [...]

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Water moccasin Florida

How to cope with poisonous snakes while adventure traveling

To warn about poisonous snakes or not to warn that is the question? When I do my write ups for destinations I have visited, I always add tips, important safety information, and a soliloquy from Hamlet. Often times these safety tips revolve around the possibility of a dangerous animal encounter. Since I am frequently in [...]

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Pictured Rocks Grand Portal Point

Pictured Rocks is more than just a lakeshore

Pictured Rocks is more than a lakeshore Everyone knows that there are beautiful cliffs that drop hundreds of feet straight down into Lake Superior in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Everyone also knows that these cliffs are multi-hued and extremely photogenic. The park is so well known for this phenomenon that they had the wherewithal to [...]

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Duty free Athens Airport

Tips for improving your air travel

Guest post written by Eric Jones In this digital age of mobile phones and laptops, tech-savvy passengers can always get the latest updates that are relevant to travel. With free Wi-Fi access available in any modern airport terminal, there are plenty of opportunities to stay updated on weather alerts. Passengers are also encouraged to download [...]

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Munising Falls

Munising Falls and Wagner Falls in the UP

Heading towards Munising Falls on the North Country Trail Sometimes when you are backpacking your priorities get skewed. I was approaching the end of a 42 mile hike on the North Country Scenic Trail in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and I could not wait to finish. The parking [...]

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Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park

Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park outdoor adventure

Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada is on historic ground. It is located about 45 minutes outside of North Bay, which is about 4 hours north of Toronto. This area was vital to the fur trade traversed by the legendary voyageurs on birch bark canoes along the Mattawa [...]

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Dell Intel Tablet

Five ways to use a Dell Intel Tablet

Testing the Dell Intel Tablet When I signed on to be a part of the Dell Intel Tablets crew, I was not sure where a tablet would fit in my personal technology spectrum. It is halfway between a smart phone and a laptop. I was not sure if I would even have a need for [...]

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Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park

Ontario canoeing fishing camping photo essay

Ontario canoeing fishing camping photo essay The week prior to Labor Day was spent in Ontario on an adventure canoeing, fishing, and camping on a week long road trip with my dad. We spent two days driving up through Michigan, Sarnia, Toronto, and finally to North Bay, Ontario. We spent four nights in northern Ontario [...]

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Fred the Mastodon

White River State Park museums, zoos, and hoops

White River State Park museums, zoos, and hoops White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis is a great urban adventure with opportunities to bike, run, see a concert, and visit a zoo. I wrote an earlier post detailing the outdoor activities available. You can even ride a Segway around the park, which is a perfect [...]

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