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One 2017 bucket list item

In 2013, the travel blogging world lost Anita Mac, and many of us lost a friend. Anita inspired each of us in different ways with her huge, welcoming smile, eagerness to help, colorful fashion sense, as well as a shoulder to cry on and a willingness to comfort and listen. For many of us, Anita […]

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Devils Den Spring

Second citizen snorkeling at Devils Den Spring

We arrived in Devils Den Spring for a swim and some snorkeling. The spring is located just outside the small town of Watchya talking about Williston, which is about two hours north of Tampa. North Florida is home to a rich abundance of natural springs. On this road trip I would visit a handful. Visiting […]

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Psychedelic Island

Skokie Lagoons moonlight paddle adventure

Each of the last two years I have guided a group of lucky paddlers for a Skokie Lagoons moonlight paddle. A moonlight paddle anywhere is automatically an adventure. Usually when I have paddled at night it has been an unintended unfortunate circumstance from a trip that took too long due to poor planning from a stretch […]

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Bobcat

Okefenokee Swamp bobcat sighting

It was one of the worst days in my adventure travel life. I stupidly had my GoPro filming as I was navigating a narrow stretch of cypress trees in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. An immature night heron caught my eye and I sharply turned the canoe to take a picture. My GoPro tipped over […]

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