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Acadia Maine

Acadian Nature Cruises boat tour

Another beautiful fall day greeted a group of tourists who boarded Acadian Nature Cruises for a boat tour. We set out into Frenchman Bay in search of wildlife and scenic views of Acadia National Park. We would not be disappointed. Related: Captain Jack will get you lobsters tonight Getting on board The boat is a […]

GoPro account

GoPro-action-pictures and videos from the American Birkebeiner

After a year hiatus thanks to last year’s cancellation due to an unseasonable warming spell, the American Birkebeiner Cross-country ski Marathon (the Birkie) was back. I completed my fifth Birkie this year. Below are GoPro action pictures and videos from my adventure with a Hero5 black attached via the head mount. Very few GoPros on […]

Bold Coast

Camping along Maine’s beautiful Bold Coast

When doing research for Acadia National Park, I was disappointed that no backcountry camping was allowed in the park. Overnight backpacking is my preferred method for lodging and exploring a park. I can see why since Mt. Dessert Island is small, and Acadia receives hordes of visitors each year. If they allowed backpacking, it would […]

Wisconsin cross-country ski trails

Five best non-Birkie Wisconsin cross-country ski trails

The American Birkebeiner (Birkie) is of course king when it comes to Wisconsin cross-country ski trails. It is hard to beat a 55 kilometer trail traversing through the Wisconsin northwoods. However, the state boasts an incredible network of skiing trails. I have been skiing in Wisconsin for over 30 years, and I am still finding […]

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

A GoPro canoeing adventure on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park to protect a river system. One paddle stroke on the Current or Jack’s Fork, and you will understand why. The rivers are spring fed with crystal clear water, hundred foot limestone cliffs hover beautifully over the river, and forested hills roll away in the distance […]

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Chicago Travel & Adventure Show to plan your next trip

This year the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show comes to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on February 10 and 11. It is a great opportunity to get ideas and inspiration for your next adventure and to get information from local tourist bureaus, adventure companies, and lodging groups. I have been attending for several years […]