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Top 7 Outdoor Activities in Jacksonville, Florida

Known for offering a little something different in Florida, Jacksonville is a city where you’ll find beautiful beaches, the St. Johns River, delicious food and drink, and spectacular open spaces. There are so many awesome and unexpected outdoor activities in Jacksonville that will make you want to visit this vast city over and over again. […]

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Ultimate Guide to Peninsula State Park, Door County, WI

Located in Door County in the town of Fish Creek, Peninsula State Park is one of Wisconsin’s most popular state parks for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Whether you are looking for a beautiful drive with overlooks or a challenging hike, Peninsula State Park promises an adventure for every skill level.  I’ve explored this

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7 Top Ice Age Trail Segments Near Madison

Wisconsin is home to the 1,200-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail which extends east to west across the state. I’m fortunate to have some incredible Ice Age Trail Segments near Madison. You may wonder: How was the trail outline determined? When the glaciers melted many epochs ago, they stopped melting in Wisconsin and the Ice

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3-Day Washington DC Itinerary: Best Monuments, Tours, and More

Home to the nation’s capital, everyone should visit Washington DC at least once in their lifetime. Although admittedly not much of a history buff, I love viewing the monuments, exploring the museums, and enjoying all of the outdoor opportunities that the city has to offer. Perhaps surprisingly, Washington DC also has some amazing food and

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Discover the Top 15 Things to Do in Door County, Wisconsin

Door County is one of my favorite places to vacation in Wisconsin and for very good reason. This peninsula area has everything from cute vacation rentals and local shops to tasty restaurants and outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking. With so many things to do in Door County, I guarantee you’ll never have a shortage

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How to Spend One Day in Albuquerque: A Complete Itinerary

If you haven’t had the chance to explore Albuquerque, you’ll be amazed by all this city offers. While one day in Albuquerque certainly is not enough time to enjoy all that there is to do here, you’ll get a great taste for the city that will leave you itching for more. This post details the

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Is New Orleans Worth Visiting? An Honest Opinion

My Honest Review of New Orleans: New Orleans is a very impressive city in a way that’s just not for me. The city has architectural beauty, incredible history, and offers a gorgeous and unique environment. However, I found that to be countered by extremely dirty streets, rude people, and complete craziness. If you’ve never been

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The Ultimate 3-Day Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Itinerary

About Grand Canyon National Park: Less than five hours north of Phoenix, Arizona, you’ll find one of the seven natural wonders of the world – the Grand Canyon. Also a National Park, the Grand Canyon is 227 miles long and over ten miles wide (on average). Pictures simply don’t do this canyon justice. It’s absolutely

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A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon Trail

A top activity for those visiting Phoenix, Arizona is to conquer the well-known Camelback Mountain hike. Many rate it as a top hike in the area, both for views and for difficulty. If you take on the challenge to summit the camel’s back, you’ll pick one of two trails to ascend just over 1,400 feet.

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