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9 Best Restaurants in Jacksonville, FL

People head to Jacksonville, Florida for its beautiful beaches and great outdoor opportunities, but did you know the city also has an awesome food scene? In this post you’ll find the best restaurants in Jacksonville, including delicious seafood restaurants and options with food and views. When you make purchases through the links in my post, […]

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View of Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding foliage and cliffs from Ha Ha Tonka State Park

3-Day Lake of the Ozarks Itinerary: Best Things to Do and See

Looking for a Midwest Lake Getaway? Check out Lake of the Ozarks in South-Central Missouri. A popular destination in the warm summer months, Lake of the Ozarks is known for boating, fishing, golfing, and more fun-in-the-sun. For the outdoor lovers, two state parks fill the area – Lake of the Ozarks State Park and Ha

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Ultimate Guide to Copper Falls State Park – Wisconsin

Located 30 minutes south of Ashland, Copper Falls State Park is a scenic Wisconsin state park featuring great hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, and picturesque campsites. It’s the perfect park to spend a few days relaxing or to visit during a Northern Wisconsin roadtrip. This guide to Copper Falls State Park details all you need to know

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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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5 Festive Things to Do in Janesville, WI During the Holiday Season

Head to Janesville, Wisconsin this December for all of the holiday activities. With so many festive things to do in Janesville, you’re sure to have a wonderful time. Get ready for a holiday season filled with local shopping, amazing decorations, theater shows and lights on top of lights. This post showcases five of the best

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Cabin surrounded by trees and green grass, and a bright blue sky on the Hickory Hideaway Property in Northwest Illinois

A Relaxing Escape at Hickory Hideaway Cabins

As I pulled into the gravel driveway of Hickory Hideaway Cabins, I knew I was going to love the quaint cabins, cozy vibes, and gorgeous views. Located in Carroll County, Illinois, Hickory Hideaway consists of 12 cabins of varying size and amenities, all well-maintained and loved by the owners, George and Sherry. Read on to learn

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1-Night Escape to Carroll County, Illinois: Adventures, Restaurants, and Shopping

When you’re needing a relaxing escape that has a little bit of everything to fill your soul and won’t break the bank, look no further than Carroll County Illinois. I had never heard of this quaint area less than a two-hour drive from me, but I was pleasantly surprised by this Midwest escape and quickly

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