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Islesboro, Maine: A Peaceful Retreat Away from the Mainland

Islesboro Maine is an island located off the coast of Maine, which is only accessible by ferry from Lincolnville, Maine. I had the opportunity to live in this popular summer colony a few years back. A handful of celebrities have residences on this small island including John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. The year round population […]

Fun Southern California Beaches: The Best Beaches of LA & Orange County

Another winter storm here in the Boston area has me dreaming of the beaches I was once able to visit on a daily basis in Southern California! Southern California is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I love the fact that the beaches are so versatile – relaxation, exercise, […]

My Favorite Hiking Spots

I have come up with a few of my favorite hiking spots for  those of you looking to do some hiking this spring. I love hiking because in addition to being great exercise, it allows you to actually surround yourself with nature as opposed to just driving past it. Hiking is a great way to […]

National Parks Worth Visiting…3 of My Favorites!

I love visiting National Parks…the nature, the quietness, the limitless opportunities for exercise and adventure. Taking a vacation to a national park area often leads to the best photographs and memories. I have visited plenty of parks over the years. Check out a few of my favorites so far… 1. Redwood National Parks (California) – […]

Cross country skiing at New Hampshire’s Bretton Woods Nordic Center

Bretton Woods Nordic Center, located in the White Mountains National Forest, is one of the largest Nordic centers in the East. The center is located on the grounds of the Mt. Washington Hotel. Other resort activities include tubing, alpine skiing, and snowshoeing. We did not stay at the resort – we stopped here during the […]

A Fantastic, Snowy Winter Getaway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are breathtakingly beautiful during any season, especially the snowy winter months. The opportunities to engage in fun winter activities like sledding, snowshoeing, and skiing are endless. Due to the close proximity to cities like Portland, Boston and Providence, the White Mountain region is an easy, relaxing weekend getaway option […]

Don’t hibernate all winter! Visit Harriman State Park in Idaho!

Many people that live in colder climates begin to hibernate during the winter months. This in turn leads to less exercise. You don’t have to slack off in the exercise department during the cold winter months! Ice skating is a great calorie burner and a fun, inexpensive winter weekend activity. Cross country skiing is an […]

50 fun things to do this winter in Chicago!

Chicago is a wonderful city with endless opportunities for entertainment and recreation. Chicago’s world class cultural attractions and amazing architecture are the standouts of this great city. Unfortunately, many tourists never consider Chicago to be a winter vacation destination due to the snow and cold temperatures. Luckily, many of the best attractions are located indoors, […]

Great Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

I love ice skating during the winter months. It is fun, cheap, and a great workout! I even own 2 pairs of my own skates! I always keep my skates in the car in case I find a rink while out. There are all different types of rinks – park district rinks, city rinks, or […]

A weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

This past weekend I decided to take a trip up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I have visited the White Mountains during the spring for a hiking trip, but this was my first winter trip to the area. I decided to book a hotel at Merrill Farm Resort in North Conway. Although not […]