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Vacation Spotlight: A trip to New York’s Catskill Mountains

Mike surprised me this year with a relaxing birthday trip to the Catskill Mountains (what a great idea!). Located in the southeastern section of New York, these mountains are the perfect escape from New York City’s crowds, congestion, and pollution. Mike booked 3 nights at Emerson Resort and Spa, a beautiful property located in Mt. […]

Hiking Hotspot: New Hampshire’s White Mountains

The White Mountains National Forest is most well known for Mt. Washington, the highest mountain in the Northeast (6288 ft) and one of the windiest places on Earth (wind speeds reached 231 miles per hour back in 1934). The area is very popular for recreational activities, especially hiking, biking, and cross country skiing during the […]

Vacation Spotlight: Islesboro, Maine

Islesboro, a small island located off the coast of Maine is the perfect peaceful getaway.This popular New England summer destination is the perfect place to refresh and renew yourself in a serene setting. Perhaps the most unique attribute of this island is the process of getting here. Islesboro is only accessible by ferry from Lincolnville, […]

Hiking Hotspot: Camden Hills State Park in Camden, Maine

Camden Hills State Park offers over 30 miles of scenic hiking trails. The park is located in beautiful Camden, Maine whose fitting slogan is “Where the Mountains Meet the Sea.” Camden is one of the 2 locations along the Atlantic Coast where the mountains meet the sea, which leads to some amazing scenery. There are […]

Vacation Spotlight: Lake Tahoe

One of my favorite vacation destinations, gorgeous Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada border, offers a multitude of recreational activities no matter the season. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the US. From beaches, scenic aerial rides, and boat rides in the summer months, to skiing, ice […]

Vacation Spotlight: Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a fantastic place to take a summer trip. Even though this is the busiest time of the year, you will be able to take full advantage of the water attractions in the sunny, warm weather. Seeing one of the largest falls in the world is definitely an awe inspiring experience. I was […]

Hiking Hotspot: Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona

Camelback Mountain is a challenging hike in Phoenix, Arizona. I love the idea of having a hiking area in the middle of an urban city; it’s a great way to get out and get some exercise in at the beginning or end of the day. This popular recreational area within Phoenix was suggested to us […]

Hiking Hotspot: North Menan Butte in Rexburg, Idaho

The North Menan Butte Trail, also referred to as “R” Mountain by locals because of the large R painted on the side of the mountain is a scenic hike located just a short drive from both Idaho Falls and Rexburg. This trail is the ideal recreational activity for both locals and tourists. North and South […]