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Where to Travel for Spring Break: A Few of My Favorite Destinations

Are you planning a spring getaway? You could travel to a popular warm weather hotspots or you could visit a quieter natural destination for more peace and relaxation. I have come up with a few ideas for great spring trips, based on my own experiences in each of the areas. If you are looking 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 […]

Buttonwood Park Zoo: A Small, Scenic Zoo in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Buttonwood Park Zoo is a tiny (about 10 acres) New England zoo located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mike and I decided to check it out for the morning. We checked out a free pass at the library – If you are a resident of New Bedford or the surrounding areas, then you can check your […]

Road Trip Oddities: The Hobo Pool in Saratoga, Wyoming

On a long trip from Idaho to Chicago, my boyfriend and I decided to take an hour detour to a natural hot springs in Saratoga, Wyoming. Open year-round, 24/7, the Hobo Pool is the perfect place to relax after long hours on the road. It may seem weird to pull over and jump into a […]

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 […]

My Top Winter Travel Destinations

I see winter travel as a great way to break up the monotony of winter. Winter can be a hard time of the year with the bleak skies, cold temperatures, and shorter daylight hours. It helps to have a trip or 2 planed to keep that “summer excitement” feeling all year. I like to mix […]