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Boston Skyline Views: A Hike through Blue Hills Reservation

On our second visit to Blue Hills Reservation, a beautiful 7000 acre hiking oasis in Milton Massachusetts, we decided to hike the popular “Red Loop Trail.” This scenic trek takes you to an observation tower with great views of the city. Elliot Observation Tower Parking at the Trailside Museum Lot will take you right to […]

Summer Fun on the Cape Cod Canal Bike Path

Yesterday morning, we took a 14 mile bike path along the Cape Cod Canal Bike Trail in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. This scenic path runs along the Cape Cod Canal through the towns of Bourne and Sagamore. The beautiful mid-80s temperature made for a great late summer exercise opportunity. This trail is a fantastic choice for […]

Beautiful Idaho Waterfalls: Mesa Falls & Shoshone Falls

Mesa Falls and Shoshone Falls are 2 spectacular waterfalls located in southern Idaho. Both are worthy of  a visit or 2 for the breathtaking views, peaceful setting, and prime photo opportunities. I enjoyed my time looking at these falls as much as my visit to Niagara, especially in the case of stunning Mesa Falls. So, if […]

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 truly impressing scenery. There […]

Scenic & Sandy East Lyme Connecticut Beaches

This past weekend, Mike and I visited 2 different beaches in East Lyme, Connecticut. Both Hole in the Wall and Rocky Neck State Park Beach are located in Niantic, a village in East Lyme that is well known for its’ beaches, boardwalk, and summer tourists. Hole in the Wall beach Hole in the Wall Beach, […]

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 […]

Zoo New England – The Franklin Park Zoo

Zoo New England is one of 2 zoos located near Boston. Although it isn’t the best zoo in the country (in my opinion that award goes to Brookfield near Chicago), it’s a decent way to spend a nice summer afternoon (just be sure to avoid super busy free days!). Despite a lack of diversity (no […]

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 based 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. Because of the hot desert climate, it’s best to set […]

Beautiful Views at Lincoln Woods State Park

Lincoln Woods State Park is a beautiful Rhode Island state park located just a short drive from Providence (~20min). Summer activities at Lincoln Woods include: hiking, jogging, fishing, picnicking, and swimming at the beach. This is a beautiful park to take a walk around. The park is filled with beautiful tall, old trees. The paved […]