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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 Touristy 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 […]

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) – […]

Road Trip Oddities: The Hobo Pool in Saratoga, Wyoming

On a long trip from Idaho to Chicago, Mike 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 100+ […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Road Trip through Denver, Oklahoma City, & Little Rock

My boyfriend and I recently took a road trip from Idaho to Tennessee; it was a long journey of approximately 30 hours. Our first stop was 2 nights in Denver. Neither of us have ever been to the city and wanted to check it out.  We stayed at the Quality Inn Central Denver, which conveniently […]

Yellowstone National Park: A Photo Tour through the World’s 1st National Park

Yellowstone National Park is regarded as one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Over 4 million people visit the park each year. Because we visited outside of the hectic summer months, we were able to get some amazing photographs! I highly recommend a Yellowstone drive during the spring season to take in […]