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10 Difficult Hikes Totally Worth the Pain

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” John Muir There is nothing  like reaching the summit after a long, strenuous hike that tests … Read more

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5 Must See State Parks of the United States

There is still some summertime left this year, and if you are looking for a fun last minute vacation consider some of the wonderful State Parks of the United States. With so much to see and do, our State Parks … Read more

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10 Incredible Facts about Yellowstone National Park

The word vacation might conjure up images of tropical beaches or maybe far off countries without romantic languages, but consider the beautiful destinations right here in our own country. Our National Parks showcase the incredible landscapes while preserving them for generations to come. … Read more


Have a Heart to Heart with an Orangutan

The day our travel group had been anxiously awaiting had finally arrived. As our bus entered the Matang Wildlife Centre, we practically vibrated with excitement. Today we would be volunteer participants of the Heart2Heart Program, a one day program that allows participants to … Read more

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Learning How to Surf in Kauai

Excited to cross off another ‘first’ on my unofficial Kauai Travel Bucket List I arrived at Hawaiian Surfing Adventures for, you guessed it, a surfing lesson. I would be taking my lesson with fellow bloggers and it was a first … Read more

Princeville Ranch Adventures

A Jungle Adventure in Kauai

As soon as I saw the itinerary for the Jungle Valley Adventure at Princeville Ranch Adventures, it became number one on my Kauai Travel Bucket List. Mostly because it offered a little bit of everything – kayaking, zip lining, hiking and waterfalls but also … Read more