Category Archives: North America

Look Up from a Tent in the Boundary Waters Minnesota

Earlier this month, I took off with my PIC to wander where there was no wi-fi, cellphone reception, and most importantly no 24/7 news and pandemic updates. We set our sights on the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Both of us grew up in the Midwest (myself a Sconie, Brian Minnesota-nice), but surprisingly neither one of…
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Travel Tips – Minnesota Adventure Travel

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is a pristine wilderness of over a million acres in Northern Minnesota. And, the best way to explore the Boundary Waters is in the name, by canoe. So, when in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, you must paddle. Like many, if you’re looking for an outdoor adventure to recharge…
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Why the Everglades Should Be More than A Passing Trip

One of the single best things about the US is the sheer number of protected national parks that offer a close and in-depth look at the massive biodiversity of the country. Perhaps one of the most impressive of these parks is the Everglades, the tropical wetlands in Florida that sprawl over 1.5 million acres. But…
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Wining, Dining and Cruising – Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains of south-central Missouri is a world-class boating, golfing, shopping, and fishing mecca. The Lake of the Ozarks—with more miles of coastline than California's ocean beaches—is the Midwest's premier lake resort. Only a couple hours from St. Louis, Jefferson City, and Branson, the "Fun Lake" is known as one of the…
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The Best Things to Do and See in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a destination that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. You're guaranteed to love Vegas so much that you will want to return and enjoy this incredible city all over again. When you think of Las Vegas, you probably picture neon signs and casinos. Both of these things are ingrained…
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South Florida Adventures

Who says an adventure has to be far away? When I advise that others add adventure to their lives to shift their perspective and energize their lives, I sometimes get push back. Whether it is time, money, the kids, other obligations, or the Covid-19 virus, there is a workaround to add adventure into your life.…
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Look Up – It’s Snowing in Joshua Tree National Park

Recently on a cross-country road trip, along Route 66, I was yet again surprised by Mother Nature. After crossing portions of the Mojave Desert, I arrived at Joshua Tree National Park to snow. When one thinks of Joshua Tree, you think of the one-of-a-kind strange trees, piles of boulders, and desert landscape: dry and most…
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First Adventure of the Year – Road Trip from Indy to Cali along Route 66

While most people were watching the ball drop in Times Square, fireworks, or singing ‘Auld Lang Syne,’ I was zzzzzzzzz, fast asleep. Even though I was in California (PST), I couldn’t make it to midnight in New York (EST). What would make me, a forty-something, sleepy at 9pm (PST)? The culprit was a week-long cross-country…
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Smoky Mountains Adventure Travel – Top Three Adventure Travel Activities

Top Three Smoky Mountain Adventure Travel Activities This fall, I treated myself to a visit to the most popular National Park of them all, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you haven't been, I suggest you put this gem on your shortlist as there are plentiful hikes, great rafting conditions, beautiful drives, and even train…
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