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Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse Hike for a FUN day Outdoors in Maine

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse Hike for a FUN day Outdoors in Maine

Visiting Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Maine is a lot different than any other lighthouse I have visited. All the other lighthouses were on land – not a mile or so offshore. That’s one of the interesting things about this Maine lighthouse – you walk almost a mile on the breakwater made of granite rocks. I […]

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Point Reyes California Day Trip to Lighthouse – Beaches and MORE

Point Reyes California Day Trip to Lighthouse – Beaches and MORE

The Point Reyes Lighthouse (Point Reyes Light or the Point Reyes Light Station) is a lighthouse in Marin County California at Point Reyes National Seashore. It’s one of the few lighthouses that you can go inside and look around. But there’s more to Point Reyes than a lighthouse. From beaches to wildlife to scenic drives […]

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Muir Woods Hike the Redwood Forest Marin County California Coast

Muir Woods Hike the Redwood Forest Marin County California Coast

There aren’t many places that you can experience the sublime beauty of old growth redwood trees. I highly recommend a visit to Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County California. Only 12 miles (19 km) from San Francisco you could experience pure bliss while hiking among the coastal redwoods. Taking a Muir Woods hike is […]

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7-Day Itinerary Lafayette Louisiana Cajun Country USA

7-Day Itinerary Lafayette Louisiana Cajun Country USA

Anyone who knows me well, knows of my love for Lafayette Louisiana. Anyone who asks me about my favorite places so far on my big road trip will know how much I adore Lafayette Louisiana. Since people often ask me what there is to do in Lafayette and how many days they should spend there, […]

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50 BEST Things to do in St Augustine Florida America’s Oldest City

50 BEST Things to do in St Augustine Florida America’s Oldest City

The oldest city in America is also one of the most beautiful cities in America. Located along the Florida A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway St Augustine Florida has the perfect combination of history and outdoor fun. Before planning my solo trip to St Augustine, I took a quick look at some of the attractions […]

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11 Awesome Day Trips from Lafayette Louisiana – Best of Acadiana!

11 Awesome Day Trips from Lafayette Louisiana – Best of Acadiana!

Best Day Trips from Lafayette LA One of the things I LOVE about Lafayette Louisiana is the abundance of cool little towns that are great day trips from Lafayette. In this post you’ll find 11 awesome trips – many can be done in an afternoon road trip. It’s nice to get out of town and […]

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Avalanche Lake Hike in Montana’s Beautiful Glacier National Park

Avalanche Lake Hike in Montana’s Beautiful Glacier National Park

  I hiked Avalanche Lake trail twice – once in the rain on my first full day in Glacier National Park and a couple of days later on a beautiful afternoon. It’s a wonderful hike rain or shine but you certainly get to see more of the mountains at the summit on a clear day. […]

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Trail of Cedars Glacier National Park Montana Fairy Tale Forest

Trail of Cedars Glacier National Park Montana Fairy Tale Forest

Trail of Cedars on West Glacier side of Glacier National Park in Montana is a must visit for anyone going to the park. Even if you are just driving the Going To The Sun Road and not staying overnight in Glacier National Park you should at least stop and have a stroll around the Trail […]

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Port Townsend Washington BEST Things to Do

Port Townsend Washington BEST Things to Do

Catching up with posts about the Pacific Northwest region of America I’m sharing one of my favorite places and what I think is one of the prettiest towns in the United States. Port Townsend Washington is located in the Puget Sound which is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. With a population of around 10,000 […]

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Solo Trip to Portland Oregon – Itinerary for 3 Days

Solo Trip to Portland Oregon – Itinerary for 3 Days

I think of Portland Oregon as a sister city to Austin Texas (my adopted city) and although I still call Austin my official home, I could be tempted to move to Portland….for my summer home. Although I spent a whole month in P-town I know you probably won’t spend that much time there. So, I […]

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15+ Awesome FUN Things to Do in Seattle in One Day

15+ Awesome FUN Things to Do in Seattle in One Day

While on my solo road trip up in the Pacific Northwest I stayed in Port Townsend for a month, so I knew I wanted to spend at least one day in Seattle. I also had a free night available from my travel rewards credit card (use it or lose it) so I felt obligated to […]

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Carpinteria Beaches 7 Remarkable Spots for a Day at the Beach

Carpinteria Beaches 7 Remarkable Spots for a Day at the Beach

  If you’re looking for the perfect beach town to hang out and enjoy the warm California sunshine then Carpinteria may be just the place for you! While looking for a place to stay in Santa Barbara I expanded my search and found the most amazing small town on the California coast. The Carpinteria beaches, […]

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