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Solo Travel Palm Springs – Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain

Solo Travel Palm Springs – Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain

Mount San Jacinto is one of the things I love about Palm Springs. You can go from the desert to 8,516 ft (2,596 m) elevation in the mountains within a 10-minute tramway ride up to Mount San Jacinto State Park. Visit the park for hiking, stunning views, a picnic lunch in the mountains, or dine […]

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Best Solo Hiking Trails – Big Bend National Park – Day Hikes

Best Solo Hiking Trails – Big Bend National Park – Day Hikes

Making a list of the best solo hikes to try at Big Bend National Park in Texas took some research. I started planning my solo hiking trips for my stay at Big Bend while I was in Alpine Texas – a great home base for visiting West Texas. I highly recommend putting Alpine on your […]

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Palm Springs Day Trip Info on Hiking Joshua Tree National Park California

Palm Springs Day Trip Info on Hiking Joshua Tree National Park California

I knew I wanted to make a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park while planning the Palm Springs segment of my nomadic life for December. I loved Joshua Tree park so much that I visited two times, on December 13th and December 25th. Yes, Christmas day is a great day to visit a national […]

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Solo Hiking Tucson Arizona – Wildlife Photos

Solo Hiking Tucson Arizona – Wildlife Photos

Tucson Arizona offers many opportunities for solo hiking the option of desert or mountain hikes. Enjoying nature as well as more time for hiking were part of my decision to adopt a nomadic lifestyle earlier this year. I started out my solo road trip adventure with a couple of weeks visiting small towns in West Texas and some […]

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Costa Brava Hiking Lloret de Mar Wildflowers on Coastal Path

Costa Brava Hiking Lloret de Mar Wildflowers on Coastal Path

Spring is the best time to get outdoors and go walking the coastal path by Lloret De Mar in Costa Brava. You could hike all the way to the French border along this Mediterranean trail. I limited my hikes to Costa Brava region but I dream of doing some multi-day hikes when I have fewer […]

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Montserrat Day Trip – Wildflowers Along the Hiking Trails

Montserrat Day Trip – Wildflowers Along the Hiking Trails

Visiting Barcelona last year I enjoyed hiking Montserrat so much that I went back for a full day of hiking the day before my flight back to Austin TX. Did you know that a day trip to Montserrat from Barcelona is so easy? There is a train that leaves from Pl Espanya and drops you at […]

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What are the Wilderness Survival Skills Needed to Survive on Your Own?

What are the Wilderness Survival Skills Needed to Survive on Your Own?

Today’s post Wilderness Survival Skills for Hiking Solo and Surviving Outdoors Alone will cover some of the basics for outdoor survival while hiking by yourself. I have been hesitant to do any off-trail hiking alone due to lack of experience and knowledge. What if I got completely lost while hiking and needed to survive on my own? This […]

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Hiking Sant Jeroni Trail – Montserrat Summit

Hiking Sant Jeroni Trail – Montserrat Summit

    Breathtaking vistas abound while hiking Montserrat Spain! During my solo trip to Barcelona I hiked around Montserrat trails one afternoon and enjoyed the outstanding vistas so much I returned again to hike Sant Jeroni trail. Montserrat is one of the best day trips from Barcelona whether you are traveling alone or with a […]

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Hiking is Cheap Therapy – Exploring Nature Trails in Austin TX

Hiking is Cheap Therapy – Exploring Nature Trails in Austin TX

Taking a mid-day break to hike a nature trail in Austin TX is my cheap therapy – I think only of the  exact moment I am in, walking the trail, exploring nature. Time doesn’t exist. Consider taking time for yourself each day or at least a few times per week to enjoy the nature trails […]

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – Bluebonnets and Hiking Trails

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – Bluebonnets and Hiking Trails

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin’s southwest includes botanical gardens, hiking trails, as well as a research center including the Restoration Research Trail. After leaving Washington DC Lady Bird Johnson worked to encourage the beautification of Texas highways. Mrs Johnson’s passion for the environment and wildflowers eventually lead to the creation of The National […]

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Mayfield Park – Peacocks and Hiking Trails in Austin City Limits

Mayfield Park – Peacocks and Hiking Trails in Austin City Limits

Mayfield Park is an absolute gem – this Central Austin park includes a 27 acre nature preserve, 2 acres of beautiful gardens, an historic cottage, water-lily ponds, and peacocks greet you at the entrance!     Mayfield Park and the surrounding nature preserve was gifted to the City of Austin by Mary Mayfield Gutsch in 1971. […]

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Lady Bird Lake – Downtown Austin Texas Hike and Bike Trail

Lady Bird Lake – Downtown Austin Texas Hike and Bike Trail

Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail in downtown Austin Texas is the perfect inner-city getaway! A beautiful escape to nature without leaving the city – I often make a pit-stop for a quick walk by the water when I’m in-between client appointments. It’s the perfect place to get a little exercise and unwind. For […]

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