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Agate House And Long Logs Trail: One Of The Best Hikes In Petrified Forest National Park

The last thing I did at Petrified Forest on both visits is hiking the Agate House and Long Logs loop trail by the Painted Desert Museum. My friend Michelle from Head Along With Heart posted about this over the winter last year and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to see…

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Crystal Forest Loop Vs. Jasper Forest At Petrified Forest National Park

One of the most popular hikes in Petrified Forest National Park is the Crystal Forest trail. It's a short, easy hike with plenty of opportunity to see some impressive petrified logs. They're not as impressive as the Long Logs trail, but it's still a great hike. In my two visits to the park, I've actually…

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Kayaking The Ichetucknee River: The Perfect Afternoon Paddle (With Turtles!)

After spending a lot of winter time in Gainesville , I finally kayaked the Ichetucknee River. At the end of 2020. As I write this over a year later. So maybe I forgot about this post, it happens. But we're here today and I'm going to convince you to kayak Ichetucknee Springs, too. I hope.…

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Hike The Blue Mesa Trail At Petrified Forest National Park

I love Petrified Forest National Park. I thought I would and I was not wrong. This is a park that people always say is boring, not worth it, or just to drive through in a couple hours. But it's worth more than that. I will admit, it may not be as mind blowing as somewhere…

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Cool Off And Enjoy The View On The Hanging Garden Trail In Page, Arizona

Up to now, I've been in Page, Arizona for a total of 13 months and until October 2021, I did like, nothing. It's almost embarrassing how little I knew about things to do in Page, for real. My mission for this winter is to do literally all the things in Page. All. Of. Them. Well,…

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Okefenokee Swamp: A Spooky Wildlife Haven In Southeast Georgia

This winter while we were still in Wisconsin I read a really awful book set in the Okefenokee Swamp. I didn't even finish it. I knew about the swamp before that but really wanted to visit after that, more than before. Just before heading to Tallahassee to meet my parents, we made a day trip…

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Lovers Key: A Shelling And White Sand Paradise In South Florida

A couple of years ago I got to visit Lovers Key State Park and found all kinds of fun shells. Then I left them in the bag for like a year and a half without being cleaned and couldn't get rid of the stink so I had to sacrifice them. I knew I wanted to…

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Delnor-Wiggins Pass Shelling: A Pretty OK Shelling Day In Florida

Back in January of 2020 when I visited south Florida, I really wanted to visit Delnor-Wiggins Pass to go shelling but didn't make it that trip so when I was planning this trip with my parents, I knew we had to go. I had pretty high expectations for no real reason and was a little…

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Caladesi Island State Park: Shelling And White Sand Beach Paradise In Florida

As I've already mentioned, when my parents came to visit, we had a shelling packed trip planned. Our first stop was Clearwater Beach after meeting up in Tallahassee and we did a lot of shelling here. Not super great shelling but shelling. I feel like we saw more sea specimens here than good shells (like…

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18 Must-Read Books About Lake Powell And The Colorado River

I'm keeping up my Lake Powell posts, apparently. I said I wasn't going to do anymore book posts here, just on Hey, I'm Reading, but I lied. Books about Lake Powell fits perfectly here though so I'm going with it. It's not just Lake Powell books but books about the Colorado River and the water…

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The Great Sanibel Shelling Showdown: Lighthouse Beach Vs Blind Pass Beach

Shelling on Sanibel is a bucket list topper for anyone that loves collecting sea shells. It's one of, if not the, best places in the world to go shelling and I finally got to visit this winter! When my parents came to visit Florida in March we had a big shelling focused trip planned and…

29 Things To Know Before Planning A Lake Powell Vacation

I can't believe it's taken me five years to write this post! I guess it's just given me extra time to think of everything you need to know before planning a Lake Powell vacation. And it's a lot. And after working at Lake Powell for six seasons (four in Bullfrog, two in Wahweap), not just…

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8 Perfect Day Trips From Orlando To Get You Out Of The Theme Parks

Chances are, when you think Florida, you think Orlando. Or at least Disney. But there's so much more to Orlando than Disney. There's Universal, too. I'm kidding, today isn't about either of those. It's all about Orlando day trips. While there are so many amazing things to do in Orlando, there are just as many…

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24 Things To Do In Everglades City: Hiking Trails, Biking, Paddling, And More

I love Everglades City. I don't know where I want to live forever, but Everglades City is one of the contenders so far (along with Moab and the Asheville area, if you were curious.) Every January we make a trip down there and do the same things but also manage to find new things to…