Getting Lost in Fort George Island Cultural State Park, in Jacksonville, Florida

When my family visited me here in Jax (short for Jacksonville) this winter, I knew that I wanted to take them up exploring in the nature areas of northeast Jax. At the time, I hadn’t been in that area yet and was excited at the possibility of exploring somewhere new with my family, and not…

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Climbing the Bones at Boneyard Beach, Big Talbot Island State Park in Jacksonville, Florida

When I first moved to Jacksonville, I knew that there would be lots of outdoor areas to explore, but I didn’t know that I would find so many amazing places so quickly! A friend recommended that I visit a place called “Boneyard Beach” at Big Talbot Island State Park in northeast Jacksonville. It’s not an…

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A Few Chilly Hours in Destin, Florida

Oh. My. Goodness. Destin, Florida, is absolutely beautiful and I hope that you get to visit at least once in your life! It exceeded all expectations I had, and this is from the girl who spent a week in Hawaii last year. (I’m not saying that it’s better than Hawaii, but it’s definitely second to…

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Climbing Over Dunes & Relaxing at the Beach in Indiana Dunes State & National Park, Indiana

Looking for a fun place to both hike and swim? Get a workout in and then relax on the beach? (Or one over the other – I won’t judge!) Indiana Dunes National and State Park is the perfect place for that! Indiana Dunes State and National Park is located along the northwestern edge of Indiana,…

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Beach Anyone? A Summer Day in Galveston, Texas

At heart, I am a beach bum. I grew up in southern California, spending the summer vacationing at the beach, so it’s no surprise that I feel most at peace at the beach. I currently live south of Houston, Texas, so I’m only about 40 minutes from the beaches at Galveston. The Gulf definitely isn’t…

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A Rain Forest in the Desert?! Explore the Science at Biosphere 2 in Tucson, Arizona

One of the most unique places in Tucson, Arizona, is the Biosphere 2. The Biosphere 2 is located to the north of Tucson, about 35 miles (or nearly an hour) from downtown. It’s one of the spots that nearly every Tucsonan has visited and recommends to anyone who comes to town. It’s operated and funded…

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A Winter Day in Kemah, Texas

Is there ever a bad day to go to the beach? I guess that it probably depends on the beach, but a winter day in Kemah, Texas, was quite chilly and windy. Not unbearable, but you definitely need a warm jacket. Kemah is located about 34 miles southeast of downtown Houston in Texas. It’s fairly…

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A Few Must-See’s in Galveston, Texas

Galveston, Texas, is a cute little beach town located on an island. It’s about 45 minutes south of Houston along on the Gulf coast. There are quite a few unique spots in Galveston, so if you’re planning on visiting Galveston anytime soon, here are a few places that I think are must-see’s for the city!…

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