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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Spending the Day Boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake, Idaho

One thing that my family has always wanted to do ever since my grandparents became snowbirds in the Pacific Northwest was renting a boat and going boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake in Idaho. Coeur d’Alene is located on the north(ish)-western edge of Idaho, along the border with Washington State. It’s actually my favorite place in…

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Get your summer on! in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

Get your summer on! Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, is one of my favorite places to visit in the spring and summer times! (Side note: Coeur D’Alene is pronounced core-duh-LANE) It’s a smaller lake town, located near the Washington State – Idaho border right on Coeur D’Alene Lake in southwest Idaho. The main downtown area runs along…

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A Hidden Gem: The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas

The San Jacinto Monument is basically the Washington Monument of Texas. When I first heard about it, I laughed because I thought, “How petty is Texas that they need their own giant Washington Monument, but a Texas version?” You always hear that everything is bigger in Texas, and it’s totally true… and, Texans have the…

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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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