Aerial park + ziplining in the trees at Mica Moon Aerial Park, in Liberty Lake, Washington

Seeking a bit of excitement? Not afraid of heights? I recommend an aerial park and ziplining! I am lucky enough to have recently experienced my first aerial park adventure at Mica Moon Zipline and Aerial Tours! While it wasn’t my first time ziplining, I’d been dying to try an aerial park and finally convinced some…

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Hidden grove of GIANT cedars at Ross Creek Cedars, in Montana

The true hidden gem of western Montana: Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area, home to a grove of giant, ancient western red cedars. This gem is located about an hour from Libby, Montana, in the Kootenai National Forest. I’ll admit, when I first heard of this place, I was skeptical but this place blew any…

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Waterfalls + swinging bridges hiking at Kootenai Falls, in Libby, Montana

Looking for an easy, beautiful and fairly hidden spot in western Montana? Look no further – Kootenai Falls is perfect! Kootenai Falls National Forest is located about 10-15 minutes away from Libby, Montana, where my family and I recently visited. It’s a popular spot for tourist and locals alike, and is a fairly easy hike.…

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Getting outside at Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park, in Jacksonville, Florida

Need a quick and nearby escape into the woods in the heart of the city? Look no further! Located on the west side of Jacksonville, near the naval air base, is the Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park. Managed by the City of Jacksonville, this local park boasts an interesting history and quite pretty landscape. From…

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Come on a walk with me at the Jacksonville Arboretum in Jacksonville, Florida

I’m going to keep this post simple. Come on a walk with me in the Jacksonville Arboretum, as seen in photos. If you want to learn more about the Jax Arboretum, I’ve written about it before so click here for more info! It’s one of my favorite spots to relax in Jacksonville. Notice the little…

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Oops, We Tipped the Boat… Canoeing at Kings Landings, Florida

If you’ve ever searched “fun outdoor things to do in Florida,” I’m pretty sure that this next adventure is one of the top experiences. A few months after moving to Florida, I found photos of a beautiful river filled with crystal clear water and people canoeing/kayaking on it. I immediately knew that it was something…

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Black Rock?! Exploring Black Rock Beach at Big Talbot Island State Park, in Jacksonville, Florida

There are not many black rock beaches in the continental United States, but Jacksonville has a hidden black rock beach! However… looks can be deceiving! You may notice that parts of this post are similar to my “Boneyard Beach” post. Black Rock Beach and Boneyard Beach are very close to each other so it’s very…

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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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