Amelia Island Lighthouse, The Oldest Existing Lighthouse in Florida | Amelia Island, Florida, part 1

Built in 1838, the Amelia Island Lighthouse is the oldest existing and operational lighthouse in the state of Florida. “When the lantern first sent its beam out to sea, Florida was not yet a state. Through the years, the old sailing ships gave way to modern freighters and fishing boats. The beacon kept shining and…

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Exploring Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, in Jacksonville, Florida

One place in Jacksonville, Florida, that I wasn’t expecting to be as complex as it is is the Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. I’d heard of this park as one of the top places to visit in Jacksonville for outdoorsy people but it’s actually much more than a park. It’s located in east Jacksonville, along the…

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A walk in the park at Pella Crossing in Longmont, Colorado

On a recent trip to Colorado, I visited a local park and walking spot called “Pella Crossing.” It’s a local park with trails, fishing and picnic spots that was highly rated when I looked up places to visit. Pella Crossing is located about six miles outside of downtown Longmont, Colorado, which is north of Denver…

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My 200th Blog Post!

It’s my 200th blog post! After four and a half years of blogging, I’ve hit my 200th blog post! I still remember publishing my first blog post and starting this journey. I was so nervous to share my life on the internet so publicly and while I know that I still have an incredibly small…

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A beautiful flower arrangement at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington

I’ve written about Manito Park in Spokane, Washington, a few times – like three times already. What can I say? It’s one of my favorite places to visit in the summer when I visit my family! And they always update the flower displays in the central gardens so it’s new every year. This time, I’ll…

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A summer weekend in Libby, Montana

If you’ve been checking into my blog recently, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been writing about Montana a lot recently. What can I say? I feel in love with it during my visit this summer. It was my first time ever visiting Montana and it did not disappoint! There’s so much to see and write…

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Gorgeous meadows + views hiking Bluebell Baird + Meadow Trails in Chautauqua Park, in Boulder, Colorado

Welcome to the third, final part of my Chautauqua Park hiking adventures! If you’re new, welcome! I’ve been writing about the incredible hikes that I recently went on in Chautauqua Park, near Boulder, Colorado. I’ve written about Chautauqua Trail and Flatirons Loop in previous posts, but this one is all about the Bluebell-Baird and Meadows…

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Climbing boulders with beautiful vistas hiking Flatirons Loop in Chautauqua Park, in Boulder, Colorado

I recently wrote about an incredible hike in Chautauqua Park that went on near Boulder, Colorado: Chautauqua Trail. This was the first time that I’d taken a hike in Colorado and it did not disappoint! This blog post is kind of a continuation of that hike because after I completed the first half of the…

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