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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Steep inclines + city views on Chautauqua Trail in Chautauqua Park, in Boulder, Colorado

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you would know that I’ve never really spent any extended amount of time in Colorado – although it’s been on my bucket list! So, on a recent work trip in Colorado, I spent a day hiking in a nearby park: Chautauqua Park. Chautauqua Park is located just…

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A Rejuvenating Weekend in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona

Pinetop, Arizona, is the mountain oasis that you never knew existed in Southern Arizona. Pinetop, also known as Pintop-Lakeside, is located about 200 miles north of Tucson, Ariz., close to the New Mexico-Arizona border and part of the Tonto National Forest. It’s a lesser known mountain town in Arizona, with a population of about 4,500…

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Giant cacti + beautiful views while hiking the Loma Alta Trailhead in Saguaro National Park East, in Tucson, Arizona

I technically call Tucson, Arizona, my hometown because that’s where I went to high school and college, and where most of my family currently resides. To me, it’s one of the most uniquely beautiful places in America – perhaps the world. The desert landscape in Arizona, especially Saguaro National Park East + West, are breathtaking.…

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Suspension Bridges & Hiking Down Ravines at Ravine Gardens State Park, Florida

Ravine Gardens State Park is a hidden gem in northeast Florida, and one of my new favorite hiking spots. It’s not home to crystal clear springs, but it does have beautiful greenery and, even more exciting, suspension bridges! It’s a popular spot for prom or wedding photos because there are beautiful maintained gardens with fountains…

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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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