Climbing Up Ladders & Crawling Through Ravines | Hiking Trails #4 & 6 in Shades State Park, Indiana

Shades State Park is one of the coolest state parks I’ve ever been to. If you’re looking for a fun adventure with your friends and family, this is definitely the place to go. Shades State Park is located in the mid-western section of Indiana, about 1 hour south of Lafayette or 1 hour west from…

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The Last Flowers of the Season in Manito Park, Spokane, Washington

I absolutely love flowers, nurseries, gardens and arboretums – basically anything that involves flowers and plants. So, it’s no surprise that I love visiting Manito Park in Spokane, Washington. Manito Park is a short drive away from downtown Spokane. It’s a large and beautiful park filled with gardens that I’ve written about before, but this…

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Crossing through Riverbeds & Seeing Lover’s Leap | Hiking Trail #2 in Shades State Park, Indiana

Shades State Park is one of the coolest state parks I’ve ever been to. If you’re looking for a fun adventure with your friends and family, this is definitely the place to go. Shades State Park is located in the mid-western section of Indiana, about 1 hour south of Lafayette or 1 hour west from…

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Oh Dam! Exploring Downtown Spokane, Washington State

Spokane, Washington, is one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited in the Pacific Northwest. It’s located near the border of Washington State and Idaho and is a fairly small but growing city. Just like my hometown of Tucson, Arizona, it’s large and growing, but quite small compared with their sister cities, Phoenix, AZ, and…

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Getting Back to Nature at Armand Bayou Nature Center, Texas

In the outskirts of Houston near Webster, Texas, you can find the Armand Bayou Nature Center.  Lush trees, swampy atmosphere, chirping birds, turtles, spiders, alligators… and BISON! (yes, bison!) You can find all of this and more at the nature center. The Armand Bayou is one of my favorite places to escape to in my…

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Camping at Huntsville State Park, Texas

I went camping at Huntsville State Park! The park is located in Huntsville, Texas, which is about an hour to hour and a half north of Houston. Huntsville State Park is a 2,000+ acre park next to the Sam Houston National Forest. Within the park is Lake Raven, about 200 acres and filled with a…

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Hiking Diamond Head State Monument and Exploring Waikiki Beach! Hawaii, Day 6

I went to Hawaii! Hawaii is actually paradise and this trip was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. This is the sixth day of my week-long adventure, so check back in soon for the upcoming posts of my adventure! On my sixth day in Hawaii, my first full day on Oahu, I…

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Snorkeling and Maui Beach Sunsets! Hawaii, Day 4

I went to Hawaii! Hawaii is actually paradise and this trip was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. This is the fourth day of my week-long adventure, so be sure to read about my first few days in Hawaii and check back in soon for the upcoming posts of my adventure! My…

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