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Islands of Adventure

December 14, 2017 - Universal Orlando consists of 2 parks connected by the Universal Citywalk in the middle and if you have the 2-park pass...
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Expecto Patronum!

December 13, 2017 - My daughter loved Harry Potter at the same age that my son now has discovered him. I should say, I love Harry Potter too...
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Playa Carrillo Costa Rica

November 22, 2017 - Another place that was insisted upon that we visit was Playa Carrillo. It was the prettiest beach we saw while in Costa...
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Playa Samara

November 09, 2017 - The final leg of our Costa Rica trip was to hit the beach. So many beach options but we chose Samara because that is whe...
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Cemeteries of Costa Rica

November 01, 2017 - We visited a couple of cemeteries while road tripping through the country. The first one was in La Fortuna. You can see...
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Bat Jungle

October 30, 2017 - Thanks to the recommendations of a friend I was able to visit the Bat Jungle in Monteverde and view 8 species of over 90...
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Cloud Forest

October 26, 2017 - One of the most unique environments in the world is on Costa Rica’s mountaintops. Cloud forests like Monteverde’s are fo...
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Monteverde Inn + Valle Escondido

October 12, 2017 - We stayed at the eco-hotel located inside the preserve at Valle Escondido. They have really updated their website since...
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Costa Rica A Study in Infrared

October 05, 2017 - Now more than ever I am missing Costa Rica. The blue sky, the clean air, the clean water, the fresh clean food, the fri...
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Night Hike in the Cloud Forest (Costa Rica)

October 04, 2017 - When we arrived in Monteverde and at our eco-lodge I had hoped we would have time to check in and head straight over the...
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Over the Lake and Through the Clouds

September 29, 2017 - We hit the road for the long scenic drive around Lake Arenal to Monteverde. It was absolutely Gorgeous! Really curvy and...
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Mistico Park + La Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica

September 25, 2017 - Our first official excursion in Costa Rica was the rain forest hike w/ hanging bridges, waterfall and lunch. The tour wa...
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Hotel Los Lagos, Costa Rica

September 21, 2017 - I would like to say I crossed Costa Rica off my bucket list. It has been at the top for a very long time. In reality, I...
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Come Away With Me

July 22, 2017 - If you are reading this right now I am in Costa Rica celebrating my birthday! This has been at the top of mine and Shane...
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Flying High

June 16, 2017 - A dear friend of mine is a pilot and he took us on an adventure. He flew to Charleston to pick up some mutual friends...
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Kazoo Factory

April 20, 2017 - Roadside Attractions Kazoobie Kazoo Factory I have been wanting to visit this place since my extended family moved t...
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Magnolia Springs

April 10, 2017 - I have a quest to visit every state park in Georgia. I have not visited many in South Georgia. I recently tackled Mag...
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Abandoned Pickle Factory

April 05, 2017 - One of my most frequented spots along the South Carolina coast is this abandoned pickle factory. It is well known in...
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Trainspotting

March 30, 2017 - We went on what would be our last Cub Scout adventure. On St. Patrick's Day we drove 3 hours to middle Georgia to meet...
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St. Simons Island

March 24, 2017 - St. Simons is by far the best developed beach on the Georgia Coast. It is picturesque and easily accessible. I am...
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Jekyll Island

March 22, 2017 - I went down to Jekyll Island to visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. After my natural encounter with sea turtles on my h...
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St. Mary's

March 16, 2017 - The gateway to Cumberland Island is a tiny town in the south eastern corner of Georgia named St. Mary's. The main street...
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Cumberland Island Part 2- Water Ways

March 07, 2017 - Horses and deer were not the only things we spotted in the marsh on our hike to the beach. And it was a hike!...
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Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Me Away from Cumblerland Island

March 06, 2017 - Cumberland Island is one of the most pristine and wild places left in the states. You can only go by ferry (though I rea...
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Okefenokee Swamp

March 02, 2017 - The Okefenokee Swamp is one of the 7 natural wonders of Georgia. It is the largest blackwater swamp in North America fil...
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Boneyard Beach

February 22, 2017 - About 45 minutes south of Charleston is my favorite South Carolina beach. Botany Bay on Edisto Island is 3 miles of unde...
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Gateway Walk - Charleston

February 02, 2017 - At the very top of the list of favorite southern cemetery is the Gateway Walk in Charleston. Which is actually several c...
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St. Helena Chapel of Ease

January 11, 2017 - Towards Fort Fremont near the tip of the island known as Land’s End, you pass beneath the overhanging branches of the ha...
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Solar Walk

January 04, 2017 - roadside attractions I have read this spans almost a mile but upon actually walking this it seems much shorter than...
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HH Distillery + Island Winery

December 09, 2016 - My sister took a wrong turn on the way to the beach and what did we accidentally find? A winery next door to a distille...
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Sea Pines / Hilton Head

December 08, 2016 - Though not found in the headlines, still much of Hilton Head is still suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
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My Favorite Rest Stop

December 05, 2016 - If you ever find yourself on the lonely stretch of I-16 heading to or from Savannah, GA you should plan a stop at Animal...
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Thanks + Giving

December 02, 2016 - My original Thanksgiving plans were thwarted when I received news that my dad would not be staying with my sister throug...
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World's Largest Occupied Bat House

November 30, 2016 - On the grounds of the University Of Florida you will find the world's largest occupied bat house containing over 400,000...
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Bahamas Cruise

November 29, 2016 - I have never been on a cruise. Honestly it was never really high on the bucket list and neither was the Bahamas. What wa...
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World's Largest Peanut

November 23, 2016 - When I am traveling I try to plan my gas and food stops around roadside attractions. I can't tell you how many time...
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Cocoa Beach, FL

November 22, 2016 - We took a little trip to visit my friend Jennifer and her family down on the Florida coast. So.Much.Fun. Yummy...
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Brasstown Bald

November 04, 2016 - Brasstown Bald is the highest point in the state of Georgia. Located in northeast Georgia, the mountain is known to the...
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Crane Creek Vineyards

November 02, 2016 - Crane Creek was a happy accident. I am so happy I mixed up the passes so that we ended up doing this vineyard anyway....
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Lake Chatuge

November 01, 2016 - The next time we come here I will bring the kayaks. This would be a great lake to explore. I learned they purposely d...
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North Georgia Wine Country- Hightower Vineyard

November 01, 2016 - In case you haven't figured it out by now, I like wine. Part of our getaway package included a wine tasting at our ch...
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Bell Mountain

October 28, 2016 - Ever since I read about this mountain here, it soared to the top of my hiking bucket list. I can't believe I never hear...
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Henson Cove Bed & Breakfast

October 27, 2016 - October is my favorite month but it has become my most stressful month in the last few years. I yearn for the days of a...
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Southeastern Coast in infrared

September 29, 2016 - Looking back though my last road trip and gearing up for my next one I thought I would share some of my IR gems. Th...
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Wormslow Plantation

September 19, 2016 - Anyone who has ever seen a picture of Savannah will recognize this gate and these trees. When I ran the Rock-n-Roll H...
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Mitchelville Beach HHI

September 15, 2016 - Travel I finally got a real beach day! I usually go to Hunting Island when I visit my family. This time I wanted t...
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Bostwick, GA

September 14, 2016 - urban exploring This little town is famous for it's Cotton. The old cotton mill lays in ruins They have restore...
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Hemlock Falls

September 12, 2016 - As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood,...
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Etowah and a Goal Accomplished!

September 08, 2016 - I did it! I paddled 5 different rivers! We paddled the quiet section of the Etowah River through Dawson Forest. We p...
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Glassy Mountain

September 07, 2016 - Thanks to my friends at Wander North Georgia I found some new places to explore. Glassy Mountain is one of THE greate...
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A Long Leg

August 31, 2016 - I got on the water just in time to catch the last of the fog from the morning. I swear it burned off one minute after I...
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Elachee Nature Center

August 24, 2016 - I love Bats! My daughter bought me a bat house for Christmas, still waiting for Shane to hang it up! In his defense, i...
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Pooles Mill Park

August 19, 2016 - Who doesn't love sliding down a rock waterfall? Upon arrival we were told there was a snake spotted in the lower po...
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The Edge of the World

August 18, 2016 - In North Georgia on Hwy 53 in Dawsonville just below a bridge lies a path along the Amicalola River that leads to the ed...
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Mushroom Madness and Stick Sculptures

August 16, 2016 - This past weekend was packed full of adventures. One of the many places that were explored was the new Gainesville campu...
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Ride the Line

July 22, 2016 - Knocked another goal off my list! We biked the East side Beltline in Atlanta. The BeltLine is a former railway corrido...
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Paradise Garden and Unclaimed Baggage

July 19, 2016 - One of my many goals for 2016 was to visit at least 6 museums and historical landmarks. This post is about two very stra...
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Space Camp!

July 15, 2016 - lifestyle This is our last summer in Cub Scouts. We wanted to do something big as a last trip and boy did we! We attend...
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Buford Dam to McGinnis Ferry Paddle

July 14, 2016 - Chattahoochee River - #yaklife Team River Avengers crossed off the first part of the list of sections of the Chattahooc...
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Mentone, Alabama

July 13, 2016 - Who knew Alabama would be so pretty? Around and just outside of Mentone, AL is quite picturesque. Cute little pit...
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Conasauga Snorkel

July 07, 2016 - I heard about the Georgia Conservancy's trip to snorkel in a river in northwest Georgia. I am not usually anywhere near...
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Anniversary Adventures Part 4

July 01, 2016 - travel Ask anyone who knows me and they will probably say I am audacious. That was a cute quality my husband was first...
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Anniversary Adventures Part 3

June 30, 2016 - travel Ocoee River I love all things paddle related. My husband has caught the bug also, though he does not share my e...
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Anniversary Adventures Part 2

June 29, 2016 - travel Copperhill, Tenn I suffer from wanderlust. I am always looking for a vacation deal, planning a trip in my head...
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Anniversary Adventures Part 1

June 28, 2016 - travel We don't do big gifts to each other for our anniversary. What we do is experiences and travel. Our wedding was e...
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Lake Lanier

June 20, 2016 - #yaklife We had a rare opportunity for a kid free night on the lake and we took full advantage. Lake Lanier is the c...
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Sheldon Church

June 06, 2016 - One of my favorite places to stop and see in South Carolina are these ruins. I have shot them many times but this las...
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Doll's Head Trail

May 27, 2016 - This trail speaks to my love of all things creepy. I had heard rumors about this trail a long time ago and forgot abo...
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Hollywood Studios

May 05, 2016 - After running 13.1 miles I had the bright idea that today would be the best day to visit one of the parks. Hollywood St...
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DW Wanderings part 2

May 04, 2016 - We jumped on the monorail and rode around to the Contemporary resort. It is not very futuristic anymore but I had never...
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DW Wanderings Part 1

May 03, 2016 - It's no secret that I like to explore. Why not explore some of the Disney resorts? They are so beautifully landscaped...
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Ohana means family

May 02, 2016 - I wanted to schedule a special Disney treat. My son loves characters. ALL characters. My BFF is a Disney fanatic. Her...
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Spring Breakish @ DW

May 01, 2016 - Technically spring break was the week before. Originally I planned on hitting Universal Studios and not even going to...
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Disney on a Dime

April 30, 2016 - Or maybe a Quarter. I had time constraints for vacationing due to the Georgia Milestones Testing beginning the day afte...
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Inaugural Star Wars Disney World Half Marathon

April 29, 2016 - I knocked one of my goals off my 2016 to-do list. See full list here. Let me state for the record, I am NOT a Disney...
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Adventures with Mom part 2

March 16, 2016 - The Laurel and Hardy Museum It kind of was a perfect day. I told mom the last time we made this trip that if we took...
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Adventures with Mom

March 11, 2016 - Thanks to my friend Lori, who introduced me to Roadside America and Atlas Obscura I got to knock 2 museums off the 2016...
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Pinckney Wildlife Refuge

March 10, 2016 - This weekend was another trip to the Carolina coast. I had to get a long run in while I was there and I was determined t...
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The Fog

February 25, 2016 - The weather people in Atlanta just plain suck. It was supposed to be sunny, warm and dry. What we got was fog, drizzl...
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ghost town

February 02, 2016 - I found a ghost town on the internet. It was also only an hour away. I was really excited to go explore and hike around...
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Fort Fremont

January 22, 2016 - I get to visit coastal South Carolina fairly often. When I do it is usually not for long but I manage to squeeze in a ne...
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Stella

January 19, 2016 - My niece is having a baby! a girl named Stella Blaire We are a little excited around here She is always up for b...
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Blood Mountain aka How I got my a** handed to me hiking

January 18, 2016 - My boss has been trying to gather a group of us to hike Blood Mountain to the shelter at the top on the Appalachian Trai...
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Chasing Waterfalls

January 12, 2016 - Lots of Goals for 2016. One is hiking a different trail every month, this also helps with cross training for my half. My...
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21!

December 30, 2015 - I don't think I am fully recovered from the birthday trip I was exhausted from the whirlwind until Christmas Eve and th...
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The Big Easy

December 14, 2015 - The first time I went to New Orleans I was 18 and I fell in love. It was a crazy weekend trip. I got my first ever bonus...
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I left my heart in San Francisco

December 09, 2015 - San Fran truly is a magical city so much architecture, art, culture, food I could go on and on My goal is to run th...
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Northern California

December 04, 2015 - Muir Woods From Redwood trees to wineries, what is not to love about this epic landscape My handsome husband (pre-bear...
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Point Reyes

November 26, 2015 - There is no place on Earth like Northern California My friend Beth moved there and I finally got to visit her This w...
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Reconnecting

October 20, 2015 - The last 12 months have been filled with loss I lost 3 very dear friends (and nearly lost another) I lost my step-fath...
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Romantic Weekend

January 21, 2015 - My step-father lost his battle with Cancer 2 months ago. My mother has never been alone. The holidays were very strang...
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