Marineland, FL

boy and bottlenose dolphin doing flipper handshake, Marineland, Florida

This oceanfront playground promotes the preservation and protection of marine life through programs in their oceanarium with bottlenose dolphins. Our family had the privilege of spending an afternoon here and we made an “ocean of memories.”

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The Burgundy Zine

I had the honor of being asked to write a post for an online magazine called The Burgundy Zine about great outdoor experiences in New York. I could not resist the temptation. Most people only think of Manhattan (aka New York City) as a representation of New York, but the majority of the state is more rural with waterfalls, caves, ocean beaches, and other natural wonders.

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Versatility At It Again!

Versatile Blogger Post Topiary Man from Accord, NY

Wow! I’m so honored and amazed for being nominated again for The Versatile Blogger Award. So, as you can see, I went with a second post to not only honor the beautiful Grace of Prayers and Passports, but to also spread the love even more by adding new nominees.

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Hickory Run State Park, PA

Boy on a climbed tree in the boulder field at Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania

Hickory Run State Park hosts a variety of outdoor activities, but when we heard “Boulder Field,” we could not resist a trip. This 15,990 acre park, located in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains, boasts a National Natural Landmark unlike any we had seen before.

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The Liebster Award

banner title for liebster award

Meine Lieblinge, ich bin so glücklich! I find it only fitting to accept this German-named award in its native tongue. I am truly flattered to have been considered for this award. Being a new blogger can be very overwhelming.

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10 Outdoor Adventures to Love New York

Two tier waterfall, Kaaterskill Falls, Catskill Mountains, New York

It’s no secret that our family has a special place in our hearts for New York, but what’s not to love? Here’s our list of some great adventures that get you out, get you moving, and speak to your soul! We’ve included something from each region of the state to keep your adventuring going strong. If you thought New York was just the hustle and bustle of city life, then you’re in for a surprise.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a bucket-list worthy adventure that fosters a deep connection to the formality and honor of a soldier’s life. I hope it has made an impression on my children to appreciate and respect the cost of war and service.

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