Where To Safari After Climbing Kilimanjaro

You’ve summited to the roof of Africa and now you want to relax while viewing game during a beautiful Tanzanian safari. Most people take this opportunity of a lifetime to visit the Serengeti for its epic scenery and wildlife. But what if you only have a couple of extra days to safari after climbing Kilimanjaro? …

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Everything You Need To Know Before Climbing Kilimanjaro

Taking on an adventure of this nature takes a lot of careful planning to ensure your trip unfolds seamlessly. This post compiles all the details, big and small, for the most comprehensive list of everything you need to know before climbing Kilimanjaro. Start your planning early so that when the time comes, you can sit …

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Tubing Ginnie Springs Florida

There are dozens of natural freshwater springs that are scattered across central Florida. These springs offer a great way to enjoy the outdoors while escaping the shoulder to shoulder crowds of the attractions in Orlando. If you are looking for a way to relax on the water while floating down a crystal clear river with …

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Summit Day on Kilimanjaro and What to Expect

So climbing to the roof of Africa is on your bucket list and you’re wondering what to expect for summit day on Kilimanjaro? Climbing to over 19,000′ isn’t easy and summit day on Kilimanjaro has the potential to be the most difficult day of your life. It’s a midnight start with about seven hours of …

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Simple Kilimanjaro Packing List || June Thru October

Hiker sorts through backpack and other gear while climbing Kilimanjaro

A complete Kilimanjaro packing list that includes Kilimanjaro packing tips and Kilimanjaro gear reccomendations for a succesful summit to the roof of Africa.

The 5 BEST Natural Springs Near Orlando

Looking towards the island of the Emerald Cut.

Florida is home to more than just theme parks. There are plenty of outdoor activities in Central Florida including tons of natural springs near Orlando.

Kilimanjaro Backcountry Adventures

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest mountain in Africa. There are glaciers that cover the top of the peak that could very well disappear in the next few decades. It is one of the seven summits and is located in the beautiful country of Tanzania. The trek is …

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The Machame Route: Climbing Kilimanjaro

The Machame Route, also known as the “Whiskey Route”, is one of the more popular ways to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Machame route winds its way from the base of Kilimanjaro through a variety of habitats making it one of the most scenic routes. This trail is also considered one of the …

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Kayaking From King’s Landing

Kayaking from King’s Landing near Apopka, Florida is the perfect starting point for a paddling adventure down the Wekiva River or through the Emerald Cut.

Kayaking at Weeki Wachee Springs

Most vacationers come to Florida for the world-class theme parks, beaches, and resorts. The downfall to popular tourists spots is long lines and shoulder to shoulder crowds that usually plague most of the high-end attractions. Luckily, Florida boasts plenty of lesser-known beaches, a plethora of charming small towns and dozens of freshwater springs. If you’re …

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Adventure Gear Wish List

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to surprise your adventure seeking friends or family with simple gifts and gadgets that could end up being an essential item during a trip. I’m a big believer in less “stuff” and more “experiences”, but sometimes having the appropriate gear packed can be vital for a comfortable vacation. Of course, your final destination will determine a huge chunk of your packing list, but here are a few of the things I never leave home without. Click on each heading to see my favorite gear!

Summiting Grays Peak

Our trip to Colorado had one goal, climb some 14ers. We opted for the highest, Mount Elbert, followed by a route where we could snag two at once. This being my first trip to Colorado, it was important to stay safe, but also see as much as possible during a long weekend. Grays Peak and …

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Visiting Georgetown, Colorado

It’s not hard to stumble upon unique mountain towns as you gallivant across the Rockies. A short drive from Denver reveals stunning landscapes and picturesque mountain ranges for as far as the eye can see. Coming from Florida, where the elevation tops out at about 345′ above sea level, it was easy to get distracted by …

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Summiting The Second Tallest Mountain In The Lower 48

If you are visiting Colorado, most likely your plans call for some time spent in and around the mountains. For the more adventurous, you might include a hike to the summit of a fourteener, which is a mountain that reaches 14,000′ or higher. Colorado boasts over fifty fourteeners scattered across the state. These mountains are …

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Staying In Leadville To Summit Mount Elbert

This past year I accomplished one of my bucket list goals by climbing to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and upon returning home I realized there is a mountain range right here in this country that I have yet to explore. A girl’s trip out to Colorado to summit the second tallest peak in the …

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5 Reasons To Visit Northern Italy

Of course, there are always many, many reasons to travel, especially to far off places with different cultures and exciting new landscapes. So when I say, “5 Reasons To Visit Northern Italy”, I’m conjuring up a very condensed list of a few of my favorite stops during my quick trip to Europe. Hopefully, I’ll be …

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Ricasoli Italy’s Oldest Winery

If you are planning a trip to Italy, most likely you’ll want to include a wine tour through the many famous vineyards of Tuscany. I’ll be honest that I am not a “wino” and instead would rather enjoy an ice cold beer, but a chance to immerse myself in the long history of the area …

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Bled Castle, Slovenia

Sitting at the foothills of the Julian Alps, Bled is a small town just south of the Austrian border in the beautiful country of Slovenia. Perched on top of a steep cliff is Bled Castle, which is considered the oldest castle in Slovenia and one of the most visited attractions in the country. It made …

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Short Layover In Venice Italy

Venice is an elaborate city with winding alleyways and endless options for food or drinks. Most people spend a couple of days and still don’t manage to see everything. Landing in Venice and having to move on to our next destination only left me with a handful of hours to explore. Even with a crunched …

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Weekend Trip To Europe

Sitting in front of the computer while pondering the details of a potential weekend trip to Europe for an old friends wedding, I opened up a Dove chocolate piece with a message that said: “Book the plane ticket”. I don’t always rely on the universe to tell me what to do, but in this case, …

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Visit This Natural Wonder Of The World In Africa

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls sits between Zimbabwe and Zambia along the Zambezi River. Also called Mosi-oa-Tunya or the “The Smoke that Thunders”, Victoria Falls is considered the worlds largest waterfall based on its combined height (354′) and width (5,604′). Where to stay If you are looking for budget-friendly accommodation, check …

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Do Not Miss These 5 Things During Your Trip To Iceland

The land of fire and ice, Iceland encompasses a variety of landscapes from moss covered lava fields to giant glaciers as well as vast waterfalls and serene hot springs. Iceland is perfect for the adventurous traveler looking for beautiful scenery, exciting excursions, and spontaneous side ventures. My advice, rent a car, bring your tent and take …

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Adventure Watch: Garmin Forerunner 235

There are literally hundreds of fitness trackers and watches to choose from and the decision between even just a few can be a difficult one. For most, a wearable fitness tracker will be on your wrist most of the time so you will want one that is attractive, durable, comprehensive and easy to use. When …

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Driving In Italy

Driving in another country can be stressful and ominous compared to commuting in your hometown. Laws, signage and overall demeanor on the roads can be completely different, but don’t let that deter you from taking on the open road and having a completely flexible itinerary. Be prepared, be cautious and most importantly be confident. It’s …

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Adventure Travel On A Budget

I often get asked, how do I travel so much especially on such a tight budget? My short answer is, I do an obscene amount of research before I ever commit to any type of adventure travel. I search for weeks for any deals and ways to save money. My priority is always the most “bang …

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The Best Credit Card For Travel

Obviously, there are tons of credit cards that all offer amazing benefits for various types of lifestyles. Some cards give a percentage back on all groceries while others are more geared towards retail rewards. My wanderlust called for a credit card that would accumulate points quickly and be cashed in at a high value for …

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Looking For A Beginner DSLR Camera That Is Perfect For Travel?

Some of the best souvenirs you bring home with you after an epic adventure aside from the memories are the photographs. After years of traveling and having a mediocre point and shoot camera that at best got the job done, I was ready to upgrade to something that could zoom without becoming pixelated and capture …

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10 Photos That Will Inspire You To Trek To Everest Base Camp

A trip of a lifetime that needs to be checked off your bucket list. Stand amongst the highest mountains in the world and be left in awe as you ascend into the rich culture of the Himalayas. You will return home with a sense of accomplishment and a desire to return to the thin air. 1. …

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Swimming With Manatees In Crystal River

These large marine herbivores frequent the waters of the Florida coast throughout the year but will retreat to the warmer waters of many natural springs as temperatures drop in the winter months. As the springs fill up with sometimes hundreds of manatees, it offers a chance to observe and be amazed by their size and …

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Put The Great Smoky Mountains National Park On Your To-Do List

While I only spent a quick weekend in and around the Smoky Mountains National Park, I felt that was just enough time to get acquainted with the vast wilderness of the Appalachian mountains in Tennesse. Although I still have a fair bit of exploring to do within the national park, I wanted to express just …

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10 Photos That Will Inspire You To Take A Trip To Iceland.

Iceland has been a hot spot for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers for the last few years. The island offers an array of activities from ice climbing to hiking as well as beautiful landscapes and gorgeous waterfalls. From my experience, the locals do an amazing job of making guests feel welcome and safe.  Many visitors …

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Silver Springs Kayaking and Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy theme parks in Orlando and Tampa to relax and explore one of Florida’s oldest natural attractions, Silver Springs State Park. Silver Spring is one of the largest artesian springs in the world and has tons of activities for locals and visitors to appreciate wild …

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Kayaking Blue Springs in Florida

There are tons of springs scattered across the sunshine state and a few of these natural gems are less than an hour from Orlando. One of the most popular springs in central Florida, Blue Springs State Park is known for the high volume of manatees that seek refuge in the winter months and its crisp, …

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Rainbow Springs Kayaking and Tubing

The Rainbow River has been a natural Florida gem for decades and continues to draw locals and tourists to its crisp cool waters. The Rainbow River is fed by the headspring at Rainbow Springs State Park which is one of Florida’s largest freshwater springs. The river’s vibrant colors and crystal clear water make it the …

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