Kilimanjaro Training Guide

Flights purchased, deposit sent, gear checklist made and plans finalized means we are inching closer to our Tanzanian expedition. The weeks and months leading up to any adventure tend to be just as exciting as the trip itself. As our group continues to gather the necessary gear, we are also preparing both physically and mentally …

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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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