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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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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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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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