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50 Hikes 50 States Project–Idaho

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Idaho

50 Hikes 50 States Project--Idaho Idaho, with its odd shape and odd location, presented a challenge for us. It sits just a titch too far to drive from Denver, and it's too far away from the hikes we wanted to do in Oregon and Washington to be combined on a western...

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Iowa

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Iowa

50 Hikes 50 States Project--Iowa After two flat hikes in a row, one in Oklahoma and the other in Kansas, our Colorado legs were itching for some ups and downs on our 50 Hikes 50 States Project. With Iowa being our destination for the day, I didn't have high hopes for...

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Kansas

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Kansas

50 Hikes 50 States Project--Kansas Perhaps the giggle I get the most when talking about hiking all 50 states is the one about Kansas. "Does Kansas even have any hiking?" people have asked. Yes, by golly, it does. After spending a day driving from Oklahoma to Iowa...

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Oklahoma

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Oklahoma

50 Hikes 50 States Project--Oklahoma Our trip to the midwest, something I felt would be a bit of a chore, delighted us at every turn. I mean, really, who thinks that hiking in the midwest would be interesting or challenging? To our surprise, as the 50 Hikes 50 States...

50 Hikes 50 States–Maine

50 Hikes 50 States–Maine

50 Hikes 50 States--Maine A last-day-of-summer hike in coastal Maine was the perfect antidote to summer 2020. I've hiked many times in Maine, including almost dying in Arcadia National Park. My sister has lived in Old Orchard Beach for many years, so I have often...

Google Fi Service After One Year Review

Google Fi Service After One Year Review

Google Fi Review after One Two Years Update: This post was updated October 2020 after using Fi for over two years. I have been using Google Fi for one two years. In that time, I have traveled to Chile, New Zealand, Australia, French Polynesia, Easter Island, Chile,...

The Black Heritage Trail Portsmouth NH Take a Good Walk

The Black Heritage Trail Portsmouth NH Take a Good Walk

The Black Heritage Trail Portsmouth New Hampshire: Take a Good Walk In a year where the world is changing, I've personally learned so much. It took the George Floyd shooting for me to wake up to so much I don't know about US history. Despite loving it and excelling in...

50 Hikes 50 States–New Hampshire

50 Hikes 50 States–New Hampshire

50 Hikes 50 States--New Hampshire Sometimes, I don't pick the right hike. After researching and looking at many websites, I'll pick a hike that meets our criteria for our 50 Hikes 50 States Project, and off we'll go to the trailhead without doubt. But our New...

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Vermont

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Vermont

50 Hikes 50 States Project--Vermont To get to Vermont, you have to *go* to Vermont. It's not a state that you think you'll just swing by or get to on a business trip. It's a place you have to make a plan to visit. Even lumping it into our New England tour of our 50...

Breckenridge Troll Walk

Breckenridge Troll Walk

A Troll in the Woods (updated summer 2020 with new location!) A fun walk for families and adults alike to the Breckenridge troll awakens your child-like adventure and rewards you with imagination and intrigue. And it's fairly easy and short. After visiting the Troll,...

5 Unusual Things To Do on Peaks Island, Maine

5 Unusual Things To Do on Peaks Island, Maine

5 Unusual Things to Do on Peaks Island (note: this article was Summer 2020.) Ask the local Mainers, and they'll tell you that there's only one thing to do on Peaks Island (find sea glass), but I found 5 unusual things to do on Peaks Island, Maine. Peaks Island is a...

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Colorado

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Colorado

50 Hikes 50 States Project--Colorado Colorful Colorado. From the nation's tallest mountain range to red rocks and prairies, Colorado dazzles with healthy people constantly enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Everyone wants to be outside. Even the state's lotto...