Category: camping

Lily Pad Lake: A Family Friendly Hike in Summit County

Lily Pad Lake is one of the most family-friendly hiking trails in Summit County. With easy trailhead access, gradual inclines and a beautiful lake filled with lily pads at the end of the hike, this is a trail that everyone at any age can enjoy. There are two access points to this lake, the Lily

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Camping and Hiking near Montezuma, Colorado

The beauty about living in the middle of the Rocky Mountains is having the ability to hide out, in the quiet of the forest, and feel like you’re miles away from everything. The fact that we can do this is great for weekends when we want to camp out and hike, yet not travel too

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Columbine Lake Trail near Winter Park

When spring makes its appearance in the Colorado Rockies, the people of the small towns scattered across the mountains rejoice in the sight of snowfall, sunshine and warmer days. As we approach mid-April, Mother Nature has given us days as warm as the ’50s and ’60s here in the high country and that made me

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Glamping in Rome with GoOutside Italy

If you read my previous post on Rome, you’ll know that it wasn’t my favorite city. I’ve come to terms with the fact that it was simply a clash in cultures… not necessarily a clash between an American with Italians, but a clash between my personality and a bustling city. Thankfully, on the outskirts of

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Slab City

                                                                  “God is Love” A beautiful message spread over Salvation Mountain that welcomes visitors to the famous yet unbelievable Slab City. This off grid city that resembles a post-apocalyptic movie was first introduced to us on our second day on the road. We met a young couple at a rest stop in Utah who told us

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Redwood National Park

I’ve mentioned several times on this trip how the feeling of insignificance constantly emerges whenever we go sightseeing. I can still say that the most intense feeling of insignificance was definitely during our trip to see the Redwoods in northern California. Standing at the foot of these trees and looking up a couple hundred feet

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Oregon Coast (Part Two)

Florence After we left Newport, we had no idea where we were spending the night. Driving along I-5, we had so many rest areas to choose from, but highway 101 had nothing. Well, nothing free. We stumbled upon a campsite along the highway that had a few RV’s parked. Initially, we thought we got lucky

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Oregon Coast (Part One)

Our Oregon Coast adventure was such a whirlwind of events that I had to split it up into two parts. I took about 400 photos and had to narrow it down to a special few because “ain’t nobody got time for that!” I’m starting to think I need to treat my DSLR like an old

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Crater Lake National Park

When our time in Ashland ended, we made our way east to Crater Lake National Park. Prior to our visit, I did some research on the lake and found amazing photos of the park during summer. The crystal clear lake, awesome trails and beautiful flowers was an enviable sight, but I had to keep in

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Ashland, OR

Southern Oregon is a definite spot on our list that we would love to visit again. We are no strangers to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest was my home until my teens. It wasn’t until this trip that I had no idea how unfamiliar I was with the southern part of the state. Our first

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