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Beach Day Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List for your Day in the Sun

Relaxing days on the beach are pretty amazing. But your entire experience can be ruined if you forget something essential, like sunscreen, and have to spend the rest of the day struggling without it. To avoid this, take a look at my comprehensive list of the fundamental items for your chill day by the water. …

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Central Texas Hikes: A Review of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

This summer, I visited one of my favorite parks in Central Texas: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Known for its monumental pink granite dome, providing an unrestricted view of the Texas hillcountry, this park will surprise you by its grandeur, making for a truly unforgettable experience. On a day hike that I never wanted to …

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The Thrifty Traveler: How to Save your Money for What Matters

Let’s face it: travel, including outdoor activities, can be incredibly expensive. A morning on the river or an afternoon ziplining through the mountains can cost more than you were expecting. And the last thing you want to do is waste money on things you don’t need, missing out on these exciting opportunities. As a solution, …

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Texas Trails: My Top 5 Day Hikes near Austin

Endlessly scrolling through your Instagram feed, filled with beautiful landscape pictures of the Rocky Mountains or the Florida beaches, can be a real bummer sometimes. Especially if you live nowhere near those places. But believe it or not, there is plenty of hiking trails and beautiful destinations to visit everywhere in the world. Living in …

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A Rocky Mountain Summer: 4 Must Do Things Near Vail

Known for its pristine slopes, luxurious lodges and fine dining, Vail would seemingly be a barren wasteland in the summer. But on the contrary. During the warmer months, the Colorado Rockies hold all new attractions. Although majorly overlooked by the general public, with the snow gone and the rivers thawed, the peaks are the place …

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Ponca Arkansas Itinerary: A Weekend Adventure for the Whole Family

I recently took a trip with my family to Ponca, Arkansas, exploring the top rated activities in the area. After living in the state for more than 20 years and hearing all about what Ponca has to offer, it was time that we visited this little town for ourselves. Although there are several fun things …

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Summer Vacations in Texas: A Review of Krause Springs

For July 4th weekend, I decided to try something different: a dip in one of Texas’ most famous swimming holes, Krause Springs. Along with the spring fed hole itself, I was able to visit the manmade pool and the butterfly gardens. During my time at Krause Springs, I was able to learn more about myself …