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Sampling Syracuse Food Tour

Food Tours have become all the rage over the past few years and they really are a great way to see the sights and take in the local flavors of your destination. Some cities shine in a food tour because the food is so ingrained in their culture like New Orleans and Chicago but lesser […]

5-day White Mountain Summer Vacation Itinerary

Are you planning a White Mountain vacation this summer? Check out my classic 5-day White Mountain summer vacation itinerary. It’s packed full of natural wonders, great views, and budget activities that the whole family can enjoy. Whether you choose to stay in one of the many beautiful White Mountain resorts or inns or camp in […]

6 Easy White Mountain Hikes

If you are planning to vacation in New Hampshire you will want to make the White Mountains a big part of your itinerary. The area is gorgeous and full of free activities and sights which get you close to the area’s unfettered natural beauty. Hiking is a fantastic way of experiencing this area but be […]

Essential Items for Hiking the White Mountains

Hiking the White Mountains is a great activity for visitors to New Hampshire in all seasons. The White Mountains are beautiful and joyous to climb and there are opportunities for all levels of hikers to get out and enjoy the outdoors. However the mountains are very high, very steep and very remote and many travelers […]

Six Best 4000-foot White Mountain Day Hikes

Hiking is the best way to experience the beauty and power of the White Mountains. White Mountain trails provide fantastic views and great opportunities for fun, fitness and adventure. For the experienced hiker the White Mountains offer a variety of challenging trails including multi-day treks and of course the famous Appalachian Trail. For most of […]

Casa Grande Mountain Retreat

While Puerto Rico is well known for its many beach resorts, it also offers amazing rainforest retreats and off-the beaten path hidden gems where you can easily retreat from the modern world! The interior of Puerto Rico,┬áthe Cordillera Central region, is mostly undeveloped and wild with winding roads leading up and over beautiful mountain passes. […]

Grand Canyon rafting 10-day trip itinerary (and menu!)

A Grand Canyon rafting trip is truly the trip of a lifetime! From amazing scenery, thrilling rapids, great guides, sidetrips, food, it is an unforgettable experience. I took a 10-day motor raft trip with AzRA (Arizona Raft Adventures) whom I recommend above all other rafting outfitters. They have a long history on the river, with […]

Grand Canyon Rafting: Essential Packing List

For those of you embarking on a Grand Canyon rafting adventure I’ve compiled an Essential Packing List to assist you in preparing for this amazing experience. Note: I went on a 10-day motor trip in late August so conditions could differ if you are going in a different season or on a different type of […]

Rafting the Grand Canyon

Since my very first trip to the Southwest as a child it has held a special and magical place in my traveler’s heart. I think it is the wide open space, not possible in the Northeast (unless you climb a mountain!), the rich colors of the earth, the architecture, the culture, the food and the […]

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