Category Archives: Nature

Celebrating tourism, keeping spirits up with nature

This year in particular has us all longing for travel once again; normal times would allow trip planning or a vacation to already be underway. A week of celebrating tourism, with virtual tours of many amazing destinations, has recently come … Continue reading

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An Earth Day milestone, protecting nature and reflecting on eco travel

A half-century-old tradition of celebrating the planet last week inspired me in several different ways. So much time indoors had me ready for at least a little bit of nature and luckily, Earth Day brought nice weather to the local … Continue reading

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Coronavirus impacts on everyday life and global travel

With Coronavirus (COVID-19) coverage, it feels as though much more time has passed since first seeing ghost-town-like scenes of normally crowded cities in China. It’s hard to believe how much has happened in only a couple of weeks of global … Continue reading

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A few travel bucket list destinations, their highlights and studying tourism

An online tourism class I mentioned in a previous post has since started and some content in the first chapter inspired this write-up. Following a textbook paragraph about top destinations around the world and what makes them stand out, there … Continue reading

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Taking on the Edge Challenge With a Nature Hike

Being a member of the Edge Fitness brought about a surprise opportunity to explore local nature along trails at Ridley Creek State Park. I had been wanting to see more of it for a long time. So when I first heard … Continue reading

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Taking on the Edge Challenge, Fall Season

It’s in the beginning weeks of another 8-week challenge event at The Edge Fitness and I had a great start. My weigh-in on kickoff night revealed a new low weight since becoming a member; I’m close to dropping below a … Continue reading

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The Closing of Glen Onoko

Photos of waterfalls in various state parks have me inspired to venture along trails and take in these spectacular sites for myself. A few are within a short driving distance from where I live, including the falls at Ridley Creek … Continue reading

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