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Outdoors Tag

This week, I thought I'd highlight some of my favorite moments from when I was in New Zealand. Looking back, I sure did cram a lot of uber-adventurous activities within the month I was there. Enjoy!! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Kayaking around Cathedral Cove on the North Island[/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The aforementioned kayak[/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"]

Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park is a top destination on the US’s east coast for 3 seasons out of the year. From early spring to late fall, the park is filled to the brim with eager wilderness seekers looking to get close to nature, take some pretty photographs and maybe even

As the winter doldrums set in, with this photo we're reminded of breezier days soon to come. This photo was taken on the Marathon Island in the Florida Keys by my sunrise-loving mother, who is off jetsetting with my equally cool dad while I'm holding down the fort

I was recently invited for a weekend of camping and outdoorsy fun in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah National Park. I was excited for the trip but terrified of one small detail… the trip was in late October.Sure, late October is the perfect time of year to visit Shenandoah. It's literally one

Coming to the end of a spectacular ride through Cade's Cove, a wide and striking valley with wistful pastures nestled into the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I pulled over next to a small wooded lot just at twilight and got out to stretch my legs. I could see an opening

California's Pacific Coast Highway is one of the most scenic drives in the United States for a reason... with views of jagged cliffs, pristine beaches and the Pacific Ocean for as far as the eye can see, it's easy to feel awed by the rugged beauty of the Golden State.Yesterday as I left Santa

  Sydney's Manly Beach is the ultimate beach-lovers paradise. Whether you decide to spend the day surfing, sun bathing or walking the Manly Scenic Walkway, you can expect some serious fun in the sun. And, if you take the ferry at Sydney's Circular Quay you can also expect the best up-close

The weekly "Jazz in the Garden" event is one of the most popular summer activities in Washington, DC. Centrally located right off the Mall at the National Gallery of Art's picturesque Sculpture Garden, people pack in each Friday to enjoy the night's jazz act (everything from Brazilian jazz to Afro Funk to

Auckland is the top gateway city for visitors arriving in New Zealand. For those looking to get out of the city and have a unique day trip before moving on to further explore this incredible country, why not head out on a brief ferry ride to picturesque Waiheke Island, full

For as long as I can remember, I've yearned to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece Fallingwater. I remember first hearing about it on a children's show as a kid (Sesame Street, perhaps?) and the concept of a house built over a stream, perfectly integrated with the surrounding environment has intrigued me ever since. It

  To some, the Grand Canyon is simply a "hole in the ground." To others, it's one of the most magnificant spots on the planet. (And, rightly so.) However, I think to truly appreciate the splendor of this water-carved canyon, you need to get up close and personal with it. Hike

Who hasn't wondered what it would be like to be on the Amazing Race? The idea of racing through some unknown land, uncovering clues and having a rip-roaring time along the way is enough to entice anyone to apply for the show.Luckily, I didn't have to go quite to that