Early spring mornings are my favorite time to explore Florida’s picture perfect beaches. Temperatures are warming up, and while the majority of tourists are still asleep recovering from their previous night’s debauchery, it is the perfect time for a bike ride on Anastasia Island to go wildlife spotting! Located 5 miles south of historic Saint Augustine, Anastasia … More Anastasia Island Paradise: Florida’s Must See Beach For Wildlife Encounters
What makes Ravine Gardens State Park worth a visit you ask? Well for starters, the park has not one but two 120 feet deep ravines that were created by springs flowing into the Saint John’s River. The ravine is active, constantly changing, and will kick a novice hiker’s ass due to the many elevation … More Ravine Gardens State Park: Not All Of Florida’s Hiking Trails Are Flat!
We have all heard about the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails, but did you know that Florida has its very own 1,300 mile National Scenic Trail, one of only eleven congressionally designated NSTs in the United States, and the only NST where hikers can enjoy subtropical and temperate ecosystems year round? Can you picture yourself … More Invigorating Hike Along The Suwannee River Section Of The Florida Trail
I love globing the world so much that I tend to forget that some of the most interesting beaches are right here in my own backyard. So, I recently challenged myself to explore more of Florida’s beauty and in my quest to do so joined the friendly folks of the Sierra Club in their hike … More Two Must See Beaches To Be Included In Your Florida Itinerary!
This hike is an adrenaline rush on steroids! This hike has everything you could possibly wish for. Starting with steep man made stairs along Shannon Falls, the trail quickly turns all natural and wastes absolutely no time in gaining elevation. After winding through colorful rainforest scenery and impressive rock formations, you reach a first plateau with … More Stawamus Chief: Ultimate Hiking & Climbing Adventure
Stopping by the Squamish Adventure Center was the best thing we could have done coming off the Vancouver Island ferry with just a few hours of daylight left for hiking. With insufficient time left in the day to hike the infamous Stawamus Chief, Christine recommended we explore Smoke Bluff Park located directly behind the center. Home … More Granite Climbing Capital Of The World: Smoke Bluff Park Squamish BC
Shannon Falls is an easy, yet spectacular day trip from downtown Vancouver. The third highest waterfall in the province is located along the Sea to Sky highway just 58 km north of Vancouver. Rising 335 meters above Howe Sound its rumbling waters are fed by Mount Habrich and Mount Sky Pilot. The parking lot is free and provides easy … More Shannon Falls & Sea to Sky Gondola: Squamish BC
Lated only 30 minutes from Victoria, Scafe Hill is located in the northern area of Thetis Lake Regional Park and has incredible views looking east towards the Saanich area and northeast towards Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. While the hike is not long (3 km), the uphill section gains 165 meter of elevation very quickly while … More Scafe Hill Victoria BC: Mystical Forest Covered In Moss
The largest park in the Saanich area, Mount Douglas offers a spectacular 360-degree view of the area around Victoria, including east to Haro Strait, north and west to Saanich, and south towards downtown Victoria. Mount Douglas has a network of trails along its slopes and down to the beach area across Cedar Hill Road. It … More Steep Hike Or Easy Drive To The Top: Mount Douglas, East Saanich BC
Bear and cougar postings, steep elevations, and exposed rock climbing…… yes please!!! This hike is a challenge on all fronts, but you will feel so good thinking about those stunning panoramic views you took in at the summit when you’re soaking your aching leg muscles in a steaming hot bath at night. Challenging yes, but oh so … More This Hike Is Not For Sissies!!! Mount Finlayson, Goldstream Park BC