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On My Travels The Great Outdoors and Nature

Things to Do While at the Beach

There is nothing like a day at the beach, no matter where that beach might be. Who doesn’t love the song of seagulls, the smell of the salt air and the soothing sound of the waves rolling onto the shore? I know I love it, it’s one of those places that simply brings my soul peace and harmony within minutes.

The beach however, isn’t just for strolling down, as much fun as that can be, but it can also be an adventure or even a mini-vacation depending upon how long you plan on visiting the beach. There are a lot of different things you can do while visiting the beach. Continue Reading

On My Travels The Great Outdoors and Nature

Things to Know In Order to Enjoy Hiking

Hiking can really be a wonderful way in which you can get out and truly enjoy what nature has to offer you. If you really have never been on a true hike it’s something that you should consider doing. If the word hiking scares you off just realize that if you can walk, you can hike. Honest. What hiking is, is simply going for a walk but instead of walking in the city or in a mall you do it in the wilderness. When it comes to hiking it isn’t much different from plain old walking except that the surfaces you’ll be walking on are more than likely going to be more uneven than what you will find at your local city park. Plus, if you are really going out some place out there, you need to be more prepared than you need to be when going on a walk. Continue Reading

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Creative Ideas for Those Seashells You’ve Been Collecting

I don’t know about you but any time I have an opportunity to visit a beach, I’m always looking for some great seashells to pick up and take home with me. I like doing this not only because they are a beautiful reminder of strolling along a warm sandy beach but, they can also be turned into some nice gifts if you want to be creative with them. Continue Reading

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The Culinary Delights of NOLA

Earlier, I posted about my wonderful trip to New Orleans and promised I’d post more about this incredible city and well, I’ve kept my promise. When writing about NOLA it would literally be a crime if one did not talk about the food. Oh my, the food in New Orleans is incredible and they offer a vast variety of absolute culinary delights! I have a friend that lives in the area and she once told me that if the food you serve in a restaurant in NOLA does not meet or rise above the “above average” mark you will not survive in New Orleans. Continue Reading

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Santa Barbara, CA – The American Riviera

Have you ever been to Santa Barbara? If not you’re really missing out. There’s a reason why it’s nicknamed “The American Riviera” and I should know because I was lucky enough not just to visit several times but I had the opportunity to live there for nearly eight years and what a wonderful eight years it was, had it not been for circumstances beyond my control at the time, I’d probably still be living there, because it’s the kind of place that is extremely hard to leave behind. Continue Reading