Category Archives: Hiking & Outdoors

7 Jaw-Dropping Waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park

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If you love waterfalls as much as I do, you will be obsessed over these incredible waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park! There are several amazing Shenandoah National Park waterfalls.  We have picked a handful of our favorites and many of them are reachable with an easy hike within the park (and are accessible from Skyline […]

Everything to Know Before Visiting First Landing State Park

Rainbow sheen in Cypress Swamp at First Landing State Park

If you’re planning a trip to First Landing State Park, you should definitely do your research before going. This is a First Landing State Park travel guide including what to do, why you should visit, and more! About First Landing State Park Just outside of Virginia Beach is the historic and beautiful First Landing State […]

12 Gorgeous Beaches in Virginia That You Need to Visit

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Virginia doesn’t have a huge amount of coastline (only 112 miles), but what we do have in the state is jam-packed with gorgeous beaches and a plethora of things to do.  These are the best beaches in Virginia. Most sit along the Atlantic Ocean, but we are also listing Chesapeake Bay beaches and a few […]

Shenandoah National Park in Winter: Is It Worth Visiting?

Winter in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia

One of my favorite places in Virginia (and the US as a whole) is Shenandoah National Park. The park comes to mind when people think of fall, but there is plenty to keep one occupied in Shenandoah National Park in winter. This is a guide to winter in Shenandoah National Park– including what to do, […]

10 Best Trails for Hiking Near and In Charlottesville (All Levels)

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The historic city of Charlottesville, Virginia is often associated with the University of Virginia and once being the home of Thomas Jefferson.  However, this Virginia city is the perfect place to get outdoors and soak in the fresh air.  One of the most popular activities for active travelers is to go on an adventure hiking […]

10 Best Hikes near Charlotte, NC for All Levels (+ Map!)

Hiking trails near Charlotte North Carolina

I sometimes forget about how much nature surrounds Charlotte and how it is the perfect base for nature opportunities. These are the best hikes near Charlotte NC for all skill levels. I grew up in an area of the United States (Richmond, VA) where mountains were not my backyard and I always envied those that […]