East Coast US, New England, Travels

Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part V)

Well, it’s time for another post exploring the state parks of Connecticut. Today’s post will congregate around the western half of the Connecticut coast. Connecticut doesn’t have the best coastline – especially compared to the beaches of Massachusetts and Rhode Island or the waves of the open ocean – but there are some pretty stretches… Continue reading Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part V)

Northeastern US, Travels

Adventures in the Adirondacks – New York

Our final stop for vacation 2014 was Adirondack Park, New York. This giant park encompasses more than 6 million acres of the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, including rivers, lakes, and mountains. We had only two and a half days to spend in this area so we barely scratched the surface. But we had… Continue reading Adventures in the Adirondacks – New York

Canada, Travels

The unexpected beauty of the Georgian Bay – Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario

If I were making a list – which we all know I like to do – Bruce Peninsula National Park would be #1 on the "Most Unexpectedly Amazing Destinations" list. I began planning this vacation just like any other – pulled up Google maps, located parks in the general vicinity of where we wanted to… Continue reading The unexpected beauty of the Georgian Bay – Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario

East Coast US, New England, Travels

Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part IV)

When I first started this Connecticut State Parks series, I was thinking it would be 3 or 4 posts long. Turns out I drastically underestimated the number of state parks Pat and I have been to. I’m actually pretty impressed with us – the number is somewhere around 35. But what’s even more impressive is… Continue reading Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part IV)

East Coast US, New England, Travels

Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part III)

In June of 2014, Pat and I passed an important milestone for any adventurous couple – surviving our first camping trip together! It was a fairly last-minute decision, and we didn’t even have our own camping gear at this point. But we wanted to get out and explore, so we managed to borrow what we… Continue reading Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part III)

Montana, Travels, US National Parks

Icebergs and Lakes and Bears, Oh My! – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VI)

As you might guess from the title, this post involves bears. Many of them. In fact, this is the story of the time our plans almost got thwarted by bears twice in one day. In July 2011, three friends and I embarked upon a three-week Canadian Rockies adventure in which we camped our way through… Continue reading Icebergs and Lakes and Bears, Oh My! – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VI)

Montana, Travels, US National Parks

The Land of Many Glaciers – Glacier National Park, Montana (part V)

Picking up once again from my last post, we’re going to spend another day exploring Many Glacier! The subject of today’s post is actually one of my very favorite hikes – Grinnell Glacier. In fact, Grinnell Glacier is on my All-time Favorite Hikes list. It also tops my day hikes in Glacier list...which only exists… Continue reading The Land of Many Glaciers – Glacier National Park, Montana (part V)