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Visiting Yosemite in Autumn

Before the winter weather would leave us housebound for three months here in the Midwest, my family and I decided to take one last trip out west, to visit Yosemite National Park, right before Thanksgiving. We were in northern California to visit family and wanted to take the short trip to the Sierras to see one of our favorite National Parks. It was the first time any of us had ever visited Yosemite in the off season. It was so different in fact, that I wanted to share my photos as well as my overall impression of Yosemite in autumn…

Visiting Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Meteor Crater Natural Landmark Meteor Crater Road, Winslow, AZ GRADING Overall Score: B Recommended?: Yes Information: Open daily 8 am – 5 pm Closed on Christmas Day, open Thanksgiving Day 8 am – 1 pm Located off Exit 233 on Interstate 40 Free parking Schools and group tours welcome Admission Prices: Adults: $18 Seniors 60+: $16 Children 6-17: $9 Veterans: $9 Active Duty Military: Free Regular admission does not include the 4D Experience Room admission. This costs an additional $5 for adults and children ages 6 and up…

A Fishing Trip Packing List

Fishing is not just a sport. It’s a great way to spend time with your friends and family. There’s nothing quite like being outdoors, breathing the fresh air, and enjoying the views from your boat. As a matter of fact, fishing is quite beneficial for your health because your body makes vitamin D while you’re in the sun, which helps to strengthen bones. Spending time fishing also improves one’s balance and enhances shoulder and arm strength.  Whether you’re fishing for the sport, the love of being outdoors, or both, here are…

Top 5 Experiences in Whistler

Before the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Whistler was a much quieter place. Since the event, Whistler has become THE place to go for locals, tourists, skiers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Its picturesque setting, eco-friendly and sustainable culture, as well as its walkable, ski town ambiance make it an attractive destination for almost everyone. My family and I visited in the summer of 2019 and LOVED it.  Since there are so many fantastic things to do here, I’m going to cover the highlights of this amazing city and dish out my list of top 5 things…