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Adventure at Utah Olympic Park

We were excited for our afternoon at Utah Olympic Park. This facility was home to the sliding sports, ski jumping & the Nordic combined in the 2002 winter Olympics. Unfortunately, many former Olympic facilities aren’t used effectively after the games, but that’s not the case here: this is still the training site for Olympic athletes. […]

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Learning to Ski (Again)

After our semi-successful attempt at learning how to ski last year in Vermont, we thought it would be fun to try again during our recent trip to Park City. Except this time, we were going all in: we were going to ski at Deer Valley, consistently ranked as one of the best ski resorts with the […]

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Snowshoeing in Park City

8,500′ up on a snowshoeing hike through the Wasatch Mountains, it was just me & B, Doris & Jeff from Atlanta & our spunky guide, Sonya. Surrounded by fluffy, powdery snow, bare aspen trees & fat pine trees, the only sound was the crunch of snow under our feet & our warm breath against the icy air. It was perfection. […]

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Kayak Amelia Island

There’s nothing I like better than exploring a new location by the water & one of the easiest & most calming ways to do that is from the seat of a kayak. Amelia Island has a few different kayak rental places, but Kayak Amelia provides some of the most reasonable prices & longest rental times. […]

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The Gorge

The first time I visited Watkins Glen State Park, I was immediately struck by how beautiful it was. This canyon in the earth smack in the middle of the town of Watkins Glen, NY. It is, perhaps, the most beautiful & easily accessible state park I’ve ever visited. The two mile Gorge Trail runs past […]

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Hiking to Taughannock Falls

Just 20 minutes north of the little college town of Ithaca, New York is a beautiful state park which is home to one of the state’s highest waterfalls. Taughannock State Park is on the west side of Cayuga Lake, in the small town of Ulysses. Taughannock Falls fall 215′ down the cliff side, making it the […]

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