My Excellent Adventure Finding Brood X Cicadas in North Georgia
Jun20

My Excellent Adventure Finding Brood X Cicadas in North Georgia

I set out Memorial Day Weekend on a road trip to find Brood X cicadas in North Georgia. Along the way, I visited friends and stayed in dog-friendly HipCamp sites.

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HipCamp Stay in North Georgia: Tiger Drive-In Theater in Tiger
Jun20

HipCamp Stay in North Georgia: Tiger Drive-In Theater in Tiger

The coolest place to camp in North Georgia is the Tiger Drive-In Theater in Tiger.

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HipCamp Stay in Hendersonville, North Carolina: NERO Coffee + Camp
Jun20

HipCamp Stay in Hendersonville, North Carolina: NERO Coffee + Camp

I booked a camping spot at NERO Coffee + Camp in Hendersonville, N.C., via HipCamp because it’s close to DuPont State Recreational Forest and the owner has an intriguing story.

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HipCamp Stay in Winnsboro, South Carolina: Rosewood Rendezvous Tiny Cabin
Jun20

HipCamp Stay in Winnsboro, South Carolina: Rosewood Rendezvous Tiny Cabin

Horses. Donkeys. A farm dog. Fireflies. And more! The Rosewood Rendezvous Tiny Cabin in Winnsboro, S.C. is a magical mountain stay booked through HipCamp.

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Earning My Floridian Cred by Canoeing the Peace River Hunting for Fossils
Jun06

Earning My Floridian Cred by Canoeing the Peace River Hunting for Fossils

Paddling the Peace River is something you must do to be considered a true Floridian. Even us Yankees who relocated to the Sunshine State can earn our Florida cred by paddling a portion (or all) 106 miles of the Peace from Polk County in Central Florida to Charlotte Harbor in Southwest Florida. Here’s a confession, up until March, I have never paddled the Peace River.

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This Sweet Florida Glamping Spot Has Donkeys!
May09

This Sweet Florida Glamping Spot Has Donkeys!

I love camping but I’m at the age where hotel camping is more my speed. Needing to reconnect with nature and center my soul, I used HipCamp to find a sweet Florida glamping spot near Jacksonville called the Good Karma HoneyBee Bnb.

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Tips for Planning a Shelling Vacation in Southwest Florida
Apr25

Tips for Planning a Shelling Vacation in Southwest Florida

Interested in planning a shelling vacation in Southwest Florida? Following is a response I provided a reader looking for advice on planning her shelling vacation.

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10 Reasons to Love Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring, Florida
Apr03

10 Reasons to Love Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring, Florida

Lush, dense forests, ancient oak trees, boardwalk trails, and history are some of the reasons to visit Highlands Hammock State Park. Here’s what I love about this Sebring park.

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Get Outside and Get Treasure Hunting!
Mar19

Get Outside and Get Treasure Hunting!

Discovering treasure hunting during the pandemic has been a bright spot It’s a way of getting outside, keeping my body and mind active, staying safe by socially distancing from others, and discovering new places, whether in my neighborhood or another state.

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Best Shelling Experience in Southwest Florida: Treasure Seekers Shell Tours
Feb14

Best Shelling Experience in Southwest Florida: Treasure Seekers Shell Tours

Shell, yeah! I had the best shelling experience in Southwest Florida earlier this year and it was with Treasure Seekers Shell Tours in the Ten Thousand Islands.

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Shoot Like A Girl® Free Archery and Firearms Experience at Bass Pro Shops® in Fort Myers, FL, Feb. 6 & 7, 2021
Feb02

Shoot Like A Girl® Free Archery and Firearms Experience at Bass Pro Shops® in Fort Myers, FL, Feb. 6 & 7, 2021

The Shoot Like A Girl Home of the Brave Tour is making its first scheduled stop of the year at Bass Pro Shops in Fort Myers, Florida for a free interactive event.

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Spa Day at Myakka Elephant Ranch in Florida
Dec30

Spa Day at Myakka Elephant Ranch in Florida

A spa day is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday and I arranged an indulgent encounter for a friend at one of the most unique spots in Florida, Myakka Elephant Ranch

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Hello Reel Talk Radio Listeners!
Dec13

Hello Reel Talk Radio Listeners!

If you found me from my appearance on Reel Talk Radio hosted by Capt. Debbie Hanson, hello and welcome! Following are links making solo travel and outdoor adventures easier and topics we discuss on the show.

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What to do When You See a Gopher Tortoise in Florida
Sep09

What to do When You See a Gopher Tortoise in Florida

What do you do when you see a gopher tortoise in Florida? The first thing is to congratulate yourself because seeing one is a special experience. Here are other reasons why.

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Sea Turtle Patrol with Volunteers on Englewood Beach
Sep02

Sea Turtle Patrol with Volunteers on Englewood Beach

Each morning between mid-April through October, Coastal Wildlife Club Sea Patrol volunteers walk Charlotte County’s beaches looking for new sea turlte nests or hatchings.

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