Bahia Honda: Camping in the Florida Keys

The journey from Miami to the Keys will forever be one of my favorite road trips. My little car, windows down, skipping across tiny islands like a river rock hopping across flat water. Salty air rustling my hair into a knotted mess, sunshine warming … [Read more...]

Trail Running Florida: The Overseas Highway Heritage Trail

“North, or south?” Alex asked as we neared the end of the dirt road stretch. I took a deep gulp of humid air, trying to keep my breath while surveying the options ahead. We had just pulled over after finding a dirt road on Long Point Key. Our detour … [Read more...]

Florida: The USA’s Hidden Outdoor Adventure Gem

Here’s the thing: When I was a young adult living in Florida, I spent every weekend trying to get outside. And for some reason, I thought I had to cross state lines in order to achieve outdoor bliss. I’d spend up to 12 hours driving in a single … [Read more...]

Weeks 4 & 5 – Sunburnt: Winter in Miami

I used to love the long haul between Colorado and Florida. I’ve driven it over a dozen times, and it used to enchant me. These days, I’ve become a road trip curmudgeon. How do both Texas and Kansas stretch for so long? Why are southerners such awful … [Read more...]

Top Eleven Favorite Places from MY Journey in Focus

As many of you know, I’ve relinquished my “full-time road warrior” status in order to be closer to my parents in my hometown of Longview Washington. Here, I am within minutes of my Dad’s house as well as my Mom and Stepdad’s, and all four of my … [Read more...]

The Everglades: Where Wonders Only Whisper

I grew up on the outskirts of Everglades National Park yet I’ve struggled to love this place like I love the mountains. From a scientific standpoint, I’ve always understood the importance of the Everglades and been amazed by the diversity … [Read more...]

The Everglades: Where Wonders Only Whisper

I grew up on the outskirts of Everglades National Park yet I’ve struggled to love this place like I love the mountains. From a scientific standpoint, I’ve always understood the importance of the Everglades and been amazed by the diversity … [Read more...]

The Everglades: Where Wonders Only Whisper

I grew up on the outskirts of Everglades National Park yet I’ve struggled to love this place like I love the mountains. From a scientific standpoint, I’ve always understood the importance of the Everglades and been amazed by the diversity … [Read more...]

The Everglades: Where Wonders Only Whisper

I grew up on the outskirts of Everglades National Park yet I’ve struggled to love this place like I love the mountains. From a scientific standpoint, I’ve always understood the importance of the Everglades and been amazed by the diversity … [Read more...]

Final Days in Florida

The first thing I have to say about Florida is... well, I was going to say it rains a lot here, but upon reflection what I really need to say is that I will be back. It did storm a lot during the weeks I spent in Florida, but now that I'm in Georgia … [Read more...]