How a Handheld GPS Can Be Your New Favorite Lifeline

Geocaching Croom

Are you looking for a way to improve your adventures – be it kayaking, hiking, or camping? The reality is, any activity in central Florida can be greatly enhanced with the help of a handheld GPS. I have found that using a handheld GPS is much more effective than using a cell-phone when tracking your […]

New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection

Kids Camp Cooking

New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection  Contact with nature is an important part of growing up and linking Americans to one another; competing priorities and other factors impede getting outdoors.  The findings from an unprecedented national study of Americans’ relationship to nature reveal an alarming disconnection, but also widespread opportunities […]

Best Camping Near Tampa: 9 choice campgrounds

Camping Near Tampa

Written  by Bob Rountree Originally posted at http://www.floridarambler.com/florida-camping/best-camping-near-tampa/   Looking for Camping Near Tampa?~ Public campgrounds are plentiful around Tampa Bay, offering a natural Florida experience for visitors who wish to get away from honking horns and urban irritants while still being able to enjoy the many attractions the area has to offer. Without further ado, […]

National Parks Road Trip Days 8-End

More than halfway though our National Parks Road Trip… Before leaving Bluff, UT we took the advice of the staff at Cottonwood Steakhouse and visited Sand Island , a BLM property offering very nice camping sites and excellent launching facility on the shores of the San Juan River. We were hiking out to see the […]

National Parks Road Trip Days 5-7

Let me start by saying a National Parks Road Trip in the Southwest is a great place to break your habit or addiction to your wi-fi toys! I have not typed up a blog due to lack of reliable signal pretty much anywhere unless you pay for a hotel. Since we are camping many nights, we […]

National Parks Road Trip Day 3-4

When I say the Grand Canyon is on my bucket list you have to understand for how long it has been there, Remember when the Brady Bunch was on at primetime? Most of you cannot – but the day that episode aired in 1971 I was mesmerized and few days went buy since that I […]

National Parks Road Trip Day 1-2

Taking our first vacation in 10 years was not an easy thing to do. It seems our daily lives have been so busy and life has been so crazy that this trio was 5 years in the planning. Originally set as our honeymoon trip 5 years ago, things just changed. So finally we are on […]

Over 50 Adventures ROCK!

BOW Suwannee River Trip

Just got back from an AMAZING overnight kayak trip down the Suwannee River in what I must say was my most enjoyable river trip to date. Guiding for the Florida Becoming an Outdoors Woman program (Beyond BOW) put me in charge of 6 mostly beginner paddlers for a scenic trip via kayak down the river. […]

What joy can a single acorn bring?

Vito's Oak

What joy can a single acorn bring? Here is a story of just one special acorn. Vito gathered an acorn from a large tree in the forest and planted it in a pot  at his home with his 2 lovely young daughters and wife Kathy. They patiently waited and watched the acorn sprout and they […]

Spring in Florida

First Day Hike

Everyone says there are no seasons in Florida. What they don’t realize is there is no seasons for those who spend their full year in air-conditioning and never leave the comfort of their homes. The seasons – though not near as strongly identified – are still ever present. As we move from spring to summer […]