Category Archives: Outdoors

Swinging Into the Yucatán

  September 12th, 2020 A week-long vacation in Mexico. How does that sound? We’ve transitioned from magic carpet to jungle vine with today’s post. We’re swinging into Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula to explore the local landscape. We’ll be here all week. Here’s J dropping from a rope into Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman near Valladolid, Mexico. We stopped here for a cool

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Yellowstone’s Hydrothermal Beauty

September 9th, 2020 Yesterday we came face to face with some fantastic beasts of Yellowstone and the Teton Range. Today we’re getting up close to living, breathing Planet Earth. Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the U.S. and the site of explosive volcanic activity over millions of years. The last apocalyptic eruption here occurred 640,000 years ago. The area

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Fantastic Beasts

September 8th, 2020 Surprise! Today we’re in Wyoming, as you might have guessed from yesterday’s photo of the Teton Range. Panning right, we find an old moose enjoying a long drink of water in the marshland around the Snake River. This region of Wyoming, near Jackson Hole, is such beautiful country — still wild and mostly undisturbed. We drove through

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Repost of the Day: The Old Trees of Alishan, Taiwan

Alishan National Park

August 18th, 2020 Today we’re in Alishan National Forest for a walk among giants in this repost from December, 2013. More tomorrow, Kelly Repost of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home. *** It’s

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Repost of the Day: Solo Hike on the Abel Tasman Coast Trail

August 12th, 2020 After yesterday’s arid and mountainous landscapes, today I’m reposting a story about my five-day hike along the lush coastline of Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand. This park is at the north end of the South Island, accessible from Nelson, which I had reached by bus after ferrying from Wellington to Picton. Before that, I journeyed

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