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Pile of rocks by lake shore

Rockhounding Michigan: A Beginners Guide to Great Lakes Rock Hunting

When I set out on a road trip to Michigan, I really didn't know what I'd find. So it was a total surprise when I learned that Michigan's lake shores had more than pretty views, they had a secret trove of minerals and fossils waiting to be discovered! I've always loved collecting rocks and shells, and it turned out that the unexpected highlight of my trip was rockhounding Michigan. As an avid outdoors enthusiast who stumbled upon rockhounding in Michigan, I'm thrilled to offer a beginner guide you to looking for fossils in Michigan and the Great Lakes. So read on to discover common types of rocks in Michigan, where to find them and recommended tools.
Onteora Lake covered I snow in winter.

A Local’s Guide to Lake Onteora Trails in Kingston nY

Lake Onteora has some of the easiest and most accessible hikes near Kingston, New York. It's located up Route 28 just three miles west of Kingston, within the Bluestone Wild Forest. As a Kingston local, I've hiked each of Lake Onteora's trails multiple times, from water snowshoe treks to summer blueberry picking hikes. So read on for all the Onteora Lake Trail details and my favorite locals' tips to make the most of these accessible hikes near Kingston, NY!
9 Lesbian Travel Groups to See the World With

9 Lesbian Travel Groups to See the World With

Are you looking for lesbian travel groups? Discover 9 amazing LGBTQ+ women owned tour groups catering to lesbians and queer women exclusively. While it's wonderful that allies support queer travelers, sometimes we want to travel in the company of other queer women exclusively to feel safe, supported, and to create connections that come from being in all-queer spaces.
Best State Parks in California

12 Best California State Parks to Visit This Year

California has some of the most epic National Parks out there. But did you know it is also home to hundreds of beautiful state parks, each offering a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and cultural experiences? Add these 12 best California state parks to your travel bucket list to explore some magnificent landscapes!
Great National Parks in Nevada to Visit

Great National Parks in Nevada to Visit

National parks in Nevada may be some of the state's best kept secrets. Also, Nevada is one of the most LGBTQ friendly states to visit! Discover the best things to do at national parks in Nevada and the best time of year to visit. You'll also learn where to eat and where to stay that's LGBTQ friendly!
The Best Hotel Safety Tips for Solo Women Travelers

The Best Hotel Safety Tips for Solo Women Travelers

Whenever I head out on a solo trip, I take extra time looking for the right accommodation. One where I can come back to my room at the end of the day, relax, and be myself without worrying about what could go wrong. So I surveyed solo female travelers on hotel safety and included my own LGBTQ travel safety tips. Keep reading for a list of hotel safety tips for solo women and nonbinary folks.
A group of people on a whale watching in Iceland trip.

The Best Things to Do in Akureyri

Planning a holiday in northern Iceland? Here’s a guide to Akureyri that highlights the best things to do in Akureyri, what to eat, and where to stay, especially for LGBTQ travelers! I've included several budget options you can use if you're visiting Iceland on a budget. This way, you can spend more on the unique experiences that make a northern Iceland vacation so incredible, without having to feel worried about overspending on hotels, food and drink, and fancy geothermal spas.
Rainbow painted street in LGBTQ Reykjavik.

How to Spend 2 days in Reykjavik, Iceland’s LGBTQ Capital

Iceland is an incredible tourist destination packed with activities all year round. It's worth a visit AT LEAST once in your life. No Iceland vacation is complete without a stop in Reykjavik, which is not only Iceland's capital, it's the center of LGBTQ Iceland! This guide to Reykjavik is written for queer travelers and covers how to spend 2 days in Reykjavik, including what to eat and LGBTQ friendly hotels!
Rocky outcropping at Slabsides

Hudson Valley Hiking at Slabsides

Planning a Hudson Valley hiking trip and searching for the perfect day hike? Slabsides is an approachable hike near Kingston, NY that's beginner friendly, kid friendly and dog friendly. Here's a hiking route that takes you to the best spots at Slabsides, including my recommendation of where to eat after your hike.