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Kayaking the Toccoa River Canoe Trail in North Georgia

The Toccoa River Canoe Trail is a 13.8 mile route that goes from Deep Hole Recreation Area to Sandy Bottom Recreation Area in Blue Ridge, Georgia. This is a trip I’ve wanted to do since I first heard about it. I love this area of north Georgia, and I had a feeling this trip would… Continue reading Kayaking the Toccoa River Canoe Trail in North Georgia

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Commercial Fishing with my Dad in Cape Hatteras

When you go on a beach vacation and you order seafood at the local restaurant, do you have any idea where it comes from? Do you know what a drop net looks like or how it works? Most people have some vague idea of how a farm works, and how their meat and vegetables get… Continue reading Commercial Fishing with my Dad in Cape Hatteras

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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park in Florida

Gilchrist Blue Springs is Florida’s newest state park. It was recently purchased from private owners and the state is in the process of building out the campground, visitor center and other amenities. Currently there are picnic tables, a campground, restrooms, a shop to rent kayaks, and a small snack bar serving burgers, hot dogs, ice… Continue reading Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park in Florida

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Kayaking the Ichetucknee River in North Florida

I am the queen of the mini vacation. When I get a chance to take a quick getaway, especially if I have a free place to stay, I take it! That’s how I ended up in Newberry, Florida last weekend. My friend’s brother lives in Newberry, outside of Gainesville and near some of Florida’s most… Continue reading Kayaking the Ichetucknee River in North Florida

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The One Thing Money Can’t Buy- it ain’t love.

Social media is one of my favorite topics. I love to hate it. I got off of all social media this year and instantly felt happier and more content. I would highly recommend deleting your Facebook and Instagram to anyone who asks. There were a few reasons I kicked social media to the curb, but… Continue reading The One Thing Money Can’t Buy- it ain’t love.

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How the Outdoor Industry Discourages People from Going Outside

It seems to me that the outdoor industry has claimed ownership of the outdoors. Paradoxically, they preach a message that the outdoors is for everyone while simultaneously acting as a gatekeeper that prevents people from going outside. I’ll explain, but first let me say that I’m not talking about diversity here. There’s a big push… Continue reading How the Outdoor Industry Discourages People from Going Outside