I’ve always said, my hobby is trying new things, so when my good friend asked me to hike 17 miles in West Virginia over a weekend and spend the night under the stars, I said, absolutely. I’ve now camped a handful of times, but it’s always been car camping. Carrying all of your supplies, Read More

There are so many beautiful hiking trails in the Rocky Mountain National Park, it’s hard to pick just one. So, we took the advice of locals working at an outdoor shop in the nearby town of Estes Park and chose the path to Sky Pond. The hike was just difficult enough that I felt, Read More

About a half hour north of Louisville, KY is a strip of land known as the Devil’s Backbone in the Ohio River. It was once a thriving tourist attraction near Charlestown, IN that brought in visitors by the boatload. Today, it’s hard to believe anything was built at Rose Island let alone guest cottages,, Read More

Sometimes the best hikes aren’t the most challenging; they are the ones that suck you into your surroundings where you don’t speak for hours because you’re consumed by the beauty around you.  Yosemite National Park is filled with these hikes. I’ve hiked in the Appalachian Mountains, Rockies, and even the Alps, but Yosemite still, Read More

“But it’s going to be so much fun. You have to go!” “Sure—why not?” Those three simple words over a casual meal were so easy to say, until I realized that meant hours of training in the cold winter months to prepare for the big race. Sure, I had run a few half marathons, Read More

“Pirates, parades and piratechnics” land on the shores of Tampa every winter and have been doing so for more than a century! It’s called Gasparilla. Ever heard of it? I sure hadn’t, but natives describe it as an adult mardis gras with beads, parties and costumes, so of course I had to check it, Read More

I’ve traveled to nearly two dozen countries on four continents, yet I have never visited an all-inclusive resort, which is seemingly the easiest introduction to overseas travel. In the beginning I was skeptical that I could truly relax, but by the end it wasn’t too hard to figure out. The best comparison I have, Read More

This spectacular natural formation dwarfs humans and is 55 ft higher than Niagara Falls!  We’ve known about it for hundreds of years, but it took millions to form. Follow signs off I-81 north of Roanoke to Natural Bridge, VA. The town is small and consists of a beautiful old brick hotel and the Bridge’s Visitors’ Center., Read More

Did you know there is a tropical rainforest in the United States? It’s wet; it’s green; it’s beautiful; and it’s in Puerto Rico. The El Yunque National Forest gets anywhere from 50-250 inches of rain annually, so be prepared for it to be a little damp and watch the slick ground.  It’s a great, Read More

Welcome to my website! I wanted to share a quick video to introduce myself (Lizi on Location) and invite you to take a journey with me!