When people think of Miami, the first things that usually comes to mind are glamorous shopping trips, ballin’ rap stars, and the infamous South Beach Club scene. The reality is that there’s a lot more to this beautiful city than fast cars and starving supermodels. Miami is actually a great spot if you love water sports like jet skiing, snorkeling, and kayaking. Interestingly, even though Lauren and I are both Miami natives, and love boating, neither of us have ever ridden on a jet ski. So when we caught wind of the Ski and Splash adventure tour from Tropical Sailing Miami, where we could actually accomplish all three activities in the same day, we knew we had to check it out!
There’s nothing I love more than visiting a beach or lakeshore when I travel. Growing up on Cape Breton Island, I was surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and they were an important part of my life in all seasons. Windswept winter walks, early autumn shell collecting, ice cream filled summer afternoons, and late spring bonfires are the scenes of my childhood.
It’s only natural that when Ryan and I adopted our beloved black lab mix, Chester, we expected him to be a water baby as well. Don’t all dogs love the water? And he’s (well, mostly) a lab – those webbed paws are perfect for some ocean fun! Much to our surprise, however, Chester seemed hesitant and, well, downright uncertain during his first few times to the lake.
When you think of Florida beaches, you think of soft sand and striped cabanas. We were looking for a less populated, natural Florida beach where sand is not dredged and trucked in. Blowing Rocks Preserve turned out to be exactly what we were in search of. Check out these amazing photos!
Road trippers are always looking for the next great road trip challenge. While touring the country we came to one of our favorite routes along the Pacific Coast – Highway 101. This route has everything you could ask for in a classic road trip. It includes winding roads, elevation changes, coastal cliffs, and beaches. We followed Scenic Highway 101 for two days, from Washington to Oregon to California.
In this Road Trip Planner for Highway 101 we’ll cover the first leg from Tacoma, WA to Grants Pass, OR.