Indiana Dunes Things To Do – Just 1 hour from Chicago!

My sand dune state park obsession continues!  The latest park added to my list, is Indiana Dunes State Park located in Chesterton, Indiana, just a one hour drive away from Downtown Chicago!  A small section of Indiana state borders Lake Michigan, but it’s a section that’s well worth a stop!  Here are some of my favourite Indiana Dunes things to do!

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Gold Coast, Australia: Two Mt Tamborine Walks You Need To Do!

When you think of Gold Coast in Australia, what’s the first thing that comes into your head?  I’m probably not wrong in thinking ‘beaches’…it’s in the name after all!  It shouts out white sandy coastline!  Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, Gold Coast’s Hinterland is home to several national parks, including: Tamborine National Park, Springbrook National Park (the ‘I’m a Celebrity Jungle’ for my UK readers!) and Lamington National Park.  This post will focus on Tamborine National Park and things to do on Mt Tamborine in a morning or afternoon, just a 50 minute drive from Surfers Paradise!

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Hiking The ‘Devil’s Staircase’ Segment of the Ice Age Trail in Janesville, WI

The Wisconsin Ice Age Trail is a 1,200 mile hiking trail stretching from the Minnesota border, all the way to Lake Michigan.  Think of it as Wisconsin’s version of the Appalachian Trail!  Over 12,000 years ago glacial ice cut through Wisconsin shaping the landscape, the trail passes some of the most scenic parts of this terrain.  On my recent visit to Janesville, I hiked a very small section of the trail called the Devil’s Staircase Segment!

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8 Places to Enjoy the Outdoors in Dubuque, Iowa!

Who’s ready for the summer?!  There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Dubuque, Iowa.  In this post I share some of my favourites, along with some of my bucket list plans for this summer!  Are there any others you’d add to the list?

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Hiking The Mines of Spain, Dubuque – Iowa

In my opinion, one of my favourite places to go hiking is the Mines of Spain in Dubuque Iowa!  I’ve been in both summer and autumn but the recreational area is open all year round.  There are 10 different trails in various lengths and hiking levels.  Here’s a look at the 3 trails that I have completed!
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Tips For Climbing Kotor’s City Walls, Montenegro

Ever since I had watched Adventurous Kate’s Snapchat of her climbing up the Kotor city walls in Montenegro, I knew it was something I had to do, I love a good challenge after all!  Here’s a quick run down of Kotor…its Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro (not THAT far away from the Croatian border, Dubrovnik to Kotor is a doable journey!), rather than go around…the city walls go up ABOVE the city to the Kotor Fortress of St John’s Castle, there’s even a church half way up!  Entrance is €3 and it offers some of the best views of the city and bay.

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How to Hike to the Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign, located in the Hollywood Hills of LA, USA…you see it in so many films and TV shows yet it’s always so far away.    My goal – to touch it…to see how big it really is close-up.  After lots of Google researching, you discover it’s totally off limits and you’re only ever going to be able to touch it, if you dress up as a shrub and SAS crawl on your belly under the fence that guards it.  However, there are a couple of trails that you can hike that get you behind the sign.

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Alice Springs to Uluru – I didn’t climb Uluru and nor should you!

The adventurer inside of me was SCREAMING out to climb Uluru (aka Ayers Rock) in Australia.  What does it look like from the top?  I heard there were water holes up there, can they be seen?  Could I psychically get up there…sounds like a challenge, look there’s even a rope to help!  BUT I didn’t.  The responsible side of me took over.  Not only is it steep and dangerous (I saw people sliding back down on their bums!), the Aboriginals ask you not to out of respect.

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