Right around the time the whole COVID-19 thing hit, I was feeling a little burned out on Instagram. I was spending too much time on it and not enough time interacting with the people in my inner circle.Continue reading “You Are Not Here For Instagram”
The Mirante da Granja Guarani (aka Quiosque das Lendas) in Teresópolis , Brazil, may be abandoned and in ruins, but the historic site still draws tourists to this vibrant community north of Rio de Janeiro.
Local sports director Arnaldo Guinle (1884 – 1963) financed the building of the open air structure in 1929 and had it faced with tiles worked by the Portuguese ceramist Jorge Colaço (1868 – 1942), who painted the tiles in Lisbon.
Is volleyball too easy for you? Why not try futevolei – the volleyball you play with your head and feet.
We stumbled onto this game at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, and we were hooked.
We had the hardest time trying to find Boulevard Olimpico in Rio de Janeiro.
This was one of those special places where Google Maps and Google Translate failed us, and we were getting frustrated.
We knew it was huge, and it was supposed to be RIGHT THERE on the map.
The Trilha Cartão Postal, aka the Postcard Trail, in Brazil’s Serra dos Órgãos National Park is exactly what it claims to be – a trail that delivers hikers to an incredible postcard-worthy landscape featuring the iconic mountains Escalavrado, Dedo de Deus (the Finger of God) and Cabeça de Peixe (Fish Head).Continue reading “Postcard Trail, Serra dos Órgãos National Park, Brazil”
Kite Trail, part of the Dog Run Hollow trail system in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, offers the shortest route to the incredible yet underwhelmingly-named Forty Foot Hole.Continue reading “Kite Trail to Forty Foot Hole – Hiking Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge”
The Narrows is the true show-stopper of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, and you’d be remiss if you didn’t include this incredible feature in your to-do list during your visit to Southwest Oklahoma.Continue reading “Experience the Narrows at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge”
I’d seen so many hiking blog posts, comments and videos surrounding the difficulty of the Valley of Boulders portion of Charon’s Garden Trail, by the time we’d reached the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma I’d almost completely psyched myself out.
On the other hand, I had also seen photos of children navigating parts of the boulder field with ease, so how hard could it be? We’d know for sure if we could cross it the moment the “Apple and Pear” rock formation on the west side of Elk Mountain came into view. I’d given us a 50/50 chance of making it through.Continue reading “Charon’s Garden Trail – Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge”
Yeah, this is a hiking website, but you’ve gotta eat too, right? Ever heard of a culinary trail? Think of it as a trail you hike with your face.
The best fried chicken restaurants in the United States are all conveniently clumped together in one little artery-clogging corner of Southeastern Indiana. Here, fried chicken is lifeblood, and we’ve assembled a comprehensive list of establishments on (and off) the famed “Chicken Trail.”Continue reading “The Best Chicken Trail Guide for Southeastern Indiana”