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Sliding Rock, North Carolina: Nature’s Waterslide
As soon as I found out we were moving to North Carolina I began researching all the fun things I was going to have to do here. One of the first things I came across was Sliding Rock and I could not wait for my chance to go. To experience the thrill of this ...

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Ginnie Springs, FL: Freshwater Diving
The crystal clear waters of Ginnie Springs have been calling my name for awhile now and I am so happy I finally got to take the plunge.  There are actually 7 different freshwater springs at Ginnie Springs Outdoors so there is a lot to explore. These private...

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Chimney Rock State Park, North Carolina
The location of this state park has some spectacular views. From Lake Lure, made famous by the movie Dirty Dancing, to the beautiful forest, and 404ft waterfall. The granite 315ft monolith, Chimney Rock,  protrudes from Hickory Nut Gorge and sits at an elev...

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The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks
  Shackleford Banks is the southernmost island along the Crystal Coast of North Carolina and it is part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. The island is home to about 140 feral horses. These horses are descended from Spanish Mustangs and swam to the isl...

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Graveyard Fields and the Upper Falls
  At milepost 418 of the Blue Ridge Parkway lies the beautiful Graveyard Fields Loop. The 3.2 mile loop takes you through a scenic valley with stops at a 3 waterfalls. We actually decided to stop here because we saw the lower waterfall from the road and I’m...

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Swimming with Wild Dolphins in Hawai’i
There is nothing more exhilarating than swimming alongside a pod of wild dolphins. The way they move so effortlessly and glide so beautifully through the water is mesmerizing. It always amazes me to see the different personalities of the dolphins in the pod...

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20 Signs You Are From Hawaii
You cannot decide which beach to go to. The struggle is real.  W anna go surfing? Diving? Or just wanna chill? Different beaches offer different activities. You care more about the surf report than the weather report.  After all, the weather is always nice ...

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Swimming with Sharks in Hawaii
I t seems like most people shudder at the idea of swimming with sharks, saying, “That’s crazy!” and, “Aren’t you scared?”. Actually, sharks are some of my favorite animals and swimming with them is always an amazing experience. As strange as it may be, in a...

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How to Snorkel Like a Pro
Safety First The ocean can be unpredictable. Undercurrents, waves, and certain sea creatures can make for a bad time. Do a little research about the area before you get there. What kind of animals live there? How strong are the currents? What is the weather...

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An O'ahu Secret: The Mermaid Cave
Isn't it just magnificent? This "Mermaid Cave" is one of the most beautiful places on the island of O'ahu. The impressive, but dangerous grotto is really an extraordinary site to take in...or, it used to be. No, I will not reveal the location, so if you cam...
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