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Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Center

In the 25+ years that the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Center has been in operation, they have kept over 2500 sea turtle nests safe and treated over 1300…

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (called the U.P. by locals), you’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches, scenic views, and forest areas I’ve ever seen. On our trip…

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

I’ve seen photos of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore before and I can honestly say, none of them will likely ever do this place total justice. The colors and…

The Soo Locks in Michigan

The Soo Locks in Michigan are a marvel of engineering. Just watching huge ships go through the locks is fascinating, but taking a boat tour through them ourselves…

Blue Hole Falls in Elizabethton, TN

I’m learning that waterfalls, in whatever shape, size, or form they take, are all beautiful in their own way. Blue Hole Falls, in Elizabethton, TN, is one of…

Laurel Falls in Hampton, TN

The trail to Laurel Falls in Hampton, TN (not to be confused with Laurel Falls near Gatlinburg, TN) was by far the hardest hike that I’ve done so…

Sycamore Shoals State Park

Sycamore Shoals State Park in Elizabethton, TN is a great place to stop and take a walk if you’re in the area. It’s right next to the hospital,…

How The Novel Turtle Started

This is a story about how sometimes negative self-talk can get the best you. A story about learning to value our own thoughts over our worries about what…

What is Free Writing

Have you ever heard of something called “free writing”? It’s a process that some people use to work through decisions, to gain clarity, or to clear out the…

Roan Mountain State Park

Roan Mountain State Park is well known for one thing, their rhododendrons, but the park has so many other things to offer as well. There are hiking trails…