Beginning in Hattiesburg Mississippi it is one of the countries longest hiking and biking trails. Originating in downtown Hattiesburg it runs past the beautiful campus of the University of Southern Mississippi and on for almost 45 well maintained miles. The Longleaf Trace was completed as a Rails-to-Trails conservancy project in 2000, making use of aContinue reading “HIKE THE LONGLEAF TRACE”

Red Bluffs Mississippi

Mississippi Odyssey Take A Hike or The Attraction That Could Be We’ve overlooked Mississippi. It always seemed that there were much more interesting or attractive places to visit and the truth is we focused much of our travel itineraries on international destinations. Our attention was initially drawn to Mississippi by a show on HGTV calledContinue reading “Red Bluffs Mississippi”

Florida’s Hillsborough River State Park

Wilderness And Recreation In A Park Near Tampa Go Take A Hike / Kayak or Canoe We were twenty miles east of Tampa and realized we were a couple of hours ahead of schedule for our next stop. Seeing a directional sign on the interstate that indicated Hillsborough River State Park was at the nextContinue reading “Florida’s Hillsborough River State Park”

Visiting Mount Rushmore

American History, Alive in the Stone of South Dakota Lately national patriotism seems to be only worthy of contempt by some people. I’m not sure what a community becomes if it stops celebrating the people and events that contributed to making it what it is? In many instances the monuments themselves can leave us overwhelmedContinue reading “Visiting Mount Rushmore”

Australia’s Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

Not far from downtown Sydney, Australia is an almost mile long sweep of sandy beach, tucked inside quarter-moon shaped bay with a gently sloping bottom that creates a year long season of good surfing conditions. This is Bondi Beach. While the waves provide surfing for long distances they average only between 2 and 3 feetContinue reading “Australia’s Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk”

Walking Savannah, GA

Savannah is an incredible city worthy of a couple of days of urban hiking. There’s something to see on virtually every block with the whole city a treasure trove of colonial architecture and historic sites. Add in great food and libations at every turn that are guaranteed to more than replace any calories you mayContinue reading “Walking Savannah, GA”

We’d Like You To Go Take A Hike

As we travel, one of our favorite things to do is hike. From wilderness trails to hiking through urban landscapes it is a fantastic way to get exercise while exploring the world at a reasonable pace and from ground level. Here we offer a selection of postings dedicated to hiking that includes a few ofContinue reading “We’d Like You To Go Take A Hike”

An Urban Hike In St. Thomas USVI

A St. Thomas Walking Path From Havensight into Charlotte Amalie This is more an urban hike with a special interest to passengers on cruise ships tied up at the West Indian Company docks. Centered on an area known as Havensight it is only about a mile walk into the west end of downtown Charlotte AmalieContinue reading “An Urban Hike In St. Thomas USVI”

In Barbados, A Walk Along The Sea

A Great Beach Hike (Stroll) In Barbados This island nation is blessed with some of the worlds best beaches and has a beach to meet virtually everyone’s taste and budget. North along the coast from the Capital city of Bridgetown on the central west coast is a long stretch of beaches washed by the CaribbeanContinue reading “In Barbados, A Walk Along The Sea”