Kristin in Motion

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We should not have to discuss things like this but apparently we do. Nature is a privilege. Full stop. I think the pandemic was an opportunity for many to get out and explore nature more. All of a sudden, people were forced to find new activities that didn’t involve the hospitality industry, so people flocked to the great outdoors. Last year I remember thinking it was great to see people getting out into nature more. Well humans, you all let me down!
After a few months of stagnancy, my boyfriend and I decided we were both in need of a quick getaway to refuel our adventurous souls. When he first suggested Newport, RI, I wasn’t all that excited about it since I had been there a million times before! Kyle on the other hand had not explored Newport that much at all so I was down for the adventure!
Ginnie Springs campground was something that my boyfriend remembered fondly from his childhood. He reminisced about family camping trips and days at the drag races nearby. But years later, he couldn’t WAIT to show me the beautiful water of Ginnie Springs. So it was fitting that we’d have the opportunity to go this year for his 30th birthday! Maybe it’s because we’re just finishing up a pandemic or maybe it’s my complete overwhelm by crowds sometimes, but Ginnie Springs campround was A LOT to take in. If you’re like me and like to avoid big party crowds, here are some pointers.
It’s been a while since I’ve written a good old fashioned Adventure Diary post! As much as I enjoy creating useful guides, it’s fun to just share about good times with good friends! So when Kyle and I moved down to Florida for the winter, my friends from Mass and CT jumped at the opportunity to plan a weekend to come down and visit in January! Plus with two of our birthdays landing in January, it’s a perfect excuse to celebrate!
I’ve seen a lot of back and forth on this topic lately. Especially now, as the vaccine rollout continues to progress, we’re starting to see the travel industry get moving again, and people venturing out for the first time in over a year. Unfortunately there is still a lot of debate about travel during Covid. Here are a few of the opinions I’ve heard floating around throughout the last year.
You may have never heard of Big Cypress National Preserve but it directly abuts Everglades National Park so that’s how it landed on our radar. So is Big Cypress National Preserve worth the visit? The quick answer is “ehhh, I wouldn’t make a trip out of it”, but the longer answer is absolutely yes!