Jewell Pass & The Prairie View Trail

Originally posted on Trail to Peak: The Adventurous Path:
As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been posting a lot about hikes that we did last summer with my recent posts. Part of the reason for that is because, due to one circumstance or another, I have been away from the mountains for (gasp!)…

To My Dad

Originally posted on Mummy Miller:
Today marks 3 years since you left our lives completely. ?You were travelling back from taking your girlfriend to work with your daughter in the back of the car when you were hit by a drunken, drugged up driver. I remember that day so well. ?I was working that day,…

Rishikesh, my Happy Place

Originally posted on Himadri Negi:
Some places hold a special place in our hearts, and each time you visit them, you take a piece of them with you and leave a piece of yours with them. For me, it’s ‘Rishikesh’ – The Yoga Capital of the World. Rishikesh is magic for my soul and I still…

Timeless tracks and trails of Belgium

Originally posted on I Do Not Despair:
I am now trying to get myself a bit fitter after a seasonal layoff from longer bike rides. As it is cold, damp and the visibility is poor the roads are not an attraction and I need a bit of a purpose to keep myself going. Therefore I…

Why You Should Give Mountain Biking A Try?

Originally posted on Laagsparkles:
“Ever bike? Now that’s something that makes life worth living!…Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds, avoiding collisions, at twenty miles or more an hour, and wondering all the time when…

Bucking a Trend with the Fenix BC21R Bike Light

Originally posted on the drunken cyclist:
Back in the Spring, I received the Fenix BC21R Bike Light to review (currently on sale for $75 on the Fenix website). For my day job, I commute by bike and I was really looking forward to giving the light a good test. The problem was, they sent the light right…

10 Exciting Locations for Getaways in Nigeria

Originally posted on Mercy Williams Explores:
Are you in Nigeria for the holidays and looking for a perfect location for a getaway? Or simply just want to getaway from work and the regular life chaos? Whether you’re the explorer, the adventurer, or the beach bum, I’ve curated these 10 amazing locations for a weekend getaway. Thank…

Lake Crabtree Morning Ride

Originally posted on The Alchemist of the Woods:
I first bought my mountain bike in May 2013 and it has easily been one of the best purchases of my entire life. This one simple purchase has lead to countless adventures, meeting new friends, and has even become a shared hobby between my wife and me.…

The Hiawatha Bike Trail

Originally posted on Lookin' at the World:
Last September, I went on a 30 mile long mountain-biking trip on the Montana/Idaho border.  It’s an old rail-road grade that has been turned into a mountain biking trail.  There is ten tunnels, and 7 really high trestles. My favorite tunnel (and the longest one) crossed the border…

Fit Recovery on Cycling: How Fast is Fast Enough on a Bicycle?

Originally posted on Fit Recovery:
How fast is fast enough on a bicycle? There are too many variables to even begin to answer that question in a blog post.  The easy way out, and certainly the funny way out, is to answer simply, “If you have to ask, you’re not there yet.  Pedal harder and/or faster.” What…

Summer’s Race for Stillness

Originally posted on Susie Lindau's Wild Ride:
Summer fun includes a wide range of activities. Some can be enjoyed at breakneck speeds while others require taking a moment to be still and take in the surrounding beauty. It’s wildflower season in the high country. Summer is so fleeting at high altitudes, it’s hard to…

Solitude, Peace and Beauty

Originally posted on the Antimuseum in Paris (and beyond):
When I think of “solitude“, I think of our beautiful mountains in the Pyrenees. The chair I sit in and from which I look at the top of the mountains where I do mountain biking. There’s no one there. Just bears. And even so. The lakes,…

Mountain biking & fall foliage in Abruzzo

Originally posted on KimberlySullivan:
I often find myself missing home when the autumn months roll around. As much as I love Rome, there is no transition between the seasons in the Eternal City, no colorful fall foliage. This is why I enjoy visiting nearby Abruzzo during these months, to enjoy the sights, smells and climate of…

Biting off more than we can chew

Originally posted on Ends and Beginnings:
“Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.” – Ella Williams For a guy my size and age I am a good road cyclist. Over the course of the last ten years or so I have probably ridden 60,000 miles. As a comparison, it is 2,800 miles from…

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. November.

Originally posted on The Blooming Garden:
The garden is winding down now and we have had a little frost. There are quite a few roses about but I don’t particularly want to look at them in November.  Having said that, these dainty little ‘Perle d’Or’ blooms are still very pretty. Rosa ‘Perle d’Or’ What I…

The Island Life

Originally posted on My Life Lived Full:
My city has a wonderful little neighbourhood that’s precious to the people who live there, but carries a bohemian mystique for those who don’t.  I finally ventured into the heart of this treasure for the first time. Sitting in Toronto Harbour, with a gorgeous view of the city skyline, is a cluster…

Uunisaari Island in Winter Darkness

Originally posted on The Life and Travels of Mrs Suvi:
Driving past Uunisaari island on the Kaivopuisto shoreline in Helsinki, I could not resist parking the car and going in for a coffee. It looks so inviting. Can you make out the name? In wintertime, a bridge takes you across to the island. In summer…

The Want List (Feb 2017)

Article Source: maggiesimplelife.com It is February, and I am writing my shopping list XD Since there are a lot of brands release their new goodies for the new year, I think it is the time people shop for new clothes, accessories, skincare, etc. I actually did some shopping on a Chinese website Taobao already, but I…

Feeling Like Solange.

Originally posted on KEEPING UP WITH MJ.:
Summer 2016 has been so good to me. I got one of my favorite hairstyles (locs) back and everything in my life is going great. I love love love off the shoulder tops and what better season to wear them than in the summer time? Exactly. So if…

Because Bebo Birthed a Baby Boy! 

Originally posted on The Time of Our Lives:
I usually don’t post stuff related to current affairs, but this one somehow got the best of my imagination. Over the past couple of days, the internet has gone haywire over the choice of name for a darling little boy, who has absolutely no idea of what…

Dear Future Self

Originally posted on Unveiling the Incogitable:
? So, today I and my best friend were out on our usual car drive sessions. Having a random discussion on whatnot, he all of a sudden asked me, “What do you think, where will we be after 6 years from now? Will we be married? Will we be happy? Where do…

In a flash #carrotranch #flashfiction

Originally posted on TanGental:
August 10, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about something or someone that is transient. It can be a fleeting moment, a rogue vagabond, or ephemeral like trending hashtags. What is passing by and how can you capture the passing in a flash? I’ve been…

Saturday Night Serenade–Looking Back

Originally posted on Adventures in Date Night:
It’s been a week, hasn’t it?  You get to the point where, when you see a celebrity trending on social media, you feel like you just don’t want to know any more.  For me, it seems like 2016 has been unusually cruel, especially right here at the end.…

5 Tips for Creating a Successful Blog

Originally posted on Alexis Chateau PR:
Writers come to the blogging world with many different goals in mind. Some are content with a few hundred views per year, while others want their articles shared by millions of readers around the world. And still, there are some who pay no attention to numbers at all. So whatever…

“Is Kindle Scout Right for You?” by Ann Everett

Originally posted on Author Alicia Dean:
Please help me welcome Ann Everett with a fantastic article about Kindle Scout, which I was anxious to read myself. I don’t fully understand the process, so it is great to hear from someone with experience. (I was supposed to post this on Sunday and did not, so I…

The Art Of Minimalism And Letting Go Of Materials

Originally posted on Katie Kuo:
Minimalism may leave one thinking of a Zen garden or a spacious room. Over the years, I’ve decluttered and cleaned out many things that are not needed, or only take up space. They no longer serve a purpose, and are often a piece of paper with a note or a…

what’s trending – suspender skirts?!

Originally posted on Fashion Fairies:
Hello to all my sweet readers out there ! Hope you peeps are doing good:D this week we are back together 😚 (featuring both )   to show what’s up with the current day’s fashion styles . Hope this might help you girls with updating your wardrobe;) so stay tuned!…

Twitter – My Favourite Social Media Platform

Article Source: fashionandstylepolice.com fashionandstylepolice If you follow me on Twitter, you would know how active I am on there, and how much I am into it. I love the Twitter as a social media platform. I think it is so amazing. Twitter has proven to be a valuable tool where you can keep up with…

is life better without facebook?

Originally posted on alohaleya:
Life feels much simpler since I went off Facebook a few months ago. I didn’t plan it; one minute I was scrolling through my feed, the next I was searching for the ‘deactivate’ button. It wasn’t necessarily about ads or privacy or even the horrible trending stories. Something in me had finally had…

2016 in review – seven top posts

Originally posted on The Life and Travels of Mrs Suvi:
This year has been Destination: everywhere’s first full year, as I started writing the blog at the end of 2015. In 2016, I have written a total of 213 posts. Here are the top seven of them. Check out the blog’s forgotten posts here. 1. This post seems…

Self-Care, Honeymoon Plans and a Blog Update!

Originally posted on Suzie Speaks:
If I’m being honest, I struggled after Christmas for a little while – The Black Dog and anxiety reared their ugly heads without any warning and I spent a little bit of time consciously focusing on self-care and busying myself with little projects to keep my mind occupied. I’ve become…

Trending | Cold Shoulder

Originally posted on Kristine Hill:
Heyyy!! This trend is one of my favorites this year! ?You can dress it up, dress it down, wear a choker/necklace with it, etc. ?I purchased this top from Express. ?The color is Licorice but they have four other colors as well. ?It is currently on SALE so grab it…

To Be a Black Girl in the Morning

Originally posted on mindjobusiness:
Last night I removed my extensions. Short on time, I decided to make an attempt at working with my “natural” hair.  Air-quoting the word natural as my hair couldn’t be any further from its original form. After fluffing, tugging and stretching my 4-inch strands toward the sky for what felt like hours, my tired arms finally fell…

How to make Mama’s Chicken Broth

Originally posted on thekitchensgarden:
Or at least this is how I make it. I think there are as many ways of making stock and broth as there are stock and broth pots and for the record I would love to own one of those big copper stock pots with the little tap at the bottom.…

Trending Topics

Originally posted on Mind to Unbind:
Philanthropic trending topics are as common as a bird that flies backwards. Youtube’s feed is starved of global needs. The latest sneak-peak releases get more hits than kids eating feces. Babies sucking lemons more views that US drone strikes in Yemen. Don’t get me started on the gamers. The pre-pubescent teens…

Mega Best-Selling Authors…. Are They Worth Reading?

Originally posted on sunsets and bookfests:
For this post, I wanted to talk about the mega-best-selling authors, you know the ones that I’m talking about, the ones who seem to have 121626 books out and everyone of them has been on the NYT Bestseller list. I don’t know what wizardry these people are performing! We…

Heng Balance Lamp

Originally posted on Chairybomb:
There is a new innovative lamp trending on Kickstarter right now. It has a sleek design that encapsulates the contemporary style. It’s construction is based solely around simplicity. There are a few different styles to choose from: Oval, Round, and Rectangle, plus a few different poppy colors as well (we like…

Life has traditions but tradition is not life!

Originally posted on TheJothishJosephBlog:
India, the land of diversities. A country which could certainly be termed as the synonym of diversity. I have always been wonderstruck as how so many cultures and traditions live in harmony in a single nation.  There are a lot of things we know about India but a few facts have…

The Gingham Style

Originally posted on VoguishlyChic:
The gingham style has been trending for over years and is a fashion essential. This pattern is versatile and can be styled throughout seasons. Whether it is a simple button down shirt or ?a classic check dress, there is always a place for gingham. The beauty of this pattern lies in…

SNOW WHITE

Originally posted on STYLE AND STRIKE:
Once upon a time… If you think I’m going to tell you a fairy tale, then you’re mistaken. I will, however, tell you how to style a “snow” white t-shirt! Haha get it? Okay yeah that was a bad one but anyways as you all know from a few…

Trending: Bitter Friday Giftures

Originally posted on Ben's Bitter Blog:
  It’s hotter than the trendiest nightclub, cooler than the cold weather the groundhog is predicting for the next 6 weeks, fresher than the bagels at Einsteins Bagels this morning, more bitter than unsweetened chocolate, and more hashtagy trending that Twitter and upwardly blue arrowy than Facebook. Iiiiit’s…

The End of the Sparklepony Era?

Originally posted on Lost Art Press:
A couple weeks after starting to wreck the interior of The Blaze bar in 2015, I had a moment where I thought I should go see the doctor. This is embarrassing and personal, but there’s only one way to say it: My night soil sparkled. After a few anxious…

Romance At The Castle

Originally posted on these days of mine:
Those of you who have been following my blog for a while know of my love for and connection to the historic home, Bacon’s Castle. I have several new subscribers, so if you’d like to learn more, please click on the Bacon’s Castle category to the right. A…

York Revisted

Originally posted on Darlene Foster's Blog:
Forty years ago, this farm girl took her first ever trip on an airplane to York, England, where I married my dear hubby. We recently celebrated our ruby anniversary by returning to York. We had a marvellous time retracing our steps in his hometown, enjoying the history, walking…

Faces of the Future

Originally posted on Meticulous Mick:
It seems we are returning to troubled and divisive times with the promise of a Mexican wall, attempted travel bans on selected muslim based countries and the approval of the Dakota pipeline. What kind of future do we want for the children of today? Personally I’d prefer to see a…

It’s a Valentine Blog Party!

Originally posted on Susie Lindau's Wild Ride:
Can you feel the LOVE? Be my Valentine and come to my blog party. I hope you’ll dance along with my video too! My husband, Danny, went heli-skiing this week, so I decided to host all of you while he’s away! I love bringing bloggers together to…

The laborious bastards

Originally posted on verseherder:
Some choose to break free of their comfort zones late in their lives. Having been on auto-pilot mode, they feel tired and demotivated. The uninteresting routines. The cumbersome responsibilities. Each one saps a part of them dry and leaves them ghosted or shelved. And one stray morning, something happens. The rubber band…

The Island of Democrats and Republicans

Originally posted on Math with Bad Drawings:
On February 10th, the world lost Raymond Smullyan: logician, puzzlemaster, and blue-ribbon Gandalf lookalike. Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably wrestled with his logic puzzles. They share a whimsical sense of rigor: “You come to an island where there are two types of people: knights,…

Day 14 #Loveuary ❤ – Valentine

Originally posted on But I Smile Anyway…:
Valentine’s Day is here. The reason this month has got all red, pink and fluffy! We’ve been bombarded with adverts, cards and flowers, deals on hotels and fancy meals, for the best part of two months at least, and now it’s here. But hasn’t it all got far…

Love Letter, Unsent

Originally posted on coffee and a blank page:
Photo of the author being given a bath. Presumably by the author’s mother. Dear Mom, I miss you. It has been exactly a year since we last communicated. I recognize our estrangement remains fully my choice, that I have only to pick up the phone and you…

The Grammys Is Still Worth Watching, and Mulling Over

Originally posted on Mark Bialczak:
People love flashing out over the Grammys. That’s what I like to call the immediate reactions on all sorts of social media during the midst of a big event. You know, flash-lashing. Host James Corden even poked fun at it with a spool of fake tweets roasting his performance Sunday…

Memory

The summer air is tangible, thick,  heavy on my skin. Humidity hangs visibly in the hazy air. The wind is blowing; it never stops blowing here. There is a restlessness in this place–a constan… Article Source: Memory (outsideairblog.com)

Packing List: Winter In The Arctic

Article Source: travellingtheworldsolo.com TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO MERINO WOOL THERMALS I have travelled in cold climates before. Winter in Europe – no problem. Autumn in the Arctic – not an issue. Until my most recent trip to Greenland, I had never once really needed my thermals. In Kangerlussuaq, the mercury plunged down to unbelievably cold…

Inspiration – Your Joy is too Small

Originally posted on Find Your Middle Ground:
I came across these words from one of my earlier posts. It really resonated. Time to break out in celebration of nature and Existence. No event required. xo Photo from Pinterest Joy Is Big Your joy is too small, caged by the jailor of your thoughts. It lives…

Hiking Taebaeksan in Winter

Originally posted on twobrownfeet:
In January, Gangwan-do province is a hub for snow festivals, skiing, and ice fishing. Taebaeksan National Park hosts an annual Snow Festival, in the second week of January, when temperatures dip to an all-time low. Taebaeksan is also popular for its sunrise view hike. I generally avoid festivals and tourism events. But, I felt the need to escape…

If Being a Christian Means XYZ, then I am not a Christian.

Originally posted on Kimberly Stover:
In his book, Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts Faith and Threatens America,??Randall Balmer cites Billy Graham’s concern about a marriage between the political right and religious fundamentalism. Billy Graham warned, “I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was…

The Age of Aquarium

Originally posted on Bespoke Traveler:
I like watching animals, four-legged, finned, or human. As a writer it is integral to my work that I observe the behavior of others in order to grasp what motivates them. It is best to do this in the creature’s natural environment: on the veldt, under the waves, or at…

Smoky Winter Kale Salad – With Avocado-Cilantro Dressing To Go With Everything!

Article Source: kelliesfoodtoglow.com food to glow A perfect winter into spring salad for when you are craving fresh, healthy flavours, jewel-like colours and snappy textures. Blood orange, massaged kale (yep, it’s still around!), creamy avocado dressing and toasty, smoky coconut bacon are what you want right now. Vegan and full of nutritious but luxurious tastes. This is…

Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart – Review by Angie Moore

Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
I’ve never been an adventure story reader. Hatchet? White Fang? 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? Nope. I have not read one of those. Which makes it really hard to recommend books for my students who love adventure stories. If I’ve read any, it was because of high recommendations from…