Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from BecauseItzThere! The Holidays are a time when things can get a little bit stressful, sometimes even depressing. That's one of the reasons we have a celebration at this time of year! One of the ways you can avoid the Holiday Blues? Get Outdoors! We hope you are enjoying an …

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A Hidden Gem at Falls Lake!

  Blue Jay Point County Park, Wake County, NC **We have added Blue Jay Point County Park to our list of best local hikes. The park hosts part of the Mountains to Sea Trail, the continuous footpath that links the twin highlights of the Tar Heel State...it's fabulous seacoast and its mountainous Western Border. It …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: The Delicate Passage

TMB Day 10: Tre-le-Champ to Refuge La Flegere *The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most famous and celebrated hike in Alpine Europe and is the fifth Bucket List Hike that Brian and Sylvia have completed together. It is also our first hike together of any kind in Europe.* The tenth day of the Tour …

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A Trail to Fall For

  The Falls Lake Trail, Raleigh/Durham. NC *We had added the Falls Lake Trail to our list of recommended local hikes in the Raleigh/Durham area.. We often train here for the bigger adventures. Being an outdoors adventurer requires a willingness to travel long distances in search of the great adventures of life. Adventures don’t generally …

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A Slowly Dying Lake of Ice

Pastoruri Glacier...or, what's left of it **An older version of this post originally appeared in 2015 on the old legacy blog. We hope you enjoy this updated version! Most trips to Huaraz include a side trip to Pastoruri Glacier, one of the few glaciers remaining in tropical South America. Except that nowadays, it’s more correct …

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