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Hiking to the Fairy Pools

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After several days of exploring castles, tombs, and other historical sites, we were in need of change of pace (mind you, we were already going 90mph). So instead of going 90, we bumped it up a notch to 120 and drove 4 hours to the Isle of Skye.

Side note: We weren’t really going 120mph, mom.

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How to Find the Devil’s Pulpit in Scotland

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Continuing our first day of adventures in Scotland, we headed to Craighat to find a narrow 100ft deep hidden gorge called the Finnich Glen. Finnich Glen, overall, is often referred to as the Devil’s Pulpit but the Devil’s Pulpit is actually a specific rock within Finnich Glen. Multiple directions to Finnich Glen / the Devil’s Pulpit found online weren’t that specific so upon arrival, we decided to follow a group of walkers who looked like they knew where they were going. We figured they were locals who knew the area.

Turns out, they didn’t know either.

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Tucson’s Desert Oasis: Lower Tanque Verde Falls

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Tanque Verde Falls was near the bottom of our 2016 Arizona To Do list. We were out and about running errands and decided to hit up this short hike to the falls while we were out. What a surprise we had! We’ve never driven out near Reddington Pass but the towering saguaros on both sides of the road made for a beautiful trip. What was even more surprising was what we saw on the trail.

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Bellingham’s Best Urban Park: Whatcom Falls State Park

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Whatcom Creek flows right through Whatcom Falls State Park, a beautiful 241-acre park on the southeast side of Bellingham that boasts 4 sets of waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, a swimming hole, playgrounds, tennis courts, and even a fish hatchery. On our first visit there we explored several of the easy hiking trails and were pleasantly surprised.

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Finding Little Hawaii, Telluride’s Best Kept Secret

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With our short time in Telluride, we wanted to fit in a short but scenic hike amongst our ghost town exploring adventures. Someone was kind enough to give me directions to a well kept secret hike on the Bear Creek Trail. When I say “well kept secret”, I mean that I searched online for 2 hours trying to find out how to get to this secret paradise, until I gave up and asked someone on a social networking site.

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