Life In the Big Green Jolly

Embrace local. Explore often.

Embrace local.  Explore often.

Tag: hiking

Rincón de la Vieja National Park – a guide

woman in swimming hole in front of Oropendola Waterfall

With so many options to visit National Parks in Costa Rica, you might be tempted to skip the out-of-the-way Rincón de la Vieja National Park. Don’t make that mistake. Follow our guide to visiting Rincón de la Vieja National Park.

Costa Rica: 2-week itinerary

Monkey sitting on log in jungle

Costa Rica has so much to offer. Beaches, mountains, volcanoes, and eco-adventures abound.   Twenty-five percent of the country is under some type of protected conservation status.   You could explore for months and still not experience all the wonder.… Continue Reading…

Your guide to Mammoth Cave National Park

Formations in cave

Mammoth Cave National Park.  A park that offers above and below ground fun! Want to explore a huge cave where you can still bump your head?  Check. Want to add in some biking or hiking?  Check. Have a need to… Continue Reading…

Kartchner Caverns – a living cave in Arizona

View from Kartchner Caverns State Park

Visiting Tucson, Arizona?  Then add a stop at Kartchner Caverns State Park to your day-trip itinerary. Located about an hour’s drive southeast of Tucson, the Arizona state park is an easy add-on to a southeastern Arizona trip.  Family-friendly cave tours are… Continue Reading…

A hiker’s paradise – Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Mountain range with blue sky and puffy clouds above

A hiker’s paradise. A wilderness park. The park you have to want to go to. If any of those phrases make your ears perk up, then add Guadalupe Mountains National Park to your ‘must hike’ list.

Hot Springs National Park

Green pool of water which is a display spring along the Grand Promenade

Eagerly, I push the ON button at the water filling station. It is my first visit to Hot Springs National Park. I am about to get my first taste of fresh spring water. Hot water spills out of the spigot.… Continue Reading…