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Oyster Domes – Venture to Contribute

Recently, I joined other volunteers on a project to place oyster domes along a small mangrove island, Little Bird Key. I signed up at the suggestion of a friend, but I didn’t understand or realize the purpose. We started the cold, windy morning at th...

Venture to Water – Find Your Calm

Earlier this week one of my friends texted and said there was leftover swell in the gulf. Translated, he was asking if I wanted to paddle surf with him. Implied in those words and what he specifically stated later was, “I need to clear my head and ge...

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Shell and Beach Tour – Venture to be Aware

When you go to the beach do you really take a look close look at what is below and around you? I found myself doing exactly that recently, encouraged by Wendy who leads the Shell and Beach Walks Tour at Madeira Beach, Florida. Click here for Shell an...

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Quick Getaway to Hillsborough River State Park

Florida falls are a great time of year. The heat and humidity subsides slightly, making it an ideal time to venture out to enjoy nature in the Florida state park system. I was in need a hike through the woods and was tried to think of a place that en...

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Venturing Into a New Experience

If you have followed recent posts, blogs and videos, you may have noticed the theme of trying new ventures. Some of you may be aware of my background and the ventures taken from an adventure perspective, personal and/or professional perspective. I wa...

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Venture to Watch the Sunset Tonight

“Don’t forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.” - Paulo Coelho Why do people love to watch the sun set? Like many of life’s mysteries, the best answers to questions like these may reside on the internet. After several searches, the answer was no...

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Delayed Baggage: Vexed or Venture

Travel plans were made, bags were packed and the ski trip finally arrived. We boarded the connection flight in the busy Atlanta hub, flew across the country and the excitement built as the landscape view from the small window shifted. The flat patter...

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What SUP? Which SUP?

Stand Up Paddle Board Buying Tips By: Gary Gresham  Looking for a way to stay active, venture outdoors, and get closer to nature? Paddle boarding is great way to achieve all three. There are so many choices available, which one is the right pad...

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Mangrove Moments: Three Interesting Facts

Some of my frequent paddle boards ventures are around the Florida coastal mangroves. They are enjoyable because of the aquatic forest getaway feel. They provide a barrier from the winds on the gusty days and a refuge from the beach crowds. The mangro...

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48 – 49 – 50

48 - 49 - 50 This wasn’t counting pushups or burpees, it was to completing the visit to all 50 US States. By the way, there are still only 50 states - Puerto Rico is currently not a state. Our family did not travel much when I was growing up. The fir...