The North Fork Trail at Clinton Lake is…weird.

When I think of Illinois, I think of Chicago.  Then I think of the surrounding areas of Chicago and I think prairie land.  When I think of prairie land, I think of flat and boring.  To my pleasant surprise the North Fork Trail at Clinton Lake is anything but flat and boring.  It’s kinda weird.…

Nothing is stopping this single parent! Bonjour, Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron!!!

Do you know anyone from Bujumbura, Burundi?  Sounds exotic, right?  Well, how about curious, witty, kind, opinionated…and all about adventure?  Wait, am I still talking about Bujumbura or the best export they’ve ever exported?  I may be talking about Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron.  I may be comparing Africa with this woman. She’s generous, she’s bold, and she’s beautiful.…

I almost got divorced on Mt. Makiling.

My husband and I spent some time in the Philippines back in January.  Away from the erratic East Coast weather, away from the busy hum of our daily work lives, and away from our beloved dogs (wahhhh!!!!).  Now if you’re thinking “Ooooh, Philippines!  How exotic!”  stop your train of thought by putting a brick wall…

Hey, y’all! Say hello to Whitney Klezendorf!

Whitney Klezendorf is the founder of Women Outdoor Bloggers, a Facebook group that supports other women who are writing about the outdoors on blogs and social media.  She’s an outgoing, earnest and energetic Texas woman that knows her way around hunting, field dressing and fashion.  She has a column for Texas Wildlife magazine, writes about…