Slick Rock – Three Rivers, CA

Three Rivers is a small town outside of the entrance to Sequoia National Park. The first thing you see as you’re traveling east on highway 198 is Slick Rock. I’m told it’s also referred to as “Slicky”. This area has camping, bike trails, rock climbing, and the Kaweah River. The river leads to nearby Lake…

Snyder Park – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Snyder park is worth it for the dog lake. I got to see my sweet little Henry swim around like an otter.    There’s a regular dog park area as well as the dog lake. When you go deeper into the park you’ll find some trails, picnic areas, a disc golf course, and the usual park…

Tigertail Beach – Marco Island, FL

I swam with sharks here. Marco Island is just south of Naples and where I had what I believe is the coolest beach experience I’ve had in North America so far. I’ve never been outside of North America but whatever. Tigertail boasts hard-packed sand, tons of fiddler crabs, a lagoon, a mangrove path, and a…

Blue Spring State Park, Orange, FL (summer)

Blue Spring is one of the places in Florida I’ve been to that’s cool throughout the year. In the winter you can view hundreds of manatees chilling hard. Around April it’s filled with fireflies at night. During the summer it’s fun to swim in the water, rent tubes, and stroll along the boardwalk, which is…

Crystal River, FL

In March 2013 my friend Carrie and I went to Crystal River to swim with manatees. There are manatees all over Florida but this is a particularly good area to see and swim with them because there are a shit ton that migrate there in the winter months. In Crystal River there are a bunch…