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Olympic National Park is one of the most amazing places to explore in the United States. Encompassing a large portion of the Olympic Peninsula, there are opportunities to visit three different ecosystems within the park: sub alpine forest where the Olympic mountains were sculpted by glaciers and streams into their current profile, temperate rain forest, and the rugged Pacific coastline. The main access point is Highway 101, which surrounds three sides of… Read More

Last year during a trip to Belize, we opted not to head out to the gorgeous coastline in lieu of exploring the inner rainforest. Our home base for the trip was Black Rock Lodge, an eco-lodge on the Macal River in the Mayan Mountains. It is a 2.5 hour drive from Belize City, well away from any civilization and a starting point for a variety of adventures. The lodge is rustic with… Read More