Hiking

Maui and Kauai: Traveling with a New Companion – My Droid Maxx (with Panorama!)

Thumbnail image for Maui and Kauai: Traveling with a New Companion – My Droid Maxx (with Panorama!) by Gina "SuuperG" Stark April 7, 2014 Travel and Adventures

ShareI am decidedly UNtech-y, but oh so photo trigger happy.  It is the camera feature of my new phone that I wanted to try out and continue to do so. Of course I broke it in on my recent Hawaii trip.   Here are some of my favorite snapshots so far!     The roads […]

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Horizons – A Photo Gallery for #FriFotos

Thumbnail image for Horizons – A Photo Gallery for #FriFotos by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 10, 2013 Hiking

ShareHorizons are both visual and representational, drawing our attention in a mesmerizing fashion.  For this week’s theme for photo sharing on Twitter, I selected several images…especially because I live both coastal-y and mountain-ly.   And with my hiking, I’m often gazing out over gorgeous horizons and snapping photos to both share and try – sometimes […]

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Romancing Nature. A Photo Gallery Tribute

Thumbnail image for Romancing Nature. A Photo Gallery Tribute by Gina "SuuperG" Stark April 16, 2013 Hiking

ShareI’m having an affair.  I thought you should be the first to know.  You’ve likely surmised as much if you follow my social media updates. But I thought I should come clean with my confession here, in a more intimate setting: I’m passionately in love with nature. “Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson […]

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Rab, Croatia: Boating, Belly Dancing and Beyond

Thumbnail image for Rab, Croatia: Boating, Belly Dancing and Beyond by Gina "SuuperG" Stark February 20, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareAlready I can tell I will love Rab, both the name of the island and the town where we sail into the marina we’ll call home for two nights. As small and quaint as it is, Rab boasts no less than four bold stone towers, all visible from our approach. Once docked, we all head […]

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#FriFotos Festive Fresh Snowfall Over Lake Fulmore

Thumbnail image for #FriFotos Festive Fresh Snowfall Over Lake Fulmore by Gina "SuuperG" Stark December 21, 2012 Travel and Adventures

Share                I love lights and sparkle and glimmer and shimmer as much as anyone, but I think nature can fit the bill for “festive” as well. Today’s Twitter #FriFoto theme is just that; festive.  My mind turned to this one recent favorite snapshot I took of nearby Lake […]

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Bologna, Italy – A Traveler’s Triathalon

Thumbnail image for Bologna, Italy – A Traveler’s Triathalon by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 5, 2012 Interactive Travel

ShareIf you worry that your fitness regimen may be challenged when you travel, fear not.  On one beautiful day in Italy, my girlfriends Helene, Sara and I managed to create and conquer our own Bologna Triathalon. First we climbed the 500 steps of the ancient Asinelli tower (barefoot) and monkeyed around on top while taking […]

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Interactive Travel: Italy! Tell Gina Where to Go

Thumbnail image for Interactive Travel: Italy! Tell Gina Where to Go by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 11, 2012 Interactive Travel

ShareI’m doing it again.  Yes, traveling (I do that on occasion). But more than that.  I’m opening my vacation up to the input, suggestions and perhaps even a few dares from my readers (and in this instance, fellow prior blogville residents). Be gentle. So, you may have seen some buzz going around Twitter about #BlogVille.  […]

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Phabulous Phoenix – Changing my Rustic Perceptions of Arizona

Thumbnail image for Phabulous Phoenix – Changing my Rustic Perceptions of Arizona by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 3, 2012 Travel and Adventures

ShareWe all have long-held biases of places. Opinions we formed when we were less open-minded or on family road trips driving through desert territory without air conditioning.  Most of my ignorant perceptions of my neighboring state of Arizona were forged under these conditions.  I’m old enough to have experienced a family car (a Ford Pinto, […]

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Gratitudinousness – What I am Thankful for Today and Always

Thumbnail image for Gratitudinousness – What I am Thankful for Today and Always by Gina "SuuperG" Stark November 23, 2011 Belly Dance

ShareGratitudinousness.  It’s one of my favorite conjured words. And it really works in that gratitude is such a BIG concept…I think it kinda needs more greedy letters “We don’t need more to be thankful for, we might just need to be more thankful.” Unknown Many who know me in my life and on Twitter and […]

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The Italian Dolomites: Local Flavor, Spellbinding Witches and Thrilling Thunder

Thumbnail image for The Italian Dolomites: Local Flavor, Spellbinding Witches and Thrilling Thunder by Gina "SuuperG" Stark August 29, 2011 Travel and Adventures

ShareOne of the special perks of touring with an experienced guide is the introduction to local people who are more than happy to share their grappa or limoncello as well as the more secret and intimate treasures of their home region. Which Witch? Petra was one such gem that our guide Gary Scott arranged for […]

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Italian Dolomites: Foxes, Fox Holes, Foot Paths, and Fabulous Food

Thumbnail image for Italian Dolomites: Foxes, Fox Holes, Foot Paths, and Fabulous Food by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 15, 2011 Hiking

ShareToday was another mixed bag of awesome in the Italian Dolomites.  In the morning, some of the group enjoyed an international horse-jumping event, one (not me!) went on a vigorous bike ride and we all reconvened for a lovely lunch on a covered patio of a local restaurant.  I’m becoming hooked on these grande salads […]

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Hiking Italy: Delving Into the Dolomites

Thumbnail image for Hiking Italy: Delving Into the Dolomites by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 9, 2011 Hiking

ShareMany of you who know me and/or follow my meanderings know that I have been eagerly anticipating my trip to the Italian Dolomites this summer.  Well, here I am and it so far has exceeded my expectations and hopes.  I only wish I could say as much for my own body! A Guide on the […]

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