Best Swimming Holes Near Pittsburgh

best swimming holes near pittsburgh

In the midst of a hot Pittsburgh summer, what better way to cool off and enjoy the outdoors than by dipping into some of the best swimming holes nearby? With the added obstacle of the current pandemic, many swimming options that were once appealing and enjoyable are now off limits. Thus, I went on a […]

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The 5 Highs of Hiking the Highline Trail

All hikes are wonderful, but some are unforgettable, uplifting and undeniably life changing.   My hike on the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park perfectly fits the latter.   I have never felt so close to wildlife as I did along this impassioned trek.  With an unparalleled guide amid heave-on-earth, all the ingredients concocted a revitalization […]

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Mindy on the Move in Yellowstone National Park (VLOG)

Follow along via my vlog as I adventure among the Serengeti of North America: Yellowstone National Park with my husband, Doug, and my best friend, Nate. We see all of her stunning gems, including: Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone Canyon + Falls, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley and SO MUCH MORE. Furthermore, we see […]

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2018: A Big Year in My Life

This past year was a big one for me, and not in the way 2016 was where I got engaged and married and promoted, etc.  This year was a huge year of personal growth; a year of expansion and drive.  This year was internally immense for me because I proved to myself that I am […]

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Wild Women Wish List: All We Want for Christmas Is…

With much research, along with personal use and experience, these items make some of the BEST gifts for your wild woman.  Does the gal you’re shopping for love to adventure, explore the outdoors, travel the globe and live life free and wild?  If so, this list is a great place to start; ranging from all […]

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There’s Still Good in the World: Tales of Kindness

Tis’ the season to spread cheer and joy (as is every day we breathe and inhabit this world).  However, during the holiday, I find it vital to share some stories of hope and gratitude in contrast to all the stories of horror and despair the news relentlessly spews at us.  It’s crucial to give THANKS […]

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Intro to: Mindy on the Move

mindyonthemove.com featured video // In this short video, I introduce myself and my brand: “Mindy on the Move”. I explain what my website is all about and describe my hopes and goals for all my writings + works. As I explain everything in voiceover, you will see footage of my past travels and adventures (some […]

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Mindy on the Move: Southern Florida (VLOG)

Come along with me as I journey around Southern Florida.  I take a thrilling airboat ride through the Everglades on my birthday, search for gators and glade life a plenty, spot a multitude of stunning birdlife and even see a manatee!   Furthermore, I relax on the pristine beaches of the Florida Keys and wander […]

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Top 5 Local Micro Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend (near Pittsburgh, PA)

Searching for a wild and wonderful weekend adventure close to home?  Look no further.  I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 local adventures near Pittsburgh, PA.  These are the perfect, micro getaways sure to be enjoyed by fun-seekers and nature-lovers alike; ranging from white water thrills to peaceful nature hikes to dark underground discoveries […]

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Wild in the Wasatch Mountains (VLOG)

Join me as I adventure in the Wasatch Mountains along with my  husband (Doug), my brother-in-law (Cody) and his awesome girlfriend (Bri).  First, Doug and I explore Antelope Island where we encounter beautiful wildlife such as bison and antelope.  This place is mystical and magical – rolling green hills meet the Great Salt Lake, giving […]

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Needles at Canyonlands National Park: Overnight, Backcountry Hike (VLOG)

In this vlog, Doug, Cody and I begin with a quick stop at Newspaper rock (a rock covered in ancient petroglyphs – literally COVERED). Next, we hop right onto the trail and begin our overnight hike into the backcountry of Needles at Canyonlands National Park. Doesn’t take long before the three of us find ourselves […]

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Unearthly Utah: The Ultimate Road-trip Guide, Pt. 1

Part 1: The Desert –  Utah is such an unearthly state; from her Mars looking red rock canyons, to her abundance of petroglyphs, to her majestic mountain ranges and her stunning night skies – she’s the ultimate destination for the raddest of road-trips and I am here to help guide you throughout this astonishing state, […]

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ATV Ride Among the Andes

Doug and I’s ATV tour around Sacred Valley in Cusco, Peru had as many ups and downs as the surrounding Andes Mountains.   It all began on our fifth day in Peru, a day after exploring Machu Picchu, when Doug and I decided we wanted to explore so much more of the Peruvian countryside’s beauty, […]

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The Time I Accidentally Ended Up in a Nudist Colony

Any idea where there is a nudist colony in the United States?  I had NO idea the answer to this question until I accidentally wound up in one.  My husband and I were amid our whirlwind road-trip ALL over Colorado, camping in Great Sand Dunes National Park, when one morning we decided to venture to […]

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Best Day Ever in Voyageurs National Park

When you ask yourself, “What’s one of the best days I’ve had this year or even in my life?”, you begin to reflect.  Upon reflection, certain days immediately come to mind with little to no effort.  I know, for me, there are about ten unforgettable days that instantly pop into my mind from recent years. […]

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What’s the worst camping experience you’ve ever had?

I’m a huge fan of camping and I camp, in a tent, often.  I’ve had countless, amazing camping trips, far and near, in the past.  I’ve also had my fair share of not-so-great nights in a tent.  One night stands out above the rest, without a doubt, when it comes to particularly bad camping experiences. […]

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Cross-country USA: The Unconventional Route

Driving across the country, to me, is the quintessential feeling of freedom – hitting the open road for days on end, stopping wherever your heart desires and watching the sun rise and set over a new horizon each day.  It perfectly encapsulates my personal “American Dream” – life on the road: constantly moving while experiencing […]

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Tips & Tricks for Your SoFl Trip

It’s no secret that Southern Florida (SoFl) is a popular travel destination, especially for snow birds looking to escape the frigid, brutal winters in search for some warmth and sunshine.   SoFl provides JUST that… along with its abundance of sandy beaches, turquoise waters, wildlife aplenty, endless mangroves, countless islands, everlasting everglades and a whole […]

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Getaway Guide to the Adirondacks

When my husband planned a long weekend getaway to the Adirondacks in upstate New York, I could have never imagined just how fun our time there would be.  I had only heard of this region but never thought much of it – I had never sought out a trip there in my travel planning and […]

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What to do in Oahu

Luau place called Paradise Cove at sun set in Oahu Hawaii

The Hawaiian Island of Oahu is such a phenomenal vacation destination with endless possibilities. In fact, there is so much to do in Oahu that you can easily find yourself overwhelmed while planning your paradise getaway. Therefore, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite “must-dos” that I feel will greatly enhance your […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park in South Dakota holds a very special place in my heart – it was the first National Park that I ever visited AND it was my first trip “out west”.  I’ve now been there multiple times and have LOVED every second of every day I’ve spent there.  I think it is a […]

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10 Day (Epic) Iceland Road-trip Itinerary

As Iceland’s tourism continues to boom, I have had many people asking me “where to go, what to see and what to do in Iceland”.  In my opinion, one week isn’t quite enough time and one should definitely NOT just stick to the south (even though that’s the most heavily touristed area because of its […]

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