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We are Scott and Cecilia of the family travel blog Lovicarious. We are a family on a mission for Adventure. 

Our pursuit of new experiences has introduced us to amazing people, incredible foods, unique accommodations around the world, and some of the most thrilling experiences we could have ever dreamed of. It is our hope that our stories inspire you to approach the world with a lens of curiosity and enthusiasm, ultimately inspiring you to discover your own great adventures.

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Day Hiking Essentials: What to Pack for a Day Hiking Trip

If you’ve ever asked yourself what to bring on a day hike, you’re in the right place. While it might not seem like you need much if you’re going on a short hike, it’s essential to come prepared to be out in the woods longer than expected.

7 Best Hikes in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks on the east coast. It is home to some of the greatest hiking trails for experiencing the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The best hikes in Shenandoah National Park will give you incredible 360-degree views, stunning waterfalls, and challenging rock scrambles.

Best Instant Tents For Stress-Free Camping

Over the past 10 years, we have owned half a dozen tents from an ultra-lightweight tent to a 10-person luxury tent. Both were great for their own reasons, but now that we have 2 kids and a dog, we once again need a new style of tent, one that is quick and easy to set up. Queue the instant tent.

Adventurous Day Trips From Washington DC

If you’re seeking adventure near DC you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the number of exciting activities at your fingertips. Here are 10 adventurous day trips from Washington DC.

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12 Tips for Hiking While Pregnant

Hiking while pregnant is fairly low-risk and good for both momma and the baby. This prenatal activity is absolutely safe and healthy, however, there are some important things to consider before hitting the trails.

As someone who has hiked throughout her three trimesters of pregnancy, I’ve gathered some helpful tips and things that you should know for hiking while pregnant.

14 Wildly Wonderful Things to do in La Fortuna

La Fortuna is one of the most popular travel destinations in Costa Rica, and with good reason. With its proximity to Arenal volcano, this Costa Rican town is abundant in hot springs, hiking, waterfalls, and so much more.

There is no shortage of fun and memorable things to do in La Fortuna.

13 Awesome Things to do in Berkeley Springs, WV

Berkeley Springs is a historic small town in the Eastern panhandle of West Virginia. From spas and shops to hiking and stargazing, here are the best things to do in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

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Things to do in Richmond

16 Best Things to do with Kids in Richmond, VA

The city of Richmond has no shortage of things to do. A “mish-mash” of new-world mixed with old-world makes for an exciting destination where you can find an array of activities from the historical and educational to the artistic and artisanal.

Alberobello Trulli UNESCO World Heritage Site

A Guide to Visiting Alberobello and its Trulli Houses

Apulia (Puglia), the southeastern region of Italy, has been gaining popularity in recent years for its unique destinations like Alberobello. This guide highlights everything you need to know to plan your visit including the history of Alberobello Italy and its trulli homes, things to do in the region, and where to stay.

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Best Things to do on Busuanga Island, Philippines

The northern portion of Busuanga is relatively unfamiliar to the world of tourism, in other words, it is an untouched paradise ready for hiking, kayaking, swimming, and otherwise exploring. Here are the best things to do on Busuanga Island and Coron.

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Geocaching for Beginners

Geocaching Basics: A Simple Guide For Beginners

Geocaching is a real-life treasure hunt that combines modern GPS technology with a timeless thirst for adventure. Through a combination of GPS tracking, intense visual searching, and occasional puzzle-solving, geocachers are led to the secret location of a weatherproof container aka the treasure!

10 Adventure Dates

10 Indoor “Adventure” Dates for You and Your Bae on a Rainy Day

Who says rain has to wash out your perfect plans for a romantic date. Get creative and make an adventure out of it. Here we will share some of our tried and true indoor rainy day dates, some of which I can guarantee you haven’t seen yet in your google search!

What is microadventure

The Philosophy of Microadventures

A microadventure is an experience that’s small, short, and accessible. It doesn’t require extensive planning or a huge block of time; or a lot of special gear or expensive equipment. It’s a way to try something new, to experience human connection, or to push the limits of your comfort zone.

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Adventuring Around DC

Top 13 Things to do in Alexandria, Virginia

We have lived in Alexandria for the past 5 years, so you can bet that we have explored every last inch of this town. If we haven’t experienced, tasted or tried it, then we at least know about it. Here are our top recommendations for things to do in Alexandria, Virginia.

Baltimore National Aquarium

Baltimore Inner Harbor: 10 Best Adventures, Activities, and Attractions

Once an industrial hub for shipbuilding and steel mills, Baltimore Inner Harbor or “Charm City” is one of the state’s most popular destinations for museums, maritime history, and of course Maryland crab. Here’s the best way to experience the Baltimore Inner Harbor including what to do, what to eat, and where to stay.

Unique Airbnbs near DC

Unique Airbnbs Near Washington DC

Whether you are a native Washingtonian looking for an adventurous weekend getaway or a visitor searching for an off-the-beaten-path experience, this list is for you. We’ve rounded up some of the most unique Airbnbs near Washington DC for your next weekend adventure.

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