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C'est la Vie: Spilling the Beans

Sometimes I just can't wait! I was so excited over my discovery on Trails.com that I just had to find a way to spill the beans. It's not exactly my typical evening post, but with school coming to an end and summer just around the corner, today was as good a day as any to share this great website with you!

When you arrive at the website, the first thing you see is a box asking where you want to find trails. Put in a zip code, or city/state, and you're on your way! You can find trails that are local, but if you're vacationing and want to have some outdoor adventure, just enter the closest city and you can plan your hiking/ biking excursion before you arrive. But it's so much more than hiking and biking! You can discover places to climb, canoe, camp, fish... even watch birds! Not to mention you'll find listings for restaurants and activities to keep you occupied when you're not on the trail.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you can leave feedback on any of the trails that you've experienced so that others can make an assessment based on other users. There is plenty of information that is free to view and interact with, however, for full access to trail guides and a few other features, you'll need a membership. The yearly rate is $49.95 (a free 14-day trial is available) - a fair price if you plan on using it regularly.

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to try some new trails with the kids this summer! Where are your favorite spots that are perfect for families?

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