Trails Book released October 2017

10 Adventures


10 Adventures and More in Lee and Collier Counties:
Forida on Land and Water


Where can you enjoy an active outdoor experience in bustling Lee and Collier counties in Florida? Interested in learning some local history?


How did the Monday Group, a bunch of ‘70s teenagers, influence development of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and Manatee Park. Who were the utopian Koreshans? Try a family outing at Everglades Wonder Gardens, formerly a roadside attraction in the heart of Bonita Springs. FAPA Gold Medal

Experience Florida scrub at Hickey’s Creek Mitigation Park. And there is water, water everywhere perfect for a leisurely paddle.


Adventure right here in your own back yard.


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Recipes and Life: Life is Too Short to be Stuck in the Kitchen FAPA gold medal


"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure." ~ William Feather

Eating – a habit, a pleasure – guided by the seasons of the year and of our lives.

Recipes and Life


Do you want to liven up your family’smeals, maximize your food budget and limit yourtime in the kitchen? Do you have one or more picky eaters? Is dieting on someone’s agenda? What can you do to make leftovers appealing or change up old favorites? Looking to avoid the processed food pitfalls, but think you don’t have time? You have other things to do with your time and money.


Perhaps your plans include travel and the occasional meal at a 5***** restaurant.


This is my collection of inspirations sprinkled with favorite recipes. My intention is to spark your imagination and offer practical tips gleaned from a chef and friends/foodies who have agreed to share their recipes and insights with you.


Regardless of your level of experience in the kitchen, whether you live alone or with others, are a meat-eater, vegetarian or a dieter, if you are willing to think outside the box, these thoughts are for you.

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Book CoverYou Can Get There From Here

Embracing Hunterdon and surrounding counties, oases in western central New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the United States, inspired You Can Get There from Here – Hiking Hunterdon County Trails and Hiking NJ Trails – Hunterdon County and Beyond. Hunterdon, Warren and Morris counties are part of the Skylands Region bounded on the west by the Delaware River with a view of Pennsylvania. Farm fields, forests, hills, wildlife, and four reservoirs – as well as historic homes, farms and estates – describe the landscape of Hunterdon, Warren and Morris counties, home to parks and trails offering outdoor opportunities to folks of all ages.


My first book, You Can Get There from Here – Hiking Hunterdon County Trails, in collaboration with Sue Dziamara, grew from our walking and exploring in Hunterdon County and wishing to share the wealth.


The sequel, Hiking NJ Trails – Hunterdon County and Beyond: You Can Get There from Here Too, just broadens the quest a bit extending to Highlands trails and some trails outside of Hunterdon County.


I hope these books will pique your interest and passion Front Coverand move you to discover these treasures for yourself and to share them with others. By all means, bring your camera. Seasonally there are all sorts of things of interest you might want to share from goslings and tadpoles in spring to glistening virgin snow in winter.


Enjoy the trails year round, and do some exploring on your own!




See slide show of photos from books


Hiking NJ Trails – Hunterdon County and Beyond: You Can Get There from Here Too is is now available together with You Can Get There from Here – Hiking Hunterdon County Trails at the following locations:





Contact Alice at: aoldford@yahoo.com