outdoors

Visit these National Park Service Sites in Georgia

by Anthony Manzanares on June 27, 2017

Last year’s centennial celebration of the brought about a resurgence in visiting the national treasures. If you’re visiting , you most likely know about the unspoiled beauty of Cumberland Island National Seashore and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. But there are several lesser-known NPS locations that are worth the visit. Do you know about […]

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5 Gorgeous Green Getaways in Northern California

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 6, 2017

Northern California is blessed with incredible natural beauty. With beautiful State Parks, beaches, and vineyards, a mini-vacation isn’t hard to find. Whether you’re a resident or a tourist, you won’t regret taking some time out to reconnect with nature. We’ve listed some of the best green getaways from San Francisco so that you can find your […]

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Birding in the Lone Star State

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 14, 2016

Thanks to its incredible diversity of more than 540 bird species, Texas is widely considered to be America’s birding capital. The variety is further enriched by the convergence of three major migratory paths and an amazing range of habitat types. From well-known birding sites to off-the-beaten-path local hotspots, grab your binoculars and prepare to experience […]

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The 10 Most Beautiful Hikes in Greater Palm Springs

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 30, 2015

  There is no shortage of ways to explore the diverse natural beauty that is Greater Palm Springs.  Some adventure by jeep, others by hot air balloon, and there are those who prefer horseback or bicycle. Some prefer hiking.  Greater Palm Springs offers more than 100 trails to choose from. Step by step using your […]

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Find Adventure in Missouri’s Show Caves

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 29, 2015

The Show-Me State is home to more than 6,400 recorded caves. Although most are not open to the general public, the Missouri Division of Tourism highlights several “show caves” to visit in Missouri. Marvel Cave, a Registered Natural Landmark, is deep beneath the Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson. It is the deepest show […]

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10 Things to Do in Montana

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 27, 2015

Located in the western United States, Montana’s name comes from the Spanish word for mountain (montana). Most of us know it today as Big Sky Country, or, to those who live there, The Last Best Place.What makes Montana so special? From its year round outdoor activities to the Native American culture, from historical landmarks to […]

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Year of the Horse: 10 Equine Themed Spa & Resorts

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 19, 2014

horseback riding in the Canadian Rockies

In the Chinese calendar, 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Throughout history, humans have depended on horses not only for their strength and speed, but for what horses can teach us. Horses are fearless yet sensitive, stubborn yet clever, noble yet playful. Learning to ride is an exercise in communication between horse and rider […]

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Houseboating: A Digital Vacation from Forever Resorts

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 5, 2014

houseboating with Forever Resorts

National Park Service concessioner Forever Resorts is helping guests unplug and enjoy the scenery — rather than Instagram it — by offering a Digital Vacation to anyone booking a houseboat trip at Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina or Callville Bay Resort and Marina in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This offer, designed for work-weary […]

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Free in Little Rock

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 23, 2013

TTW suitcase

If you’re watching the budget, it’s no problem in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The largest, and capital city of Arkansas, got its name from a small rock formation – la Petite Roche – that was once used as a landmark for traffic on the river.  Today Little Rock offers a vast number of FREE activities that […]

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Outdoor Adventure in Pacifica, California

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 29, 2013

Surfing at Linda Mar Beach, Pacifica

Pacifica, a beach-front community just 10 minutes south of San Francisco, is a charming town and recreational playground. It’s a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts, featuring everything from world-class surfing, mountain biking and hiking to fishing, scuba diving and hang gliding. Offering great leisure time activities, at an easily accessed destination, Pacifica sometimes gets overlooked […]

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