outdoors

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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Top 5 Los Angeles Hikes

by Lanee Lee on June 4, 2012

Hiking may not be the first thing on your list of things to do in Los Angeles, but it should be. With the diversity of terrain, wildflowers, trees and vistas combined with nearly perfect weather year round, Los Angeles is a hiker’s haven with hundreds of trails to discover throughout the county.  From celebrity-trodden to […]

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The Wetlands Park, Las Vegas, NV

A visit to the Las Vegas strip can be overwhelming – nights filled with casinos and shows, days filled with shopping and walking around sightseeing. Sometimes it can be nice to get away from the lights and the action to get some fresh air in your lungs and some blood pumping through your legs. On […]

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Paraty: Small Town Paradise in Brazil

by Katy Stewart on February 21, 2012

The moment I set foot in Paraty, Brazil, I was in love. may be the place to party, but when you feel the need to escape to a more tranquil place, Paraty is the place to come. It is a three-hour ride on a comfortable inter-city bus from Rio – and it is paradise. …

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Coroico, Bolivia: Welcome to Paradise

by Katy Stewart on October 17, 2011

For the adventurous traveler, Bolivia is an unrivaled destination. This land-locked country is bursting with unforgettable places: the Salt Flats of Uyuni, the world’s highest capital city, untouched areas of rainforest, former gold-rush colonial towns, and the desert where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid met their demise. Travel in Bolivia certainly provides more than […]

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Celebrate the Snow with a Ski Vacation for the Holidays

by Christina Uticone on October 11, 2011

This holiday season, instead of escaping the snow, embrace it! There is nothing like being outside in the winter, enjoying a fresh layer of powder while you ski downhill, or along the trails through a quiet, peaceful forest. A ski escape during the holidays is a fun way to be active, spend quality time with […]

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A Wine Country Vacation to the Finger Lakes

by Christina Uticone on August 1, 2011

In Upstate New York, south of the Thruway between Buffalo and Syracuse, lies the wine region known as the Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes is the largest wine-producing region in New York State, and it is a must-visit destination for any wine lover. The Finger Lakes themselves are a series of eleven long, skinny lakes […]

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Fly Fishing in the Colorado Rivers

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 10, 2011

Ruedi reservoir colorado

When I think of fly fishing, my mind always goes back to those beautiful scenes from the 1992 Robert Redford directed movie, “A River Runs Through It”. I know it was set in Montana and not in Colorado, but there are such amazing scenes of the river glistening and alive. I can still see Brad […]

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Celebrate National Park Week with FREE Entrance

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 18, 2011

Madison Falls, Olympic National Park

  Fresh air, stress reduction, discovering history, and outdoor recreation are just a few of the reasons that travelers choose to go to one of our 394 national parks.  As a way of celebrating our continuing relationship with these public lands, National Park Week – April 16-24, 2011 – offers visitors free entrance to all […]

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