Here’s everything you never knew you needed to know about the Fall Equinox

All hail Boreas! God of the north wind and harbinger of sweater weather! EQUINOX vs. SOLSTICE Equinoxes (Latin for “equal night”) occur in Fall and Spring, and solstices happen in Summer and Winter. During an equinox,...

Oregon’s most magical hike features endless breathtaking waterfalls (seriously guys, there are so many...

Silver Falls State Park is probably one of the country's most secretly awesome state parks. Well, secretly awesome to those who aren't in the know. If you aren't, get ready to fall in love!...

Earthquakes and fissures are popping up all over Grand Teton National Park… is it...

There's something strange going on at Grand Teton National Park, and it's starting to seem like all signs are pointing to doom and destruction. Okay, that might be taking things a bit far, but...

These “bubble hotels” are the ultimate camping experience

Sure, the idea of sleeping under the stars sounds romantic and charming, but it's not exactly practical. Bugs, bad weather, other nearby campers, and more can make what was supposed to be a serene...

South Dakota’s waterfalls are the state’s best-kept secrets

This post is brought to you by our friends at South Dakota! South Dakota has a reputation for being home to corn fields, Black Hills, and rocky Badlands. While those landscapes are iconic to The Mount...
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Natural wonders and ancient legends in South Dakota

This post is brought to you by our friends at Travel South Dakota! South Dakota is a land steeped in story. From the striking Badlands to the rugged, forested Black Hills to its mysterious woodlands, the...

The River of Lost Souls is one epic outdoor adventure

This post is brought to you by our friends at Visit Durango! The Animas River is pretty hard to ignore; not only does it run right through the heart of Durango, but it's also striking...

Here’s why Kelly Park Rock Springs is one of Orlando’s best-kept secrets

After two very intense (and fun) days in Disney World with my 2 year-old toddler, we needed a little break. So, I did a quick search of what was in the area, within 30-40...

Red Rocks is a 200 million year old geological masterpiece (and America’s raddest outdoor...

This post is brought to you by our friends at Visit Denver! The main attraction of a show isn't always the act gracing the stage-- sometimes, it's the stage itself, like at Denver's Red Rocks...

The ultimate guide to wildflower-spotting in California

Every year, between March and mid-May, the California desert explodes in a riot of color as wildflowers bloom and carpet the landscape. It's a brief moment in time where the Golden State can truly...
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The sad story of Elkmont, the hidden resort turned ghost town in the Smokies

This post is brought to you by our friends at Hertz! The National Park Service established the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934. But the park's rich history and culture have been brewing in...

Wildlife encounters and stargazing: One perfect day in the Tetons

This post is brought to you by our friends at Jackson Hole! There are tons of reasons to visit Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. The hiking, the camping, the dude ranches, the lodges,...
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Shipwrecks, military secrets, & a gator wrestler’s treasure: Welcome to Jonathan Dickinson State Park

This post is courtesy of our friends in Martin County, Florida! We love a good state park, but few can boast as much insane history as Martin County's Jonathan Dickinson State Park. And we don't...

The best view of the Northern Lights is from this luxury resort perched on...

Spending the night on a glacier sounds like it might be a chilly experience on a barren, icy wasteland. Not most peoples' idea of a relaxing getaway, right? Think again! Alaska's Sheldon Mountain House...

Celebrate the centennial of the Save the Redwoods League by visiting California redwood parks...

Towering, majestic redwood trees are one of California's greatest assets. And, they're a huge draw for visitors, too. It's thanks to a group called the Save the Redwoods League that there are ancient trees...