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Caves and Caverns of the Southeastern United States

These three sites--Russell Cave, Ruby Falls, and Mammoth Cave--represent a range of karst landscapes that played varying historic roles in the southeastern United States. There's Russell Cave, which provided shelter to people for millennia; Ruby Falls, excavated only in the 20th century and opened as a tourist site, now renowned for its stunning formations and underground waterfall; and of course the incomparable Mammoth Cave, with its seemingly endless trails.

Hiking the Bomber Glacier, Alaska

bomber glacier alaska hike
The cockpit, indeed the entire front half of the plane was gone, ripped from the rest of the plane. What seemed to be the front half was separate, crushed on the ice quite far from the rear of the plane. The most recognizable pieces were the tail section, the four gigantic engines, the unused landing gear. One of the wings lay separate from the rest, ripped from its body. The bomber glacier hike has so much in store, read on to learn more!

Planning the perfect RV trip to Yellowstone National Park

RV trip to Yellowstone National Park
When traversing the wild and wonderful bison filled world of Yellowstone National Park you may be overwhelmed especially in the planning stages of your trip. If you are journeying to the wildlands of Montana and Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park like we did in a 35 foot RV, you may be exceptionally overwhelmed when planning such a big endeavor and driving 1,000 miles into an unknown wilderness. Let me offer some well-researched advice on how to have an amazing RV outdoor adventure filled vacation.

Mexico’s Snow-Capped Volcano, Nevado de Toluca

Nevado de Toluca
I’m lying in snow, 14,000 feet above sea level on a volcano known as Nevado de Toluca, when I feel warm breath against my hand. Exhale, groan, roll over. It’s a dog, come to investigate my motionless form. “Good dog,” I slur and raise a hand to pat her head. Her name is Maya, I think, and she’s been tagging along with our hiking group since this morning.

Turnbull Canyon: A Beginner’s Hike to the Water & Electric Towers of Whittier

Turnbull Canyon
Turnbull Canyon Trail is so big that I had to actually hike this twice just to be able to cover most aspects of it. And it's large for a reason: the canyon is part of the Puente Hills Preserve in Uptown Whittier that links to...

Davis Mountains State Park – Gateway to the Cosmos

Davis Mountains State Park
Life slows down when you head west. You start to pay attention to things that you may have long forgotten about or just never bothered to admire. You start seeing beauty in the rugged terrain; you feel a connection to the dry, arid desert....

Possum Kingdom State Park – The Perfect Weekend Getaway

possum kingdom state park
Looking for a getaway in Texas that offers hill country views and a meandering lake? Look no further than Texas's very own Possum Kingdom State Park. Possum Kingdom Lake State Park We took a three-day weekend getaway during the first weekend of October to camp at...

Hiking Horseshoe Lake, Denali – A Beautiful & Easy Hike

Horseshoe Lake Denali National Park, Alaska
The rain was falling lightly, enough to ensure that I had the entire trail to myself. About half a mile in, the trail seemed to fall away at a bluff. I stood there in silence, looking out over a medium-sized lake framed by mountains, with a few tiny cabins in the distance. Join me on my journey as I Hike Horseshoe Lake of Denali National Park get lost in its quiet beauty.

Culver City Stairs: The Outdoor Stairmaster of Baldwin Hills

Culver City Stairs
The Culver City Stairs offers an intense climb up 282 uneven stair steps leading to the Baldwin Hills Overlook with amazing views of LA and some quirky sculptures along the way.

Outdoor Adventures along California’s Central Coast

California's Central Coast Morro Rock
The rolling green hills of San Luis Obispo County and California's central coast can take your breath away as you drive up Highway 101 along the azure blue crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. There is more to do along the Santa Lucia Mountain Range then just touristy Hearst Castle, the Madonna Inn and the giant aquarium in Monterey. Hike the trails of Carmel, visit with Elephant Seals beachside, explore giant sand dunes and mountain bike in eucalyptus forests on this seaside road trip.