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Snowmobile Quebec–the Ultimate Winter Destination for Snowmobiling

Quebec is a winter paradise -- especially for those of us who love snowmobiles. This Eastern Canadian province has thousands of miles of groomed trails that stretch from the shores of the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Upper Laurentians to Gaspe, up against...

5 Adventures You Must Take in Dubai

Find 5 amazing adventures in Dubai as you “Discover All That’s Possible” from desert safaris to the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

A Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure – Helen, Georgia – Things to Do

Helen, Georgia, things to do – styled like a Bavarian Alpine village in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Alpine Helen is the state’s 3rd most visited destination.

Explore Kentucky – Lake Cumberland & Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap preserves 200+ years of history for visitors to enjoy from Daniel Boone to Gap Cave, along with nearby outdoor attractions of beautiful Lake Cumberland.

Visit Tamarindo, Costa Rica: Surfing, Sand, & So Much More!

From turtle watching to surfing, Tamarindo, Costa Rica provides everything you’d ever want in a tropical destination. Mix your surf with some Spanish language lessons at the WAYRA Spanish School.

Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular countries in the world for outdoor adventures and adventure travel. Try this top 10 list!

Hike the Pacific Crest Trail for Spectacular Views

Check out this infographic of The Pacific Crest Trail. Running for 2,650 miles (4,265 kilometers) down the U.S. West Coast, it provides hikers and equestrians with some of North America’s most spectacular scenery and hiking opportunities. Thru hikes take about 5 months to get from the Canadian border to Mexico.

Is Carcross Desert the Smallest Desert in the World?

Tiny Carcross Desert is outside Carcross, Yukon, and covers a mere 260 hectares, or 642 acres. Once the bottom of a large glacial lake, these rolling sand hills are home to vegetation such as lodgepole pines as well as plant species that arrived via Berengia thousands of years ago.

Hiking the Oregon Trail to the top of Windlass Hill

Hiking the Oregon Trail to the top of Windlass Hill provides a panorama of the Nebraska Platte Valley along with wagon ruts made by settlers 175+ years ago.

Hike the Unforgettable Giant Redwood Forest or Ride the Sky Trail

Take an unforgettable hike through California’s giant forest at Trees of Mystery, in Klamath, or an adventure ride on the gondola Sky Trail through the treetops.

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Hiking the Appalachian Trail — Infographic

How many thru-hikers have hiked the Appalachian Trail? This infographic gives this you this fact, plus 25 additional exciting facts you didn’t know about the 14-state-long hike through the Appalachian Mountains.

Fabulous Fall Walks in one of Georgia’s Most Beautiful Historic Places

Berry College is one of Rome, Georgia’s, most popular attractions. Enjoy the grounds walking to the historic spots at the Old Mill, Possum Trot Church, and Frost Chapel.

Take a Raft or Kayak on a Whitewater Center Rafting Adventure

Whether you want to raft or kayak in whitewater, the Whitewater Rafting Center in Charlotte, NC, has it, along with other amazing outdoor adventures that include everything from sky bridges and rappeling to cargo net climbs and canyon crossing.

See & Walk to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau on Your Alaska Cruise

The Mendenhall Glacier & ice caves and Nugget Falls are situated in Juneau, Alaska, which you can only visit by air, or an Alaska cruise ship or Marine Hwy ferry.

Things to Do in Oregon: Umpqua Lighthouse State Park & Oregon Dunes

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is one of Oregon’s most popular parks. It’s in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which has great hiking and watersports, plus access for motorized vehicles like quads and dirt bikes.

Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Rafting Tara — European Tours for Nature Lovers

Take a whitewater rafting adventure with Tara Sport in Bosnia and Herzegovina — day adventures from canyoning to paragliding to mountain biking.

Try it! Canyon Sainte-Anne Via Ferrata Adventure Tour

Get the ultimate adrenaline rush at the Canyon Sainte-Anne Via Ferrata where you go rock climbing above the rushing rapids of Sainte-Anne-du-Nord River.

Courthouse Rock & Jail Rock: Hiking the Oregon National Historic Trail

Hiking to the top of Jail Rock gives you a 40-mile view of Courthouse Rock and the Nebraska Plains area on the historic Oregon Trail of the 1840s.

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe Glacier, Snowfun Park, & Ice Palace

You can have your choice of a soft or extreme adventure experience at Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe Glacier, Snowfun Park, and Ice Palace.

Adventures on Horseback: Crossing the Cumberland River and the Daniel Boone National Forest

The Cumberland River was wide—a ten-lane highway dividing a wilderness of granite and the Daniel Boone National Forest. Crystal clear, the water rushed forward catching in swirls and small rapids that glistened in the bright afternoon sunshine. The trail boss, Bill,...

Places You Must See & Hike in Oregon: Painted Hills

Some say the Painted Hills of Oregon are one of the seven wonders of Oregon. For us, they were one of the highlights of our 10 day road trip to see the giant redwoods on California's East coast. So what makes them distinctive? You could say that Oregon's Painted Hills...

A Roadtrip to the Seaside – Strangnas on Lake Malaren, Sweden

Strangnas is a perfect one day roadtrip from Stockholm, Sweden, to enjoy the vista of beautiful Lake Malaren along with a tasty lunch at the seaside.

Natural Wonders of the Philippines: Top Tourist Destinations

The Philippines have so much to offer visitors, it's no surprise tourism is one of the major industries. Between the friendliness of the people and the country's amazing natural wonders, I've certainly enjoyed my 10 day visit! The infographic below, from Beach Resorts...

From a Kodiak Bear to Canyons to the Western Shorebird Reserve — Road Trip

Did you know that out of Montana's 56 counties, 46 are considered "frontier counties" with an average population of six or fewer people per square mile? Or that it's the fourth largest state in the US? What that means, of course, is that there are lots of highways...

From WWII Airplanes to Nuclear Reactors to Cattle Ranches — Road Trip

Each day of a road trip has its own character, and today's was a bit of a split personality! Day 8: Salt Lake City, Utah, to Dillon, Montana Salt Lake City, founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, a Mormon, has a personality unique across the U.S. Brigham Young even called...
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