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

Berry College is one of Rome, Georgia’s, most popular attractions. And I can guarantee you’ll find fabulous fall walks at its historic places!

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.

20,000 Miles of Snowmobile Trails — Quebec the Ultimate Winter Destination — #Photos

Quebec is a winter paradise -- especially for those of us who love snowmobiles. This Eastern Canadian province has 20,500 miles (33,000 km) of groomed trails that stretch from the shores of the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Upper Laurentians to Gaspe, up against the...

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...

Road Trip to Strangnas on Lake Malaren in Sweden — #photooftheday

Sweden has many inland lakes and rivers -- in fact they cover 10% of the countryside. So, it's no wonder that some of the most scenic day road trips from Stockholm are to little seaside towns. We'd spent most of our time in Sweden in Stockholm, with just one side...

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...

From the Nevada Desert to the Great Salt Lake Desert — Road Trip

What's the difference between the Nevada Desert and the Great Salt Lake Desert? Well, one is in Nevada and the other is in Utah, for starters. However, as we discovered on this road trip, there's a lot more to it! Day 7: Reno, Nevada, to Salt Lake City, Utah Day 7...

Avenue of Giants to Tahoe National Forest to Donner Pass to Reno — Road Trip

Sometimes putting miles on during a road trip feels like you're dumping out a child's toy box, and rolling pieces of a dozen different games and toys in different directions. Day 6 was one of those days. Day 6: Arcata, California, to Reno, Nevada The day began near...

Ocean and Sand Dunes to Giant Redwoods — Road Trip

The Pacific Coast Highway, Highway 101, is the one of the most well known road trips in America--and with reason! Day 5: Oregon's Pacific Coast Scenic Byway to California's Redwood Highway No matter what name it goes by, Highway 101 is an ever-changing drive down the...

Painted Hills to Lava Rock to the Oregon Coast Highway — Road Trip

Some days on a road trip are so spectacular they stand out forever. This was one of those days. Day 4: Condon, Oregon, to Florence, Oregon The John Day Highway from Condon, to our turn onto the Oregon 207 Highway into Mitchell, was as scenic as Day 3 on the trip. Lots...

Golden Landscapes to Chemical Bunkers to Backroads — Road Trip

Some days on a road trip are mostly about the road. Day 3 was one of those! Day 3: Montana to Oregon Our Day 3 itinerary had a major change when we discovered that the Northwest Museum of Vintage Snowmobiles in Spokane Valley, Washington, was no longer open as the...

Harvest Fields of the Great Plains — Road Trip

Buddha said, "It is better to travel well than to arrive." We agree. There's nothing like a road trip for an all-around adventure! So, I've decide to share this trip, mile-after-mile, as we wind our way from Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, all the way to the Pacific Coast...

How Many Canals are there in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is a city of canals--in fact, this city in the Netherlands is sometimes called the "Venice of the North." In 2010, three of these canals, which together form the Amsterdam canal belt, were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. These three canals,...

How Deep is Lake Diefenbaker in Southern Saskatchewan? (You may be surprised!)

Visitors to Saskatchewan often think of it as flat and boring, however surprises wait for those who look a little further! While the Trans-Canada Highway #1 crosses along the end of the Great Plains of North America, there's lots of opportunity for adventures. In...

Why Were the Carberry Sandhills in Manitoba Important in WWI and WWII?

About 15 square miles of active sand dunes, or Bald Head Hills, form part of the mosaic that makes up the Carberry Sandhills in Southern Manitoba, just 18 miles south of the Trans-Canada Highway, a few miles East of Brandon. More than a century ago, farmers tried to...

Louisiana Alligators: In the Wild, at the Farm, and on the Table

Finding alligators in Louisiana in February can be difficult even on a day hitting 60 degrees, the average monthly high. My first visit to this warm winter destination, some fifteen years ago, the only alligator I saw was a foot-long little guy the tour guide had...
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