Archive for Tag Archives: ' National & State Parks'

Hiking: The Appalachian Trail & Me

Walking memoir, of sorts. By Hope S. Philbrick I decided to go on a multi-day 30-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. The trip is set for later this year. Why? There’s never really just [...]

Hike Elkin, North Carolina [Update]

Get here from there. By Hope S. Philbrick A Yadkin Valley, North Carolina tourist need not thrive on wineries alone: Get moving and hit the trails in and around Elkin. The Elkin Valley Trails Association is [...]

Fun and Fitness in Panama City Beach, Florida

Think exercise is the opposite of vacation? Paddle, stretch, pedal and more to prove otherwise. By Chris Chamberlain Summer means vacation, and vacation often means the beach. I grew up in the South, and my idea and ideal [...]

Tails on Trails: Georgia State Parks’ New Dog-Walking Club

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites just launched its newest dog walking club, “Tails on Trails.” Hikers and their four-legged companions are challenged to hike seven trails at Georgia State Parks and upon completion, dogs earn [...]

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Independent by Design” By Renée S. Gordon Philadelphia’s variously recognized as “The City of Murals,” “The City of Restaurants,” “The City of the Arts” and “The City of Neighborhoods.” It boasts more than 3,000 murals—a greater [...]

Door County, Wisconsin

Adventure for the unadventurous. By Sherri Telenko There are few activities more decadent than decompressing in a hot tub after a day of outdoor activity. I’m not really an outdoorsy person—unless my dog is with me, [...]

Presque Isle

Lighthouses and more in Erie, Pennsylvania’s Quiet Star By Renée S. Gordon Presque Isle is located west of Erie’s downtown. In actuality it is not an island but rather a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that forms Presque [...]

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Find Your Bliss By Renée S. Gordon Mexico’s Banderas Bay is 26 miles from north to south with Puerto Vallarta situated in the center. The Bay culminates at the quiet, scenic 46-mile stretch of beaches in [...]

Shadows of Federal Hill

New ghost tour experience at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, Kentucky. Ghosts of Halloweens past return to My Old Kentucky Home when the Stephen Foster Drama Association and My Old Kentucky Home State Park present [...]

Bardstown, Kentucky Revisited

Another look at the “Bourbon Capital of the World” Even if you’ve visited Bardstown before, odds are that you haven’t seen it all. By Hope S. Philbrick In my line of work, I most often visit [...]

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