It wasn’t the pitter-patter of raindrops on the walls of my tent that woke me, but the incessant whine of Dolly, the black lab puppy who had been sharing my sleeping bag. I reached for my headlamp and my sandals, and fumbled with the zipper of my tent. The rain, combined with the totally starless night, made it impossible to see more than a few feet in front of me. I hoped Dolly would do her business quickly so we could make a quick retreat back to tent before we were thoroughly soaked.
As I ...
Vermont’s newest state park is appropriately named — Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park is a unique collection of hiking trails meandering over 204 acres of fields, forests, gorges, cliffs, and gardens. The best way to explore these beautiful paths is to pack a picnic and ramble around. Warblers, robins, thrush...
Want to outfit your outdoor space so you’ve got the coziest campsite in your campground loop? Here are a few must-have necessities for creating a sanctuary in your outdoor home, whether you’re camping for a single night or a whole summer.
The Green Mountain National Forest is one of Vermont’s greatest treasures. It encompasses nearly 400,000 acres of rugged mountains, wild woodlands, and secret valleys in southwestern and central Vermont. It’s within a day’s drive of 70 million people, and I count myself lucky to be a close neighbor to these vast lands.
Earlier this fall, I had the good fortune to head out to Grout Pond Recreation Area for a little paddling, hiking, and camping adventure. Located in Stratton, Vermont, Grout Po...
If you’ve ever booked a room through Airbnb or caught a ride in an Uber, you’re no stranger to the shared economy business model, which uses unique, technology-based platforms to facilitate interaction between a service provider and customer.
Hipcamp came into being in 2013 and has been called the Airbnb of camping. The Hipcamp platform allows campers to connect with landowners to book campsites on private land across the United States.
Looking for that perfect outdoor destination — where skies are blue, the air is fresh and the mountain breezes blow just a little cooler? Summer is the perfect time to head for the hills on an outdoor adventure, and these up-and-coming mountain towns are the perfect destinations for getting outside. Whether you want to fish a mountain stream, hike a summit, or pitch your tent under a star-filled sky, check out these eight towns this summer.
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Do you love getting out on the water, but aren’t quite ready for the commitment of a multi-day cruise? Dinner cruises are the perfect solution — offering all the magic of cruising without the huge time commitment and price tag.
Who says you have to be half of a couple to indulge in long walks on the beach, bubbly Champagne and upscale resort vacations on Valentine’s Day? If flying solo is your favorite way to go, then we’ve got some awesome Valentine’s vacation ideas just for you.
When you think of sand, surf, and sunshine, New Hampshire may not be the first place that comes to mind. But this New England state with just 18 miles of coastline will surprise you if you give it a chance. Along with New Hampshire’s beautiful Seacoast communities you’ll find plenty of sandy beaches as well as endless opportunities for hiking, camping, and sand castle construction.
Here are five compelling reasons to visit New Hampshire’s Atlantic coast this summer.
Are you embarking on a long-awaited theme park vacation this year, and wondering how you’ll foot the bill? While theme parks are awesome destinations for families, they can also be expensive. Instead of paying a fortune now and paying off a mountain of debt later, look for ways to save before and during your trip. With a little online research, and a bit of frugality, you can save money without putting a damper on your family getaway. Here are some of our favorite tips for saving money on you...
Dogs make fabulous adventure partners — they are resilient, rugged, and up for anything. But that doesn’t mean that accidents, mishaps, and illnesses won’t occur. If you share your home with a dog, you can prepare for minor and major emergencies with a bit of knowledge and a well-stocked first aid kit. Here are 18 essential items necessary for your dog’s first aid kit, as well as some preparation tips for dealing with medical mishaps.
Basic First Aid Kit Essentials
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Are you planning the ultimate West Coast vacation this year? Before you jump immediately to Hollywood or San Francisco, take a minute to discover some hidden gems perched along the western shore. Whether you’re after relaxation or adventure, this region has more than its fair share of totally underappreciated destinations.
There are few things more relaxing than soaking in a natural hot spring while you take in the incredible scenery. These waters are perfect for easing sore muscles, relaxing your mind and soothing your soul. Here are seven incredible hot springs in the United States to visit in 2019.