Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni

August 18, 2023

Our newest National Monument! Earlier this month, President Biden designated Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni as a National Monument to reflect the significance of the Grand Canyon area to many Tribal Nations, including the Havasupai Tribe, Hopi Tribe, Hualapai Tribe, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, Moapa Band of Paiutes, Paiute Indian Tribe […]

Hocking Hills Butterfly Trail

April 14, 2023

Clouded Sulfur, Pearl Crescent, and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail are some of the butterflies that you’ll learn about on the new Hocking Hills Butterfly Trail. Located in southeastern Ohio, this free trail consists of 14 locations with photo op ready human sized butterfly wings representing the butterfly found in that region as well as information about each […]

Fall Foliage Prediction Map

September 30, 2022

Leaf peeping season has almost arrived, and we found something to help you make the most of it. The Fall Foliage Prediction Map from the folks at will provide you with a guide for where those gorgeous oranges, reds, golden yellows, and rusts will be appearing near you. Though not claiming to be 100% […]

Montana Treehouse Retreat

September 23, 2022

Sleep in quiet luxury high up in the trees! The Montana Treehouse Retreat offers 2 options nestled on 5 wooded acres, both within a 30-minute drive from Glacier National Park and minutes from Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. The Meadowlark Treehouse is a two-story house accessed by a spiral staircase and custom crafted around a giant […]

Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) Fire Map

August 26, 2022

Up-to-date information about wildfires. The recently released Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) Fire Map is a tool that you can search to find out if there are any active wildland fires in the western United States and Alaska. The map is updated frequently based on information from multiple sources to provide you with real-time information […]

Trans Canada Trail (update)

July 22, 2022

Six years ago, we report on the Trans Canada Trail (TCT), the world’s longest networks of multi-use recreational trails, and now we have an update. The TCT. also known as The Great Trail, was completed in 2017 and spans more than 28,000 km covering walking paths, roads, and waterways through rural and urban areas of all […]

2022 National Park Free Days

February 4, 2022

Mark your calendars! Here are the days in 2022 when you can gain free entrance to all of America’s National Parks: January 17: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. April 16: First Day of National Park Week August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) September 24: National Public Lands Day November 11: […]

Top Getaways of 2021

December 14, 2021

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes and shares for our 2021 features in the Getaway category. And the item that came out on top was…drum role please…Women’s History Month, every March is dedicated to commemorating and recognizing women’s achievements and successes, so here’s a […]

Ape Cave

August 20, 2021

Escape the heat in the third longest lava tube in North America! Ape Cave, located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest on the south side of Mount St. Helens in Washington, is a 13,042 foot long tunnel that was formed over 2,000 years ago when lava flowed down the mountain in streams, cooling and forming an outer […]

Dunton Destinations

June 25, 2021

How about a getaway to a perfectly restored ghost town? Dunton Destinations offers it all with log cabins, glamping tents, an 1885 authentic saloon, a restored 19th century bathhouse, hiking trails, horseback riding, and more. Located in the Colorado Rockies, about 25 miles southwest of Telluride, this upscale resort provides accommodations in hand-built, authentically restored log […]

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

June 18, 2021

America’s newest National Park! The New River Gorge has just joined the National Park System as its 63rd National Park. Sitting on the southeast corner of West Virginia, it is the state’s first national park. A bit of a misnomer, the New River is actually one of the oldest rivers in the world. The park […]

Conestoga Wagons at Capitol Reef Resort

May 21, 2021

Live out your cowgirl dreams! The Conestoga Wagons at the Capitol Reef Resort are based on authentic 19th century designs and sleep up to six guests. Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, the resort is less than 5 miles from stunning Capitol Reef National Park, known for its with cliffs, […]

Empire State Trail

March 19, 2021

America’s longest multi-use state trail. It’s the Empire State Trail, a 750-mile trail that crosses New York from Manhattan north to the Canadian border in Rouses Point near the northern tip of Lake Champlain, and also from Buffalo to Albany. Open to cyclists, hikers, walkers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers, the project to combine some preexisting segments […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month

March 12, 2021

March 1-31, 2021. It started off as a day, then a week, now a whole month. This month is officially Women’s History Month. It originated as International Women’s Day (March 8th), recognized by the world back in 1911; then in 1980, US President Jimmy Carter declared Women’s History Week to align with International Women’s Day; […]

2021 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

February 12, 2021

Here they are…the days when you can gain free entrance to all of America’s National Parks: January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. April 17: First day of National Park Week August 4: One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act August 25: National Park Service Birthday September 25: National Public Lands Day […]

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

January 22, 2021

The newest one! The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in southeastern West Virginia is now officially the 63rd National Park and the 20th National Preserve in the United States. About an hour’s drive from Charleston, West Virginia, it’s comprised of about 7,000 acres of marked trailheads and another 65,000 acres of backcountry trails. […]

TreeHouse Point

January 15, 2021

A getaway in the trees! At TreeHouse Point, you can socially distance yourself in one of their six unique treehouses. Nestled in a beautiful Pacific Northwest forest just 30 minutes east of Seattle, each treehouse is perched above the lush forest floor with heating, air conditioning, plush bedding, and some have decks with outdoor seating. […]

Top Getaways of 2020

December 14, 2020

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes and shares for our 2020 features in the Getaway category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the Live Cams on, that allow you to view wildlife from the comfort and […]

Nimmo Bay Resort

September 25, 2020

Escape to a remote wilderness resort! The beautiful Nimmo Bay Resort offers all-inclusive packages in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Customized adventures include: whale watching, heli-hiking, beachcombing, kayaking, paddleboarding, mindful hiking, wellness treatments, glacier trekking, and wildlife viewing, to name just a few of the options available. If relaxation is […]

Digital Detox Challenge

September 18, 2020

Get paid to spend a weekend at a National Park! Sounds good? Check out the Digital Detox Challenge from the folks at Here’s the scoop: rent an RV, spend 2 nights at the National Park of your choice, and then share your experience online. You’ll be reimbursed for the RV rental, campsite fees, transportation […]

Museum of Underwater Art

August 21, 2020

The first underwater museum in the Southern Hemisphere! Australia’s recently opened Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) in Townsville, North Queensland, features the works of artist/activist Jason deCaires Taylor. Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the vision of MOUA is to provide an underwater experience which inspires reef conversation; achieves positive environmental outcomes; […]

Barbados Welcome Stamp

August 7, 2020

Working from home? Then how about making Barbados home? That’s right, the beautiful tropical island of Barbados has started a program called Welcome Stamp that allows you to relocate to paradise and work remotely for 12 months. This 167 square mile island is located in the eastern Caribbean and boasts sunny weather, gorgeous beaches, a […]

America’s National Parks

May 22, 2020

Visit the great outdoors…gradually and safely! In accordance with CDC and government guidelines, some of the 419 National Parks are reopening (like Joshua Tree National Park, pictured above). Yippee! With warm weather and summer approaching, we’re all anxious to get out and explore nature. To ensure everyone’s safety and health, there are some restrictions and […]

Mediamatic ETEN

May 15, 2020

Waterfront dining while maintaining social distancing! The folks at the Mediamatic ETEN, a vegan restaurant in Amsterdam, have taken an innovative approach to the changes that this pandemic has brought on. In hopes of keeping their diners safe and well fed, they have constructed small, two-person greenhouses along their waterfront for diners to enjoy a […]