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Hiking HotSpot: Dripping Springs Natural Area

The Organ mountains, named as so for the needle like spires that resemble organ pipes, provide a dramatic backdrop for the city of Las Cruces, NM. This small city in Southern New Mexico is a popular base for adventure seekers. Outdoor lovers and fitness buffs seeking to explore all the exotic natural attractions throughout the […]

Hiking Hotspot: Calloway Trail at Picacho Peak State Park

Picacho Peak is a gorgeous state park located on I-10 about halfway between Casa Grande and Tucson, Arizona. This park makes for a refreshing break for any roadtrippers making the lengthy (and boring) drive through Southern Arizona. The striking 3374 foot peak really juts out spectacularly amongst the surrounding flatter desert landscapes. In fact, it […]

Attraction of the Week: Smithsonian National Zoo

Across the US, you will only find a limited number of free zoos. One of these happens to be the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. As this zoo is one in only 4 US zoos home to pandas, there is a great incentive to make room for the zoo during your D.C. visit. If […]

Attraction of the Week: Paris Mountain State Park

The Upstate, South Carolina region offers no shortage of natural attractions. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, the area has long been a haven for hikers and outdoor adventurous types. Greenville, located in the heart of the Upstate, is a popular base for exploring the great outdoors. Now a bustling city with […]

3 Days in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is a city rich in culture, architectural marvels, and natural beauty. Whether you are a photographer, history buff, foodie, or nature lover, fun abounds in South Carolina’s most historic and beloved city. A weekend in this Southern charmer is a worthy addition to any traveler’s “historic-cities-to-visit” bucket list. As Charleston frequently ranks […]

Hiking Hotspot: Linda Vista trail in Tucson

Hiking amongst the tall Saguaro cacti is an experience like no other. Fortunately, in Tucson, there are more than enough places to explore these magnificent desert plants native only to the Sonoran desert. The Sonoran truly is a spectacular exotic place, lush with desert scenery which you will not get to see anywhere else in […]

Hiking Hotspot: Carrick Creek Nature Trail at Table Rock State Park

The Upper westernmost portion of the state of South Carolina, referred to as the “Upstate,” is situated amidst the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. The region is home to some stunning scenery, including lush forests, peaceful flowing streams, and dozens of towering waterfalls. The lovely Carrick Creek trail within Table Rock State Park offers a vast […]

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

The blooming of the gorgeous colorful cherry blossoms marks the arrival of spring in the nation’s capitol. Millions of visitors make their way to D.C. every spring to enjoy the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, which includes 4 weeks of jam packed events celebrating both US and Japanese culture. More than 4000 of these trees […]

Attraction of the Week: Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta

Who could forget the iconic (and tragic) 1996 Olympic Games? 1996 marked the 100 year anniversary of the first Olympics held in Athens, Greece. It’s hard to believe that events which are widely popular today like Beach Volleyball officially became an Olympic sport this year! Or, that Michael Phelps was not yet a household name. […]

Hiking Hotspot: Triple Falls at Dupont State Forest

The Western North Carolina region is loaded with breathtaking waterfalls. From roadside wonders, to those requiring a hard trek along an unmaintained trail, there are unending cascading beauties to explore in this region. The best waterfall hikes include those such as the Triple Falls trail within the Dupont State Forest, in which you will see […]