Great Outdoors

The great outdoors provide a beautiful backdrop for adventurous activities like hiking, biking, walking, scavenger hunts, and exploring national parks.

Everyday Postcard from Milford Sound in New Zealand

Everyday Postcard: Milford Sound in New Zealand

Located on New Zealand’s South Island, Milford Sound is known for Mitre Peak, one of the most photographed mountains in the Oceanic country. Learn more about Milford Sound in this week’s Everyday Postcard from Miles Less Traveled.  

Why Forest Fires Are Good for the Environment (Even Though They Are Terrifying)

Why Forest Fires (Although Terrifying) Are Actually Good for the Environment

According to National Geographic, approximately 4 to 5 million acres of land are cleared by forest fires each year. While they can be destructive and terrifying, forest fires are good for the environment. How are wildfires good for the environment? Here are three surprising benefits they deliver to our forests and the woodland creatures that …

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What to Take to White Sands National Park (Don’t Forget These 10 Essentials)

Located near Alamogordo, New Mexico, White Sands National Park is the world’s largest gypsum sand dune field, one of the natural wonders of the world, and a truly magical place to visit. But there are limited services and amenities available, so here is an important list of what to take to White Sands National Park. …

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Visit Yellowstone National Park without Making Headlines

National Parks are not petting zoos. Follow these tips when you visit Yellowstone National Park to enjoy your experience without making the evening news. Since its creation more than 100 years ago, America’s first national park is often in the news. Unfortunately, the stories aren’t always about the hundreds of animal species that roam the naturally wild …

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