Great Outdoors

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

12 Fun Things to Do in Billings, Montana

View of Billings from Bluff

Like many places in Big Sky Country, Billings quickly grew around the expanding railroad in the 1880s. And today, there’s something for everyone when you visit Billings. From history to hiking and mansions to malbec, you won’t want to miss these fun things to do in Billings, Montana. In Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck expressed how …

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Visit Yellowstone National Park without Making Headlines

Elk at Yellowstone

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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Everyday Postcard from Yellowstone National Park

Everyday Postcard from Yellowstone National Park

Located primarily in Wyoming, but spilling into the states of Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is America’s first national park. Learn more about the park’s abundant wildlife, unique hydrothermal features, and geological gems in this Everyday Postcard from the globe-trotting Czech couple,  Adriana and Matěj. With seven continents, nearly 200 countries, and more than …

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Get to Know Downtown San Antonio On This Self-Guided Walking Tour

Get a fantastic overview of the history, culture, and food of San Antonio with this 1.7-mile, self-guided free walking tour of Downtown San Antonio. Starting at The Alamo, it includes sites from the area’s earliest days under Spanish rule to a modern-day symbol of friendship between Mexico and the city of San Antonio. One of …

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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. As one of the natural wonders of the world, it is 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 …

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Arizona Wildflowers Guide: The Best Places to See Wildflowers in Arizona

A Guide to Arizona Wildflowers

From late February through October, something is blooming in the Sonoran Desert nearly all year long. My favorite time to visit is spring, especially when a wet winter results in a “super bloom.” Here’s how to identify the orange, purple, red, and yellow Arizona wildflowers that cover the desert floor like a blanket and accent …

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My Night at an Airstream Hotel: Treetopia Campground in Catskill, NY

Sage sipping coffee on the deck of a Treetopia Airstream hotel

If you want to spend time in the great outdoors but don’t want the hassle of pitching a tent (or giving up creature comforts like a hot shower or electricity), then a glamping adventure at an Airstream hotel might be for you. Treetopia Campground in Catskill, New York, offers a comfortable outdoor experience in modern …

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