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10 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

10 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

ROOAAAAD TRRIIPPP! Yea buddy, time to live the dream and jump in your dad’s convertible (more realistically, your beat up mini van) for adventure, freedom and memories for a lifetime. Here are ten essentials to consider when starting your preparations for life on the highway. Troops Assemble! Call ‘em up! [...]

What’s so Great About the Great Barrier Reef?

What’s so Great About the Great Barrier Reef?

The Great Barrier Reef is globally famous. You already know that it’s the world’s largest reef system (I hope), but is there anything else special that goes on down there off the coast of Australia? Other than crocodile wrestling of course. Imagine a place with the combined life of rush hour traffic in [...]

Why You Should Hike in Hawaii

Why You Should Hike in Hawaii

When you think about Hawaii, mini umbrellas in frozen tropical drinks come to mind, right?  Flips flops, snorkeling, maybe surfing…the beach in Hawaii is a luring idea.  That is the idea of a “vacation,” getting away and doing nothing for a few weeks, soaking up some sun, maybe flirting with [...]

Best Hikes in Colorado National Monument

Best Hikes in Colorado National Monument

By Carolyn Dean Staff Writer Nestled away in the Western Slope of Colorado lays a natural hidden treasure.  The Colorado National Monument pioneered by John Otto in the early 20th century proves to be an adventurer’s goldmine. Thousands of years of erosion have created this area into skyscraping sentinels and sandstone [...]

Explore Your Parks

Explore Your Parks

The birds are chirping in the sun, the breeze is cool, and you’re sitting in your house cause ya can’t think of nothing ta do. Your excuses are now officially over. If you’re not familiar with The North Face and the work they’ve been doing with the Parks of America, [...]

6 Explorers that Give New Meaning to “#YOLO”

6 Explorers that Give New Meaning to “#YOLO”

You only live once, the youth of today proclaim while downing solo cups of whatever cheap, high-fructose-corn-syrup filled, carcinogenic laced trash can punch they can find. And they are correct in the literal sense. As far as anyone can tell you really do only have one life to live, as [...]

The 5 Worst People to Choose for a Travel Buddy

The 5 Worst People to Choose for a Travel Buddy

When planning a trip, no matter how big or small, there are always decisions to be made. Where do I go? What do I do? How much money do I bring? Should I take my favorite shirt or will it get ruined? While these are all great questions, there is [...]

Six Places to see in the Emirates

Six Places to see in the Emirates

Usually when one thinks of the Middle East they’ll think of war, terror, oil, and maybe more mobs. What some may not be as aware of is that there is much more culture, history and warmth there than you may expect. If you’ve never been to the United Arab Emirates [...]

Best Beach Hut Vacations

Best Beach Hut Vacations

The world is comprised of various magnificent beaches, which restores mind and rejuvenates bodies. For the ultimate sun, sand and sea vacation, beach goers can stay footsteps away from the shoreline in a beach hut. Beach fanatics can vacation in tiki-style “boxes” to luxurious huts to best suit the pocket [...]

Closing Week Powder at Aspen Highlands

Closing Week Powder at Aspen Highlands

My knuckles were as white as the view out the windshield of my middle-aged Toyota Corolla. Cars and trucks littered the ditches. In the opposite lanes traffic stood still, sequestered behind a jackknifed semi trailer on I-70. It was April, and I was on my way to Aspen Highlands to [...]