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22 02, 2019

7 Essential Items You Need in Your Bug-Out-Bag

By | 2019-02-21T23:54:14-05:00 February 22nd, 2019|Emergency Preparedness, Nature, Outdoors, Survival, Vitamins|0 Comments

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a die-hard urbanite, or somewhere in between, bug-out-bags are something everyone really should have by now. Not to sound dire here but natural disasters are a part of the planet’s life cycle, and climate change is only accelerating their frequency. Obviously, not everyone is going [...]

18 02, 2019

6 Toughest Adventures in Kentucky

By | 2019-02-21T21:36:28-05:00 February 18th, 2019|Climbing, Hiking, Nature, Outdoors, Trails, Uncategorized|0 Comments

- The hiking-only Sheltowee Trail spans 290 miles. photo: Anthony There are countless reasons why people explore the outdoors. For some, it’s the desire to commune with nature in the most Zen way possible with less hustle and bustle. For others who live in climates with less-than-hospitable conditions most of the [...]

15 02, 2019

7 Tips for Introducing Kids to Outdoor Activities

By | 2019-02-21T21:38:44-05:00 February 15th, 2019|Family, Health, Kids, Nature, Outdoors|0 Comments

The health benefits of getting outdoors are well documented. Even a simple 30-minute walk around the neighborhood can do wonders for your overall well-being. And making time to get outdoors is more important now than ever, as people of all ages spend an increasing amount of time on smartphones and [...]

12 02, 2019

8 things every hiker can do to address (or avoid) overcrowded trails

By | 2019-02-16T18:55:07-05:00 February 12th, 2019|Hiking, Nature, Outdoors, Trails|0 Comments

February 8, 2019 | Crystal Paul Bothered by busy trails and poor trail etiquette? Here's how every hiker can address the issue of overcrowded trails. When I started as the travel and outdoors reporter at The Seattle Times, among the first advice I received was to be careful when writing [...]

8 02, 2019

8 PERFECT WEEKEND TRAILS

By | 2019-02-08T17:54:45-05:00 February 8th, 2019|Nature, Outdoors, Trails|0 Comments

GRAHAM AVERILL | JAN 31, 2019 |   Thru-hiking for months on end is out of reach for most of us. But a weekend backpacking trip? Most of us can carve that time into our schedules. Luckily, the Southern Appalachians are chock full of sub-100 mile trails that offer a thru-hiking [...]

6 02, 2019

7 Spine-Tingling Stories of Adventures in the Woods

By | 2019-02-21T21:45:03-05:00 February 6th, 2019|Nature, Outdoors, Travel|0 Comments

Telling ghost stories around the fire is a beloved tradition of most camping trips. They ratchet up the fear factor even more when they’re true—reminding us, not so subtly, that the inherent risks of being outside can go from minor and manageable to downright terrifying. These seven spine-tingling tales, from [...]

29 01, 2019

7 Reasons Everyone Who Loves the Outdoors Should Visit Northeast Tennessee

By | 2019-02-16T19:01:47-05:00 January 29th, 2019|Nature, Outdoors, Travel|0 Comments

What do you look for when planning an outdoorsy getaway? Is it an area with an abundance of diverse hiking trails? A place with dozens of beautiful waterfalls? Or, what about somewhere with that certain special mountain charm? Whatever it is that you crave, Northeast Tennessee will check all the [...]

28 01, 2019

Daniel Boone National Forest

By | 2019-02-12T09:57:14-05:00 January 28th, 2019|Nature, Outdoors, Plants, Travel|0 Comments

 Emily Duty | Jan 18, 2019 | National & State Parks   In Winchester, Kentucky, you can visit the Daniel Boone National Forest. It spans hundreds of acres, several counties and is filled with great history, stunning rock formations, endangered animals, and more.  Inside this post, you will learn how it got its name and what [...]

22 01, 2019

BEST PLACE TO ESCAPE TO IN EVERY STATE

By | 2019-01-28T08:12:49-05:00 January 22nd, 2019|Nature, Outdoors, Travel|Comments Off on BEST PLACE TO ESCAPE TO IN EVERY STATE

Lily Rogers | January 9, 2019 | Estimated reading time: 15 minutes | Looking for reprieve in beautiful spaces? The hustle of everyday life can wear you down in the best of times, but lately things have been…shall we say…unpredictable, and stress levels have spiked. From political unrest to natural [...]

17 01, 2019

Why Winter Shouldn’t Stop You from Visiting West Yellowstone

By | 2019-02-16T19:06:27-05:00 January 17th, 2019|Nature, Outdoors, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Winter Shouldn’t Stop You from Visiting West Yellowstone

During the summer, West Yellowstone, Montana, serves as the main gateway to the western entrance to one of the county’s most popular national parks. With far fewer crowds, it’s sometimes easy to overlook that winter is an amazing time to visit West Yellowstone. A thick layer of powdery snow transforms [...]