Why You Need to Drive the Alaska Highway

Ask any tourist you meet on the streets of Anchorage, Juneau, or Fairbanks why he or she came to Alaska, and the answer isn’t to see the city you’re standing in. The response usually starts out firmly with words such as “glaciers,” “mountains,” “grizzlies,” “whales,”...

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Jim Warnock, Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, hiking for beginners

Everything You Need to Know for Day Hiking

[caption id="attachment_4300" align="alignleft" width="300"] Day hikers using their new copy of Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks[/caption] What do I wear? What do I bring? Where should I go, and when? What are the dangers? Will a bear get me? Many questions come to mind when spring temperatures entice you toward the trails....

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Exploring Havasupai, Greg Witt, bucket list vacations, Havasu,

How to Get to Supai from Hualapai Hilltop

You’ve drooled over the photos. You’ve decided what time of year to go. Now, how exactly do you get to Havasupai? With a hot, 10-mile hike down into the belly of the canyon, it’s not exactly easy to get to paradise. Luckily, you have options! From Hilltop to Supai Although...

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Exploring Havasupai, Greg Witt, bucket list vacations, Havasu,

Best Time of Year to Visit Havasupai

Because of its deep canyon setting and lower elevation, Havasupai has warmer weather than what you might find on the rim of the Grand Canyon above. This makes it a perfect year-round vacation destination! The new edition of Exploring Havasupai by Greg Witt has a seasonal breakdown...

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A Little More Appalachian Trail, Anyone?

During the past couple of years, I have grown quite fond of traveling to Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). It isn’t the easiest place in the world to get to. You either have to drive to and then ferry from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, or fly...

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Sex in a Tent, Valentine's Day, romantic camping

How to Have Sex in a Tent

You broached the subject of romantic camping on Valentine’s Day after reading our blog post last week. Your partner either hesitantly or enthusiastically agreed. So...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston: Fourth Installment

When I began to work out the details of revising 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston, I obviously had to plan around the winter. My first big deadline was April 1 (not coincidentally, April Fool’s Day). That’s pretty much the tail end of winter, assuming...

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