Why You Should Plan Your Next Hiking Adventure in Advance

Are you interested in taking a hiking adventure? Whether you want your next hiking adventure to only last a few hours or last as long as a few days, you may want to start thinking about planning your next hiking adventure in advance. Although it is nice to hear that you should plan your next hiking adventure in advance, you may be interested in wondering why that is so. As it was previously mentioned, a large number of individuals turn a traditional hiking adventure into a full-fledged vacation. If you would like to camp overnight at the hiking park in question, it is important that you make your reservations in advance. During the summer months, you will find that camping …

Why the Hiking Staff of a Hiking Park Should Play a Role in Choosing a Hiking Trail

Are you interested in going on a fun filled hiking adventure? If you are, have you already decided which hiking trail that you would like to hike or even just which hiking park you would like to visit? If you have yet to decide on a hiking trial, you may want to start examining all of your options. When examining all of the local hiking trails that you can hike, you may want to think about examining the staff of the hiking trail or the hiking park in question. When it comes to examining the staff of a hiking park or a hiking trail, there are many individuals, possibly just like you, who wonder why it is so important to …

The Historic And Natural Wonder Of Cades Cove Tennessee

If you miss Cades Cove Tennessee while traveling in the southeastern part of the United States, you’ve missed one of the most picturesque locations in North America. Cades Cove is a 6,800 acre scenic paradise located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Townsend and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. With nearly two million visitors a year, Cades Cove TN is one of the most visited areas of any National Park located in the United States. Cades Cove Tennessee belonged to the Cherokee Nation prior to 1818 and was settled by John and Lucretia Oliver in the fall of 1818. The Cherokee were not a threat to the small numbers of whites in the cove for a few short years until a …

Take A Hiking Vacation

If you are in the mood for a hiking vacation then you will probably want to consider the many trails in either the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee or Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Of course there are many other parks and trails throughout the United States but these two destinations offer some of the most scenic and majestic mountain vistas available. Both the Smoky Mountain National Park and Rocky Mountain National park offer different levels of trails for your hiking vacation. Whether you are taking the family for a casual vacation or are looking for more adventure and exercise in a very strenuous hike, either location can accommodate your plans. There are more than 850 miles …

Picking the Perfect National Park for Your Vacation

There are so many decisions that go into choosing a vacation destination. When it involves more than just you and your friend or significant other, it seems to get even more complicated. Short and even family vacations should not drive you to drink or pulling all your hair out. These are just a few tips to help you make your choice a little less stressful. The first and easiest thing to ask yourself is what you and the people you will be going with like to do? Are you totally outdoor people, strictly indoor types, or a combination? Are all of you athletic or in good shape? Do you like hot weather, mild or cold seasons? Is sightseeing something you …

National Parks – Get Out of Your Car!

The national park system in the United States is full of beauty and surprises. Still, you’ll be wondering if they’re worth it when you run into the crowds of other visitors. Road Side Viewing Sure, millions of people visit our national parks each year, miles of cars creep through at a painfully slow pace, parking lots are full and busses are packed. Cars stop in the middle of the road to view wildlife, backing up traffic for miles. Is it all worth it? Should I just get stuck in a Los Angeles traffic jam with DVD player showing some nice mountain scenery?! I travel through the Rocky Mountain Nation Park, using Trail Ridge Road, on a regular basis throughout the …

Moonlight Hiking

I started moonlight hiking when I was a teenager prowling the streets and fields of Michigan. I later found that if I timed my backpacking trips to coincide with a full moon, I could hike every night. The two primary motivations for doing this are the adventure and mystery of night hiking, as well as the practical advantages that it has. Moonlight Hiking – A Unique Experience It’s a great experience to hike away the hours of the night under a full moon. My first time doing this on a longer backpacking trip was on a five-day hike in the Sierra Nevadas. Every night I slept next to a lake, waking up when the cold bothered me. Then I easily …

Michigan Outdoors – Hidden Places

In Michigan, being outdoors can mean relaxing on a sandy beach or getting lost in the wilderness. One of the hidden places described below will let you do both. Here are three places that you haven’t seen in magazine articles and guide books. Michigan Outdoors – Rivers You can float the Manistee River from Baxter Bridge (the next crossing down from Hwy 131) north of Cadillac, all day without seeing a house or a road. The majority of the route is in the Manistee National Forest, where you can camp without permits. The Manistee isn’t a river full of exciting rapids (at least not on this stretch). It is a river for relaxing. A few years back, we used to …

Langkawi Gets World Class Scuba And Snorkel

The honeymoon paradise island of Langkawi in Malaysia is recognized by travel insiders as one of the world”s great nature destinations with million year old rainforest, spectacular ancient mountains, and stunning wildlife including hornbills, monitor lizards, monkeys and rare species including the colugo. The island boasts a modern cable car, a leading international Regatta, a top world bicycle race and a brand new Four Seasons resort that seems certain to become Asia’s premiere honeymoon spot. The exciting news is that Langkawi visitors have just gained access to the nearby Tarutao National park in Thailand which looks like the paradise used for those dreamy Bounty Bar commercials with azure seas, white sand beaches and more. Tarutao is normally only accessible by …

kruger National Park-Where to Stay and What to Do

The Kruger National Park was South-Africa’s first National Park and was established in 1926 by Paul Kruger. Covering somewhat 20 000 square kilometers of the lowveld, this park owes its pride to the unsurpassed variety of game, from the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo), to hippo’s cheetahs, hyenas and even the variety of bird life and the beauty of the South-African bushveld. The park boasts about its great variety of fauna and flora and includes 500 Bird species, 336 different Tree types, 106 Mammal Species, 114 Reptile Species, 40 types of Frogs, 34 species of Snakes, 5 different types of Iguana, 3 species of Tortoise and 49 Fish Species. Some of the Mammal species include: 1800 Lions, …