Bike Ride at Horn Creek

With creekside riding and a view of distant ridges, the Horn Creek Trail at Lick Fork Recreation Area, Sumter National Forest, SC is one of the region’s most pleasant mountain biking trails for just taking in the views.

At home with Jefferson Davis

A visit to Jefferson Davis’ home, Beauvoir, in Biloxi, Mississippi, is enhanced by the annual muster of reenactors, both Confederate and Union, for the weekend.

Mountain Biking at Hickory Knob

For both scenery and a technical challenge on your mountain bike, the Lakeview Trail at Hickory Knob Resort State Park in South Carolina offers a great ride.

Mountain Biking at Baker Creek

Scouting the Baker Creek Mountain Bike Trail in McCormick, South Carolina was a bit of a challenge, between ice storm damage and a lack of recent experience on steep terrain.

Winging it at the Astoria Column

Perched high on a hill above Astoria, Oregon is a beautiful and intricate memorial built in 1925. You can launch a balsa wood airplane while taking in the view of the Columbia River as it meets the Pacific Ocean.

Biking Portland

If you’re going to bike on city streets, make it Portland. Drivers know the rules, dedicated lanes are there for cyclists, and you can get around town quickly.

I’m a Lumberjack (or so I thought)

Lumberjacks in Pigeon Forge? That’s what we found on a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains, learning a bit of history and culture at the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show.

Counting on Ninety Six

Established in the 1750s, Ninety Six, South Carolina grew around an important crossroads. Its important role in the American Revolution is now interpreted at this National Historic Site.

Summer Stretch on the AT

Our plan was to knock off another section of our AT hike while already in the mountains of Tennessee for the Trail Dames Summit. It took only a few days to realize that mid-July is not an ideal time to backpack the southern Appalachians.