Taking on Portland’s 4T

Portland’s 4T provides a way to loop Oregon’s most bustling metro on foot, including four miles of hiking through mossy forests of towering spruce trees.

The Mississippi Sandhill Crane

Bringing an endangered species back from the brink of extinction, the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge provides a success story for conservation.

Hanging out with the Trail Dames

A gathering of outdoor women that now occurs every other year, the Trail Dames Summit is a weekend of workshops and empowerment for embracing the outdoors.

Exploring Maquoketa Caves State Park

Your view of Iowa is turned upside down at Maquoketa Caves State Park, a family-friendly caving destination south of Dubuque that lets you climb right in and explore wild caves.

In a Rainforest

To watch the fury of a tropical rainstorm in a rainforest: there is nothing like it in the world. Especially in Panama, home of the world’s most impenetrable rainforest, which we are visiting at Gamboa Rainforest Resort.

Seneca Rocks

A mecca for Mid-Atlantic mountain climbers, Seneca Rocks is a showcase of extraordinary geologic wonders both above and below the earth’s surface.

Backpacking Cumberland Island

Wander into an offshore wilderness where wild horses roam by planning a backpacking trip to Cumberland Island, the southernmost of Georgia’s famed Sea Islands and a National Park.

Hillside Vineyard

While walking along Panoramaweg, a scenic trail above Baden-Baden, Germany, I saw the perfect symmetry and texture of this vineyard that climbed up and over a hill.