Thinking of my family and relatives that have come before me reminds me I belong outdoors no matter what I wear or what gear I have.
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National parks are popular destinations for hiking, paddling, wildlife-spotting, and museums, but foodie meccas they are not—usually. Unless of course you visit Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, a tiny park unlike anything else in the National Park Service, and one that’s sure to change your idea of dining and drinking at national parks.
On this episode of “Traveling Eats,” we’re trekking through this meaty mecca and sharing our top picks for barbecue, breakfast tacos, beer, and OODLES more!
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What’s at Stake: the Significance of Environmental Conservation and LGBTQ+ Inclusive Policy in the 2020 Election
Looking at what is at stake, the importance in understanding, discussing, and participating in our national discourse is more important than ever. The important victories in both civil rights and environmental protection are too important to be undone, challenged, or unrecognized.
By and large, a vast majority of these annual visitors make the trip in the summer and fall, and rightfully so, but the latter season is easily the optimal time to experience the one-and-only Acadia National Park.
Winter seems to be everyone’s least favorite time of year, but with summer coming to close and a pandemic raging our world, nature can always serve as an escape from our everyday woes, even in the frigid cold.
Native Americans have always been outdoor people. We have stories and teachings of how important the land is to us and we respect it. However, the “outdoors” has been recreated to be a place of work and not being.
Gulf Islands National Seashore, which is low-key one of the largest and most visited national park sites in the entire country, has parts in the Florida panhandle, and parts along Mississippi’s barrier islands. Between the two, this coastal colossus packs a wallop with military history, epic wildlife, and terrain that ranges from salt marshes and mainland forest to postcard-perfect sandy beaches and dunes.
As outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of America’s parks, we have been able to experience the benefits of connecting with nature and our diverse landscapes. From city parks where we can get a taste of green amid cemented city blocks, to recharging strolls and hikes in the millions of acres of our state parks, to treks and climbs in the breathtaking landscapes in our national parks, the chance to be in nature is an experience we hold invaluable. Undoubtedly, our lands should be enjoyed by all of us, but when we look into… Read More
For this edition of “Hello Ranger Happy Hour,” we discuss some of our favorite recipes, our lazy-day go-tos, and Brad’s special love of meatloaf!
After bookending our 2019 with stints in and around Gulf Islands National Seashore, an expansive coastal park that encompasses two states, we’re recapping some of our most epic memories and experiences in the Florida panhandle and Mississippi.
When the news dropped in March that people were getting sick from this mysterious virus, cities were shutting down since no one knew how it spread, and full-on panic hit the United States. Our wedding wasn’t exactly on the top of our list of concerns, but as time went on and people settled into the social distancing scene, we came to the realization that the responsible thing for us to do was cancel our wedding and reception.
If you’re looking for some trip inspiration for a “squeeze-it-in-this-summer” day trip or weekend vacation, we recommend trying out one of these Midwest national park destinations.
When it comes to quintessential, formative American Presidents, names like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Barack Obama come to mind, but how about Lyndon Baines Johnson? The Vice President who took over the presidency following JFK’s assassination, the Texas democrat had a surprisingly monumental impact on American history.
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