Let’s get into the meat and potatoes of budget travel: your actual budget. Because it’s all fun and games until you get home from your magical time spent frolicking and forest bathing and soaking up that Vitamin D…aaaaaand then you look at your bank account.
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For anyone who believes in the vision of Hello Ranger, you’ll find yourself right at home with the National Trails System. And while we may not have one of the famous “Triple Crown” trails, there are still thousands of miles of National Trails winding through the heartland.
I urge you to find hope in small, daily ways. Put something on your calendar this week that exists just for you. Get out the map and plan a national park hike or visit one of the hundreds of national park historic sites in the next month if possible. Hope weaves into our stress resiliency by lifting our spirits in hectic times. Do not wait for it to show up. Build it up in meaningful ways and support others’ hopes whenever possible.
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park preserves one of the most significant routes for westward expansion in the U.S., anchored by a pass that served as the primary route for early settlers into Kentucky from Virginia and Tennessee.
If Glacier National Park is the “Crown of the Continent,” its three grand hotels are its most precious jewels. However, a smaller, lesser-known lodge, the Belton Chalet, was the first to welcome guests when the park opened in 1910. We think it’s a hidden gem.
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.
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.
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