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  1. 7 Tips for Buying Hiking Shoes & Boots

    If you’re gearing up for an Alabama fall hike, it's important to invest in a good pair of shoes or boots.

  2. Going Old School on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

    The less-developed Fort Morgan peninsula offers travelers a taste of what the Gulf Coast was like decades ago.

  3. Paddling Through History: A Weekend on the Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail

    Combine a history tour and backcountry adventure on North Carolina's Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail.

  4. 5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

    North Carolina is peppered with wilderness-enveloped campgrounds, from the Great Smokies to the Atlantic shores.

  5. The Undiscovered Trail Towns of Southwest Virginia

    Southwest Virginia has massive tracts of national forest, capped with cloud-parting summits, and airy expanses of high country found no place else in the state. These trail towns serve as the perfect base camps for exploring the region.

  6. Wytheville: Your Home Base for Outdoor Adventure

    Located in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Wytheville is surrounded by tree-covered ridges that beckon you to the outdoors. It's the perfect town to use as your home base for exploring the region.

  7. A Climber’s Guide to Southwest Virginia

    Southwest Virginia boasts enough rock and route diversity to attract climbers of all styles and abilities. From mountain-top boulders to adventurous routes on the sandstone walls of a 1,600-foot deep gorge, you'll find some of the region's best climbing.

  8. Southwest Virginia’s Top Mountain Biking Destinations

    With rolling hills, rugged mountainsides, and tight singletrack, Southwest Virginia is filled with some of the best mountain biking in the state.

  9. Why Bozeman is One of the West's Best Ski Towns

    Bozeman, Montana, features two world-class ski resorts, Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl, within an hour’s drive of downtown that offer a combined 7,000 vertical feet and nearly 8,000 skiable acres.

  10. A Look at Chattanooga's Newest Hot Spots for Food and Drink

    From top-notch burgers to locally brewed beer, these new restaurants offer everything a foodie could want in Chattanooga.

  11. Tips on Safe Hiking During Hunting Season

    In the fall, Alabama hikers must be aware of hunters and follow certain safety procedures.

  12. Hiking Alabama's Colleges

    Universities and colleges throughout Alabama have miles of hiking trails open to the public.

  13. The Top 5 Scenic Drives in the Shenandoah Valley (and Where to Stop Along the Way)

    Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is a diverse place, sprinkled with charming towns, wineries, craft breweries, and infinite outdoor adventures. So load up the car and explore Virginia’s most stunning landscapes with one of these epic road trips.

  14. Food, Brews, and the Outdoors: An Inside Look at Shenandoah Valley's Self-Guided Cultural Excursions

    Virginia's Shenandoah Valley encompasses eight counties, five charming cities, and countless small towns, all located within the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. It's focus on artisanal food, wineries, craft breweries create for the perfect getaway.

  15. The 10 Best Hikes in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley

    It's not easy to choose just 10 options when it comes to hiking in the Shenandoah Valley, but these 10 trails offer hikers natural beauty and scenic views for anyone up to the challenge.

  16. An Insider's Guide to Olive Hill, KY: A Place for Music, Community, and the Great Outdoors

    Olive Hill, Kentucky calls itself “a nice place to call home,” but music lovers and outdoor enthusiasts call it a nice place to visit.

  17. A Guide to Kentucky's 3 Largest Cities: What to See & Do in Each

    Visit Louisville to get your fix of funky, head over to Lexington for a creative twist on American cuisine, and check out the metropolitan area south of Cincinnati to find international restaurants and breweries around every corner.

  18. 7 Essential Kentucky Experiences to Have in Your Lifetime

    Whether your ideal vacation is relaxing on an old steamboat on the Ohio River, hiking in a breathtaking gorge, or a little bit of both, the Bluegrass State has something for you to try.

  19. The Lay of the Land in Shenandoah Valley: 11 Must-Visit Areas (and One Must-Do Activity in Each)

    Filled with stunning vistas, charming towns, and an abundance of outdoors experiences, the Shenandoah Valley is one of the region's best spots for a weekend getaway.

  20. Trout Fishing on Alabama's Sipsey Fork

    The Sipsey Fork branch of Alabama’s Black Warrior River is a trout oasis for fishermen in the South.

  21. What It's Really Like to Work on a Fishing Boat in Alaska

    Don't believe everything you see on those reality shows about working on a fishing boat in Alaska. Here's the reel, er, real scoop on what it's like.

  22. An Insider's Guide to Signal Mountain's Great Outdoors

    Chattanooga's Signal Mountain is a nature lover’s heaven. Just a 20-minute drive from downtown, it offers a wide variety of outdoor adventure and some of the most amazing views in the region.

  23. Hiking Through Birmingham’s Remarkable Mining & Steel History

    These Birmingham trails explore the mines and mills used to forge iron and steel.

  24. Early Bird Gets the Freshest Tracks: Why You Should Book Your Deer Valley Ski Trip Early

    Deer Valley offers some of the best skiing in the world and a vacation experience that has people returning year after year. Here's why booking a Deer Valley vacation early will make your experience even better.

  25. 10 Iconic Autumn Adventures in the Northeast

    From peak bagging to sea kayaking, here are 10 Northeastern autumn adventures not to be missed.

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