Have you visited a national or local park lately? National Park Week is April 20 – 28.

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors

Yosemite Waterfall Of the 401 national parks, 26 of them are located in California. In 2012, over 35 million people visited those parks. From Monday through Friday, April 22 to 26, every national park will have free admission. For more information about National Park Week, including a calendar of events, visit the National Park Service website at http://www.nationalparks.org/national-park-week. If you’re not able to easily visit a national . . . more »

It All Starts With a Walk In The Woods

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors

A Walk in the Woods If, for you, January weather lends itself more to sitting and reading than tackling the great outdoors, here are my favorite hiking stories to tide you over until warmer weather. Having on many occasions bitten off more than I can chew when it comes to physcial endeavors, I appreciate Bill Bryson's every man approach to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Hike 2,100 miles? And why not? . . . more »