Author: Shannon Lowery

Bear Country Safety

I’ve seen wild bears a few times in my life. When I was a kid growing up in central Pennsylvania, bears would sometimes wander into town from the surrounding Appalachian mountains in search of food. Most recently, I stumbled upon one in someone’s front yard in Asheville, North Carolina. While bears are incredible creatures, encounters aren’t generally desirable. Bear safety is as much a human problem as a bear problem.

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Places to Visit in Winter in the US

Whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland or a warm escape, these are best places to visit in winter in the US! Snow-capped mountains, cozy chalets and secluded beaches are all accessible year-round but especially enjoyable during the colder months. Wherever you’re headed, but sure to plan for the weather in your dream winter destination.

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Best Places to Stargaze in the US

Stargazing is one of those underrated, often forgotten outdoor activities. In a world where extreme sports like skydiving and white water rafting get all the attention, we overlook the simple act of observing the incredible wonders of the world around us. Night skies educate us about our solar system while providing a dazzling display of wondrous light. The best places to stargaze in the US strike the perfect balance of serenity and spectacle, perfect for family bonding time, romantic outings or moments of self reflection.

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Horseback Trail Riding in America’s National Parks

Saddle up and grab your lasso! We’re covering everything you need to know about horseback riding in U.S. national parks. From what to wear to where to stay, you’ll have the horseback trail riding adventure of a lifetime whether you go riding for an hour or a week. Horseback trail riding is one of the best ways to experience all of the impressive beauty and natural splendor of America’s national parks.

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