400,000 years ago in modern day Southern Oregon, stood a huge volcano. The monstrous Mount Mazama and its enormous eruptions had been plaguing the land for many years. Experts believe that about 7,700 years ago Mazama had an eruption that was so large and powerful, that ash could be found all over the Pacific Northwest and even into Southern Canada. Since this blast was so strong, the volcano actually collapsed in on itself. The collapse ended up leaving a giant crater that is five miles in diameter and one mile deep. The crater eventually filled with water and created what is now known as “Crater Lake”. Continue reading
It’s no secret to seasoned cyclists and scooter riders that a city is best experienced from behind handlebars. While most people agree that using a bike or a scooter is an excellent way to commute to work or enjoy a vacation, not all cities stack up evenly when it comes to bike and scooter friendliness. Here is a list of some of the best places to make the most of your bike, scooter, or hunger for life.
7. Madison, Wisconsin
In addition to being a quaint town where arts and friendliness thrive, Madison is a haven for bikers and scooter drivers. A grid of off street lanes covers the city and makes it possible to get almost anywhere without using a main road. Additionally, the outskirts of Madison offer a plethora Continue reading
Approximately a thousand hunting accidents occur every year in the United States and Canada alone, and somewhere around 10 percent of these accident victims die from their injuries. Most of these accidents could have been prevented if the hunters made safety their priority. You will want to know what practices to follow to minimize the risk of an accident.
Know How to Handle a Gun Responsibly
You shouldn’t even consider hunting unless you have taken a hunters safety course. You can take these courses through your state Fish and Game office. Many states require you to pass their courses before they will allow you to hunt.
Here are some general guidelines that you need to understand while hunting: Continue reading
Walking holidays are very different to any other type of holiday. It could be one of the best holidays of your life, however if you are ill prepared for a walking holiday then you run the risk of ruining your break altogether. If you don’t pack the right thing for a walking holiday, you might end up needing another holiday to recover when you have finished.
I have put together a guide to the top ten things to pop in your rucksack on a walking holiday, in order to make it comfortable and enjoyable.
When you go walking, you see things that you would never normally see if you were travelling around by car. You need to capture these breath-taking views, so that you can treasure them forever, so don’t forget to take a camera. Whether it’s your smartphone or a digicam, keep one in a holder or somewhere that is easily accessible, so that you can grab it quickly if you see something inspiring. Continue reading
Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes what I often consider my favorite activity: camping. To me, there isn’t anything better in life than sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and waking up the following morning to a quiet and serene wilderness.
If you’ve got kids, you likely know that camping with them can go one of two ways. I often camp with my young nephew, who happens to be a trooper, but when I’ve gone on big outings with lots of family, I’ve seen the worst of the worst. In order to keep kids happy and behaving, you need to make your camping trips unique. Check out some of these things I’ve done in the past to accomplish just that. Continue reading
Numerous states across the country have scenic hikes that attract millions annually. Amazing landscapes and awe-inspiring views bring visitors back year after year. These states offer a variety of trails that appeal to hikers of all ages and experience levels.
Oklahoma’s Chickasaw Country natural landscapes are something out of the old western, they have truly stood the test of time. With such rich history and natural beauty, this spot makes an easy fit in our list of top hikes. Hikers have explored the vastness of the Arbuckle Mountains, the adventure of fish and game at Turner Falls and the peacefulness of Texoma Lake for generations, and they’ll continue to do so for generations to come! Continue reading
Summer is almost here. Are you ready? Whether you’ll be spending the summer at home or traveling on some new adventure, there are certain outdoor entertainment essentials you must have. Get your backyard games ready now. You’ll need them for quite nights at home or roadside breaks during your vacation.
Bocce is a great game for players young and old. The concept is simple. Toss a “jack” a ways out from the group. Take turns tossing or rolling your color-coordinated balls (made of metal, plastic, or resin) at the smaller target. The player whose ball is closest wins that round.
The game isn’t super competitive. Therefore, it is easy to focus on the experience rather than the score. Pick up a set of age appropriate balls. You’ll need four per player. If you have younger competitors, you might want to stay away from the metal set. Continue reading
Skiing is a really exciting and fun sport which many people love. Just skiing on the mountain slopes and enjoying nature is certainly something that makes it a unique and fun experience. But skiing can be pretty tough to do especially if you are doing it for the first time.
Some people have concerns about skiing such as safety or doing it the right way and these are very valid points especially if you are first timer. But you should not let these stop you from enjoying a nice ski vacation with your friends and family.
If you are trying out skiing for the first time or you just want to learn more about it before actually going on the slopes, here are some very helpful tips that you can use to make your first ski experience safe and enjoyable. Continue reading
There is nothing better than a brisk walk through a beautiful area. Well, if ever in Cyprus you can go on many different walking tours to take in the island the way you should while visiting. Check out Limassol hotels and stay in one of the luxury hotels and go on their amazing walking tour. If you stay around September the weather is perfect and it will become a vacation you will never forget.
There is a walking holiday that starts in September all the way through the end of May. This is mainly the best time to go walking in Cyprus. The weather can be too hot in the summer months, so this is the ideal time to go. You can walk comfortably enjoying the coastal views and villages. You can spend an entire day walking around or even just a nice stroll after lunch or in the morning. Anytime is perfect when the scenery is this beautiful. Continue reading
Summer is almost here and people are starting to think of fun ways to spend it. Tropical beach excursions are definitely a part of the list, but to some who want to try something new, going on a fishing trip can be a great addition to the plan.
Fishing is of course not new at all. As a matter of fact, it has been going on even way before you and I were born. However, it has been regarded more to be a means of livelihood than a recreational activity. Fishing can be quite a wonderful way to relax and unwind especially when you are going with family, friends, or loved ones. It’s laid-back yet fun, and you also get the chance to still bond with your companions throughout the activity. Continue reading