TRAVEL TIPS FOR CITY BREAKS + NATURE ADVENTURES

GREEN LIVING

How (and Why) to Try Forest Bathing

How (and Why) to Try Forest Bathing

What exactly is forest bathing? It’s spending time in nature with a quiet mind that allows you to experience your surroundings with all your senses. Take in the sights, smells and sounds.

Garden Designer Piet Oudolf

Garden Designer Piet Oudolf

Piet Oudolf is a landscape designer extraordinaire. He is well-known as the mastermind behind the gardens of New York City’s High Line as well as Chicago’s Millennium Park.

18 Urban Projects Like the NYC High Line

18 Urban Projects Like the NYC High Line

The High Line is a nearly one and a half mile long park in New York City built on an abandoned elevated railway. The success of the High Line has inspired other cities around the world to develop similar projects.

10 Cities to Live on a Houseboat – Floating Home Communities

10 Cities to Live on a Houseboat – Floating Home Communities

Wake up to ducks floating past your bedroom window, then hop on the metro to work! Here are 10 houseboat communities that are in or near cities.

Espresso Without Electricity

Espresso Without Electricity

Ditch your Senseo or Nespresso! Let’s make coffee without an electric machine! Yes, you can make coffee without electricity.

Find the Perfect Campsite with these Websites

Find the Perfect Campsite with these Websites

Find your next campsite with these useful websites and apps. We hope this list of resources helps you in planning your next camping or RV trip!

10 Tech Gadgets for Cool Connected Camping

10 Tech Gadgets for Cool Connected Camping

One of the best reasons to go camping is to get out in nature and disconnect. To sleep under the stars, cook over wood fires and leave computers and smart phones behind.

Iowa Cycling Heaven

Iowa Cycling Heaven

Did you know that Iowa has almost 2,000 miles of multi-use trails separated from roadways where you can cycle, run, rollerblade or walk?

Stay in a Cabin or Yurt in Oregon

Stay in a Cabin or Yurt in Oregon

Oregon is full of beautiful places to camp and hike. Did you know that Oregon State Parks have rustic cabins, yurts and teepees available to rent?

Packing Light

Packing Light

I hate carrying lots of stuff when I travel! I curse every step while lugging a suitcase up stairs or over cobblestones. Here are my tips for packing light.

7 Tips for Car Camping

7 Tips for Car Camping

Ready for a road trip? Why stay in cheap motels when you can throw a tent in the trunk of the car and enjoy fresh air instead? Here are 7 tips for an awesome car camping experience geared toward first timers.

Is Your City Walkable?

Is Your City Walkable?

How walkable is your neighborhood? Find out by checking walkscore.com! Just enter your city, postal code, or let your computer location do the talking and discover how walkable your city or neighborhood is.

Urban Composting

Urban Composting

Reduce household waste and turn food scraps into soil by breaking them down via composting. And you can do it even if you live in a small apartment!

A Greener Bedroom

A Greener Bedroom

We spend around 3,000 hours per year in our beds. Have you ever thought about what your mattress, pillows and blankets are made of and how that might affect you and the environment?

A Greener Kitchen

A Greener Kitchen

Here are a few ideas that might help make your kitchen the greenest part of your home. Get rid of plastic packaging and single-use items for a healthier house.