TRAVEL TIPS FOR CITY BREAKS + NATURE ADVENTURES

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore encompasses 21 islands as well as shoreline along lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. The distinctive geology of the area is a result of glacial activity many thousands of years ago leaving beautiful sandstone formations that dazzle the eye.

Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park

A super popular Illinois state park, Starved Rock has miles of hiking trails and lots of hidden caves and secret waterfalls. Then head south on Route 178 to nearby Matthiessen State Park for more beauty.

Plein Air Art in Zion National Park

Plein Air Art in Zion National Park

Zion has hosted a Plein Air Art Invitational for nearly 10 years. The first week in November each year, 24 artists are invited to paint in the park. They give daily talks and demonstrations and you can spot them on the hiking trails with their easels and paintbrushes.

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.

10 Fun Things To Do in Santa Cruz

10 Fun Things To Do in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a small town but there is a lot to do, especially if you love nature and the ocean. Get active with hiking, surfing and mountain biking or go hedonistic eating, drinking and shopping.

30+ Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the USA

30+ Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the USA

Visit some of America’s most beautiful gardens. A good garden should capture your imagination, calm you down and offer you a respite from normal every day life.

Catalina Island & the Channel Islands

Catalina Island & the Channel Islands

Less than 50 miles of the coast of southern California lie eight peaceful hilly islands with lots of things to explore. Let’s visit the California channel islands!

Secret Adventures in London

Secret Adventures in London

If night kayaking to a microbrewery, walking through forests in the dark and full moon swimming sound interesting to you check out Secret Adventures.

30 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Europe

30 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Europe

Do you like to visit botanical gardens as an activity on your vacations? Here are our favorite botanical gardens in Europe and what makes them extra special.