Climbing Mount Olympus in the Heart of Olympic National Park

Climbing Mount Olympus in the Heart of Olympic National Park

This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks!Ever since I started my life in the outdoors, I always gave thought to climbing Mount Olympus. While the 8,000 feet Olympus certainly is not the biggest peak around, it offers an alpine feel rivaling …

Salvation Mountain near Niland, California and Slab City.

Visiting Salvation Mountain and Slab City in California

Salvation Mountain near Niland, California and Slab City. I first heard of Salvation Mountain through the film, Into the Wild, I believe. It is a man made “mountain” that has been painted and decorated in homage to God by an eccentric old man.

6 Best Places to Go Backpacking in Virginia

6 Best Places to Go Backpacking in Virginia

Looking to go backpacking in Virginia? Then you’re in luck because Virginia is underrated when it comes to the outdoors, hiking, and backpacking, in my opinion… I know I certainly didn’t consider it to be a great place for hiking and backpacking when I first moved to Washington, D.C. But I’m so glad I was wrong. I’ve explored many, many trails …

Metropolitan by COMO Miami Beach

A Taste of Luxury at the Metropolitan by COMO Miami Beach

During our trip through Florida we had the opportunity to stay at the luxurious Metropolitan by COMO Miami Beach located in South Beach for a night. Some people come to Miami Beach for the nightlife and parties — but we came here for a little escape and tranquility after our vacation up to the Orlando theme parks and Kennedy Space Center …

49 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American West Coast Road Trip

49 Places to Visit on the Ultimate West Coast Road Trip

Are you putting together an itinerary for the ultimate west coast road trip? Then don’t miss my top picks among these incredible, unforgettable places, stretching from the Pacific Coast trough through the interior to Nevada, Arizona, and more. It should not be denied… that being footloose has always exhilarated us. It is associated in our minds with escape from history …

8 Things to Do in Fairbanks Alaska in the Winter

The cold ground below gave a loud crack … Then another. “This isn’t good,” I thought to myself as I realized what was happening and looked at our rental car beside me. We were in the middle of nowhere outside of Fairbanks, Alaska and had been looking for a wide open space during the dark of night. It was March, …

Chasing the Northern Lights in Fairbanks Alaska

Chasing the Northern Lights in Fairbanks Alaska

One of nature’s most spectacular shows might just be aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, a strange dance of green lights that glow overhead in the Arctic, and it just so happens that the Northern Lights in Fairbanks Alaska is one of the best places on earth to see them. Seeing the lights with my own eyes one …