Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia

December 31, 2020

Looking for an unusual zoo experience? The 180-acre Virginia Safari Park provides a unique drive-through adventure where visitors can feed an amazing array of animals from the convenience of their vehicle.

Blue Ridge Parkway
National Parks

Camping under the October Sky: Julian Price Campground, NC

Everything you've ever heard about the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway is only made better with the turn of the seasons. October, with its cooler temperatures and lower humidity, ratchets up the vibrance of an already beautiful time of the year for camping and hiking in western North Carolina's Julian Price Campground.

December 22, 2020
State Parks

Discover Fort Clinch State Park, Florida

As you approach Fort Clinch State Park, Florida, put aside the tense memories of traffic lights, strip malls, and fast food joints that lead up to the park gates. Start to relax as you travel down the three winding miles under a majestic canopy of live oaks draped in Spanish moss. Not camping at Fort Clinch State Park? A six-dollar entry fee buys you a fantastic day of coastal swimming, birding, hiking, fishing, off-road biking, shark tooth hunting, and shelling.

December 18, 2020
Beach Camping
Wild Camping

Wild Camping on North Carolina's Masonboro Island

Less than a mile off the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina, lies an eight mile stretch of pristine, undeveloped barrier island that - due to its limited accessibility - is often overlooked as a camping destination. While summer or early fall might be the best time to plan a paddling adventure to Masonboro Island, don't rule out a winter adventure.

December 18, 2020
State Parks

Tennessee Roan Mountain State Park Camping and Hiking Trip

Situated in the midst of the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains, Tennessee's Roan Mountain State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities to delight any visitor to the area. Not only hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and fishing, this Tennessee state park's attractions also include the historic Miller Farmstead and the celebrated Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival.

December 18, 2020
North Carolina
State Parks

Camping at Carolina Beach State Park, North Carolina

Camping at Carolina Beach State Park, North Carolina, is a welcome end to the summer. Nearby Kure Beach has emptied, the crowds have dissipated off the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, and the Atlantic coastal waters remain bathtub warm.

December 17, 2020

10 Best Children Books to Encourage Nature Study & Exploration

November 6, 2019

Spark a child’s imagination and curiosity about the natural world with these 10 great nature books and gift ideas. With modern technology, we now have unequalled access to more information about nature than ever thought possible, but knowing facts isn’t the same as understanding the living creature as a whole. 

S. Dakota

South Dakota Family Road Trip

October 29, 2019

Our family road trip across South Dakota remains a favorite vacation. South Dakota offers outdoor beauty from the vast prairies to the rolling Black Hills as well as nonstop wildlife viewing. From stunning state parks to awe-inspiring national parks, South Dakota should be on everyone’s must-see destinations.

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