I must admit—I have a soft spot for the Virgin Islands. My grandmother lived on the U.S. Virgin Island of St Croix for over 30 years. Whenever my family and I visited her, I was enchanted by the palm trees, the bright blue water, and the casual, Caribbean vibe that permeated the island. The last … Continue reading 3 Beautiful Reasons I Fell in Love with St Croix
In today’s current political climate, the midterm elections are as important as ever. And for national park advocates, voting can have an impact on the parks that we all enjoy.
A good friend of mine – and an incredible fly angler – once told me a story he called the evolution of the fly fisherman: When someone first learns to fish using a fly rod (and the same probably holds true of a spinning rod as well) they’re hell bent on catching a fish, no … Continue reading On and Off the Trail in Acadia: Brook Trout Fishing in Acadia National Park
Located in South-Central New Mexico, White Sands National Monument is a unique spectacle in the desert of the American Southwest. The great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. While the 143,733-acre park is large in size, protecting many varieties of plants and animals, … Continue reading White Sands National Monument: The World’s Largest Gypsum Dunefield
After the tourists have all gone home; after the local shops have closed for the season; after the leaves have shown their brilliant reds, then fallen to the ground; Acadia National Park is still a stunning landscape of peaceful tranquility. Only now, you can truly enjoy the tranquil part. We made one final trip up … Continue reading A November Morning in Acadia National Park
Straddling the legendary Southwest community of Tucson, Arizona, lies a national park devoted to protecting arguably the most iconic symbols of this region, the saguaro cactus. Saguaro National Park is divided into two regions, Saguaro West's Tucson Mountain District and Saguaro East's Rincon Mountain District. Both districts are home to their own scenic drive, with the … Continue reading Auto Tour: Cactus Forest Drive in Saguaro National Park in Arizona
When the United States, in keeping with its "best idea," decides to create a new national park, it can go without saying that the land is special, iconic, and worthy of protection. It can be said, however, that some of these gems are so mind-numbingly spectacular, that a single feature --- say, a delicate arch perhaps? … Continue reading Auto Tour: Arches National Park in Utah
Elk in western MA? Alligators in a cornfield? You must be at Mike's Maze in Sunderland, MA! This year's maze theme is the National Park Service's 100 year anniversary. The maze is cut into a cornfield on the banks of the Connecticut River, and when viewed from above, artistically depicts Old Faithful and the profile … Continue reading Stop What You’re Doing… There’s a National Park Themed Corn Maze In Massachusetts!
Capitol Reef National Park in central Utah tends to be overshadowed by its other four siblings, Utah's mighty Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, and Zion. After all, with all of that beautiful red rock that Utah has been blessed with, you could make the argument that most of the state should be a giant national park. Fortunately, … Continue reading Auto Tour: Capitol Reef National Park in Utah
Outdoor writer, photographer, adventurer, and Chimani Brand Ambassador Caroline Meleedy recently set out on the Pinnacle Peak Trail in Mount Rainier National Park, and she took us along for the hike. Check out her blog and video below! Also be sure to Like and Follow Caroline on Facebook, Instagram, and on her Blog and website! … Continue reading Hiking the Pinnacle Peak Trail in Mount Rainier National Park