Escapes

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2014 Jul 23 - 10:30am

Few things approach the kind of restful peace offered up by a night spent in the wilderness.

Glamping allows the best of both worlds. Vacationers can experience the beauty of nature with all of the comforts of home. Many of the "canvas cabins" feature fresh linens, lavish rugs, electrical outlets and rustic...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2014 May 22 - 12:40pm

This month we are traveling to American towns known for their architecture and hiring the best local guides to disclose the good stuff hidden behind the façade.

The Chrysler Building in New York City adds to the rich collection of architectural styles visitors can see. (Above) The characteristic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is just one of the city's many breathtaking...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2014 Apr 28 - 2:37pm

Simply put, portaging turns a typical paddle trip into an adventure—a long-distance, backcountry, sometimes multi-day adventure.

Portaging is the extra effort that grants access to a world of remote, untouched wilderness experience. And reaching that place on foot, without the aid of machines, is an accomplishment seldom experienced in the 21st century.      Trekking into the wilderness is trekking away from...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2014 Mar 26 - 12:36pm

Many of us don’t have the time to relax, much less the know-how to truly let go of those things that so often prevent relaxation.

If I asked you to take a moment and relax, where would you go, and what would you do there? Would you head to Starbucks for a latte, sit barefoot on the back porch swing, take a nap in your bedroom or would you kick back in the recliner and turn on the television? And would you carry your cellphone...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2014 Feb 28 - 12:03pm

The Roof of Europe

Mont Blanc, French for White Mountain, straddles the French-Italian border and rises to more than 15,700 feet above sea level. This behemoth of jagged rock and endless snow is Western Europe’s tallest mountain, thus earning its popular moniker “The Roof of Europe” and its place...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2014 Jan 23 - 2:08pm

Costa Rica is a country of coastal plains and rugged mountains where a temperate tropical climate and historically peaceful culture merge to calm the souls of weary travelers young and old.

This is where the amateur photographer sets his sites on that National Geographic cover shot as he walks among jaguars and ocelots, capuchin monkeys and toucans, and colorful amphibians and extraordinary reptiles. But more importantly, this is the place where young kids are encouraged to dream big...

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