Posts Tagged ‘Hiking’

Yellowstone: Wildlife Safety

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Andrew Stanton, a Yellowstone National Park Examiner, has written some informative online articles concerning bear safety. He’s gathered his information from a number of websites and publications. He writes, “It is not my intention to be alarmist, but to give park visitors tips on avoiding confrontations with wildlife.”

Stanton has actually published two articles, the first containing a few general guidelines about hiking and camping in the wilderness, specifically regarding wildlife. Here’s a preview of some of the tips you’ll find in his first article: (more…)

Women’s Website Encourages Enjoying the Outdoors

Thursday, February 12th, 2009, a “City Girl’s Guide to Walking in the Woods,” inspires women to take a free vacation, get healthy, and go hiking. Encouraging outdoor women writers, inspiring would-be ladies hiking, and creating a forum for women’s wisdom about the outdoors.

The web site brings women together to talk about the best free vacation there is: hiking.Ladies-Hiking proclaims: (more…)

Outdoor Resolutions: Camping, Hiking, Fishing

Friday, January 16th, 2009

The New Year holiday brings many traditions, but none perhaps as widely recognized as the resolution. Making New Year’s resolutions is a time-honored tradition in many countries and cultures. As you sit down this month to think of things you’d like to do differently, or new things you’d like to start, don’t forget about resolving to spend a little more time outdoors.

Camping is a great way to take an extended break from your hectic, busy schedule. Unlike other outdoor activities, camping lends itself to experiencing a different perspective of nature because you’re staying through the night. From sunsets and stars to owls and howls, nature’s night life is a completely breath-taking experience.


Canada: Camping Tax Hikes

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Last Friday, Canada’s Saskatchewan Party announced a series of tax hikes for its provincial parks. Included in the hike: a $2 increase to the daily camping fee, doubling the reservation service fee to $10, and a new $7 charge when reservations are changed. The fee increases will mean $1.25 million more for government each year, says a local paper in Saskatchewan.

The Star Phoenix says Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) is calling the increases an “unhappy camper tax.”


Halloween Hike: The Real Deal

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

TransylvaniaWalks Worldwide, an international travel organization specializing in “walking holidays,” has recently added a new, 8-day trip through Transylvania.  Known for its natural beauty, medieval architecture, and genuine hospitality, the region is perhaps known best for the folklore that surrounds its rich history.

As the birthplace of Dracula, Transylvania has been host to many myths and legends involving vampires, werewolves, and the like.  With Halloween looming closer, what better way to spend it than touring the places where spooky and scary began?


Florida’s Annual Hiking Trail Month

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

February is Florida’s Hiking Trails month.  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection along with the Florida Trail Association is urging Floridians to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act by enjoying the hiking trails in the state this month.

February is considered a good time for Florida residents to promote environmental management by enjoying the outdoors and hiking trails the state has groomed and made available.  The groups also hope to promote healthy living and a lifestyle of outdoor activity.