Excursion

Read articles and advice about the best places to live and experience the land lifestyle!

Winter View of El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls and Half Dome seen from the Tunnel view in Yosemite National Park

Best National Parks In Winter

Winter in the country's national parks is a special season, with fewer crowds, snow-covered landscapes and a different rhythm of life for the wildlife that calls these scenic places home. Discover the best of the season with our top picks for national parks to visit this winter.

Epic adventures: Scotland fly-fishing

Your Year in Adventure: 12 Epic Trips for the Land Aficionado

Here are 12 epic adventures for each month of the year to spark your wanderlust and love of adventure. Cheers to 2019!

Off-the-beaten-track national parks: Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

Top 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path U.S. National Parks

With the help of the travel enthusiasts at AllTheRooms, we take a tour of ten of the least-visited U.S. national parks, where the lack of crowds is no indication about the sheer beauty of these majestic landscapes.

Beautiful American Landscapes: Redfish Lake, Idaho

5 American Landscapes That Are Camera-Grabbing Good

From the grandeur of Mount Rushmore to the rolling green hills of Vermont, America is a landscape photographer’s dream. Many people are drawn towards spots that have been photographed a thousand times. Here are five lesser-known spots where you can gain a front-row perch of the country's scenic majesty.

Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Idaho

4 Out-of-the-Box Spots for Fall Fun

Apple picking, pumpkin patches, leaf peeping—there are so many ways to appreciate the beauty of land during autumn. If you are looking for some out-of-the-box ways to have fun this fall, check out these unique attractions across America!

South Carolina Lowcountry landscape

The South Carolina Lowcountry Region Is in Its Own Little World

It’s a region where you can find Spanish Moss hanging off century-old oak trees, bright green saltwater marshes and towering sand dunes at the local family friendly beaches.

image of adventure travelers with Jeep

Maximizing Your Outdoor Adventure Vacations

When it comes to adventure-type vacations, such as hunting, fishing, backcountry hiking and camping, rafting, and other outdoor excursions, the enjoyment and satisfaction levels of the end-result will often boil down to how well prepared the traveler is for the trip, mentally, physically, and gear-wise.

View from Stone Mountain in Georgia

Explore the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia

The Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia are the most physically spectacular or unusual sites in the state—and they are both convenient and breathtaking!

image of mountain bikers in fall forest

10 Best Fall Outdoor Adventures

It’s a perfect time of year for outdoor activities, from forest hikes to high-desert bike rides to paddling along a rugged shore. Here are our picks for ten of the best adventures across the United States this fall!

Vineyard in the Finger Lakes Wine Region of New York

6 Great Wine Destinations in the U.S. & Canada

Wine travel doesn’t have to mean a trip to France or Italy. There are thousands of vineyards and wineries waiting to be uncovered right here in North America. From the valleys of California to the fields of Quebec to North Carolina, wine destinations across the continent offer distinctive regional flavors, plus they’re easily accessible for a weekend getaway with your crew.

image of Big South Fork, Tennessee

Top Summer Hikes for Land Lovers (& How to Make the Most of Them)

When people in other industries go on vacation, they want to get as far away from anything relating to their business as possible. In the land industry, land experts and landowners take a break from land by… going to see more land! Here are our picks for five perfect hikes for land lovers.

Horseback riding in the Bighorn Moutain Foothills region near Sheridan, Wyoming

Just West of Worry, You’ll Find the Wonderful Sheridan Lifestyle

Just west of worry, you’ll find the wonderful Sheridan lifestyle from the peaks of the beautiful Bighorn Mountains to the working ranches below.

image of National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa

Destination Spotlight: National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa

The Museum & Aquarium’s vision is to become the world’s leader in interpreting and protecting the life, history and culture of our rivers, to create a more global, knowledgeable and engaged citizen.

image of waterfall in Havasu Canyon, Grand Canyon, Arizona

6 Great Summer Swimming Holes

With the arrival of the summer swelter, we dive into a few of our favorite swimming holes around the country, from clear Hill Country pools to clothing-optional mountain springs with a view!

image of morel mushroom in forest

Your Field Guide for Spring Morel Mushroom Hunting

Shooters in camo and blaze orange aren’t the only ones getting primed for the spring hunting season. Warmer temps spell the arrival of these tasty fungal fruits of the field.

Drone and view of mountain landscape

An Aerial State of the Union

We’ll leave discussion of the country’s direction and progress to the President and his Republican and Democratic counterparts. Instead, here’s an aerial view of the United States by a filmmaker who took a tour across this diverse and beautiful land to capture its best angles from a drone’s-eye view.

Field of Texas bluebonnets: Best places to see spring wildflowers

Blooming Wonderful: 6 Great Places to Enjoy Spring Wildflowers

After what's been a brutal and particularly cold winter for many parts of the country, we're ready for spring. Here are our picks for the best places to enjoy spring wildflowers!

Best fishing lodges: Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado

7 Best Fishing Lodges for North America’s Most Epic Fly-Fishing Experiences

These seven outdoor-focused lodges serve as base camp to some of the continent's best fly-fishing adventures, as well as offering comfort and amenities for when you're not out on the water!

Best national parks for fall foliage: Shenandoah National Park

8 National Parks with Beautiful Autumn Leaves

Autumn really is an especially scenic time of year and there’s no better place to take in the changing of fall leaves than at one of the national parks.

monarch butterfly migration

Where to See the Monarch Butterfly Migration

The Animal Kingdom is about to see the start of one of its most spectacular annual events: the migration of millions of fluttering monarch butterflies on their way to winter nesting zones in Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains.