Excursion

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

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.