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Bicycling Down The River


My river-rafting adventure started on a bicycle. The small daypack I wore carried a hatchet, a saw, some scraps of rope, food, water, a garbage bag bivy sack, a hat, and odds and ends.

Highpointing: It's Not Just For Mountaineers


Mount Sunflower, Kansas. Ebright Azimuth, Delaware.

Costa Rica White Water Rafting Trip


Costa Rica's mountainous topography and copious rainfall are both responsible for one of the best white water rafting river choices in the world. Experienced rafting outfitters regularly run about half a dozen of rambunctious rivers, and those river trips not only provide plenty of excitement, but also allow enjoying gorgeous scenery.

Costa Rica: Land of Natural Wonders


Costa Rica is a small country - just 75 mi/120 km separates the Pacific Ocean from the Caribbean Sea at the narrowest spot - Costa Rica still has some of the most diverse scenery in the world. Its coasts have both sandy beaches and marshy swamps, while its interior is dotted with volcanoes, dense with rain forests and abundant with unusual flora.

Penguin Parade


Phillip Island is a small island and nature reserve off the coast of South Australia, about 140 km from Melbourne. On the island you can see koalas, kangaroos and the main to attraction, the Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach.

No Artificial Ingredients Indeed


Back from our family's vacation to Costa Rica, I am left feeling extremely grateful for not only the well-received rest and relaxation with family; I enjoyed exhilarating experiences previously unimaginable.Costa Rica's ad in this Sunday's New York Times includes the tagline "No Artificial Ingredients.

Eight Tips For A Bug-Free Summer


(NC)-With approximately 42,000 mosquitoes for every person in Ontario, most of us spend a great deal of our summers swatting away these pesky insects. Protecting yourself against mosquitoes will not only make your summer more enjoyable, it will help prevent you and your family from getting annoying and sometimes dangerous bug bites.

Is There Such A Thing As A Romantic Camping Getaway In Minnesota?


Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com and Bookpleasures.

Taking an Alaskan Cruise - What to Pack


Packing in general can be a hassle. But when going on an Alaskan cruise, it can be even harder because of the colder weather.

Spain´s Beaches - You´re Spoilt For Choice


Spain offers the visitor over 4,000 kms of coastline where s/he can enjoy shining sun and sapphire seas in wonderful settings.And what a choice of sands! Golden sands, white sands, grainy sands, powdery sands, and even the black sands of the Canary Islands!Allergic to sand? No problem! Just plump for a resort with smooth, white pebbles! You´ll find a good selection!Already holidayed several times by the Mediterranean? Then why not try the fairy-tale fishing villages washed by the Cantabrian Sea or Atlantic Ocean?"Spanish beaches are the most environmentally healthy in Europe" says the Foundation for Environmental Education, which has awarded the much-coveted Blue Flag to 450 of the country´s beaches - more than any other participating contry!Leading the way within Spain itself is the Costa Blanca, which received 48 Blue Flag awards.

Welcome to Bragg Creek


Welcome to Bragg Creek! Bragg Creek is located in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta Canada. It must be by far one of Alberta's best kept secrets.

The Great Outdoors is to be Explored and Loved in all its fullness


The thing with enjoying the great outdoors is seeing aspects of life that you do not normally see during your normal weekly activities. The familiar sea breezes, the smells of spring flowers, the winter winds, fantastic views from mountain tops and so much more.

Three Classic Hikes Abroad


Paul Scott Mower once said, "There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country?" If you've ever contemplated going abroad to find your next trail, here are 3 classic hikes to consider.New Zealand's Milford Track: The best known "track" through New Zealand's beautiful fjords, this 32.

Your Horses Back May Not Be the Same Next Month


A saddle is a static object, but your horse is a living, dynamic creature. Even slight changes throughout the year in your horse's weight have a significant impact on the fit of the saddle.

Shark Attacks! How Common are They? Where do They Occur?


Last week in Australia, one man's day at beach could have turned into a disaster: He was attacked by a seven-foot bronze whaler shark while surfing about 100 yards out from Sydney's Bronte Beach.Fortunately, the man, Simon Letch, stayed calm and "shoved the board at [the shark] like a barge pole.

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Writing Prescriptions to Play Outdoors
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Tribune-Review

Outdoors notices for July 16, 2018
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Venture Outdoors is offering a Pittsburgh History Paddle from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Participants will meet at Fort Pitt Museum for a guided tour before heading over to Kayak Pittsburgh on the North Shore for a paddle. Previous paddling experience is ...



Akron Beacon Journal

Canal Fulton's plan for growth: Highlight everything outdoors
Akron Beacon Journal
CANAL FULTON: Ken Roberts wants people to think of the city when they hear or read the words “Ohio's Gateway to Outdoor Recreation.” Roberts, who has been in commercial real estate for 30 years and has lived in Canal Fulton since 1992, has been ...



LancasterOnline

Outdoors calendar of events for Lancaster County, week beginning July 21
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SATURDAY. Bird Feeder Fun program: 10-11:30 a.m. in the Environmental Center of Lancaster County Central Park. For all ages. Attract the beauty of different bird species to your own backyard with the help of naturalist Vanessa Hurst. Come with an ...



Plattsburgh Press Republican

The Great Outdoors: Too much technology can ruin fishing
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Chicago Sun-Times

Woolly bears, Great Lakes ice, Monarch caterpillar, gar: Notes, Chicago outdoors
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This is the first one to head for chrysalis stage.'' Wild of the Week, the celebration of wild scenes and photos around Chicago outdoors, runs as warranted on Sundays on the Sun-Times outdoors page. Send nominations by Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter ...



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The Best Places to Grill Outside in NYC
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New nonprofit looks to boost Utah's economy by promoting the outdoors
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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – A new nonprofit organization recently launched with the goal of promoting the great outdoors in the state of Utah. Doug Owens with Utah Outdoor Partners stops by Inside Utah Politics to talk about their mission and how they ...

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OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: DNR sets open house on Lake of the Woods regulations, North Dakota Game and Fish ...
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A draft five-year plan that guides fisheries management activities for Lake of the Woods will be discussed at a public open house on Tuesday, July 24. The open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lake of the Woods Ambulance garage, 111 First St. S.W ...


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