Afoot & Afield: Inland Empire, Backpacking in the Inland Empire

Best Overnight Hikes in the Inland Empire

We smell another long weekend ahead! Well, maybe we smell the fresh air and smoky campfire and sizzling backcountry bacon. Which all smells like long weekends! The Inland Empire in Southern California is home to California's best and most diverse hiking south of the Sierra Nevada....

Read More
Anza-Borrego Desert Region, driving in the desert

How to Drive in the Anza-Borrego Desert Region

At first glance, the Anza-Borrego Desert Region can seem like a barren stretch of land, boring in comparison to the oceanside trails of San Diego or the lung-searing hikes in the Sierra. But these 1 million acres are home to endless recreational activities in California's...

Read More
Walking Queens, Adrienne Onofri

How To Be a Tourist in Your Own City

While "staycation" may not be a buzzword anymore, it's still the cool thing to do. We don't always want to go away and sleep in a questionable bed with unknown water pressure and watery coffee. Plus, let's be real—it's expensive! We ain't got that kind...

Read More
Palomar Mountain, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County, Scott Turner, Barker Valley, California hiking

Must-Do Backpacking Trips at Palomar Mountain

Without a doubt, the rolling high country of Palomar Mountain in California contains San Diego County’s most picture-perfect mountain scenery. Palomar’s uplands, covered with forests of pine, oak, fir, and cedar, and its gentle valleys, laced with sparkling streams, bring to mind landscapes more commonly...

Read More
Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail Washington, PCT, Adrienne Schaefer

Three Day Hikes on the PCT in Washington

July is by far the most popular time to hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington. And for good reason! The weather is great, the meadows show off their vibrant array of wildflowers, and many of the alpine lakes are just getting warm enough to...

Read More
Mount Shasta, climbing Mount Shasta

Do You Have What it Takes to Climb Mount Shasta?

For millennia, Mount Shasta has spoken to people as a place of grandeur and inspiration in almost every imaginable way. It stands in solitary dominance as the most striking mountain in Northern California. Its volume—estimated by various geologists to be between 84 and 120 cubic...

Read More
Walking Philadelphia

Finding Love in a Philadelphia Ale House

The City of Brotherly Love, known for its unique architecture and colorful art murals, not to mention its rich history, is about to get even more interesting. Walking Philadelphia, by award-winning journalist Natalie Pompilio, guides you through the coolest blocks in the city. And since sisterly love is...

Read More
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Rail-Trails Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, the 606, Chicago cycling

Best Rail-Trails for Cycling in Chicago

With an abundance of rail-trails in the midwest, cycling in and around the Windy City is a breeze. And rail-trails have the added benefit of preserving historical landmarks, serving as wildlife conservation corridors, linking isolated parks, establishing greenways in developed areas, and stimulating local economies...

Read More