• Home
  • /
  • Category Archives: Destinations

Destination: Cannon Beach, Oregon

Photo: Kirkouimet, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Ask anyone to describe the quintessential Pacific Northwest coast, and they will likely paint you a picture of windswept pines overlooking expansive sand flats punctuated by silvery driftwood logs and rocky sea pinnacles. That’s this week’s destination in a nutshell. Cannon Beach is a city in Northern…

36 Hours of Adventure :: Exploring Colorado’s San Juan Range

This 36-Hours of Adventure is Presented by: Colorado’s San Juan mountain range is arguably one of the most spectacular groupings of peaks within the state. Characterized by extremely steep (and often crumbly) multi-colored slopes interspersed with vibrant green meadows and expansive stands of aspens, this region in Southwestern Colorado was formed by the collision of…

Destination: Peachland, British Columbia

Photography by Richard Giordano Nestled on the western shore of Okanagan Lake, the charming town of Peachland, British Columbia, is located in the south-central region of the province, midway between the sizable cities of Kelowna (to the north) and Penticton (to the south). While Peachland itself is worth a visit, what truly captures the hearts…

Rwandan Legacy

There is a mist that hangs over this small landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley. The clouds fall gently over the mountains, quietly holding the land and shrouded forests even when the sun shines. Rwanda is not the first place you would visit in Africa, but it’s a short distance from Tanzania or Kenya…

Destination: Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Beyond the deep, verdant green of the Acadian Forest, past the wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, balsam fir trees, and woodferns, lies a 250-kilometer stretch of rocky shoreline on the eastern coast of Canada that lays claim to the highest tides on the planet. Located between the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Bay…

United States Lighthouse Society Database of Lighthouse Rentals

All photos courtesy of the United States Lighthouse Society   The United States Lighthouse Society is a non-profit historical and educational organization that seeks to preserve and share the history of lighthouses and maritime culture in the United States. As part of its mission, this organization maintains a database of lighthouses that are available to…

earthship

Destination: Earthship Biotecture Community, Taos, New Mexico

Photos courtesy of Earthship Biotecture   One quality that I believe all overlanders can appreciate is self-sufficiency, and in many ways, we put it into practice every time we venture out on the road or trail. It manifests in many forms, including preparedness with items like extra fuel, a water filter, and recovery equipment. But…

Destination: Kelowna, British Columbia

Photography by Richard Giordano Kelowna, British Columbia, lies in the heart of the Okanagan Valley and is known for its dry, sunny climate, wineries, fruit orchards, and lakes. Located in the south-central region of the province, the Okanagan Valley’s Highway 97 provides a scenic alternate route for those heading north or south along the Pan-American…

Bonneville salt flats highway stop

Destination: Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Sitting on the border of Utah and Nevada, the Bonneville Salt Flats Special Recreation Management Area is an incredibly flat and barren 30,000-acres of brilliant white salt crust in Utah’s Great Basin Desert. Formerly lake Bonneville, this dry lake bed dates back to the Pleistocene era and is one of the largest salt deposits on…

Destination: Casa Mar, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Images courtesy of AirBnb   If remote beachfront eco-retreats are your thing, check out Casa Mar in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Designed by architect Alberto Kalach and located near Hotel Escondido and the Casa Wabi Foundation for Artists, Casa Mar is characterized by natural materials and 360-degree views of the surrounding beachscape and ocean.   Amenities…

sisters oregon views

Destination: Sisters, Oregon

If you find yourself in central Oregon and want a beautiful destination with free dispersed camping and plenty of public lands to explore, consider a stopover near the small town of Sisters, Oregon. Located on the eastern edge of the Deschutes National Forest, Sisters is home to excellent coffee and baked goods. It also offers…

the shady dell in bisbee arizona

Destination: The Shady Dell Trailer Court, Bisbee, Arizona

Photos courtesy of The Shady Dell The Shady Dell trailer court in Bisbee, Arizona, is a little slice of vintage heaven. It dates back to 1927 when it got its start as a rest stop for motorists toting their families, camping gear, and RVs along Highway 80 which runs between Georgia and California. Now the…

woods treehouse

Destination: The Woods Treehouse, Maine

Photos by Media Northeast, courtesy of Nelson Treehouse & Supply   For many adventurous souls, treehouses conjure memories from our childhoods, when we would climb high above the world of adults into our own private treetop retreats. And even though many of us are no longer children (on the outside at least), that doesn’t mean…

backcountry discovery routes adventure travel

10 Years, 10 Routes, 10,000+ Miles—A Decade Anniversary for Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR)

Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) are one of the best ways to adventure-road trip around the U.S. And what better way to celebrate Motorcycle Awareness month and National Road Trip day (May 28) than with the 10-year anniversary of BDR—an organization that literally defined the phrase “adventure riding.” What is BDR? Using double-track, forest service, and…

valley of fire state park colorful road

Destination: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Valley of Fire State Park lies just north of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southern Nevada. This 40,000+-acre landscape of sculpted red Aztec sandstone, limestone, desert washes, and otherworldly colors is, in my opinion, one of the underappreciated gems in our country’s park system (right alongside Petrified Forest National Park). You don’t need…

Destination: Cliff Cabin near Mesa Verde

Photos courtesy Glamping Hub The more I search for cabin rentals, the more I find that Cortez, Colorado, has a lot of unique options. Last week I shared this cabin that is located directly adjacent to Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. This week’s destination is similar – a unique cabin surrounded by sandstone rock…

Destination: Canyon Hideout Cabin, Cortez Colorado

Photos courtesy Airbnb Located in Southwestern Colorado, in the tiny town of Cortez, the Canyon Hideout Cabin is a private slice of paradise that you can book on Airbnb. This tiny rustic retreat is located on 80 acres of private land and is directly adjacent to Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. You can literally…

airstream rental in livingston montana

Six Airstream Rentals Across North America

Six Airstream Rentals Across North America Airstream rentals have become a thing, and while it’s true that renting someone’s travel trailer for your vacation accommodations might have been considered odd a decade ago, now, it’s hip. And honestly, all of the Airstream rentals that I’ve come across online look beautiful. Normally on Fridays, I publish…

Destination: Ark Shelter Houses at Hotel Bjornson, Slovakia

Photography by boysplaynice, courtesy of Design Boom   Ark Shelter is a collection of architects who are collaborating to “reinvent the way people live their lives.” “In today’s fast world, society has fallen into a continuous loop of pressure and deadlines that forces stress and burn-outs. People are not following their own senses, and become…

castleton tower and the rectory

Destination: Castle Valley, Utah

Epic desert views abound in Castle Valley, Utah. This is the view looking towards Castleton Tower and the Rectory from the Fisher Towers. Bring your camera.   If you love desert sandstone towers set against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains with the convenience of drive-up accessibility, you should add Castle Valley, Utah, to your list…