I am taking a much-needed vacation in December before the holiday season. I would LOVE to get out of the city for a week and just wander around in nature, but I don't know where to start given the potential obstacles. I grew up going to Acadia National Park in Maine...so I'm basically looking for the same thing somewhere warmer. [more inside]
Looking for a nice place to do some light hiking this weekend during a day trip to the Detroit area. Preferably in Royal Oak or Ferndale because we will be in both places for different reasons. Something in nature with a loop hike between two and five miles preferably. Will travel to nearby towns for the right spot.
Foolproof wilderness excursions (day or overnight) near the Bay Area for two people who are terrible at making arrangements. [more inside]
Friends visiting me in Nashville want to spend a day frolicking in nature while they're here. I'm embarrassed to say that I don't know much about the parks around my own hometown. Where should I take them? [more inside]
Looking for cool and cheap day trips accessible from Oakland. Preferably things like hot springs, nature/hiking, cheap wineries, etc. Any recommendations? Thanks for your help!
(Michigan filter) Looking for good , woods, and isolation. More details inside. [more inside]
Trying to spend 3-4 days in the woods/hills of Southern California [more inside]
Help a prissy city-dweller learn how to go camping. [more inside]
Hiking, biking, camping in the Klamath Falls/Crater Lake, Southern Central Oregon area? [more inside]
In a couple weeks, I am going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to spend a few days. For those of you with experience there, please recommend the best features of the park. [more inside]
Summer isn't THAT far off . . . already trying to come up with camping/hiking spots in the Midwest for once it gets warm. Help! Looking for specific recommendations for spots in the IL/IA/WI area, plus whatever other random camping and backpacking tips you want to throw my way. Bonus points for places I can bring my dog, although I don't mind leaving her with my parents for a week either. [more inside]
What's a good place to take my Mom hiking in the Olympia, WA area? She's got endurance for a decently long, steep walk, but she's afraid of heights and won't walk on loose or slippery surfaces. [more inside]
Manchester, NH Novice hiking trails nearby a couple of miles or more long, now that the weather is getting better? [more inside]
Secluded Rustic cabin Honeymoon getaway [more inside]
Am I crazy to spend only 1 day (2 nights) in the Yosemite Park area? We've got a limited budget, and Yosemite is just one stop in our road trip down the PCH. [more inside]
The Olympic Peninsula, from Seattle: how, where, etc... [more inside]