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National Park Blooms: Where to See the Best Wildflowers

National Park Blooms: Where to See the Best Wildflowers
Spring is here, along with the best blooms of the year. And there is no better place to see them than America’s national parks. America’s national parks offer something different and amazing to explore with each change of the seasons. The Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah national parks cloak...

The Best Storm-Sighting Travel Destinations in America

The Best Storm-Sighting Travel Destinations in America
Mother Nature can provide some of the most adventurous travel experiences around, from chasing tornadoes in the Midwest to catching the biggest swells on the Carolina ocean fronts. For a certain type of adventurer, there is an allure to watching the clouds roll in and seeing Mother Nature’s show of...

The Most Inspiring Travel Books of All Time

The Most Inspiring Travel Books of All Time
Looking for some travel inspiration to feed your wanderlust? Try reading one—or all—of these amazing travel books. Looking for your next great read? With summer upon us, it’s always good to have a stable of great books on hand for long afternoons lounging in the sunshine. Even better if those books...

Adventure For One: Solo Travel In The American Southwest

Adventure For One: Solo Travel In The American Southwest
Have you ever had the desire to travel solo but didn’t know where to begin? Patrick Gensel uses his solo road trip around the American Southwest as a template to give you the tips you need to have a great solo experience. In Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey wrote “We need the possibility of escape as...

How to Choose the Right Travel Backpack

How to Choose the Right Travel Backpack
Learn about different features available in a travel backpack and the right times to choose a backpack for your trip.

Quiz: What's Your Packing Personality?

Quiz: What's Your Packing Personality?
Answer: You won’t know until you take our test! There are as many packing styles as there are destinations on the departures board at JFK. But with 40 years of experience, the experts at Eagle Creek have boiled packers down to just three basic personalities. Ready to find out which overhead bin you...

How to Plan an International Trip

How to Plan an International Trip
Do you have big dreams of taking an international trip, but feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning? Breathe a sigh of relief and check out these great planning tips. Planning for an international trip can be a daunting experience. When I planned my first trip out of the country to Iceland, I...

How to Handle a Bear Encounter

How to Handle a Bear Encounter
While attacks are rare, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Learn how to avoid and react to an encounter on the hiking trail. Bear attacks on humans are rare, but encountering one during a hiking or camping trip in the wild can be frightening, which is why it’s important to know how to react—or...

Find Your Perfect Large Capacity Travel Bag

Find Your Perfect Large Capacity Travel Bag
When you're looking to carry a large amount of clothing, gear, and other items, you need a bag that's both big and durable.

Complete Guide to Packing & Moving for College

Complete Guide to Packing & Moving for College
Packing all of your stuff and figuring out how to get it to school your freshman year can be intimidating. Here's a what to bring AND how to bring it!

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