Since prehistoric times, caregivers have been carrying their progeny around on their backs. Luckily, today’s modern baby carrier backpacks are cushioned, lightweight, roomy and well-ventilated. These plush packs are a far cry from the wooden planks, rough blankets and leather straps of the baby carriers of yore. To help you choose which baby carrier backpack […]
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On a bluebird June afternoon, blue, pink and white flags waved as thousands of people pressed forward into Dolores Park for this year’s San Francisco Trans March, which took place the Friday before the city’s LGBTQ Pride Parade. Among those marching were seven teenagers, aged 15 to 18, and three trip leaders who were taking […]
Where once women’s bikes were simply smaller, “prettier” (whatever that means) and, sadly, more poorly spec’d than men’s models, thankfully those troglodyte days are behind us. Aside from aesthetic nuances, quality women’s bikes today offer the same performance and components as comparable men’s models. The big difference between women’s and men’s bikes is the fit: […]
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With mountain scenery, abundant campsites and shelters, and well-maintained trails in locations like Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pisgah National Forest, Linville Gorge Wilderness and Shining Rock Wilderness, a backpacking trip in North Carolina is sure to reward hikers with stunning vistas, verdant woods, picturesque waterfalls and memorable sunrises and sunsets. Whether you are planning […]
The Natchez Trace Trail follows the footsteps of some of earliest inhabitants of North America. Discover history in motion with 70 miles of trail and 444 miles of paved parkway—part of the broader Natchez Trace area. Distance: 70 miles of trail and 444 miles of paved parkway States: Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama Year Established: 1983 […]
Tick off seven states along the North Country Trail—the longest continuous trail in the National Trails System. At 4,600 miles in length, there is plenty to discover. Distance: 4,600 miles States: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Vermont (coming soon!) Year Established: 1980 Best Times of Year to Visit: Year-round Notable Spots Along […]
Following a waterway that shaped our young nation’s history by serving as a westbound highway for goods from eastern settlements, the Potomac Heritage Trail travels for 1,100 miles through the tidal Potomac and upper Youghiogheny River basins. Discover history and scenic beauty by following the trail by foot or boat. Distance: 1,100 miles States: Virginia, […]
Wander from the Big Cypress National Preserve in southern Florida to the Gulf Islands National Seashore on the Florida Panhandle. The 1,300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail allows you to experience the state in a unique way. Distance: 1,300 miles States: Florida Year Established: 1983 Best Times of Year to Visit: Spring, fall and winter Notable […]