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Hiking Resources – Hike with Confidence – American Hiking Society

Before You Go

10 Essentials 
Planning Your Hike
Airline Travel
Organizing Your Gear
Staying Fit in Off-Season
How to Pack your Backpack

Source: https://americanhiking.org/hiking-resources/#hiking-101

Have vaccine, will travel: How a road trip served as a needed jolt from the blahs at home – The Washington Post

Travel

By Kate SilverMay 21, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. PDT

The author’s husband wanted to put his refurbished car to the test on a serpentine stretch of road called Tail of the Dragon, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. (Shutterstock)

In early April, when my husband, Neil, and I had both secured vaccine appointments, he suggested a road trip.

He had been fixing up a sporty old car — one of his many pandemic sanity projects — and wanted to put it to the test, driving it from our home in Chicago to a serpentine stretch of road called Tail of the Dragon, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, straddling the Tennessee and North Carolina state line.

At the same time, I had been thinking about how much I would love to see a couple of friends in North Carolina, a state I had never visited. And why not add places we had been meaning to explore to the list? Nashville, Louisville, and Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park rounded out the itinerary, and our first trip since December 2019 started coming together.

Source: Have vaccine, will travel: How a road trip served as a needed jolt from the blahs at home – The Washington Post

10 Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Charleston | Condé Nast Traveler

When you want a view that’s as inspired as your drink.

By Paul Oswell, May 19, 2021

Courtesy Charleston Harbor Fish House Bridge Bar/Facebook

Charleston is mostly a town of highs, figuratively and, in the case of its rooftop bar scene, literally.

And it makes sense: where better to soak in that balmy Charleston weather and those unparalleled church spire views than atop one of the city’s many swanky hotels?

You don’t have to be downtown to catch that sweet Southern breeze, either: the watery outskirts of the city yield plenty of options. So get climbing—this is a city whose charms are best experienced from on high. These are the best rooftop bars in Charleston.

Click the link to read our complete Charleston city guide.

Source: 10 Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Charleston | Condé Nast Traveler

Matthew McConaughey’s Travelogue Is The Ultimate Father’s Day Book

By Joe Sills, ContributorTravel

Matthew McConaughey’s new book, “Greenlights,” follows his journey from a high school foreign … [+]
Vida Alves McConaughey

It began with Ziploc bags. Inside each, the fragmented collection of journals, napkins, tape recordings and travel trinkets that Matthew McConaughey had been storing since he was a teenager came to light again.

As the Academy Award-winning actor began to unpack them, he found himself transported once again to his past—to Texas, Australia, Malibu and the turbid waters of the Amazon.

This week, as Father’s Day approaches, I sat down with McConaughey to talk about those adventures, many of which are chronicled in his new book, “Greenlights.” Editor’s note: See more about the book here:
https://greenlights.com/

Book cover…

Editor’s note: Read on for the rest of the interview…

Source: Matthew McConaughey’s Travelogue Is The Ultimate Father’s Day Book

Still on track at 50: Amtrak celebrates a half-century of operation – The Washington Post

By Justin Franz May 7, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. PDT

Amtrak’s Empire Builder crosses the Two Medicine River near East Glacier Park, Mont. The mountains of Glacier National Park loom in the distance. (Justin Franz/For The Washngton Post)

There are faster ways for me to get to Portland, Ore., or Seattle from my home in Montana’s Flathead Valley, not far from Glacier National Park.

Alaska Airlines offers multiple flights a day to either city that can get me there in less time than it would take to watch the in-flight movie.

But if I have the time to spare, I will take Amtrak.

Source: Still on track at 50: Amtrak celebrates a half-century of operation – The Washington Post