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  • The Rocky Mountains are famous mountains in America.
    3 Famous Mountains
    Nature is beautiful. Often considered to be God’s gift to mankind, the beauty of nature is frequently breathtaking, especially when one considers the variety of landscapes that are present on Planet Earth. Of all the wonderful natural sights...
  • 5 good reasons to visit N.C. in the fall
    5 top reasons to put N.C. on your travel list this fall
    From the mountains to the coastline, there is a lot to explore in North Carolina. With mild temperatures, autumn makes a great time to explore. We've compiled five reasons why we think you should put N.C. on your fall travel list.Colorful...
  • Run through the Pines
    Happenings on the mountain
    Plenty of activities are coming up in the mountain communities over the summer. Please attend the 2014 Crestline Mountain (Motorcycle) Run put on by Crestline Chamber memberSoldiers for Jesus this Saturday July 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at...
  • View of Lake Gregory from Goodwin's Market
    Campfire at Lake Gregory Environmental Education Nature Center
    Crestline and Lake Gregory are beginning to offer more activities for children and their families, and many of these events are free and open to the public. “Campfire Time” is offered byLake Gregory Environmental Education Nature...
  • "Out of the Furnace" movie 2013
    Judge throws out 'Ramapough' Lawsuit against 'Out of the Furnace' filmmakers
    The “Ramapough Lunaape Nation Tribe” is not recognized by the federal government as an American Indian Tribe in the United States. They are only recognized by the states of New Jersey & New York. The film called, “Out of the...
  • Cozy Cabin NC
    Need a cheap vacation from Winston-Salem? Cozy Cabins reviewed.
    Warm weather is here and summer vacation has been on my mind. I love day trips to the Blue Ridge and the fact that it is basically a straight shot if you just stay on I-40. A few weeks ago I looked up the weather reports for Asheville, NC and made...
  • Rivers remain low in California due to drought
    How NASA can save the world
    Measuring snow in the mountains is nothing new, considering snow is a vital source of water for more than a billion people around the globe. It is used for consumption, energy production, irrigation and acts as a reservoir during the summer months...
  • 'Let your soul fly' in the Dolomites
    'Let your soul fly' in the Dolomites
    Skiers and mountain climbers – especially fans of northeast Italy’s Dolomites mountain range – will be happy to know there’s a spunky new kid on the slopes. It’s called Mountain Lodge, and when it opens on July 3 the...
  • Taos Pueblo
    Visit the mountains and galleries of Taos, New Mexico
    Visit Taos, New Mexico to enjoy warm days and cool nights. The El Monte Sagrado hotel is offering a discount to travelers April to August 2014 at $139 per night for up to four travelers, Sundays through Thursday. This hotel is one of the Top 25...
  • Change Your Peak Time
    Change your peak time on I-70 and win some prizes
    We’ve always been big advocates of avoiding I-70 at peak times. For the past 20 years or so we’ve made it a point to leave early to go up, and early to go back down. We’ve noticed that on the weekends, where we could leave at 7 a...
  • Night time in Taos
    Four American Ski Towns to Master Like a Pro
    There was so much excitement around the inaugural Winter Olympic men’s freestyle skiing half pipe competition. David Wise flipped, spun and moved through the half pipe finishing with a gold medal around his neck. One has to wonder where he...
  • Valentine’s Day events, even if you do not have a valentine
    Valentine’s Day events, even if you do not have a valentine
    The Inland Empire offers a number of things to do on Valentine’s Day, some family oriented and some free of charge.Here in the mountains, Lake Gregory Yacht Club has open house Friday, February 14, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with...
  • elk horn mountains
    NRCS and Forest Service Partner to Improve Forest Health
    Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie announced today a multi-year partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to improve the health and resiliency of...
  • A Guide to Palmetto State River Trails
    Paddling South Carolina
    Paddling South Carolina: A Guide to Palmetto State River Trails by Gene Able and Jack Horan, Orangeburg, South Carolina: Sandlapper Publishing Company, Inc., Revised Edition (November 1, 2001), 160 pages, $16.96, Reviewed by John G Hall Charlotte...
  • Henderson Settlement
    Henderson Settlement - vacation with a purpose
    Nestled in a remote valley in Southeast Kentucky sits a nearly 90-year old Methodist mission called Henderson Settlement. This collection of simple buildings sits on a hill in the shadow of Pine Mountain, a 125-mile long barrier that runs from...