Travel and Tourism

Travel highways and scenic byways that reveal America’s history amidst modern vacation and staycation highlights. From log cabins to space centers and from Fall Festivals to State Fairs, is your personal guide to exciting events and one of a kind attractions. invites the adventurist and sportsman alike to discover recreational fun at our land and water resources. Find parks to camp or cabins to rent, go fishing, boating, or hunting, explore nature’s wonders while hiking or biking, or marvel at the tallest waterfall on a steamboat excursion. Explore and explore the USA!

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Fly High at the Lincoln City Kite Festival in Oregon

Jun 22, 2024

Every June, the skies of Lincoln City, Oregon, come alive with a spectacular display of color, creativity, and excitement. The annual Lincoln City Kite Festival, held on the city’s expansive sandy beaches, is a must-visit event for kite enthusiasts, families, and travelers alike. An Event Like No Other Taking place in late June, the Lincoln City Kite Festival spans an entire weekend. The festival’s location on the Oregon coast offers

Choosing your Kokanee fishing rod

Nov 26, 2023

As a fisherman, you know that every type of fish requires specific gear and techniques if you want to catch it. Kokanee trout is no exception. These freshwater fish are known for their incredible fight and delicious taste. However, to catch them, you need the right gear, starting with the fishing rod. Choosing the perfect Kokanee fishing rod can make all the difference. In this blog post, we’ll take a

Detroit Lake, Oregon - Boat Ramp during early morning

Kokanee fishing tips for Detroit Lake, Oregon

Mar 31, 2023
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Detroit Lake, Oregon is a great place for fishing, specifically kokanee salmon. This lake is stocked with kokanee salmon every year, making it one of the top spots for this type of fishing in the state. Check out why so many people are drawn to this popular activity, what equipment and techniques are used, and tips on how to get the most out of your experience! Detroit Lake is one

Exploring the Trails of Sedona, Arizona 

Jan 02, 2023

Have you ever been to Sedona, Arizona? If not, then you’re missing out on some of the most beautiful trails in the United States. The breathtaking red rocks and stunning landscapes make it a great destination for hiking. Here’s why a trip to Sedona should be on your bucket list.  The Trails of Red Rock Country  Sedona is known for its gorgeous red rocks, which are located throughout the city.

Spring Bass jumping

Catching Big Bass in the Early Spring

May 09, 2022

Once the cold winter starts to thaw and the warm spring weather rolls in, many anglers begin to dream of all the great bass fishing that lies ahead. The spring is one of the best times of the year to target and catch big bass, and there are plenty of ways to do it. Let’s go over some essential gear, tips, and tactics that you can use this spring to

Primitive Tent Camping

picking and setting up a primitive tent camp site

May 31, 2017

I was asked to describe my “actions” in picking and setting up my primitive tent camp site when I knew there was a good possibility of thunderstorms. Which, as most mid-westerner’s know, is a possibility no matter what the weather is said to be. Just in saying that brings back a lot of instances over the 50+ years of tent camping.  I will try and keep this to a few basic

Frontier Town, Cave Creek, Arizona

The Lake Pleasant Road Trip

May 29, 2017

If you find yourself in the Arizona heat and in need of a puddle to play in, look no further than Lake Pleasant.  This is quite a puddle.  With the draw of Phoenix its easy to skip many of the fun locations nearby, but we want to take the roads less traveled and show you some hidden gems on the Lake Pleasant Road Trip.  The prime destinations for this trip will be Wickenburg, Glendale

Smallmouth Bass

Tips for smallmouth Bass

May 16, 2017

The big ones are lazy so look for moving water.  Lazy and moving water?  Doesn’t seem to make sense, but the larger smallmouth hang out near currents that will push the smaller meals right into their waiting jaws.  On your larger lakes look for inlets, cutbacks, coves off of the main lakes or even up into the streams that feed the lake.  If you know of a good river those

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Frontier Town, Cave Creek, Arizona

The Lake Pleasant Road Trip

If you find yourself in the Arizona heat and in need of a puddle to play in, look no further than Lake Pleasant.  This is quite

Find Your Inner Child Again in a Treehouse

Connect with your inner child and with nature by staying at a treehouse instead of a hotel during your next holiday. This unconventional accommodation is

Lodging At The Grand Canyon

A variety of accommodations are available for the thousands of travelers visiting the Grand Canyon each year.  Many will arrive in RVs or equipped with

Grand Canyon Recreation & Fun

Travelers visiting the Grand Canyon will find various types of recreation and countless ways to have fun.  Native plants and wildlife offer an interesting contrast