Entries for month: February 2012

Travel Tip: Riding to a Fire Lookout

Like wooden crowns, fire lookouts once perched atop the rocky summits of hundreds of western peaks, mountains with evocative names like Camels Hump, Cerro Pelado, UpUp, Bare Cone, and Two Trees. A relatively small proportion of these lookout cabins and towers still stand.

Whoopie Pies for Breakfast in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

The next time I drink a glass of milk, eat a soy burger, or bite into an ear of corn, I will think of beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This area (also called Pennsylvania Dutch Country), known for its fertile soil and strong farming industry, generates food, feed, and fiber via livestock-raising, dairy and poultry farms, and acres of corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. A large concentration of Amish and Mennonite farmers live here and work the land.

Photo of the Week 02.03.12

From Falling in Love on Skalkaho Pass, Montana, by Sarah Raz. 

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How-to: Prepare for a Winter Bike Overnight

For most bicycle tourists, winters are usually spent waiting with increasing impatience for spring to arrive so bicycle traveling can resume. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a little planning and perseverance, the season of ice and snow can be one of the best times to experience a true adventure by bicycle.