Jerry Summers: Mystery Falls – The Non-Tourist Attraction

The history of Lookout Cave, Ruby Falls, Nickajack Cave, and even the lesser-known Raccoon Mountain Caverns, have all received some historical publicity as reasons for tourists to attend Hamilton or Marion Counties in Tennessee. The efforts of cave explorer Leo Lambert to develop the above sites have all been reported in previous articles in this … Read more

A Backpacker’s Case for Packing Way Too Much

“],”renderIntial”:true,”wordCount”:350}”> There is an unfortunate line of thinking, in what I will unscientifically dub the “American camping consciousness,” that backpacking should be an ascetic experience. Car camping? Buddy, load up the ice-cold beers, cram your whole queen mattress into the rig, and bring an adult-size bouncy house. But backpacking? A quick scan of your local … Read more

Best Tourist Attractions in Washington State

Washington state has a lot of interesting traits that attract tourists from all over the world. The Evergreen state displays viridescent foliage during the Spring and Summer seasons while transitioning to a colorful Autumn and a winter wonderland in the Winter season – depending on where you visit in this state. When people think of … Read more

5 Backpacking Trips for Beginners Ready to Explore

Ready to make the leap from casual hiker to full-on backpacker? The Blue Ridge is full of accessible escapes that are just remote enough for first forays into backcountry overnights. From spruce groves in the mountains to isolated wetlands near the coast, here are a handful of beginner-friendly destinations with easy-to-follow routes and minimal elevation … Read more

On the English coast, Hastings’ attractions span centuries

The Hastings Museum has donated artifacts and reward posters to Smugglers Adventure. (George Bass/For The Washington Post) It’s impossible to enter the coastal resort of Hastings in East Sussex, England, and not be schooled in its medieval history. While I was buying our train tickets, posters reminded me that the town is close to the … Read more