It started out as an idea kicked around between a professional bike guide, a travel enthusiast, and a long distance runner. Today, it’s the inaugural Bourbon Country Burn. The event was built from the ground up for bikers to experience Lexington’s quiet country roads with pit stops at distilleries and horse farms, and delicious local food…

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Kayaking is a diverse outdoor sport that can be enjoyed independently or tandem and anywhere from the oceans of the coast to the rushing rivers of the valleys. For every paddler from the morning kayak along the banks of a calm lake to the weekend warriors who rip roar through class four rapids, there is…

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Washington D.C. is home to two known bald eagles’ nests, even though they are rare in urban areas. The nest at the National Arboretum is home to the beloved pair of eagles named “Mr. President” and “First Lady,” and the other pair has been located in a nest at the D.C. police academy with the…

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With no gas-filled machine getting you from campsite to campsite, bike camping (or bike touring) is a start-to-finish testament of endurance, preplanning, and the strength it takes to push through the uphills with 30 pounds of camping gear around your back tire.

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The sounds of the bagpipes along with many stellar athletes, dancers, musicians, and even sheep herders are soon to return to Grandfather Mountain for the 62nd year of the Highland Games. Capturing the heart of Scottish culture, the games will be held from July 6-9 featuring an array of vendors with a Scottish twist. Regarded as America’s…

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Nature’s captivating entertainers, fireflies, have always been the source of wonder from kids catching them on hot summer nights to nature photographers capturing their luminescence. Great Smoky Mountain National Park is home to at least 19 different species of firefly, but only one species-Photinus carolinus- is a synchronous firefly. The males of this particularly rare…

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