The warm, breezy days of spring are the perfect setting for a picnic. Whether you head to a local park, set up a spot on the side of your favorite hiking trail, or lay a blanket in the backyard, getting outside to dine al fresco is a dreamy way to spend a spring afternoon. Thankfully, […]
Health care providers in four Canadian provinces — British Columbia (BC), Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario — can now prescribe time in nature, and even a Parks Canada Discovery Pass, to their patients to help improve their physical and mental health through the country’s national nature prescription program, A Prescription for Nature (PaRx). The passes are being offered through a partnership between Parks Canada and the British Columbia Parks Foundation.
Playing video games is a fun way to pass the time, but what if you could change the world while you’re exploring virtual universes? As it turns out, there are plenty of games out there for just about every platform, from smart phones to web browsers to game systems, that allow gamers to make a difference.
A comet discovered on January 3 of this year by astronomer and senior researcher at the University of Arizona Gregory J. Leonard is visible from Earth this month. The comet was first observed at the Mount Lemmon Observatory just outside of Tucson, Arizona. When Comet Leonard was first discovered it was near the orbit of […]
As global travel restrictions are lifted, we’re all itching for an adventure – but, before you head to the beach, the mountains, or a new city, take the time to plan a trip that’s both enjoyable and sustainable. While traveling has many benefits – among them a greater appreciation for other cultures, and an important […]
Though summer is the most popular season for RV travel, fall is close behind it. Indeed, there are plenty of folks across the country who love to load up their campers and head out to witness the changing foliage, bask in cooler temperatures and herald the coming of crisp autumn air. One of the challenges […]
Art about climate change is becoming increasingly common in museums and galleries, but some artists are moving outside and sharing their work in public spaces to reach a broader audience. From parks, to interactive experiences, to underwater landscapes, these displays have a unique capacity to communicate the severity of climate change and our current environmental […]
When I stepped onto the tarmac in Durango, I was hit with a dry wall of air. The 4 p.m. sun felt like it was dialed up – brighter, hotter, and harsher. I blinked enough dust out of my eyes to scan the parking lot for the red Dodge pickup truck that had come to […]
Students are heading back to school and the stores are already stocked with Halloween candy. Fall is on its way, and with it comes SmokyMountains.com Fall Foliage Prediction Map. This is the ninth year in a row that the tourism site has released its map, which predicts when autumn leaves will be at their most […]