By Kurt Jacobson Not far from Homer Alaska hides Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge near Kachemak Bay State Park, Alaska’s first state park. This sprawling outdoor paradise includes Kachemak Bay Wilderness Park, and at nearly 400,000 acres combined, offers untold adventures in the wild. With no roads to speak of, the only sensible way into the park […]
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A look at the Charm City’s world-class list of things to see and do and fesivals. There’s a lot of positive energy in Baltimore Maryland these days.
West Virginia’s Hampshire County Offers Rural Charm and an Open Air Railroad Car By Kurt Jacobson There are still some wild and unpopulated places in the Mid-Atlantic region. These rural places call us ailing city dwellers looking to trade the urban scene of tall buildings and traffic for mountains, bears, and bobcats. Hampshire County West […]
Charlottesville, Virginia has been in the news lately, for the wrong reasons. Exploring the bakeries, outdoor music and breweries and make it exciting.
By Kurt Jacobson Sparkling waterfalls tumble down steep green mountainsides where eagles fly. Towering old-growth coastal forests cover dozens of nearby islands where the famous Alaskan grizzly bears roam. In the middle of all this sits Juneau, Alaska. I lived and worked in Alaska for ten years and have been to Juneau many times. When […]
An Edible road trip through Fort Collins and Boulder in Colorado’s Front Range By Kurt Jacobson Yes… there are pot shops all over Colorado’s Front Range shining a spotlight on the mile-high city of Denver and beyond. There is also a brewery heritage, and great food worth noting. Coors was once one of the most […]
By Kurt Jacobson Frederick, Maryland is gifted in both beauty and history. But who knew Frederick had a deep history in distilling and bootlegging? Over the last two years, our creative distilleries have opened their doors to the public to share this liquid history. I had to know more about these spirits infused ventures and […]
By Kurt Jacobson The last place I thought I’d be going for a nature walk was a water reclamation facility. Thoughts of stinky brown water filled my head, but the local visitor’s center assured me this would be good clean fun. This water reclamation facility was once a lumber mill is now part of Albany […]
Despite the fog and Lack of Cell service, North Sonoma is Full of Surprises By Kurt Jacobson Exploring the North Sonoma Coast of California is one of my favorite things to do while visiting the state. This less-visited part of Sonoma County has much to offer those willing to brave the fog, narrow winding roads, […]
Delicious Food in Salem and Albany, Oregon By Kurt Jacobson My head is spinning from too much great food and wine. I look up and see a fire-breathing dragon, a rooster with multi-colored tail feathers, and then a large salmon with a saddle. No… someone did not slip LSD into my drink; I’m at the […]