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Read articles and advice about the best places to live and experience the land lifestyle!

Explore Ranches: Opening the Gates to Connection

Explore Ranches provides one-of-a-kind outdoor experiences by opening the gates to some of America’s wildest and most scenic ranches.

Rocky Mountain Land Library, Buffalo Peaks Ranch

Connecting Books, Land & People

After reviewing students’ design proposals and brainstorming, everyone agreed that Hayden Ranch wasn’t a fit. It was missing one key absolute—a cultural landscape. “It had to be the interaction between people and the land or people in place over time,” explains Vlahos. The right fit would be all about “taking an old place and transitioning it to a new use . . . that could take on a new life that drew community to it.” ...

Christmas Tree Ranch

West of Utopia

Eight-and-a-half miles west of Utopia, Texas, in Real and Uvalde Counties, crystal-clear Blanket Creek runs year-round through picturesque Christmas Tree Ranch. Historically, the property was a cattle, sheep and goat ranch, as well as a beautiful getaway in the “mountains” of the western Texas Hill Country.

New Mexico

New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment

Regardless of how you plan to manage your property, New Mexico is a ranch-friendly state. The expense of ranch ownership is amongst the lowest in the West. Operation costs and state regulations pertaining to ranch activities are minimal and not overly burdensome. And land values are half the cost of surrounding states.

Campers Using Apps to Rent Private Land

When the Barley’s purchased the farmhouse, the only remaining structure on the 52 acres, they envisioned sharing the history of the land—giving “history lessons” and showing off their rare photos. But, like many first-time landowners, it was daunting to think of paying the property tax. Enter Tentrr, one of a growing number of Airbnb-type online booking platforms and apps for campers to find and instantly reserve spots on private land across the U.S. With state ...

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Going 以太坊区块链_以太坊价home to the Mountains

I lived in the Adirondacks for several years and welcomed my first child there. My family and I left after three years, but I dreamed of returning to the mountains someday, and I continued visiting the Adirondacks whenever possible.

A Taste of Llano Springs Ranch

Texas family shares the bounty of their land with those who appreciate it

Winter View of El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls and Half Dome seen from the Tunnel view in Yosemite National Park

Best National Parks In Winter

Winter in the country's national parks is a special season, with fewer crowds, snow-covered landscapes and a different rhythm of life for the wildlife that calls these scenic places 以太坊区块链_以太坊价home. Discover the best of the season with our top picks for national parks to visit this winter.

Epic adventures: Scotland fly-fishing

Your Year in Adventure: 12 Epic Trips for the Land Aficionado

Here are 12 epic adventures for each month of the year to spark your wanderlust and love of adventure. Cheers to 2019!

Off-the-beaten-track national parks: Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

Top 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path U.S. National Parks

With the help of the travel enthusiasts at AllTheRooms, we take a tour of ten of the least-visited U.S. national parks, where the lack of crowds is no indication about the sheer beauty of these majestic landscapes.

Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Idaho

4 Out-of-the-Box Spots for Fall Fun

Apple picking, pumpkin patches, leaf peeping—there are so many ways to appreciate the beauty of land during autumn. If you are looking for some out-of-the-box ways to have fun this fall, check out these unique attractions across America!

South Carolina Lowcountry landscape

The South Carolina Lowcountry Region Is in Its Own Little World

It’s a region where you can find Spanish Moss hanging off century-old oak trees, bright green saltwater marshes and towering sand dunes at the local family friendly beaches.

image of adventure travelers with Jeep

Maximizing Your Outdoor Adventure Vacations

When it comes to adventure-type vacations, such as hunting, fishing, backcountry hiking and camping, rafting, and other outdoor excursions, the enjoyment and satisfaction levels of the end-result will often boil down to how well prepared the traveler is for the trip, mentally, physically, and gear-wise.

View from Stone Mountain in Georgia

Explore the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia

The Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia are the most physically spectacular or unusual sites in the state—and they are both convenient and breathtaking!

image of mountain bikers in fall forest

10 Best Fall Outdoor Adventures

It’s a perfect time of year for outdoor activities, from forest hikes to high-desert bike rides to paddling along a rugged shore. Here are our picks for ten of the best adventures across the United States this fall!

Vineyard in the Finger Lakes Wine Region of New York

6 Great Wine Destinations in the U.S. & Canada

Wine travel doesn’t have to mean a trip to France or Italy. There are thousands of vineyards and wineries waiting to be uncovered right here in North America. From the valleys of California to the fields of Quebec to North Carolina, wine destinations across the continent offer distinctive regional flavors, plus they’re easily accessible for a weekend getaway with your crew.

image of Big South Fork, Tennessee

Top Summer Hikes for Land Lovers (& How to Make the Most of Them)

When people in other industries go on vacation, they want to get as far away from anything relating to their business as possible. In the land industry, land experts and landowners take a break from land by… going to see more land! Here are our picks for five perfect hikes for land lovers.

Horseback riding in the Bighorn Moutain Foothills region near Sheridan, Wyoming

Just West of Worry, You’ll Find the Wonderful Sheridan Lifestyle

Just west of worry, you’ll find the wonderful Sheridan lifestyle from the peaks of the beautiful Bighorn Mountains to the working ranches below.

image of National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa

Destination Spotlight: National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa

The Museum & Aquarium’s vision is to become the world’s leader in interpreting and protecting the life, history and culture of our rivers, to create a more global, knowledgeable and engaged citizen.

image of waterfall in Havasu Canyon, Grand Canyon, Arizona

6 Great Summer Swimming Holes

With the arrival of the summer swelter, we dive into a few of our favorite swimming holes around the country, from clear Hill Country pools to clothing-optional mountain springs with a view!