Exploring Lake McDonald Valley

Lake McDonald Valley has all the earmarks of glacial action—it’s long, straight, and U-shaped—and offers a host of great recreational opportunities, from camping to biking to horseback riding. Read on to plan your trip to the home of the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Touring the Sandy Lowlands: Barbecue, Antiques, and More

Between the Triangle and the beaches are a band of small towns like Wilson which continue to be culturally vital, architecturally interesting, and full of good places to browse for antiques and to gobble up barbecue. Here’s a quick look at the Sandy Lowland’s towns and state parks.

Boating, Swimming, and Bicycling in Granada

If you start early before it gets too hot, a bike ride down the Peninsula de Asese can be excellent, and getting out on the water is another fun option. Author Amber Dobrzensky shares a few ways to enjoy this beautiful corner of Nicaragua.

Bringing Your Own Boat to Mexico

Sailing and fishing are popular activities off Mexico’s azure coast, especially along the Baja California peninsula and the Pacific. Author Julie Doherty Meade tells you what you need to know to bring your boat to Mexico.

Camping Options: Boat-In Seclusion

Most campers would never think of trading in their cars, pickup trucks, or RVs for boats instead, but people who go by boat on a camping trip enjoy virtually guaranteed seclusion and top-quality outdoor experiences. Outdoorsman Tom Stienstra tells you what you need to know to enjoy the many available boat-in campgrounds, as well as how to fashion your own personal campsite.