Get outside this summer and experience nature like never before. The Grand Canyon spans more than 277 miles, making it larger than the state of Rhode Island. With an estimated 6 million visitors annually, this world wonder is the perfect destination to hike, camp, bike and rock climb. Pack these items before heading off to the national park and its surrounding areas.
Desert nights get very dark. BioLite has lighting devices you need to see, charge and even cook. Walk through your campsite with ease with headlamps, solar lights or string lights. Coming in July, BioLite is releasing a new lantern called AlpenGlow Lantern. This multisetting lantern is a lightweight, rechargeable light source that can also charge your cellphone. Settings include sunrise and sunset hues, bright white, warm yellow and rainbow colors. With 200 hours of runtime, the AlpenGlow Lantern will light up your night for days.
For an ultimate travel piece, check out the Grand Park 2 in 1 Pack from Outdoor Products. This backpack holds a volume of up to 34 liters with dimensions of 24.1 by 10.9 by 5.9 inches. The bottom portion of the bag is a detachable, insulated compartment to keep drinks, sunscreen and food cold while hiking or camping. Multiple compartments help keep your gear organized and padded shoulder straps make carrying the weight comfortable. There is a bottle opener on the shoulder strap in case you need to crack open a cold one for a quick break.
Keep your energy up with Old Trapper Beef Jerky. Coming in flavors of Teriyaki, Hot & Spicy, Peppered, Old Fashioned and Zero Sugar, this on-the-go snack packs a mouth full of flavor with energizing protein. Old Trapper offers jerky, beef steak sticks, kippered beef and discs. Low in calories and in carbohydrates, this snack is smoked over real fire with fresh seasoning for a guilt-free treat. Old Trapper can be found online or in grocery stores nationwide.
Being out in the wilderness you never know what injuries may occur. From small cuts, burns, dehydration, bee stings and sprains, MyFAK has you covered. This small pack weighs about 3 pounds ,making it the perfect size for your hiking backpack. A tear-away pouch can be used as a mini first-aid kit if space is an issue. The MyFAK includes tweezers, EMT shears, scalpels, band aids, splints, chest seal, sting relief, light stick, thermal blanket, a whistle, a tourniquet and many other supplies for any incident.
My mom and I recently dined at Mazi, a Greek restaurant in West Reading, Pennsylvania. We were in town for a family event and decided to take advantage of the lovely early fall evening by enjoying dinner outside. The restaurant is popular, so we called right when they opened to make a last-minute reservation. Thankfully, they had availability for outdoor seating.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
It’s time to say goodbye to summer clothes activities and drinks. Switch out your favorite summer sips for delicious fall-themed cocktails from hotels and resorts around the world. Whether you like vodka, rum or bourbon, there is a cocktail just for you.
Adults who came of age in the 1990s will remember fondly the iconic Planet Hollywood sign. And now, that sign can be seen at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas — the museum recently acquired the restaurant sign that originally rotated upon an iconic column pedestal in front of Caesars Palace Forum Shops and Colosseum. Planet Hollywood International/Earl Enterprises donated the sign, currently being assessed for conservation and display plans.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.