Hometown Hideaways is a series of blogs featuring top places to hammock around the U.S. This time we're in Florida! Each guide is curated by outdoor enthusiasts who live, work, and play in the region, sharing their insights and experiences on where to hang your hammock and enjoy the great outdoors.
You're thinking about purchasing a hammock? While there are plenty of options available, this guide will break down the many different types of hammocks and help you find the perfect one that will fit your hammocking needs.
Camping can be an immensely enjoyable activity, spending time with friends and loved ones in the natural splendor which is the great outdoors.
The Canary Islands are nothing if not a varied holiday destination, at once offering the horizontal tranquility of golden beaches and the rugged beauty of Lanzarote’s stark, volcanic landscapes. Therefore it’s no surprise that an excursion in this diverse corner of the world requires an eclectic range of kit.  Luckily for you, in this post, our friends from the island of Lanzarote, Optima Villas, will be providing some practical tips on what to take when embarking on an excursion to the Canary Islands – leaving you fully prepared for all these incredible islands have in store.   Invest in hardy footwear First things first, let’s talk footwear. While flip-flops may be your go-to choice for relaxing poolside at your luxury Lanzarote villa or heading to the beach, you’ll need something a little more robust on your feet if you want to experience the Canaries’ true beauty off the beaten track. From craggy cliff faces and rugged lunar landscapes to sandy deserts and lush forests, one thing your walking shoes will need to be prepared for is a varied terrain. Flimsy plimsolls and sports trainers won’t cut the mustard if you’re planning to explore on foot, so be sure to pack...
Winter HammockingThough it might seem far from a wonderland at times, with freezing temperatures and icy sidewalks, winter has a lot to offer the outdoor adventurer. For the adventurous spirit, cooler temps open up the door for skiing, snowboarding, and all kinds of winter treks. When there is snow, even a familiar neighborhood can become an exciting new world of sledding, snowball fights, and shenanigans! Any winter activity will require special some preparation. From keeping your head, hands, and feet comfortably warm, to making sure you don’t lose any toes to frostbite, the proper precautions can make a huge difference. Here are some ways to make sure you’re not caught off-guard before going into the great outdoors this winter: The items you pack will depend on your specific activity. For example, if you are running in the cold weather, you should dress in layers; you can take some off if you get warm, or put more on if you get too cold. In the winter, you should always have extra gloves, hats, sweaters, and socks in case you need to layer up or if your clothes get wet — especially if your plans involve snow. Certainly, the equipment you need depends...
With mountainous landscapes and historical hill forts aplenty, Scotland is a country that’s awash with adventure and exciting hotspots to explore. From challenging terrains to shorter tours that show off Scotland’s wealth of history and culture, this corner of the world offers something truly unique to each and every one of its visitors.
I found out about the Pinnacles National Park back in 2013 when it was officially declared the newest National Park in California (it had previously been a national monument) and I have wanted to visit ever since.
Hiking Half Dome had been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I grew up visiting Yosemite National Park, staring at half dome, and wondering what the view would be like staring back from the top. I am beyond thankful that I got to finally conquer Half Dome and see this view with my brother Trevor and now sister-in-law Cheyenne by my side.
Find a Trail That Has Water Find a trail with water I just can’t stress this enough when backpacking with your dog, It’s not only a great way for your dog to cool off but also to catch a drink or for you to refill waters.

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