North Carolina: Southport and Washington

North Carolina: Southport and Washington

By Julie Bielenberg Southport, North Carolina: “The quietest fishing spot” After picking up my mother at the Raleigh airport, we headed due southeast about three hours to the coastal town aptly named Southport. While its sister town Wilmington gets lots of attention, it’s the more quiet and water-rich nature of this town that caught our attention. With a(…)

The Carolinas’ Coast is a-Callin’

By Julie Bielenberg Whether it’s the ultimate rock collection, a fishing trip to the Eastern Seaboard’s largest estuary or a Civil War walking tour, the Carolinas will warm you—no matter the season—with history, Southern hospitality, fresh catch and some of the best beaches in the nation. This entire journey really began with my editor and I conversing at(…)

The Riverhouse Hotel: A Bend Oregon Mountain Getaway

The Riverhouse Hotel: A Bend Oregon Mountain Getaway

By Bryn Huntpalmer / The Mother List Dubbed the “outdoor playground of the West” Bend is equally known for its gorgeous views as it is for having more microbreweries per capita than any city in Oregon. If you are looking to getaway to Bend, OR and enjoy family time near the Deschutes River then The Riverhouse Hotel is(…)

Insider Look at Stand Up Paddle Colorado

Insider Look at Stand Up Paddle Colorado

Javier Placer, a seasoned kayaker, outdoor professional and whitewater enthusiast in Colorado was skeptical of paddle boarding and its potential as an enduring sport.  A long time whitewater kayaking friend of his had been exposed to it in Mexico right before starting another season guiding on the rivers of Colorado.  He insisted that he try it(…)