Flora, Fauna, and Cultural Heritage on an Eco-Tour of Mobile, Alabama

Imagine paddling a kayak through a reedy marsh. You spot an alligator, its head just poking above the water. As your kayak comes closer, the alligator drops below water and disappears. This immersion into a natural environment is one aspect of ecotourism. Ecotourism involves interactive and learning opportunities to discover cultures and environments. It’s a…

Sports and Outdoor Adventure: Kansas City, Kansas, Itinerary

After back-to-back trips to Fredericksburg, Chattanooga, and Chicago, I was looking forward to some downtime close to home. Fortunately, a chance to explore my own backyard presented itself. June 2-4 I’ll visit Kansas City, KS, and enjoy many activities that, even as a lifelong resident, I’ve never tried. Sporting activities like Kansas City T-Bones, Sporting…

A Love Affair with Kayaking Started with a Scary Ride

I keep my Advanced Elements Inflatable Kayak in my trunk. Friends laugh and tease me, but whenever I find a chance to get on the water, it’s there waiting for me. No need to lug it out of storage, attach it to the top of my Camry, and drive down the highway looking like a…