An abandoned rail line is now a popular hiking and running spot, even though the trail is unfinished.
Archive | Hiking & Camping RSS feed for this section
The 20 largest national parks in the USA include the hottest, coldest, highest and wildest landscapes in the country.
In the Rockies, driving above 12,000 feet means fierce winds, snowball fights, and meeping marmots.
During our 24 hours in Seward, Alaska we got locked out of our car and met a bizarre cabbie.
Find flowing rivers, mini lakes, ancient rocks, ice caves and crevasses inside Alaska’s Matanuska Glacier.
Missing lakes, fresh bear scat and educational videos were part of the Denali National Park backcountry camping experience.
My week in Alaska was more challenging than expected, but that just made the trip more memorable.
There’s an actual volcano within the city limits of Portland, Oregon, although it’s long extinct.
The Sourland Mountain Preserve in central New Jersey is home to some seriously ancient boulders.
You can hike down into the Grand Canyon, if you’re prepared for brutally hot temperatures en route to awesome scenery.
About Quirky Travel Guy
Welcome! I’m Scott, a Chicago freelance writer into national parks, offbeat roadside attractions, road trips, urban adventures, and budget travel in the U.S. and beyond.
SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL!
Upcoming Quirky Travel Guy Trips
Search this site
- 66 more things I love about Pittsburgh November 28, 2011
- Why I won’t visit museums that don’t allow photography April 18, 2012
- 9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Grand Canyon March 5, 2012
- Trapped: Stuck inside the Mall of America for 12 hours September 17, 2012
- Quirky Attraction: Alaska Veterans Memorial May 24, 2013
- Being ‘the Segway guy’ in Columbus May 23, 2013
- 8 cool places to go in Columbus May 20, 2013
- Quirky Attraction: Pops, home of 600 crazy soda flavors May 17, 2013