Hiking Trails with Waterfalls in Georgia

Ira was the one who introduced to me hiking. We met in one of my college philosophy classes, and we instantly clicked. People who saw us together must have indeed thought that we were an odd couple — he was about 60 years old with a white beard and a bald spot smack dab in

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Cool Camping Gadgets Under $30

In just two days, we will be entering my favorite season: fall. Camping and fall are synonymous in my book. The weather is just right – cool enough that you don’t overheat during the day and perfect for a campfire in the evening. The changing leaves inspire wonder and make every landscape absolutely picturesque. It

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How to Overcome a Negative Mindset and Think Positive Thoughts

Most might say that I have a light-hearted and fun personality. But those who are well-acquainted with me might say that I’m more a combination of Ebenezer Scrooge, Hitler, and Branch from Trolls (before his adventure with Poppy). Ew. Yeah, I hate it too. After doing some pretty shallow soul-searching, I’ve come to attribute my

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The Best Stainless Steel Tumblers on the Market

With the hottest month of the year in full throttle, staying hydrated is a must. I don’t know about you, but there’s just something about a snazzy-looking cup filled with an ice-cold beverage that beckons me to drink. But with temperatures surging up into the 90s around the United States, keeping a cold drink on

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Seven of the Best, Must-Visit Places to Camp in Georgia

The fire crackles, propelling red hot embers into the evening air. Above you, the most impressive night sky you’ve ever seen. Millions of stars twinkle brightly while a few rebellious ones dart across the heavens, driven by some unseen slingshot. You lick the gooey marshmallow fluff off your fingers, walk into your tent, and snuggle

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Streams in the Wasteland

Every time I hear the word “wasteland,” I think of that huge map on Call Duty: Modern Warfare. That map where you’d be camped out in a shed and all of a sudden you get picked off by some unseen sniper in a Ghillie Suit. I miss playing COD. I miss all of it—the altercations with racist 13-year-old boys

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How to Survive in the Wilderness with Nothing

Most of us are not Bear Grylls. We don’t know how to build a three-bedroom bungalow from banana leaves or zip line across a ravine using braided wild goat hair. The majority of us don’t know how to extract copious amounts of water from a dried-up river bed. For the more common type of folk,

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Seven Exhilarating Outdoor Things to Do in Atlanta

It’s easy to understand why the Peach State’s slogan is “Georgia on my mind.” How could it not be on your mind? This place is gorgeous. Mountains, beaches, swamps, rivers, forests, and lakes galore. Even if you’re not the one-with-nature hippie sort, Georgia’s vibrant capital teems with excitement. So next time you’ve got Georgia on

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