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Sustainable Celebrations: Creatively Incorporating Nature in Our Holidays

by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk As the daughter of a fisherman, repurposing was a big part of my upbringing. Cleaned fish carcasses went into the crab pots. Outgrown t-shirts were used as rags to unhook slimy, squirmy Catfish. Driftwood was rescued and incorporated into my mother’s artistic creations. And at the end of every December,…

Don’t Wanna Rough It?

Enjoying nature doesn’t always have to mean pitching a tent or cooking over open flames. Check out these trip ideas from our friends at Marriott Hotels, just in time to plan Spring Break!     Gateway to the Great Outdoors – An infographic by the team at Marriott Hotels

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things!

What are your favorite things that help you get out and enjoy the outdoors? Here are ours!   We were so excited to participate in a recent video shoot put together by our flagship partner REI featuring just a few products we use from ClifBar, KEEN, and The North Face. We adore these products based on…

Road Trip Tips and Tricks!

Our friends over at Love’s Gumbo have produced a video to help you make the most of your road trip adventures. We especially appreciate their advice to stay alert to the unexpected, and mix up your fun with our National Parks along the way! What might you add to their great suggestions? Watch!

Four Months Ago – Or Was It Last Weekend?

By: Nkrumah Frazier, Outdoor Afro Leader, South Mississippi It’s hard to believe that it has been 4 months since I spent 4 days on a mountain with a group of strangers. On Friday, April 19th 2013 a team of African American nature enthusiasts converged on a California mountain overlooking the town of Lucerne, CA and…

A Family That Camps Together…

We were so tickled to receive the video below via our Facebook page from Wendi Nicole, a mom, wife, and professor at George Mason University who loves to camp. Wendi shares, “We began camping five years ago (in Virginia and Maryland) and quickly recruited others. Family and friends have joined us for the last four years…

Girls Day Out in Nature

We were tickled when Outdoor Afro Mika M. of the San Francisco Bay shared this fun image of her and her friends before taking a tour on a zipline this weekend. For many, ziplining is a terrific way to take in the panoramic view of a forest canopy, with the exhilaration of gliding at speeds…

Camping With Kids? There is a Method to the Madness!

Planning a family camping trip Memorial Day weekend? Here is some wonderful wisdom from USDA Forest Service Education Program Specialist, Mason “Amtchat” Edwards – originally posted on the U.S. Forest Service site As an environmental educator, I’ve taken tons of kids outside for fun and educational experiences in the woods. Now, I am looking forward…

Glamp-tacular!

Feast your eyes on this tent glamping option. We’ll take it! Image credit: Nirvana Photo Studio Location: Resort at Paws Up, Montana