If you’re looking for something to do closer to home before (or after) the Fourth of July, Tucker County, in the northeastern part of the state, has enough to keep you and your family busy.

WOLF, Wyoming — Our wrangler, Jessica, suggested that we ride the North Red Trail for the views. She had delivered the goods on that morning’s ride, so with a nod of agreement, my three friends and I nudged our horses with our heels and set off behind her. The ride began as a steep climb up …

PITTSBURGH — A bit of advice to anyone visiting the National Aviary in Pittsburgh: look at the daily schedule on arrival or, even better, check out the daily activities online before your visit. There’s so much to do that advance planning is a real help.

My friend Cheryl and I have come to southern West Virginia to raft the Upper Gauley River during the fall dam-release period known as Gauley Season, one of whitewater rafting’s epic adventures. It’s a heart-pumping day of paddling, getting drenched by the cold October waters as we run the 37…

I stood on a deserted stretch of Coquina Beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on an October afternoon watching waves crash against the sandy shore. All alone in this awe-inspiring setting, I found it hard to believe that just a short drive would put me in the middle of tourist areas deve…

While Yeager Airport's runway conditions remained open and active early Wednesday, passengers were being urged to check with their airlines to make sure flights to their connecting or destination airports in the northeast had not been canceled on Wednesday or Thursday due to harsh winter weather. 

A winter hike among towering pine trees brushed with new-fallen snow can be a riveting time spent outdoors. But for those averse to West Virginia’s usual frosty temperatures this time of year — or looking for a change of barren scenery — a hike through panoramic desert vistas can provide a r…