You want me to hike where!?!

This makes the second article that I have seen recently promoting Israel and/or the Palestinian Territories as a great place to go for a vacation.  First, there was this article that lists the Palestinian Territories in the top 10 tourist destinations in… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Mount Saint Helens summer 2018

    Our next big adventure is Mount Saint Helens in Washington State! A buddy of mine sent me a note asking, “Wouldn’t it be great to climb Kilimanjaro AND Mount Saint Helens both in the same year!?!” I didn’t tell him,… Read More ›

  • The lost civilization of Red Hills Mississippi

    I first heard of the Red Hills community when I was researching an upcoming backpacking trip at the Black Creek Wilderness in southeast Mississippi.  South of the wilderness area there used to be a community known as Red Hills. The… Read More ›

  • Roaming Parkers 2018 travel short list

    For the past month since we returned from Kilimanjaro, we’ve been pondering future destinations deeply – and now we’ve got our short list of 2018 adventure travel destinations in order! Early March – New Orleans, Louisiana – Riverboat dinner cruise… Read More ›

  • 3 things you need for a successful Kilimanjaro climb

    Washingtone, our head guide at Kilimanjaro told us that three things are needed for a successful Kili climb.  These are really good pointers for any guided trek, whether you are on Kilimanjaro Tanzania or Black Creek Mississippi or anywhere in-between…. Read More ›

  • Why do I like hiking?

      Somebody asked a while back, “Why do you like hiking?”  Even though there are a lot of fun benefits to hiking, it didn’t take me too long to come up with my top answer. I like hiking because that… Read More ›

  • 8 great hints for camping in the rain

    The climate change gurus predicted that a warmer atmosphere would carry more water vapor and more energy, so it would make sense that we would have more frequent and more severe weather. Sure enough, nearly every outing that we have… Read More ›

  • Roaming Parkers in The Commoner Magazine

    The Roaming Parkers blog just got a nice mention in The Commoner Magazine online!  In December they contacted us wanting some Mississippi locals’ recommendations for winter activities in Mississippi. We recommended hiking at Clark Creek for the outdoorsy folks and… Read More ›