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The Roaming Parkers are all about Travel, Outdoor Adventure, Conservation, and Food. Come along with us on this journey!

Top 10 foreign backpacking destinations

A recent report at Globehunters has identified the top ten global hotspots for backpacking. Some of these immediately struck me as idyllic backpacking destinations and some of them took a minute or two of thinking about before I realized just how perfect they would be! Which one would […]

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Why are boars suddenly so destructive?

Check out this article by Mississippi State University assistant professor Marcus Lashley. A lot of it is common knowledge to anyone paying even a little bit of attention to their surroundings. We all know that feral pigs are a tremendous threat to pretty much everything. In fact, when […]

Howling in the wilderness

“It [the wilderness] was ready to echo the growl of a bear; the howl of a wolf; or the scream of a panther; but when you get fairly into the middle of one of these grim forests you are surprised to find that the larger inhabitants are not […]

10 worthwhile local conservation projects

Feel the need to do something tangible to help with climate/environment? Here are 10 ongoing opportunities local to Mississippi that are totally doable and totally worthwhile! Pearl Riverkeeper Clean Sweep (September) Mississippi DOT Adopt-a-Highway Arbor Day Tree planting (second Friday in February) Christmas Bird Count (December) American Hiking […]

10 adventures we’ve not done

…yet Here are ten adventure activities that the Roaming Parkers have never done – but none of them are totally out of the question. Some of these even sound sort of intriguing… parachuting/hang gliding technical climbing SCUBA diving 5k/marathon/triathlon/pentathlon running with the bulls hot air balloon safari trekking […]