August is American Adventures Month!

Although summer vacation may soon be over for many of us, there’s still a little time for some impromptu getaways and plenty of time to plan future vacations. August is American Adventures Month, a time to celebrate and explore the vast and varied landscapes of North, Central, and South America.

You’ll find some great adventuresome vacation ideas in Ultimate Adventures: A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel, and if you’re looking for a state-by-state breakdown of adventures in the United States, check out National Geographic’s list of America’s 100 Best Adventures. We’ve also got some great books in our collection like Discover America: A Comprehensive Travel Guide to Our Country’s Greatest Destinations and The USA Book: A Journey through America.

Here are some suggestions from the National Geographic list: Hike the Appalachian Trail (and we even have Jennifer Pharr, 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and two-time thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail, coming August 16th to the Downtown Library!), paddle the Na Pali Coast in Hawaii (The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook has a good write-up about it), raft through the Grand Canyon in Arizona, camp in Glacier National Park in Montana, or dive for shipwrecks in the Great Lakes around Michigan!

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Who doesn't love an adventure!


Why is August American Adventures Month? Is it the time most people go on road trips or something?


Gotta make the most use of this summer


hooray for adventures! so much fun.


We always hit the road in August. We like to go NORTH!


yayyyy love adventures


i wish i was more spontaneous and adventurous


:D Adventure!!


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