Best Places to See the Fall Foliage

For any outdoor enthusiast the transition from summer to fall is an exciting one. Nothing beats a long walk in the woods witnessing the magnificent artistry of nature first-hand. A slower pace and the refreshing crisp air makes fall the ideal season to get outside and appreciate it in all its glory. There are plenty of places across the country to get your fall foliage fix; just make sure to plan your trip so it coincides with peak season for the best views. While scenic drives are great, there is nothing like being immersed in nature to truly appreciate the experience.

Wilamette Valley

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Wilamette Valley is a 150-mile long valley located in Oregon. Bordering the region is the Cascade Region to the east, the Oregon coast range to the west and the Calapooya Mountains to the south. This mecca of natural beauty will afford you many breathtaking views and adventure seeking opportunities. After a day spent breathing in the fresh air, make sure to indulge in the region’s world-class wine country. Lush farms and vineyards abound, along with farm-to-table cuisine and local breweries. The best time to visit is mid-October.

New England

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The Northeast is known for its changing seasons, but nowhere is more celebrated than that of New England. From Maine’s Acadia National Park to Vermont’s scenic byways, there is no shortage of fall foliage opportunities. While many will take advantage of the region’s numerous scenic drives there is so much the area has to offer. Taking a hike on Vermont’s Long Trail, is an experience like no other. The trail transverses the length of the state. After mile 10 you will quickly learn why experts rely on specially made gear like Drymax’s Hiking HD Socks. With an anti-bunching instep and Drymax’s specially designed dual layer moisture removal system, your feet will stay dryer and pain-free longer. Peak season hits around early October.

Colorado

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From late September to early October the Rockies are in full bloom, most notably the northern and central ranges, including the Front Range. The area has no lack of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Check out Estes Park for golden hued aspens, nights spent under the stars, and a chance to get up close and personal with some wild Elk. Rent an off-road vehicle to check out local fly-fishing and bird watching spots. Grab non-slip traction gear like these cleats from Stabilicers and take advantage of the numerous mountaineering and climbing opportunities.

 Central Park

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While it may not seem like an obvious choice, there is no better view of fall then from the heart of NYC’s Central Park. A romantic setting to say the least, the park offers various idyllic settings to enjoy the season. For a memorable walk, start at the imperial elm trees surrounding Strawberry Fields, then make your way to the wooded whimsy of the Swedish Cottage Marionette theater, with a stop at the famous Bow Bridge for a picture-perfect opportunity. Late October is peak season for the city so make sure to bundle up in fashion with the Columbia Zenith Vista trench coat.

Wherever your leaf peeping travels take you, Shopping Blitz has everything you need to make this fall a memorable one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping Blitz: Travelogue 2013

Seems like everyone is trying to fit in last minute vacations lately. September is known for mild weather and cheaper prices and therefore our favorite time of year to travel! Vacation time is precious, especially for those of us in North America who try to dissolve a year’s worth of stress in one jam-packed week or extended weekend. The key to having a killer time is planning, planning, and more planning! Planning the perfect destination, excursions, budget and of course the all important packing list. Let us help with this last bit. With Shopping Blitz’s wide range of products it is your perfect one-stop shop for all things travel. Check out a few real-life ensembles our Staffers chose for their late summer/early fall jaunts! Travelogue 2013

Day At The Lake:
Sanuk Yoga Serenity Flip-Flops

Hiking Trip:
Columbia Trail Turner Shell Jacket
Salomon X Over Ltr Sneakers
Ahnu Montara Boots

Night On The Town:
Earthies Veria Too Sandals
Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening Strengthening Serum
Miracle Skin Transformer Heal Everything Balm

Recipe To Chill: Get Outside and Live

Recipe To Chill: Get Outside and Live

Take a little time this season to get outside and breathe some fresh air. Turn the cell phone off and get off the grid. We have the perfect recipe for chill: mix equal parts of the great outdoors, the best-rated gear, your best buds and more than a sprinkle of your favorite libations. Go Live.

Featuring: Salomon, Mountain Hardwear, Merrell, Patagonia and Sierra Designs

Hiking & Trail

Whether you’re trekking in Asia, rambling the moors of Britain, bush-walking in the Outback or thru-hiking the Appalachian trail, the love of hiking is universal. For outdoor enthusiasts like ourselves, the serenity that hiking brings is an unparalleled experience. At Shopping Blitz we believe in supporting people and their lifestyles. That means offering them the most durable, time-tested products at competitive prices. We get that weekends are sacred and what we choose to do with them is special. So let us help support your habit and get you communing with nature in the best gear available.

Take a stroll down the Road Less Traveled