RootsRated was mentioned today in an article in Lafayette, Louisiana’s Acadiana Times. Why? Because spring is in the air.
In RootsRated world, a world of trails and rivers, mountains and cliffs, specialty retailers and enthused outdoor enthusiasts, oh and of course metadata, guerilla marketing, social media strategy, and copy writing, the approach of Spring is a welcome event. It’s not just because of the warmer weather, budding flowers, and and bluer skies…Well, yes, actually it is.
We can’t wait, and throughout the spring, we’ll be launching a ton of great new content on some of the best places to get outside around the country. We’re currently hard at work providing the best outdoor experiences in San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Atlanta, so stay tuned, exciting stuff is on the way.
Over the last few weeks we’ve been working with some of the finest specialty outdoor retailers in the nation, and we wanted to give a shout out to just a few.
Lafayette, LA may not be on your register of amazing outdoor destination towns. It doesn’t usually make it into Outdoor Magazine’s top outdoor town rankings, and it certainly isn’t known for dramatic peaks. But what Acadiana’s cultural capital lacks in size and mountains, it more than makes up for in uniquely beautiful paddling opportunities and some of the best cajun cuisine around. No wonder Paul Simon wrote a song about this fascinating city in his amazing album Graceland. If you’re headed to the Bayou sometime, be sure to check out our good friends at Pack and Paddle and incredible paddling at Buffalo Cove.
A little different, but no less drenched in southern culture, is Hilton Head Island. We’ve been working with an amazing outdoor retailer, fittingly called Outside Hilton Head. Everyone knows of Hilton Head for its beaches and golf, but you’ve got to check out Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
And, last, but certainly not least, in Wilmington, NC, we’ve been working with North Carolina’s premier outdoor retailer, Great Outdoor Provision Company. If you’re heading toward southeastern Carolina, be sure to check out Town Creek for an intimate Palmetto paddle.
Anyway, thanks for reading. More on the way. Here’s a sneak peak of one of San Francisco’s most amazing hikes, with an interesting southern name.
The weather is getting warmer. Keep in touch.