Backpacking and Hiking
AT Museum- The Museum is dedicated to the Appalachian Trail and the people who built, support and enjoy the Trail. The mission includes preserving items of historical importance, education and inspiration, and honoring those significant figures in the Trail community.
Backpack Gear Test- Gear reviews by people like you. Read reviews and submit your own.
Hocking Hills- Hocking Hills Region of Ohio. "Ohio's Scenic Wonderland"
Northeast Ohio Backpacking Club
CavesR4All - Check out the photos of two lifelong friends, known as Double Trouble, as they explore Colorado's wild caves.
National Speleological Society (NSS) - The NSS studies, explores, and works on conserving cave and karst resources, protects caves, and promotes responsible caving.
Cleveland Grotto- A local chapter of the NSS. Grotto members go on cave trips and practice cave conservation.
Speleology Links - An amazing collection of 901 Speleology Recreation sites from all over the world.
Streaming TV Channels from Around the World
The Worlds Television Portal - There are so many countries to choose from. I love it.
Travel, Climbing, etc
Outdoorzy - Outdoorzy.com is a one-stop-shop for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether your interest is in Mountain Biking, Surfing, Rock Climbing, or Paddling, you’ll find information on it at Outdoorzy.com.
My brother - A restless adventurer - Many photos and trip reports of Big-G's experiences backpacking, caving, mountain climbing, trad climbing, guns, world travel, etc.
Himalayan Adventure - Travel and adventure. Everest, climbers, books, tours, summits, photos, climbing videos and more.
Learn a Language
Added 12/28/08.Cyber Italian FREE - I'm quite impressed with the free beginner/intermediate/advanced lessons. If you like what you see you can pay for additional lessons. For free you can immedately access audio, read english/italian comparison dialogue, learn grammar, and do practice exercises.
BBC - Learn a Language FREE- A really helpful website for learning French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, and more. Free online courses with audio and visual!
Learn Italian I-Pod FREE Audio Lessons - This one's a winner! Over 100 free 8-20 min or so, beginner, intermediate, upper intermediate (new), how to Italian, etc, Italian lessons! The lessons are fantastic and they make it fun. I've been listening to lessons almost daily. For a $15/month you can download the audio, get the transcripts of the lessons and more.
e Language School FREE -A large website for learning 10 different languages. You'll learn: the basics, grammar, words and phrases. Also you can listen to podcasts, do practice and exercises!
Word Reference - Online Language Dictionaries I utilize this website almost daily. Not only is it a dictionary, but there are forum posts for each word, clarifications, additional grammar and helpful information.
What language do you want to learn?! Learn the Pimsleur method way!! I'm currently learning Italian through the Pimsleur that I've bought from Pimsleur-Language and am learning quickly with these 30 minute lesson cd's. Please click on this referral link to check it out!
Free Online Gaming
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Reign of Blood: Another fun and free online vampire game: