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Travel Website Focused on Rural Outdoor Recreation

Not all travel websites focus on large metro destinations. Social networking message boards for rural outdoors adventure recreation.

Cedar City, UT, July 31, 2007 --( Social Networking for Wilderness Areas, Parks, Monuments and Outdoors Recreation at AdventureZoneTOURS.

Most travel websites are focused on the large metro areas in the United States. One website has a different twist and is unique to have all the National Parks, State Parks, National Monuments and Wilderness Areas in one place, no more clicking and searching all around.

For months now we've been hearing about the decline in visitors and higher fees to USA public lands. Why isn't the great outdoors so great anymore?

The Centers for Disease Control reports a 30 percent drop in youth participation in outdoor activities over the past 10 years. Since 1999 recreational visits to our national parks have been declining, with overnight stays down 16 percent, and tent backcountry camping down nearly 20 percent. Federal studies in many states show the first decline in 20 years to our national forests.

AdventureZoneTOURS is trying to make a difference and provide a social networking space for people who love the outdoors, and groups to share information about the unique parks and public lands that the USA has to offer. The Outdoor Adventure Message Board opens up to a listing of U.S. States separated into state travel region message boards where people can see the outdoor areas available with map, information, stories and photos with over 4,000 posts. You’ll find links to park maps, webcams, get directions and much more.

The website has just started to contact rural small business owners that provide accommodations and activities in these remote back country locations to include them in the database. Many of these remote guides and providers are hard to find on the internet and when added to the website will make planning outdoor rural travel a bit easier for families. Help is still needed in adding message board posts and trip reports to many of the state parks and wilderness areas. Outdoor clubs and organizations are invited to participate.

In a recent trend, volunteering has become very popular with more people willing to offer their time or vacation in assisting the parks and outdoor organizations with clean up, rebuilding trails and other important tasks. not only features a message board for each region of every state but under the category Special Interests, users are invited to post messages for volunteer opportunities or find links to the volunteer opportunity just right for them.

Bob Therrien, President of TrainingPASS Sales, Inc., creator of, outdoor writer, and constant traveler commented,
“Over the years, the hardest part for me has been the research about which parks, hikes, climbs, guides I want to visit with my family and friends. Exploring site after site, then mapping the distance from each area of interest is inefficient and many times lacking in information. To solve that inefficiency we ( have collected all the basic information about our parks, wilderness areas and national monuments into one website. The USA states are seperated into travel regions, so that a visitor can visually see just a region of a state and distances between multiple areas of interest. is an outdoors recreation message board that now needs real trip reports from people who love these parks and are willing to share information on their special places.”

For the activity-specific minded, encourages users and travel suppliers to share trip reports for the variety of outdoor activities.
To research or share your favorite adventure travel location, accommodations, rentals, tours, and for more information, log on to

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Bob Therrien
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