Interested in rafting through the Wild Buffalo Rapids in the Rocky Mountains, or taking a swamp buggy ride through the Everglades? How about carving a pipestone in Minnesota by day, and sleeping in a primitive lodge by night?

Sounds pretty great to us, too. But there’s a rookie way to go about this, and an expert route — the latter of which will connect you with those who know the land and its stories better than anyone else on the planet.

But what if you literally don’t know who to ask, where to travel, or even what you’re interested in learning about or experiencing? There’s now a resource for that, too. is a destination website that Camille Ferguson, Executive Director of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), calls “the portal to Indian country.”

See the full story by Diana Crandall at RealClear | Life.