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Road Trip - Seattle to Southern Oregon

With its bright weather, longer days, and feeling that the world is just waking up, the Easter season is a perfect time to go camping.  You can see the forests coming to life, watch wildlife coming back into the hills, and see plenty of buds and brilliant new-born green leaves.  And because Easter is a holiday weekend, it's a great time to get away with the family. Tr...

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Camp Cuisine

Spring Fever Salads

Even before the first hint of spring warms the air, it starts to feel like salad season. After a long winter, our bodies crave the nutrients found in young lettuce leaves, fresh red tomatoes, and bright yellow peppers. You may still have snow on the ground outside your window, but there's no reason not to put spring on your plate.

Scour your local supermarket's produce section fo...

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Road Trip

Alabama Coast


We're logging in from Alabama Gulf Coast this month, a place I'd never seen before - though it's warm enough here to feel like summertime back home in Minnesota! Our son, Mike, and his family met up with us in Mobile for a quick vacation. They live in Denver, so they were happy to escape the snow for a warm beach vacation. And of course we were glad t...

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Hot Spots

Ski Southern California - Really!

It may seem like a contradiction in terms -- skiing in a place that's known for beaches and sunshine? But at Southern California's ski resorts, you'll find deep powder, massive slopes, and the same gorgeous scenery you'll find on ski mountains anywhere. If you're looking for a wintertime escape that leaves you just miles from sunshine, warmth, great golfing, and go...

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Camping Gems

Canyon de Chelly

Set in the rosy sandstone desert of northeastern Arizona, Canyon de Chelly National Monument is one of the most fascinating ruins in the nation. This land is filled with paradox, because while the ruins are expansive and remarkably intact, they give us more questions than answers. Clearly the home of a large, thriving population, the settlement at Canyon de Chelly seems to have been ...

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Fur Kids

Desert Hazards for Dogs

The desert is a fascinating landscape to explore, but it can pose some special dangers for dogs. With a little preparation and awareness, you can be on the lookout for these hazards and steer your dog clear, so you can both enjoy a safe desert camping trip. Bring plenty of water, rest in the shade when you can, and have a great trip to the desert!

Heat and Dehydration
Dogs and...

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Sport Spotlight


If you're looking for a way to have fun in the snow, cover a lot of terrain, and explore some gorgeous new territory, then it's time to give snowmobiling a try. This is a great activity for anyone who loves to drive and enjoys the challenge of steering through snow. Many snowmobiles are big enough to carry two, so one person can ride, if they prefer to take in the scenery and let someo...

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Camp Kids

Winter Family Fun

If your family has too much energy to be pent up indoors, then why not head out? There's no reason to let a little cold slow you down, especially with all the fun there is to be had outside in the winter. You'll keep your crew happy and busy building snow forts, crafting snowmen, and sliding down snow-covered hills. You might even try something new this year, like snow shoeing or ...

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New To Do

Polar Bearing

Winter snows never stop polar bears from diving into the water, so why should it stop you? From sauna-filled Scandinavia to coastal towns all over the U.S., polar bearing is a popular tradition with a growing following. This practice of taking a wintertime dip in icy waters is a new year's tradition in many places. Once you try it, you'll never forget how invigorating polar bearing is...

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Camp Styles

Romantic Camping

The crackling campfire, the stars twinkling overhead, and your best friend cuddled up at your side -- there's no question that camping and romance go hand-in-hand. Whether you're newlyweds or have been married for decades, your next camping trip can be the most romantic get-away of your life. All it takes is a little thoughtful planning and the right attitude.

As you start planning ...

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Top Picks | Places to Eat South Carolina

Top Places to Eat in South Carolina


Blue Marlin, 1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, serves seafood and more

Diane's on Devine, 2400 Devine St, Columbia, serves a variety of cuisine including seafood and italian

FIG, 232 Meeting St, Charleston, specializes in local and seasonal ingredients

Halls Chophouse, 434 King St, Charleston, serves steakhouse and American style cuisine

Hamptons, 4 West Hampton ...

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Fitness Forum

Yoga - Discover Your Inner Yogi

Yoga is an age-old practice that stretches the body and calms the mind. By performing a series of poses, called asanas, yoga students make themselves more limber and relaxed. This results in lower blood pressure, a decrease in stress, and healthy joints and muscles. But beyond its health benefit, yoga is a lot of fun! With poses that range from simple to challenging,...

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Gear Guides

Dress for Success - All-Weather Camping Gear Tips

There is something special about winter camping. Whether it’s the hush of a snow-covered world or the glint of sunlight reflecting off icicles, winter camping shows you things you could never see in any other season. In the winter you can see farther through the woods without leaves to block out the light, you can step onto frozen waterways, and spo...

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Snap Shots

The Magic of Fall Photography

The Magic Of Fall Photography

Fall is a magical time for photography. It is a time when Nature transforms the greens of summer into the muted reds, browns, yellows and oranges of fall. These colors at this time of year exist only during this season. It is an event we look forward to every year, however, many of us are disappointed with our results. Below are some tips on how to impro...

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    Hit the Road and Camp America

    Hit the Road -

    Camp America!

    Ready to answer the call of the open road?  Then you've come to the right place.  Here you'll find great ideas for finding the best camping and RVing road trips.  We'll show you which routes to take, which exits have a "don't miss attraction and profile great campgrounds along the way.  So grab your gear, pack the car or the RV and get ready to hit the road.

  • Camp Cuisine

    Camp Cuisine - Camping Recipes

    Inspire your inner camp chef with recipes for camping trips.  It doesn’t matter if it’s shared around a campfire, cooked in your RV's gourmet kitchen, or take-out from the local deli, food just tastes better on a camping vacation!
    Find and share more great camping recipes at

  • Road Trip


    RV Road Trips

    Join Steve and Sally as they pack their bags and hit the open road to live their camping dreams. They’ve chosen their top 100 camping destinations and have set out to make their camping dreams a reality. Come along as they camp across the country. Share the journey.

  • Hot Spots

    Camping Hot Spots

    Find great places to camp and gain insights into activities to make the most of the top camping hot spots. Get the scoop on where to go next. Discover destinations that offer unique opportunities for you to experience the great outdoors through recreation activities, wildlife viewing, and unforgettable vistas.

  • Camping Gems

    Camping Gems

    Find those fun and funky “special” places across the country. Hit the road and discover all the odd roadside attractions that make getting there more than half the fun. Road tripping gives you an excuse to search out hidden gems along your route. Look inside for suggested trips and inspiration to plan your own camping gem journey.

  • Fur Kids

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    Camping with Pets

    Hiking the Appalachian Trail with your mastiff, Max, or RV'ing across the country with your poodle, Polly - we all love our pets and want to find ways to share our passion for camping with them. We'll share stories of camping pets and tips for keeping your pets safe, comfortable, and happy - on the road and in the outdoors.


    Find more great information about camping and RVing with pets at

  • Sport Spotlight

    Tips for outdoor recreation and outdoor sportsOutdoor Sport Spotlight

    Wild or mild outdoor sports and recreation are a passion of the editors.  Here we profile different sports and outdoor recreation activities.  We'll give you tips on getting started, tell you about the great places for outdoor sports and show you what gear you need to be comfortable in all conditions.  So whether you're a seasoned outdoor sports enthusiast or a enthusiastic beginner we have tips and advice to make the most of your outdoor recreation passion.

  • Camp Kids

    Camp Kids

    Camping with kids can be very rewarding. Find ideas about teaching children to love and respect the outdoors and camping. Find ways to keep the kids busy on the way to cam, plus games and other fun ideas to keep kids stimulated and engaged while at camp. Keep kids safe outdoors and teach them wilderness skills.
    Find more great ideas for camping with kids of all ages. Visit

  • New To Do


    New To Do

    Try something different. As the saying goes, Ïf you're not learning you're not living. Get out there and try something new! Never been fond of mud season? Learn to love it! Never took the time to learn your constellations? Well, now is the time! Get ideas for expanding your camping horizons.

  • Gear Lists:

    Camping Gear


    You can never be too prepared for your camping trip. Look through and use our checklists to ensure that you have a safe and happy camping vacation! You never know what you might forget - that tool that you needed, or the proper gear to go on the most beautiful hike of your life - be prepared by planning ahead!

  • Camp Styles

    Camp Styles

    Camp Styles

    Every camper has his or her own style. For some, the perfect camping trip means strapping on a backpack and heading for the backcountry. For others, it’s a way to spend time with family and friends in a natural surrounding away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For others, it is a way of life – camping full time in an RV. Many people camp to be close to recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, water sports, and ATVing. Find your camp style.

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  • Fitness Forum

    Fitness Forum

    Get in shape for your camping adventure. Whether your camping vacation involves a wilderness hike, a month on the road in your RV, or just a family camping road trip, get fitness advice to get and stay in shape. Being fit and healthy makes camping and outdoor activities more enjoyable. Get tips for making fitness fun.

  • Gear Guides

    Camping Gear Guides

    Confused about wicking? Baffled by sleeping bag ratings?  We’ll help you wade through the techno speak of high performance camping and outdoor gear.  Having the perfect camp clothes makes camping and participating in outdoor sports fun and comfortable no matter what Mother Nature dishes out.

  • Snap Shots

    Camping Photography


    Snap Shots - Outdoor Photography Tips

    Find tips for taking great camping and travel photos. Capture your precious camping memories and learn to take perfect family portraits, amazing wildlife photos, and awesome landscape pictures. You'll be transported back to your favorite camping trip ever time you share your photos.

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