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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

Steve

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

Snowmobiling

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

Kids Camping | Celebrate New Years

Kids Camping | Celebrate New Years

Kids Crafts to Celebrate New Years


New Years is a great time for celebration. There are many activities the entire family can participate in to bring in 2012. Here are a few crafts that the whole family can enjoy to make this years New Years celebration one of the best yet.

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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

Top Picks | Places to Eat South Carolina

Top Places to Eat in South Carolina


Restaurants

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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Camping is about finding the perfect campsite and sharing time with friends and family around a campfire. Each month we will add a wide variety of camping inspired articles. 

 

Snap Shots

Learn tips and tricks for taking great camping and travel photos. Your camping memories are precious. Get advice on how to capture the perfect family portrait, amaze your friends with great wildlife photography, and take landscape pictures that will transport you back to your camping trip every time you view your pictures.

 

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.

 

Gear Guide

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.

 

Camp Cuisine

Some of our fondest camping memories are about food. 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! Get recipes and tips to inspire your camp chef...
Find and share more great camping recipes at CampingCafe.com

 

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.

 

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 with Kids

Camp Kids

Traveling 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 camp. Find games and other fun ideas to keep kids stimulated and engaged while at camp. Keep kids safe in the outdoors and teach them outdoor and wilderness skills.
Find more great ideas for camping with kids of all ages.Visit KidsCamping.com

 

Fur Kids

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 PetCamping.com

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Camping & RV Road Trip

Pack your bags, hit the open road and camp America!  Find great RV and Camping road trip ideas.  Pick your favorite and join the journey.