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5 Incredible off the Beaten Path National Parks

We always hear so much about the big players; Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park and Yellowstone National Park to name a few. They’re surely magnificent in every way imaginable, altering your perspectives upon first arriving. In fact, their beauty has drawn so much attention that their popularity makes them often crowded at certain […] Read more…

Glamping

Glamping: How to Camp in Luxury

Ah, camping. It’s a time to unwind from everyday stressors and immerse yourself in the rich beauty of nature. It can be a weeklong getaway, or a short weekend escape. Sometimes all we need is just a day out in the woods, and our minds can achieve the mental refresh and clarity that they so […] Read more…

Yosemite National park

5 National Parks You Need to Visit this Winter

It’s one of the best feelings imaginable. As you first enter, you’re in awe. Expansion surrounds you and wonder fills every crevice of your mind. The landscape draws your attention and directs your gaze towards every curve and bend in the path ahead. The trees, rocks or mountains welcome you as you immerse yourself in […] Read more…

Your Guide to Hammock Camping

The Hammock’s Humble Beginning: So you want to spend a few days in nature to unwind and reset… or maybe you just need a quick afternoon nap in between your busy workday. Whatever the reason may be, hammocks have proven to be a popular leisure activity for nature-lovers and city-dwellers alike. But long before we […] Read more…

New Year’s Resolution: One New Country or State a Year

Think of the last time you were stopped in your tracks by something beautiful, a moment of true awe. The more you travel the more you realize how much of the world you have not yet seen. As an outdoor enthusiast, my list of desirable travel spots exceeds both my bank account and my available […] Read more…

Escape the Winter: Florida Camping

Standing in the security line at the Durango Airport in Colorado, everyone seemed to share the same destination: Florida. Escaping ice-cold fingers and wind-chilled cheeks sounded pretty ideal to me as I boarded the plane. The next day I found myself in High Springs, Florida just west of Jacksonville and just north of Gainesville. Ginnie […] Read more…

The Stuff of a Story

As you spend time catching up with family and friends this holiday season here are a few ideas to ponder. What stories from your own life have you told time and time again? What experiences stand out in your mind? Two stories that come to my mind include standing at the finish line of a […] Read more…

Advice from a ‘Cold Sleeper’

If you are a petite female like me or generally carry an extra jacket at all times simply for entering air-conditioned buildings, the idea of winter camping may sound miserable. But don’t rule out the winter months just yet, because with proper gear and a few exercises, a cozy winter camping trip could be the […] Read more…

Strange Vegetables You Never Thought You’d Bring Camping

Breakfast: Eggplant Omelets Looking for an omelet that doesn’t require chopping ingredients and is also rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. To prepare eggplant omelets first stab some holes in your eggplant with a fork then heat it over a fire to pre-cook until the skin starts to brown or peel. Then allow the […] Read more…

Swim In Your Clothes

Oxybenzone is a genotoxicant to corals. It causes bleaching and transforms planula into a deformed, sessile condition.[1] If you had to summarize that statement in non-science terms this chemical sounds like death for coral. Yet chances are you rub oxybenzone all over your skin before jumping into the ocean or even walking on the beach […] Read more…

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