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The New Seeds Of Mia Melon Clothing

A new outerwear manufacturer has hit the market and a lot of people are taking notice. Mia Melon Clothing is taking the outerwear and fashion industry by storm with their fashion-forward outerwear for women. Functionality meets fashion with their trendy ...

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Great iPhone Apps For Camping

There are a lot of opinions about iPhone apps for camping. Some people are against it, but let’s be honest. You rarely go anywhere without your phone. Even a relaxing weekend of camping often includes technology. Cell phones, MP3 players, ...

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Planning a National Park Vacation? State Parks Are No-Frills Alternatives

It looks like the folks over at the Wall Street Journal are onto our little secret. State Parks around the United States are offering campers a little slice of heaven – without a lot of the fuss that it sometimes ...

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Lake Superior Circle Tour – Part II – Ontario

Lake Superior Circle Tour

My husband Hans and I left Stillwater Minnesota, our home east of St. Paul on Saturday August 31st to circle Lake Superior. This is Part II of our Lake Superior Circle Tour which picks-up where “Part I—Minnesota” left off… Just ...

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Top Memorial Day Destinations

top memorial day destinations

So you’re looking for the Top Memorial Day Destinations? Look no further! We’ve put together a map of the biggest and the best! How about the Sasquatch Festival at the Columbia River Gorge in Washington? Maybe you want to hit Gaelic Park ...

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8 Tricks To Stay Warm All Winter

I hate being cold. Like, I really hate it. So, it’s a good thing that I’ve figured out how to never be cold – ever. I grew up in International Falls, MN and now live in Minneapolis, MN. There’s a big, nasty ...

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50 Campfires : 2013 Gear Of The Year Awards

If we asked 100 people why they like camping we’d get many different answers, but the overall theme would be a sense of escape, relaxation and spending time outdoors. Admit it, for most of us our idea of “roughing it” ...

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Kettle Moraine North – Mauthe Lake Recreation Area

The Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit in Wisconsin is only 40 minutes from Fond Du Lac, 45 minutes from Milwaukee, and 50 minutes from Sheboygan. The park is 30,000 acres and stretches across three counties. It was formed 20,000 ...

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Cairns Are A Beautiful Rock Pile – Do You Know What They Are?

Cairns A Beautiful Rock Pile

I came to cairns rather late in life! I am not talking about the breed of dog of Toto fame. I am talking about the man-made piles of stacked stones built along pathways throughout the world. Cairns are a beautiful ...

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Lake Superior Circle Tour—A Shore Thing!

lake superior circle tour

Part I – Minnesota Autumn comes early to Lake Superior’s North Shore. Even on the last days of August a chill can be felt in the evening air. I love camping this time of year. Campgrounds are quiet since children ...

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