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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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The 5 Best Solar Chargers For Camping

best solar chargers for camping

Like others, we go camping to get away from the city and the busy lifestyle. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we want a break from technology. We still want our phones for emergency situations, a Kindle to read or a ...

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Antelope Island State Park : Utah

Antelope Island State Park, Utah Antelope Island State Park, is just a short 50-mile drive from Salt Lake City and is the largest State Park in Northern Utah spanning over twenty eight thousand acres. It became a state park in ...

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Ask The Locals – Hiking near Pikes Peak Colorado

hiking near mueller state park

…and you may find a treasure. An obscure little sign that was missed once and almost again led us to one of the most spectacular hikes that only the locals seemed to know about. Just south of Mueller State Park, ...

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Camping in the Coastal Everglades

camping in the coastal everglades

Do a Google Maps search for an image of the Everglades National Park and make note of three things. First, the incredible size of the Park and the hundreds upon hundreds of miles of shorelines along it’s many tidal rivers, ...

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