Locations

Seeking (… and Avoiding) Scorpions

Seeking Scorpions in the desert not far from Las Vegas.

When you come to the desert for a camping trip, you can look at its most common wildlife as something to be scared of and avoid or as a focus of interest, learning, and discovery. Whether you find things like ...

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Have You Considered Airbnb for Camping or Glamping?

A glamping option at Nevada's Sandy Valley Ranch is a specially built covered wagon.

In planning 50 Campfires’ Field Trip: Death Valley, we knew that at least part way through the trip, we’d want to find a place to get out of the omnipresent sand, dust, and wind for at least one night. We ...

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Red Rock Canyon – Las Vegas’ Outdoor Paradise

Any wonder how Red Rock Canyon gets its name?

Just barely outside of the the Las Vegas metro area is the amazing Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, it offers dozens of hiking trails, an auto tour route, a campground, and ...

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Woodland Camping VS. Desert Camping

Desert sunsets viewed through the tent fly are worth putting up with the sand, searching for water, and avoiding scorpions.

Many, perhaps most, of 50 Campfires enthusiasts have been camping for much of their lives. Introduced by family car camping trips as children by their parents, the fun and traditions are passed along to their kids now. Despite a lifetime ...

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50 Campfires’ Three Favorite Outdoor Attractions Less Than An Hour From The Las Vegas Strip

There are great outdoor activities and destinations within an easy hour's drive of the famous welcome to Las Vegas sign.

Seriously! Las Vegas is a fantastic launching pad for family outdoor adventure. Here are three fantastic destinations, loaded with outdoor activities, that will leave you feeling a million miles away from the glitz, glamor, and overdone everything of Sin City. ...

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Valley of Fire State Park – A DON’T MISS Destination and Sunset Show

Hiking in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

Las Vegas is fun, but it quickly becomes too much of everything. Did you know that you can hop in a car, drive for less than an hour from the Vegas Strip, and hang out in one of the most ...

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The Winning Hack Vegas Casinos Don’t Want You To Know

There are great outdoor activities and destinations within an easy hour's drive of the famous welcome to Las Vegas sign.

Camping in Sin City You know how to be a big winner in Las Vegas? Certainly, you’ve heard the answer before – “Stay out of the casinos!” But you’ll notice we didn’t recommend NOT going to Vegas. Here’s the big ...

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10 Great Winter Sleigh Rides In Minnesota

We’ve compiled a list of some great sleigh rides in Minnesota. From the Twin Cities area all the way up to the North Shore, taking a winter sleigh ride is something that’s fun for families and lovebirds alike. If you ...

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100-Year Anniversary of L.L. Bean Flagship Store

It sounds preposterous, but it’s true. The L.L. Bean flagship retail store in Freeport, Maine opened for business 100 years ago on August 18, 1917. That’s interesting, worth note and even celebration, but it does not even come close to ...

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You Need to Check Out The Marshmallow Cart

Visiting the Marshmallow Cart in Portland, Maine Most days – nearly every day it’s not catering an event – The Marshmallow Cart is found on a street corner in a park in Portland, Maine. Co-founder Madison Gouzie’s specialty are made-to-order s’mores ...

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