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The Magic of Fall Photography

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

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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Summer Photography

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

Summer is the time of year to take pictures of the family reunion, your child’s first home run of the season, or your vacation. With great weather, family activities and a little vacation time, summer is one of the best times to get great pictures. Using the tips below will ensure those photos are great ones.

Start with the right stuff – For the close-up...

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Camp Styles

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Romantic Camping

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

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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Southern Winter Festivals

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

If you're heading to the southern states this winter, you won't want to miss out on the incredible fairs and festivals going on. From the pirate festival of Tampa, Florida to the famous Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, you can find exactly the gathering that suits your tastes. Even if you don't call the southern reaches home, why n...

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Gear Guides

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Dress for Success - All-Weather Camping Gear Tips

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

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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Get Your Gear Summer Ready with a Little 'Spring Cleaning'

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

No need to get bored or antsy in between camping trips. There’s so much you can do to prepare for the next outing, or better yet, for the next year’s worth of trips. While you dream about hiking through the woods or sitting around the campfire, you can do a little spring cleaning to make you...

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Camp Cuisine

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Spring Fever Salads

Thursday, 19 March 2009  |  Administrator

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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All About Chocolate

Thursday, 19 March 2009  |  Administrator

The origin of chili is a matter of great debate and there are many out there that have attempted to chronicle the history. For me it's not so much about where it came from or when, it's about what I will put into my next pot. Many lay claims to originating the stew we now know as chili. There seems to be no doubt that chili was a staple during times when meat was in short supply...

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Fitness Forum

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Yoga - Discover Your Inner Yogi

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

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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Cross-Country Skiing

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

This ancient sport is one of the best forms of exercise you'll ever find. The full body movements of cross-country skiing, working both arms and legs, will get your heart pumping without any of the impact that harms knees and other joints. Not only is cross-country skiing terrific exercise, it's also a great way to glide across a snow-covered landscape. On your long Nordic skis...

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Ski Southern California - Really!

Friday, 10 April 2009  | 

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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Ski Colorado!

Friday, 10 April 2009  | 

Beautiful Colorado is a skier's paradise. With the dramatic slopes of the Rocky Mountains and the Inner-Mountain West's dry powder, Colorado offers the kind of glorious skiing that no snow-bunny wants to miss. This winter, why not plan a trip to the Rocky Mountain state and take to the slopes? You'll find a number of ski mountains and resorts throughout the state.

Ski Resorts
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Camp Kids

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Kids Camping | Celebrate New Years

Wednesday, 17 September 2014  |  Administrator
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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Kids Camping | Plan an Active Summer

Wednesday, 17 September 2014  |  Administrator
Kids Camping | Plan an Active Summer

Make This the Best Summer Yet -- Kids Summer Outdoor Activity Plan



With summer vacation fast approaching it is probably a good idea to start planning some summer activities for your kids.

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Fur Kids

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Desert Hazards for Dogs

Tuesday, 13 December 2011  | 

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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The Benefits of Having a Pet

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

We all know that pets are remarkable for their capacity to love. But how often do you think about your pet's sense of humor? Or its ability to be goofy, or compassionate, or comforting? Animals bring a vast number of benefits to their human companions, improving every aspect of owners' lives from their health to their optimism and outlook on the future.

Even though anima...

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Polar Bearing

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

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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Ice Fishing

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

The joys of fishing don't have to end once winter comes and the lakes freeze over. In fact, for some hardy fishers, this is when the season really begins. With rods, lines, and spears, ice fishers bring in nearly as many fish during the winter as are caught in the warmer months in some regions. If you're near a frozen fishing lake, it's time to see what this amazing sport is all about!

I...

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Camping Gems

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Canyon de Chelly

Tuesday, 13 December 2011  | 

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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Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Thursday, 12 March 2009  | 

Step into a slower pace of life in Pennsylvania's idyllic Lancaster County, home to many Amish and Mennonite people. With its covered bridges, horse-and-buggy transportation, and old-fashioned values, this area is a delightful place to explore. You might even take home a handmade quilt or other Amish craft!

The Amish
Many visitors to Pennsylvania Dutch Country go home refre...

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Road Trip

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Alabama Coast

Wednesday, 18 March 2009  |  Administrator

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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Big Sur, California

Wednesday, 18 March 2009  |  Administrator

Sally
The California coast is full of beautiful spots, but Big Sur is like nothing I've ever seen before. It's set right on the coast in the Los Padres National Forest, just south of Monterey and Carmel and north of the San Caporforo Creek and San Simeon. What makes this place so magical is that the Santa Lucia mountains seem to emerge ...

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Hit the Road and Camp America!

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Road Trip - Seattle to Southern Oregon

Thursday, 09 April 2009  |  Administrator

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 America - I-80, San Francisco to Salt Lake City

Friday, 10 April 2009  |  Administrator

I-80, San Francisco to Salt Lake City


From the oak groves of the Bay Area to the drama of the Utah salt flats, you'll cross a wide variety of terrain as you head from San Francisco to Salt Lake City.  Your route will carry you from the City by the Bay, over the Sierra-Nevada Mountains (by way of the famous Donner Pass), down into Reno, Nevada, and across northern Nevada.  You'll experience the soot...

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Sport Spotlight

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Snowmobiling

Friday, 03 April 2009  | 

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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Land Sailing

Friday, 03 April 2009  | 

We’re all accustomed to the idea of sailboats cutting through the waves and water, but what about sail-powered vehicles that run on land? The idea might seem crazy, but land sailing is actually an ancient sport that’s enjoyed by thousands of people. If you’re ready to try something new—and you like the idea of being powered by the wind—then it’s time to give land sailing a try! A land y...

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Top Picks | Places to Eat South Carolina

Thursday, 06 October 2011  |  Administrator

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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Top 10 To Do | Wyoming

Thursday, 06 October 2011  |  Administrator

Top Camping Activities in Wyoming

  1. Backcountry camp and climb at Grand Teton National Park.
  2. Hike the Tower Trail at Devils Tower National Monument.
  3. Bicycle in Yellowstone National Park to see the amazing display from Old Faithful.
  4. Go the rodeo and other events during Cheyenne Frontier Days.
  5. Learn all about Buffalo Bill and the history of the west at the Buffalo Bill Historic Center.
  6. Ski and snowboard at ...

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Florida Camping Information | Florida Beaches | Florida State Parks | Florida Things to Do & More | Top Florida Campgrounds.

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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.

 

 

Weekend Road Trip | Red Rock Scenic Byway - Sedona, Arizona

Hit the Road | Drive the Red Rock Scenic Byway

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This scenic byway in Arizona is a short 7.5 miles, but it is filled with wonderful destination for visitors to explore. The Red Rock Scenic Byway winds through the beauty of the Red Rock Country in Sedona. Visitors driving this byway can enjoy the scenery as well as the fascinating natural features of the high desert.

Read more: Weekend Road Trip | Red Rock Scenic Byway - Sedona, Arizona

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    Ready to answer the call of the open road?  Then you've come to the right place.  Here you'll find great ideas for finding the best camping and RVing road trips.  We'll show you which routes to take, which exits have a "don't miss attraction and profile great campgrounds along the way.  So grab your gear, pack the car or the RV and get ready to hit the road.

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    Camp Cuisine - Camping Recipes

    Inspire your inner camp chef with recipes for camping trips.  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!
    Find and share more great camping recipes at CampingCafe.com

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    Join Steve and Sally as they pack their bags and hit the open road to live their camping dreams. They’ve chosen their top 100 camping destinations and have set out to make their camping dreams a reality. Come along as they camp across the country. Share the journey.

  • Hot Spots

    Camping 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 Gems

    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.

  • Fur Kids

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    Camping with Pets

    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

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    Tips for outdoor recreation and outdoor sportsOutdoor Sport Spotlight

    Wild or mild outdoor sports and recreation are a passion of the camping.com editors.  Here we profile different sports and outdoor recreation activities.  We'll give you tips on getting started, tell you about the great places for outdoor sports and show you what gear you need to be comfortable in all conditions.  So whether you're a seasoned outdoor sports enthusiast or a enthusiastic beginner we have tips and advice to make the most of your outdoor recreation passion.

  • Camp Kids

    Camp Kids

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

  • New To Do

     

    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.

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    You can never be too prepared for your camping trip. Look through and use our checklists to ensure that you have a safe and happy camping vacation! You never know what you might forget - that tool that you needed, or the proper gear to go on the most beautiful hike of your life - be prepared by planning ahead!

  • Camp Styles

    Camp Styles

    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.

  • Top Picks
  • Fitness Forum

    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.

  • Gear Guides

    Camping Gear Guides

    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.

  • Snap Shots

    Camping Photography

     

    Snap Shots - Outdoor Photography Tips

    Find tips for taking great camping and travel photos. Capture your precious camping memories and learn to take perfect family portraits, amazing wildlife photos, and awesome landscape pictures. You'll be transported back to your favorite camping trip ever time you share your photos.

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