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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.

Camping Gem | St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans

Visit Historic St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans

st louis cemetary new orleans louisianaNew Orleans is a city brimming over with its history and unique culture. Visitors will find an enormous variety of attractions to enjoy and learn about the fascinating history. Visitors can tour the French Quarter, eat delicious beignets, and much more. One of the most interesting destinations are the historic cemeteries of New Orleans.

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Top Picks | Top 10 Undiscovered Ski Resorts

Plan a Trip to an Undiscovered Ski Resorts

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Bear Valley, CA

Bear Valley is one of the less well known ski resorts in California when compared to popular resorts like Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley. This ski area has runs that suit any experience level. Skiers will find 1,280 skiable areas, and gets over 350 inches of average annual snowfall. The summit is at an elevation of 8,500 feet and has a 1,900 foot vertical drop. Visitors will find runs that suit any experience level, and there are even snowcat tours that take adventurous skiers to the terrain that is harder to access but less tracked.

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Camping Gem | Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Explore Wisconsin | The Ice Age National Scenic Trail

ice-age-trailThe Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a fantastic way to experience the state of Wisconsin. Stretching for almost 1,200 miles, starting at Potawatomi State Park all the way to Interstate State Park. Visitors will learn all about the Ice Age Glacier that covered most of North America. The trail is excellent for day hikes as well as longer hikes covering more of the trail.

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Camping Gem | San Diego

Secret San Diego, California

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San Diego, on California's southern coast is an excellent west coast destination. Throughout the year the region has good weather. Visitors will find many activities to enjoy and destinations to explore. San Diego is great for winter travelers, as well as spring travelers, and throughout the rest of the year.

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Camping Gem | Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore

Michigan Camping | Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore


Michigan's Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore is a beautiful year-round destination. Located in the lower peninsula  of Michigan, this National Lakeshore has plenty of history and amazing recreation destination. Throughout the year visitors will find fun recreation and fascinating attractions.

Visitors to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore will find 35 miles of Lake Michigan beaches. In addition the area protects rivers, lakes, sandy beaches, islands and much more. The region's unique geological characteristics were formed by the passage of glaciers through the region millions of years ago. Today, visitors will see sand dunes, clear waters, hills, valleys and much more.

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Camping Gem | Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park


Colorado's Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a stunning and unique destination. Visitors will find plenty of recreation, some of which can provide a significant challenge for even the most experienced recreators. This unique destination is a magnificent canyon destination in the state of Colorado and the country.

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