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Being Confident on the Trails (and a Giveaway!)

By Becky Ohlsen, author of Best Tent Camping: Oregon, Backpacking Oregon, Walking Portland, One Night Wilderness: Portland. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and enter the giveaway to win a copy of Best Tent Camping: Oregon! OK, so maybe I’m the only one who feels...

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Best Tent Camping: Oregon, Becky Ohlsen, Menasha Ridge Press

To Share or Not to Share Secret Campgrounds

Writing a camping guidebook is daunting. How do you take an entire state and whittle down the best 50 places to camp? What do you include? Where do you selfishly exclude to keep to yourself? We asked Becky Ohlsen, author of Best Tent Camping: Oregon, how she picked...

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Best Tent Camping: Minnesota, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Minnesota, Tom Watson

Why Minnesota Summers are the Best

Minnesota. A state that can be so harsh, yet so endearing. Long, cold winters give way to breathtakingly beautiful summers with ideal weather and ample opportunities to get outside and explore. The state does have 10,000 lakes, after all. Spend this summer exploring the trails of...

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What to Do When Camping Starts to Suck

If you believe everything you see on Instagram, camping is the most relaxing, picturesque activity ever. What can possibly go wrong when you’re sleeping under the stars, far away from deadlines and dirty dishes and traffic and the world’s problems? Uh, everything! For such a seemingly...

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Benefits of beach camping, Menasha Ridge Press

The Benefits of Beach Camping

It's about to be summertime. There will be an exodus from our homes to typically two locations—the beach, or camping at a state or national park. Which means your relaxing, long-awaited family vacation will be shared with millions of other families. This year, you should buck...

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How to Take the Kids Car Camping for Spring Break

Spring break vacations are so predictable. Families flock to the beach. The big cities. Disney World. And while there's nothing wrong with that, spring break can also be a great time to introduce the kids to a lifelong passion for the outdoors (hopefully). It's cheap, it's...

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