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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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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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Best Camping in Minnesota in Early Spring

Happy official start of camping season (if you're a fair-weather hiker, that is)! The land of 10,000 lakes is a fantastic camping destination. You can enjoy camping in three distinct but overlapping regions: the southeastern Big Woods region, accented by remnant hardwood forests lining deep, glacially carved...

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Why You Need to Camp in Utah this Winter

Winter camping. The idea conjures up images of frozen toes and sagging, snowy tents. But don't let that deter you from what can be the most memorable camps of your life. Perfect hiking temps, bright stars, and zero bugs are just a few reasons to escape...

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Five North Carolina Towns Just as Cool as Asheville

Asheville is, no-doubt, an adventure lover’s landing pad. Bisected by the Blue Ridge Parkway and French Broad River, this town has easy access adventure, restaurants for days, and more beer per square inch than the Hofbrauhaus during Oktoberfest. But maybe, just maybe, you’re a tiny...

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