Camping Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Best Tent Camping Texas

The Best Spot to Camp in Austin

When our authors research for our Best Tent Camping series, they have an incredibly difficult and subjective job to find the very best campgrounds in a state. A campsite has to be near perfect in terms of beauty, spaciousness, quiet, security, privacy, and spaciousness to...

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Best Tent Camping: Illinois

Where to Camp in Illinois Starting in March

After a long, cold winter in Illinois, the thought of spending a blissful weekend sleeping in a tent and breathing fresh air sounds downright sublime. In theory. Our hearts want us to go camping and our dry winter skin longs to soak up the sunlight, but...

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Winter Camping Washington, Best Tent Camping: Washington

Where to Camp in Washington for New Year’s Eve

Welcome in 2019 properly by spending New Year's Eve weekend camping in Washington. The evergreen state's temperate climate makes year-round camping a breeze. Usually literally, since campers may have to contend with some wind and mist, but that's nothing for hearty Washington residents! Here are three...

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Becky Ohlsen, Wilderness Press, Menasha Ridge Press, Portland hiking, Portland camping

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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