Exploring Havasupai, Greg Witt, bucket list vacations, Havasu,

10 Breathtaking Reasons to Visit Havasupai

January and February are rough months, friends. The excitement from the holidays is over, the weather is cold and bleak, and summer feels so far away. Luckily, we’re here to save the day. The new edition of Exploring Havasupai by Greg Witt is hot off the press and ready to...

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Best Tent Camping: New Jersey, Matt Willen, Worthington State Forest, New Jersey camping

Best Camping in Northern New Jersey

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) has always been a bit of an enigma to me. In spite of its size (it spans over 70,000 acres in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania along the Delaware River), its extensive natural scenery, and its vast...

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Best Tent Camping: New Jersey, Matt Willen, High Point State Park

Camping in New Jersey’s High Point State Park

This fall, I began working on my next guidebook project, the second edition of Best Tent Camping: New Jersey. The first edition of the book was written by Marie Javins, who no longer lives in the Northeast. Given my close proximity to New Jersey, Menasha Ridge...

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St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port St. Joe, Florida camping, panhandle camping, fall camping in Florida

Port St. Joe – A Camper’s Paradise

"Private beach in a state park? In Florida? You must have gotten too much sun!" But if you venture to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park or St. Joseph Wilderness Preserve, you will find just that. Miles of white-sand beaches, towering sand dunes, wildlife, sunsets, and more...

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Best Tent Camping: Florida, Florida camping, fall camping

Why Camp in Florida in the Fall

Florida is a tent camper’s paradise. From the northwestern Panhandle to the Everglades, there are natural areas, still wild, that have been developed enough to include campgrounds of high quality. So you can camp in an attractive setting and have plenty of nature nearby to enjoy. And with...

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#YourLead Van, Teton Sports, Sportsman's Warehouse, van life, living in a van, Wilderness Press, Gear Forward, How to Live in a Van,

How to Live in a Van

I've been back in my home without four wheels for a few weeks now, giving me time to reflect on the #YourLead van trip. Since my return to semi-real life, I have been bombarded with questions and comments about van life, ranging from "How did...

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Best Tent Camping in Maryland, Evan Balkins, Deep Creek Lake State Park, swimming and camping in Maryland

Best Spots for Camping and Swimming in Maryland

Long, sunny days that seamlessly transition into warm nights are ideal for two of America's beloved summer pastimes—swimming and camping. When you can combine both, you are essentially winning at summer. Maryland is bursting with campgrounds that offer an array of scenery and experiences, from the...

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Traveling with the #YourLead Van

Fasten your seatbelt, our sister company Wilderness Press is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime! We are jumping onto the vanwagon (see what we did there?), joining outdoor gear company Teton Sports as they rendezvous with like-minded outdoorsy types around the US and Canada. Here are the down-and-dirty details. Who ...

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