Whatever You Do, Don’t Go Camping

Have you ever announced to your friends/family/coworkers that you were going camping, and were met with a look of puzzlement and the all-but-tactful, "But why?" response? They're right. Camping isn't a vacation, it's hard work. It requires effort. And not to mention--nature is really, really dirty. So here's...

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Shh! Shenandoah Valley is Calling

This is a guest post by Trekalong intern Robyn Campbell. The Shenandoah Valley has captivated the hearts of millions of people over the years. Its peaceful and scenic parks, trails, and waterfalls draw people from all over the United States. No matter your outdoor interest, Shenandoah is...

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How to Plan a National Park Vacation

Guest post by Trekalong intern Katie Butts. Choosing to take your next vacation or weekend getaway at a national park means having over 400 options for your next destination. As opposed to some other vacation options, a trip to a national park is often an inexpensive...

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5 Facts To Get You Thru the Gov’t Shutdown

With the federal government having shut down all "nonessential" services effective Tuesday until further notice, gates to national parks across the country have been indefinitely shut. One way for outdoor enthusiasts to show their support for the national park system is to use this opportunity to...

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We Are Wildness 30 Day Challenge

Will you spend 30 minutes in Nature, for 30 days straight? We are Wildness (WAW), a hub site for information about wild living, nature, alternative lifestyles, natural diet and wellness, animals and sustainability, has extended this challenge to the world: to spend the month of October devoting...

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Why is Fall Hiking the Best Hiking?

A Q&A with Cate Starmer, author Best Tent Camping: New York State [caption id="attachment_1726" align="alignright" width="250"] Cate Starmer, co-author Best in Tent Camping: New York State (Photo courtesy Menasha Ridge Press)[/caption] Fall is here, and we all know it! For outdoor enthusiasts all around the country, the changing...

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Kevin Revolinski Takes Us Down the Wisconsin River

Kevin Revolinski, prolific outdoor author and hiking/camping expert from Madison, WI, took today to paint an intimate portrait of the Wisconsin River, the state's longest river. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Courtesy TheMadTraveler.com[/caption] They say you never step in the same river twice. On the Wisconsin River it can also...

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