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5 Essential Camping Hacks with Kids

Camping with kids can be an awesome family activity. Be prepared this summer with our list of essential camping hacks with kids. National Parks, here we come! Summer family camping trips are one of the best ways to solidify family … Read more

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The Must Have Checklist for Camping

Summer is approaching and that means one thing – Vacation! My husband and I both grew up in Michigan and our summer vacations revolved around camping. In the only place where “Up North” is considered a destination, we have become … Read more

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A Quick Camping Guide for Beginners

Camping is a great way to get back to nature and disconnect from the stresses of daily life. However, it can be difficult for beginners who don’t know where to start. Luckily, we’ve got your covered! You wake up at … Read more

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Don’t Miss Things to Do in Joshua Tree This Summer

We’ve partnered with Hotels.com to bring you these quick tips for things to do in Joshua Tree for planning the perfect summer vacation. People arrive at Joshua Tree National Park to hike, climb, and explore the vast landscape, bizarre reaching trees, … Read more

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Best Family Bryce Canyon Hikes

We all know that family vacations are best when they really involve the whole family. If you’re looking for a great place to spend some time with your loved ones, check out Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah! There are … Read more

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Can Your Outdoor Gear Take a Beating…From a Bear?

Durability is key when it comes to our outdoor necessities and OtterBox outdoor gear will stand up to the elements and anything my family can put it through. While some people might be preoccupied with the approaching holidays and gearing … Read more

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Easy Camping Cooking with Solo Stove

My husband and I do a lot of camping, and part of a successful camping experience is being sure to have all the right tools. Preparation is key, and the Solo Stove has proven to be a wonderful tool when you … Read more

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3 Easy Steps to Mastering RV Meal Planning

One of the biggest perks of vacationing in an RV (apart from all the adventure and quality family time) is that you’ll be traveling in your very own home away from home. This means you can save big bucks on … Read more

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The Best Places for Camping in NYC

Most people are surprised to learn that you can go camping in NYC. Yes, I’m talking the real deal – pitching a tent, going on natures walks or hikes and roasting s’mores over an open campfire. Perhaps you are on … Read more

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What is a Solar Oven and How Does it Work?

Solar power is emerging as an important renewable energy source that produces no pollution and has vast potential. The sun sits over 90 million miles away from the earth, but it only takes sunlight roughly ten minutes to travel that … Read more

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9 Things I Learned on a 5 Month Road Trip

The Great American Road Trip! There is nothing quite like hitting the open road and exploring all our great country has to offer. However, driving hundreds, maybe thousands of miles isn’t exactly easy. When my husband and I decided to … Read more

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