It’s not often that our family goes on a road trip to hike. However, We had to make our way to Canton to try out the trails when a friend mentioned just a few of them they enjoyed. Last summer we decided to try out not only the trails they mentioned but a few others and we were not disappointed. Ever since we had our second child, hiking has been more of a challenge. A … [Read more...] about Our Favorite Hiking Trails in Canton, OH
Backpacking and Camping
Backpacking and camping offer two unique ways to enjoy the great outdoors while traveling. Backpacking may be a single day hike or a longer trip where you often carry your belongings in a backpack and move from place to place. It can also include treks into wilderness areas such as deserts or mountain ranges.
Camping is a fun group or solo activity that is often a destination instead of the full trip. Instead of sleeping in a hotel room or even a youth hostel, campers bring their lodgings with them by packing a tent, driving an RV or caravan, or towing a camper to the site of their choice. Popular activities while camping involve exploring the outdoors, including short hikes, bird watching, exploring rivers or waterfalls.
Traveling offers you exposure to different communities and cultures around the world. Many travelers opt to maximize their travels by planning many stops throughout the country or continent they are visiting to maximize their exposure. The longer you will be traveling, the more cumbersome your luggage can become. This is why many travelers opt to backpack and carry everything … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Backpack Traveling
If your idea of the perfect holiday includes sipping champagne on your own private deck and waking up in a king-size bed, then camping is probably not top of your list of vacation ideas. Many of us still hold traumatic childhood memories of camping, and clearly remember the lumpy, bug-filled sleeping bags and forced sing-alongs. What Is Glamping? The rise of the … [Read more...] about Glamping is like Camping for the Rest of Us!
Winter hiking can be just as beautiful as other season hiking. In fact, there are cases where winter hiking is actually more beautiful than hiking during other seasons, especially after a recent snowfall, the frost on the trees is astonishingly beautiful. Before you book your trip, make sure you have the cold-weather gear you need. Here is a great post about winter hiking … [Read more...] about Enjoy A Winter Hiking Trip In Colorado
If you didn't know it already then let it be known the Appalachian Trail is the daddy of all hikes; definitely true in the United States, perhaps so worldwide. Meandering its way up the Eastern seaboard from Georgia to Maine (or vice versa if that takes your fancy), this monolith of a hike is estimated at anywhere between 2,150 miles and 2,200 miles long. At any rate, … [Read more...] about Hiking The Appalachian Trail
In 2010, the National Park Service reported that there were more than 281,303,789 recreational visits to its parks throughout the year. If you're going to add your family to this year's total, or if you're planning to camp at state parks in your area, you may want some good ways to save money on your camping vacation. While camping can be a fun and inexpensive way to travel, … [Read more...] about Four Tips for Saving Money on a Camping Vacation
Hiking is a great way to explore the natural beauty of your surroundings. Not only this, but it is great exercise, and can be very therapeutic. In fact, scientific studies have shown that hiking can help reduce stress, increase muscular strength, lower the risk of cancers, high blood pressure or heart disease and can also help you sleep soundly. So if you want to reap all the … [Read more...] about 5 of the World’s Most Exhilarating Hiking Experiences
Camping is a great way to spend free time together with friends or family. It is a fun way to socialize and expend quality time with them. Not only are you outside enjoying nature, but you are also saving money. Before you begin driving to the campsite, you should make sure your car has proper car insurance for camping. It is important to have good companions for the whole … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Why Camping is Good for Your Health
Family camping is a great way to strengthen the bonds of your family and to introduce your children to the wonders of nature. Leave No Trace is a movement started by people who were concerned about the increasing number of outdoor enthusiasts and the potential damage they could unwittingly do to the environment. Here are seven principles to help you camp … [Read more...] about Leave No Trace Policy when Camping