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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Finding hiking trails suitable for the entire family may pose a challenge depending on location. Consider the many national parks located around the country. These areas typically contain a large variety of trails that vary in length, physical demand and terrain. Before setting out on the journey, take inventory of all the necessary gear. Plan […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thinking of taking a hiking trip in the Colorado mountains? If you are a seasoned hiker, then there probably isn’t much that anyone can tell you about being prepared for emergency situations, bringing the right gear and making sure you have a backup plan. However, people who are just beginning to brave the adventures of […]
Why is it that a budget vacation in a low-cost hotel seems seedy and leaves you wanting to take a really hot shower, but staying in a tent makes you feel like you stumbled across a secret nobody knows about? A tent makes the ordinary extraordinary: a tent over a toddler bed makes it into […]