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5 cool camper trailers you can order right now

Not your grandma’s camper trailers<p>When it comes to hitting the road for an extended adventure, folks have a lot of options, ranging from add-on solutions like vehicle rooftop tents and portable kitchens to entirely tricked-out RVs and vans. Falling somewhere in between is the camper trailer, which …

Campers

The Case for Visiting State Parks

In January, my wife, Jen, and I pulled Artemis the Airstream south to visit White Sands National Monument, but we ended up staying at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park.<p>That re-route will shape all our future travel. <br>When we arrived late on a mid-winter afternoon at White Sands to find that travel …

National Parks

13 Things You Didn’t Know About Grand Canyon National Park

For more than a century, tourists from all over the world have visited the Grand Canyon to experience its awe-inspiring vistas. First protected in …

National Parks

The Park Service's $12 Billion Backlog Is No Excuse to Sell Our Public Land

You’ve heard the number before. The National Park Service has $11.9 billion worth of maintenance that it has put off indefinitely because the agency doesn’t have the means to cover it. This huge tab—officially called the deferred maintenance backlog—has become a blunt instrument in Washington, a …

National Parks

Twilight eases day into a #starrynight at #CraterLake #NationalPark in #Oregon. The park’s signature whitebark pine trees --pictured here -- are found along the rim of this collapsed #volcano, or caldera, and can grow to be centuries old. Photo courtesy of Matthew Newman (@matthewnewmanphotography). #usinterior #findyourpark

the air OPUS self-inflating camper goes from trailer to tent in sub 90 seconds

replacing traditional metal poles with an inflatable 'airpole' counterpart that means the battery-powered air OPUS pitches by itself in sub 90 …

Camping

Why the Sale of an Oregon State Forest is a Bad Sign For America's Public Lands

Last week, the state of Oregon voted to proceed with the sale of Elliott State Forest, the state’s oldest forest, on a single $220 million bid from …

Environment

How We Plan Frugal Family Vacations in National Parks

It’s never too early to start thinking about your travels, particularly if you want to enjoy the beauty of the world on a nice, tidy budget. One of …

National Parks

Peter Coskun made this gorgeous photograph at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. There are some remarkable young photographers out in the field, and Peter is one of them. #explore #arizona #nps #nature #nationalparks #goparks #optoutside #flagstaff #moon #wildflowers @nationalparkservice #arizonahighways @petercoskunnaturephotography

12 Ways To Volunteer On the Road

Share Email Comments<p>Truck Camper Magazine readers share volunteer opportunities including repairing national and state park trails, disaster relief, …

Campers

How this photographer escaped the grid with her tiny Teardrop Trailer

Photographer Mandy Lea won’t let anything stop her from seeing the world. In order to fulfill her “insatiable desire to explore and document the …

Campers

The Key To This Happy Marriage? Live In A Van

Meet Matt and Sarah. They’re married, happy, and live in a van… 365 days a year.<p><b>A GROWING NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE have ditched “normal” life</b> for the …

Marriage

Knaus gets biblical with its latest VW camper van

The Volkswagen Transporter and modern derivatives may get most of the camper van love, but another VW van platform makes for an even roomier camper. …

Campers

Moraine Lake before Sunset 😍 📸 @aaanortheast #alberta #banff #nationalpark #morainelake #nationalparkscanada #sunset

Another view of the ephemeral "ice dam" of Lower Falls captured by @emotakespictures. The feature can grow to over 100 ft tall and persist into late April. Thanks for the photo and taking the #YellowstonePledge!

22 beautiful road trips to take this spring

Remember when Dorothy dozes off among scarlet poppies in The Wizard of Oz? Well, those vivid flowers weren’t just a figment of Hollywood magic. Similar poppies set California’s Antelope Valley ablaze in spring, luring road-trippers from L.A. and beyond.<p>The arrival of spring inspires us to break out …

North America

A kid-friendly guide to Yosemite

My 5-year-old is so giddy, he’s doing a happy dance atop his father’s shoulders. It’s a crisp Saturday morning, and we are standing before Yosemite’s …

National Parks

Uniquely situated around the 500 square miles that make up Tucson, #Arizona, Saguaro #NationalPark protects the enormous #saguaro cactus. @saguaronationalpark is busiest this time of year when temperatures are cooler, ranging from the high 50s to mid

We spent last week completely unplugged--no cell reception, no wifi, no glowing screen between our faces and the sky, our faces and the ground. Not one moment. - We didn't see another human. - The creosote flats were so silent, so still, that I swear I heard the plants speak. - By evening, we watched the ravens glide overhead, laughing at us humans. Hearty soups simmered on our two burner stove, and the warmth of the desert twilights, early as they arrived, held for us a true respite. - It's so important for us, the most connected and plugged-in humans in all of history, to temporarily cut our wired umbilical cords, to sever our ties, to abandon, for precious stretches of time, the digital society that births and nurtures us. - Without a break from the modern world, we never can realize how trapped we are. Yes, I'll say it. We are trapped-even within our luxurious society. We are shackled by our opulence, tangled in our treasures, imprisoned by the very comfort that claims to set us free.

‘Every person deserves to rest in peace': American Muslims raising money to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery

After the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis over the long holiday weekend, an incident in which more than 150 headstones were toppled or damaged, two American Muslim activists started a fundraiser to help pay for needed repairs.<p>“Through this campaign, we hope to send a united message …

Islam

How Jews and Christians in This Texas Town Are Helping Muslims Whose Mosque Burned Down

After a mosque in the small town of Victoria, Texas, burned to the ground last weekend, the local Jewish and Christian communities there have come …

7 Unforgettable Road Trips To Take In Washington Before You Die

We created this beautiful road trip around the Olympic Peninsula, where you’ll find some of our state’s most beautiful waterfalls. This is such a …

TigerMoth Trailer

TigerMoth is a rugged towable trailer that enables you to take your adventure off the grid for 7+ days. The camper is lightweight and rugged enough …

Travel

Fulltime RVing for Non-Retired Couples

Full-time RVing can be a great lifestyle, especially if you crave new experiences and a sense of adventure. While most full-timers are retired and …

When photographer, @calebrayne titles this photo, "Golden hour at one of the prettiest places in Montana," who are we to deny it? #LakeMcDonald #MontanaSunrise

9 amazing landmarks you probably had no idea were in Arizona

MENTION ARIZONA and many people think of the Grand Canyon…maybe a few cacti and cow skulls tucked in the sand dunes come to mind, too. But the Grand …

National Parks

The Outdoor Industry and Republicans Are Going to War Over America’s National Parks. Here’s What You Need to Know.

<b>•</b> Members of the outdoor industry are clashing with Republican lawmakers over recent efforts to shift federal lands to the states. They worry some …

National Parks

World's biggest oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar and wind firms

The world's biggest oil exporter on Monday took the first step toward a goal of generating 9.5 gigawatts (GW) of energy through solar and other renewable means.<p>It invited local and international firms to try to qualify for bidding on two projects.<p>One is for 300 megawatts (MW) of solar energy to be …

Renewable Energy

See how this couple turned their van into a home for life on the road with their dog

A young couple from Wisconsin are living what sounds like an idyllic life, travelling around the US in a converted van with their adored American Staffordshire Terrier, Snoop.<p>Pete Thuli (24) and Taylor Bucher (23) spent US$5000 converting their Dodge Sprinter van into a a fully functional home, …

Travel

Get in free to all California National Parks on Presidents Day

No plans yet for Presidents Day? How about visiting one of California's many beautiful, historic national parks?<p>Entrance fees to all 124 National Parks that normally charge for tickets will be waived on Feb. 20 in honor of the day. The California parks participating in the free day are:<p>Cabrillo …

National Parks