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Nesty roof-top tent delivers van life without van headaches

The Nesty story started out with a familiar #vanlife tale. Disillusioned with corporate life, company founder Ryan Minarik realized his passion was …

Campervans

The Cheapest State to Buy RV: Evading Sales Tax and Other Fees

As RVs are costly, it makes sense when the buyers look for the cheapest state to buy RV. With in-depth research, being informed about the current …

Market Trends

Where to Camp Lakeside in California

From the granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the remote scenery of the Marble Mountains, there's nothing quite like lakeside camping.<p>California …

Hiking

16 Great Places to Go Camping in Southern California and Baja

We’ve rounded up sites with the best ocean views, mountain peaks, and desert landscapes<p>By Claire Trageser<p>Published: 2018.03.23 10:50 AM<p>Photography by …

RVs

This Tiny Tow-Behind That Sleeps Three Is The Ultimate Summer Camping Upgrade

The Little Guy MyPod weighs only 630 pounds and tows behind even the smallest of cars.<p>By<p>Mar 23 2018, 6:09 PM<p>When it comes to family camping, there …

Kayaking

Navy Vet Now a Constant Traveler, Using Federal and State Volunteer Opportunities

John Jennings led a fairly typical life for most of his 58 years.<p>He grew up in Fredericksburg, then followed four years in the Navy with a job at …

The Tent That’s Half Yurt, Half Cabin, and Half Something Else Entirely

We all have a friend who has called a tent home—maybe you’ve even done it yourself—but the Autonomous Tent at Treebones Resort in Big Sur blurs the …

How to plan the perfect trip to Sequoia National Park

<b>(CNN) —</b> Quick -- what's the largest living thing in the world? And, no, we're not counting organisms like that 2-mile-wide fungus colony in eastern Oregon .<p>The honor goes to the giant sequoia -- the "god of the woods" to conservationist John Muir -- and the best place to see it is in Sequoia …

National Parks

Going Off-Road in a Class A Motorhome?

After years of sitting in a windowless cubicle, dreaming about being outside and trying to work out how to make it happen full time, a gently used …

The 25 Best Campgrounds of The West

Share Email Comments<p>After camping at over 600 campgrounds in his Lance Camper, Ralph Goff picks his favorite 25 BLM, USFS, and NPS campgrounds across …

Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

Landslide Lake offers breath-taking views on Vancouver Island hike

VANCOUVER — Cradled below towering mountains at the centre of Vancouver Island is a lake whose name tells the landscape’s history.<p>Landslide Lake …

How an Unlikely Hiker Became Obsessed with the Pacific Crest Trail

I first learned about the Pacific Crest Trail about ten years ago, when a coworker mentioned he’d spent a month section-hiking Washington. At the …

Pacific Crest Trail

42 Best Cabin Getaways

Far Meadow, Sierra National Forest, CA<p><i>Related:</i> <i>Pitch your tent at the best Yosemite campgrounds</i><p>Yosemite may be only 12 miles away, but Far Meadow’s …

First Test: New 2018 Gear from MSR, Therm-a-Rest, and Seal Line

My wife likes to chide me for my ability to generate bad ideas. When I told her I was going to squeeze in one last bikepacking trip to the high peaks …

Backpacking

The 7 best campers and trailers of 2017

We’ll take one of each<p>Getting outside has never been easier, and this year’s crop of RVs proved that you can have it all: creature comforts, high-design, and campers that get you off-the-grid and adventuring, ASAP.<p>Of course, there are some wacky campers and trailers that just don’t make sense for …

The Best Gifts for the #Vanlifer

When you live in an Airstream, where storage is as tight as shelf space in a holiday refrigerator, the prospect of receiving Christmas gifts is more alarming than exciting. I have exactly one 15-by-20-inch drawer and one slightly smaller shelf for storing all of my clothes, so more socks, …

Camping

RV Travel Made Affordable

Many people love RV travel because of the freedom it inspires.<p>You can pack up and head out wherever you want. You can drive longer than you planned, …

The Best Way to Experience the Oregon Coast

The first time I drove the spectacular Oregon coast as it unspooled along Highway 101, I was mystified. Every 10 miles or so, a sign reading “Tsunami Hazard Zone” appeared. Tsunamis in Oregon? Although the dark waters are stormy here, spitting up geysers like the Devil’s Churn, the idea seemed …

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: $125 or Less – Expedition Portal

2,190 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

March 28: Trent’s Grocery, Virginia<p>Baby Steps<p>We flip-flopped the thru-hike, so we started in Virginia, just south of McAfee Knob, and headed south toward Springer Mountain. Read on →<p>Derrick: We flip-flopped the thru-hike, so we started near our home in Virginia, just south of McAfee Knob, and …

Hiking

15 Best Selling Bushcraft Books: Most Popular Wilderness Survival Guides

A long while back, close to when we originally started penning this blog, I published an article about the most popular/best selling survival books …

Selling

42 Best cabin getaways

When you're looking to unplug from the world and be with family and friends, a relaxing trip into nature can be just what you need.<p>Not everyone is up to the task of roughing it outdoors à la Bear Grylls, however. Some travellers want pampering via a warm and cozy lodge, others like the feel of a …

Travel

10 Camping Accessories Worth Packing

Solar Lantern<p><i>Luci Outdoor 2.0, $20</i><p>Bring some ambiance to the campsite with this handy—and elegant!—inflatable solar lantern. It charges up fully in …

Outdoors

8 Things to Know Before Visiting Yellowstone

Established in 1872, Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the United States, attracting millions of visitors every year. Its wide expanse of …

Mantis Adventure Camper

TAXA Outdoors have introduced Mantis, the ultimate adventure camper. The ultra-lightweight (weighs under 2,300 pounds) camper measures 18-feet-long, …

Airstream's new Basecamp is a tiny house you can tow practically anywhere

If you’re a fan of the Airstream but can’t bring yourself to commit to the “silver bullet” yet, you’ll love the adorable and compact Basecamp. The …

RVs

10 Best 40th Birthday Vacations

South Lake Tahoe, NV<p>You’ve grown up—and South Lake Tahoe has, too. Now, people come for more than the ski runs and casinos—swank clubs like Opal at …

Taxa stretches its forelegs with the Mantis camping trailer

After seeing the simple, ground tent-topped Woolly Bear at last year's Outdoor Retailer, it seemed unlikely that Taxa would keep going smaller …