Category Archives: camping trips

Hiking Tunica Falls: An Outdoor Adventure on the Louisiana-Mississippi Border

This is a guest post from Joe Amato.  An avid traveler and outdoorsman, Joe lives to explore and discover the beauty of the world in all its forms. “Did you know there are mountains and waterfalls only two hours from here?” my friend Kyle asked. “Bullcrap,” I scoffed, seeing as how we live in New Orleans. […]


Camping in De Soto National Park: My Sweaty Weekend in a Mississippi POW Camp

Crushing. That’s the best adjective to describe the heat in Mississippi in September. At least that’s how it felt inside of my tent on a steamy Friday evening, as I slapped at mosquitos and focused my mind on conjuring the breeze. It was too warm to be encased in a sleeping bag, so instead I […]

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Canoeing in the Yukon with Alex Hutchinson

If you’re a lover of good, crisp writing, spellbinding adventure and the great outdoors, then there’s little not to like about Alex Hutchinson’s badass piece in the New York Times on canoeing in the Yukon. The first-person narrative chronicles Hutchinson’s ten-day mission down the Snake River in the Peel Watershed.  The river drops over 4,000 […]

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Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? Airs on National Geographic Fall 2012

Who could build the better sleep shelter in the middle of the woods: a former Boy Scout or a current Boy Scout? National Geographic Channel will answer this question during its new fall lineup of shows. Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout?, which debuts in the fall, puts current Scouts and formers Scouts in […]


Wondering if your kids should go to camp? Keystone Camp’s owner provides a definitive “yes.”

When my parents told me I would be going to camp for the first time, I experienced an incredibly foreign combination of nerves and excitement, which I think was the 8-year-old equivalent of an adrenaline rush. I kept going to camp until I reached the age limit, so the majority of my life’s summers have […]

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A Functioning Fishaholic Explains the Natural Connection between Camping and Fishing

Throughout April, I felt bombarded with news about Trout fishing season; every interview with a Trout fisher I heard or read oozed with excitement to wait in line and get a spot on the lake. It sounded a lot like camping enthusiasts I know who get ready for that first spring weekend where the camping […]

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Get your camping tent ready for the Great American Backyard Campout 2012!

Every year, the National Wildlife Foundation hosts the Great American Backyard Campout. If you have never heard of the event, it’s a wonderful program with a simple goal: to get kids outside. This year’s event takes place on June 23 in a backyard near you. The 2012 Great American Backyard Campout’s site claims that only […]

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swissRoomBox Combines Tent Camping with RV Camping

Camping fans are typically divided into two categories: RV or tent. Tent camping is the basic, traditional way to sleep outside, but can require a good deal of packing as you load all your gear into your car or camping backpack. RV camping, of course, requires the big investment of buying a travel trailer or […]

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Want to take your dog camping or hiking? Here are things to consider.

If you have a dog, I’m willing to guess you’ve considered taking it hiking or camping. Taking your dog hiking is a great way to spend time with it outside of the house. Hiking with your dog is also a wonderful way to expose it to the outdoors in a way that city dogs rarely […]

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Missouri state parks waive fees for flood victims

Missouri stae parks are waiving all camping fees for those displaced by the recent floods that have swept through the Deep South and Midwest, dislocating thousands of people. The offer is good at the Trail of Tears State Park near Jackson, Missouri and Lake Wappapello State Park and will last for 30 days. This is a […]