Category Archives: camping trips

Homeless in Boulder, CO? Camping could land you in jail

Don’t camp out in Boulder, CO, unless you want to spend a night in the slammer. The Colorado chapter of the ACLU has filed an appeal with the Colorado Supreme Court on behalf of a homeless man who was convicted under the city’s anti-camping law. The man, David Lee Madison, was convicted last summer of violating […]

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Louisiana Boy Scouts get stranded In Arkansas, use “textbook survival skills.”

“I was afraid my parents were going to freak out,” said 13-year-old Louisiana Boy Scout Ian Fuselier, about being recently stranded in an Arkansas national park. Fuselier, five of his Scout mates and two adults, spent 36 hours stranded in the wilderness after heavy rains made a river they had planned on crossing too tumultuous […]

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Lizard Chasing on Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi is a group of six islands in the Andaman Sea off Phuket Island in Southern Thailand.  The area was settled by Muslim fisherman in the 1940s and launched into the spotlight after the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Beach” was filmed on one of its beaches in 2000. Despite suffering heavy damage during […]

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A Walk in the Woods with Bill Bryson

I must admit that I’m late to the Bill Bryson party.  I’m  not sure how it happened.  I have been reading for well over 20 years; I have been hiking for a solid 15.  Yet, somehow,  I have never read any of Bryson’s books, even though he has a reputation as being a great outdoors […]

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Save Money on Your Summer Vacation By Camping

Every year, thousands of Americans pile into station wagons and mini vans and hit the road for annual summer vacations. Destinations vary from the beach to Disney World, but there’s one constant: vacations cost plenty of cash. Are you looking for an easy way to make your summer vacation a bit cheaper? If so, consider […]


How to “Leave No Trace” When Camping

Every year, millions of Americans flock to national parks and wilderness areas to enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, many campers still don’t understand the best methods to minimize their ecological impact while camping. I recently came across an impassioned letter to the editor about how to leave no trace while on a camping trip.  The […]

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Camping with a Significant Other

Last August, when the weather in the South was hot and sticky, I planned a trip to Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, Louisiana with my girlfriend. It was our first camping trip together, and the idea was to remove the distractions of everyday life and enjoy some quality one-on-one time. I had never been […]