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Matt Johnson

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Meet Matt, a camping and glamping enthusiast who has made it his mission to explore the great outdoors in style. With years of experience under his belt and a Master of Wildlife Science in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University, Matt has become an expert at finding the most picturesque campsites and luxurious glamping accommodations. After all, he thoroughly enjoys the great outdoors in comfort.

Matt is an author here on GlamperGear, and he shares his adventures and offers valuable tips and tricks for fellow glampers. He covers everything from setting up the perfect campfire to selecting the best gear for your next trip. His passion for nature is contagious, inspiring readers to get out there and experience all that the wilderness has to offer.

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Diversifying Glamping Offerings By Going Beyond the Tent

The glamping industry has seen a remarkable evolution in the past few years, transitioning from a niche market to a mainstream travel option. This rise in popularity has glamping business owners thinking about how to stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace. While traditional tents have been the backbone of glamping, there's a growing trend toward diversification. Businesses are now looking beyond the canvas to attract more customers and enhance their stay with unique, memorable experiences. These are some of the best ideas we've seen over the years, and we're also including photos to help you make your glamping destination
  /   Feb 25 2024 0
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Outdoor Gourmet

6 of Our Favorite Backpacking Meal Ideas

When the great outdoors calls, answering it with a backpack on your shoulders promises an adventure that's as rewarding as it is challenging. Yet, there's no reason why such escapades should compromise on your gut. Gone are the days when backpacking meals were synonymous with bland, freeze-dried options that barely fueled the journey. Today, the trail menu can be as gourmet as you dare it to be, blending the thrill of exploration with the joy of cooking. After all, you need the nutrients to tackle whatever is in front of you, so you might as well enjoy it, too. That's
  /   Feb 21 2024 0
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Adventures

A Beginner’s Guide to Edible Wild Plants and Foraging

Foraging for your own food can be a fun and rewarding experience when you're camping or glamping. It connects you with nature and offers a unique way to appreciate what the earth provides.  If you're just starting this green-thumb adventure, let's get acquainted with some edible wild plants. What's foraging, and why try it? Foraging is more than just a trend; it's a return to our roots. This ancient practice involves searching for and harvesting wild food resources, like berries, mushrooms, and herbs.  It's how our ancestors survived, and now, it's gaining popularity as a modern-day adventure. So, why should
  /   Jan 31 2024 0
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Essentials

3 Reasons Why Hammock Camping is the Ultimate Glamping Experience

What does hammock camping have in common with the luxurious ways of glamping? Quite a lot, actually. I'll introduce you to 3 reasons why hammock camping is the ultimate glamping experience and why you should consider it for your next camping trip. But first, let's take a quick peek at what we're working with. Hammock camping + glamping = hammock glamping. Glamping combines the words glamorous and camping. It is a style of camping that includes more luxuries than those associated with traditional camping. This glamping way of camping has become quite popular in recent years, which is probably also why KOA goes
  /   Jan 30 2024 0
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Outdoor Gourmet

9 Fun and Easy Camping Recipes for Young Chefs

Camping with kids is an adventure in itself, but throw in some fun and easy cooking, and you've got the recipe for unforgettable memories. It's not just about roasting marshmallows anymore, instead, we've got some amazing camping recipes you're going to love.  We're talking about kid-friendly recipes that are as enjoyable to make as they are to eat. Here's a look at some camping classics and new favorites tailor-made for young chefs. Campfire Pizza Pockets: A Twist on a Beloved Classic Who doesn't love pizza, right? These campfire pizza pockets are a fun, customizable, and mess-free way to enjoy pizza
  /   Jan 27 2024 0
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Adventures

A Guide to Backcountry Photography and Capturing the Essence of Nature

There's something inherently magical about venturing into the backcountry with a camera in hand. The raw beauty of nature, unspoiled and majestic, presents a canvas that's both challenging and rewarding for photographers.  Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, backcountry photography offers a unique way to engage with the natural world and bring a piece of it back home.  We've got some great tips with example photos so you can become a pro photographer on your next camping trip. Exploring the wilderness through your lens. Nature presents an endless array of subjects, from the grandeur of mountain ranges to
  /   Jan 25 2024 0
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Adventures

Mountain Biking Trails for Every Skill Level

Mountain biking is not just a sport; it's an adventure that takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes while challenging your skills and endurance. Honestly, it's one of our favorite things to do whenever we go camping and these mountain biking trails are no exception. Whether you're a beginner looking to enjoy scenic trails or an experienced rider seeking adrenaline-pumping paths, there's a trail out there for everyone.  With summer just around the corner, we figured now is an excellent time to let you in on some of the best mountain biking trails you should try out and
  /   Jan 23 2024 0
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Essentials

Taking the Leash Off: How to Become a Digital Nomad with Your Pet

In recent years, working remotely has become increasingly popular – meaning it's now easier than ever for those who love to travel to become a digital nomad. But if you have a pet, there are some extra considerations you need to take to make sure your furry friend is taken care of while you're on the road.  Fortunately, our friends at A Puppers Love have provided us with useful tips to make the transition a bit easier. Look for pet-friendly rentals with reliable internet. The first step in becoming a digital nomad with your animal is finding pet-friendly rentals with high-speed internet.
  /   Jan 19 2024 0
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Adventures

Sustainable Camping: Leave No Trace and Enjoy It

In the heart of nature, surrounded by the tranquil embrace of a lush green forest, lies the essence of sustainable camping - a practice not just beneficial but necessary for preserving the delicate balance of our environment. That's why we should strive to "leave no trace" that we were there when we're out camping. Why sustainable camping matters. When we go out camping, we're excited to get outdoors and take in everything Mother Nature has to offer. This is great, but we need to take a moment and think about how our actions can affect the environment. There are three
  /   Jan 19 2024 0
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Business Insights

Glamping on a Budget: Tips for Start-Ups with Limited Capital

Embarking on the journey of creating a glamping business with a limited budget can be both a thrilling and challenging endeavor.  Glamping, or glamorous camping, is a growing trend that combines the beauty of the outdoors with the comfort of luxury amenities. Who wouldn't want to host their own glamping destination? Although luxury is a cornerstone of glamping, it doesn't have to break your bank account as a new glamping destination owner. Understanding the glamping market. The first step is to understand the glamping market.  Glamping appeals to a wide range of customers, from adventure-seekers to those looking for a
  /   Jan 17 2024 0
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Adventures

5 Tips for Couples Merging Romance and Glamping

Are you embarking on a romantic glamping adventure with your significant other? You're in for a treat! Glamping, which blends the rustic allure of camping with the luxury of a boutique hotel, is the perfect canvas for romance.  Glamping offers an intimate escape to nature without sacrificing comfort, whether it's a special occasion or just a weekend away. Tip 1: Bring extra creature comforts when glamping. The little extras elevate your experience from standard to extraordinary when embarking on a romantic glamping adventure.  These creature comforts enhance the coziness and amplify the romance for couples camping.  Ensuring you're well-prepared with
  /   Jan 17 2024 0
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Business Insights

Leveraging Local Partnerships for a Thriving Glamping Business

Want to grow your glamping business? Of course you do! That's why we're going to discuss how local partnerships can transform a glamping business into a thriving community hub.  We've put together various strategies Airbnb hosts and glamping destination resorts can employ to connect with local businesses, creating a symbiotic ecosystem that benefits everyone involved. Uncovering the glamping business: A local partnership perspective. Glamping, a blend of glamorous and camping, has taken the hospitality industry by storm. It offers a unique way for travelers to immerse themselves in nature without sacrificing comfort.  This trend presents a golden opportunity to create
  /   Jan 13 2024 0
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Outdoor Gourmet

Fresh Campfire Seafood Recipes for Lakeside Camping Fun

Seafood isn't just for fine dining. Instead, you can make some of the best campfire seafood recipes while on your next camping adventure. We've put together some of our favorite tried and true seafood recipes to show you how to take your culinary skills to the next level, even when you're camping under the stars. RecipeComplexityDescriptionGrilled Lemon-Garlic Shrimp SkewersEasyQuick and easy to prepare, involving marinating shrimp and grilling them on skewers.Campfire Seafood StewModerateInvolves sautéing onions and garlic, then simmering with seafood, tomatoes, and broth.Foil Packet Lemon Dill SalmonEasySimple preparation of salmon in foil packets with lemon, dill, and butter or
  /   Jan 12 2024 0
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Adventures

The Thrill of Geocaching: Modern Treasure Hunting

When we go camping or glamping, we always look for the best things to do. This might be the local fare, watersports, fishing, or one of our favorites — geocaching. It's a fun and modern activity for those who love camping and glamping alike. What is geocaching? At its core, geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure-hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as your smartphone.  Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.  This activity, which effectively turns the world into a treasure-hunting playground, offers a unique blend
  /   Jan 8 2024 0
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Business Insights

Technology in Glamping: Innovations for Enhancing Guest Experience

If there's one thing that really separates camping from glamping, it is the comfort. Sure, there are others, but everyone wants the outdoors without sacrificing creature comforts. One way to do this is to bring technology into the mix. We've put together a few ideas and tips to help you grow your glamping business with some help from a few tech trends. Next-generation glamping ideas. When you want to elevate the tech in your glampsite, these are some of the best and easiest ways to do just that. Smart tents: The future of outdoor living. Imagine a tent that shelters
  /   Jan 6 2024 0
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Business Insights

Seasonal Glamping: Maximizing Profits Year-Round

Sometimes, there are seasons that don't do as well as others when it comes to profits in the glamping industry. However, it doesn't have to be that way if you're prepared. We've talked with hundreds of glamping destination owners and campground hosts about how they maximize their profits all year, and here's some of the best ways to keep the cash flowing all year. Embracing each season's charm. Every season has something to offer your guests if you capitalize on it.  This is different for different regions, but the concept is the same across the board. Winter Wonderland. Don't let the
  /   Dec 30 2023 0
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Outdoor Gourmet

The Art of Campfire Baking — Bread, Pies, and More!

Ever ventured into the rustic yet delightful art of campfire baking? Making bread, pies, and more over a campfire will transform your glamping experience. We've baked all sorts of goods on our journeys and have a few of our favorites to share with you. The essentials of campfire baking. First, let's review the essential equipment and setup for successful campfire baking. After all, if you don't have the right stuff, you're not baking anything. Fire source. A steady campfire is key. Ensure you have a safe, controlled fire that provides consistent heat. You might even want to consider a smokeless firepit
  /   Dec 29 2023 0
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Adventures

How to Make Your Night Unforgettable with these Stargazing Essentials

Whether you're planning a glamping adventure or a traditional camping trip, one activity that can truly elevate your experience is stargazing.  There's something magical about gazing up at a starlit sky, far away from the city lights.  Want to make the most of your stargazing experience? We've got everything you need. Choosing the perfect spot. Location is key. For the best stargazing experience, you'll want to find a spot far from light pollution.  National parks or remote camping sites are often great choices. Apps like "Dark Sky Finder" can help you locate the darkest skies near you. Light pollution, such
  /   Dec 28 2023 0
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Business Insights

Transforming Your Glamping Site into a Destination: Top Strategies and Ideas

Are you looking to elevate your glamping site from just another place to stay to a must-visit destination? We've got some tips and ideas that will make your glamping resort or Airbnb the talk of the town. We've stayed at a lot of glamping destinations, and these are some of the best ideas we've seen. These tips and strategies will undoubtedly make the most significant impact on your business. Embrace a unique theme for your destination. A themed glamping site can be a massive draw.  Think about it. People love uniqueness and want something different. If they wanted the same
  /   Dec 14 2023 0
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Business Insights

Creating Unforgettable Glamping Experiences: A Guide for Business Owners

If you're running a glamping destination, you've probably realized that creating unforgettable experiences isn't just a nice touch—it's essential for your business's success. We're going to show you exactly how you can transform your glamping spot into a haven that'll have guests coming back for more. Why unforgettable experiences matter. Let's start with the why.  In the glamping business, experiences are everything. They're what set you apart from traditional camping sites and even luxury hotels.  When guests recall an incredible time at your place, they're not just remembering the comfortable beds or the scenic views; they're reminiscing about how they felt.
  /   Dec 13 2023 0
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Adventures

Wildlife Watching Tips for Your Next Glamping Adventure

Going off on a glamping adventure brings the promise of unforgettable experiences with nature's wonders. Of course, we all love the wining and dining and the luxurious amenities, but you’re still in nature and watching the wildlife is one of life’s pleasures. Having done our share of wildlife watching, we wanted to impart a few tips we’ve came across over the years. They’ve worked for us, figured they’d work for you. Understand the basics of wildlife etiquette. When you're immersing yourself in the great outdoors, taking in the wildlife is a thrilling experience.  However, it's crucial to remember that we
  /   Dec 12 2023 0
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Business Insights

Mastering Social Media: A Comprehensive Guide for Glamping Business Owners

Social media has become an essential tool for businesses of all types and sizes. It is one of the most effective ways to reach customers, engage with them, and drive sales. If you have a glamping resort or even a simple Airbnb glamping destination, then you should definitely harness the power of social media to promote your brand and increase your revenue.  However, mastering social media can be a daunting task, especially if you're not familiar with its nuances.  Fortunately, we've got a few tips for you to help navigate the complexities of social media and make the most out
  /   Dec 11 2023 0
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Business Insights

Unique Promotion Ideas to Boost Your Glamping Business

As a glamping business owner — or even if you just have an Airbnb — you know that your business is unique and offers an adventurous spirit and a healthy dose of nature. However, getting new customers to try your glamping site can be challenging, especially in today's competitive market.  However, promoting your glamping business doesn't have to be baffling.  With creative marketing ideas and a little effort, you can generate more revenue and boost your glamping bookings.  We've got some of the best and most unique ideas to get your destination in front of more people. Collaborate with local
  /   Dec 10 2023 0
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Adventures

Night Sky Photography: A Beginner’s Guide for Glamping Enthusiasts

Have you ever found yourself stargazing during a camping or glamping trip and thought, "Wow, I wish I had the skills to capture this beauty with my camera?" Well, you're in luck! Night sky photography is a great way to capture stunning astronomical events and the breathtaking beauty of the stars above.  But if you're not familiar with photography, let alone night sky photography, it can seem like an intimidating task. But don't worry; with a few basic skills and some practice, you'll be capturing stunning images of the night sky in no time. How to take impeccable night sky
  /   Dec 9 2023 0
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Adventures

Merging Wellness and Outdoor Adventures with Yoga and Glamping

For those who are seeking adventure and relaxation, the combination of yoga and glamping is the perfect match. This unique experience blends together the peacefulness of yoga with the excitement of camping in nature. It's a great way to disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself. Yoga, for the uninitiated, has provided health benefits for over 5,000 years and today is a popular form of exercise and meditation. It's known to improve flexibility, strength, and balance while also reducing stress and promoting mindfulness. We're going to cover all of that thoroughly. Health and wellness benefits. Yoga is well known for its
  /   Dec 9 2023 0
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Essentials

Winter RV Safety: How to Stay Secure on the Road

We've said it before and we'll say it again - winter does not mean you have to stop camping. In fact, it's an amazing time to camp. But the winter weather does pose some challenges. Having lived in Colorado and camped during the winter in our RV, we faced all sorts of conditions. With that, we're covering various aspects of RV safety for winter camping so you and your family can have an enjoyable experience on the road in the colder months. The importance of winter RV safety. This picture shows how difficult it can be to see vehicles in
  /   Nov 27 2023 0
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Destinations

Top Family-Friendly Glamping Sites

Glamping, a fusion of glamour and camping, provides an excellent way to enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing the comfort of a hotel room. Forget about pitching tents or sitting on the cold, hard ground; think comfortable beds, cozy furnishings, and sometimes Wi-Fi. These are the hallmarks of a glamping holiday. For families looking to have an adventurous yet comfortable outdoor experience, we've pulled together some of our favorite places that deliver a family glamping experience like none other. Glamping SiteLocationWhy it's Family-FriendlyOrr Family FarmOklahoma City, OKPetting zoo, train rides, zip lines, fishing pondsTreebones ResortBig Sur, CAOcean views, heated pool,
  /   Nov 10 2023 0
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Gear and Reviews

4 Types Of Camping Tents: Which One Suits You Best?

Camping is an exciting and fun-filled activity that allows you to explore the great outdoors. It is also an excellent way to disconnect from your daily life and connect with nature. However, camping requires appropriate gear and equipment to make the experience comfortable, safe, and enjoyable. One of the most critical pieces of equipment to have while camping is a tent. With the different types of tents available, selecting the right one can be challenging. That's why we've put together this comprehensive list of the different types of tents to help you determine which is best for you. Type of
  /   Nov 7 2023 1
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Gear and Reviews

Can Sleeping Bags be Zipped Together? Of Course!

When you're out in nature with your partner, it's important to be comfortable when you sleep. There's nothing quite like snuggling up together, sharing a sleeping bag, and watching the stars. But if you've ever tried snuggling in a single sleeping bag, you know that it's not always the most comfortable sleeping arrangement. That's where zipping two sleeping bags together comes in.  This simple trick turns two single sleeping bags into one for a cozy camping experience. It's not complicated, but there are a few things to consider before you try it out. Why zip sleeping bags together? One of
  /   Oct 22 2023 1
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Outdoor Gourmet

Master the Skill of Making Popcorn on a Campfire with these Ideas

Popcorn and camping are two quintessential elements of outdoor fun that naturally come together. Roasting popcorn over a campfire not only provides a tasty treat but also creates an enjoyable activity that involves the whole group. While making popcorn in the great outdoors might seem like a tall task, it becomes a breeze once you know the different methods, seasonings you can experiment with, and the tips for popping your corn to perfection. Fortunately, we've got a few ways for you to make popcorn while on your next camping excursion. Using a Campfire Popcorn Popper The best way to make
  /   Sep 15 2023 1
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Outdoor Gourmet

4 Campfire Dutch Oven Chicken Recipes You Must Try!

Hitting the road for a camping trip means packing light and eating hearty. You can prepare delicious meals over an open fire with a Dutch oven. To help get you started, we've slapped four of our favorite Dutch oven chicken recipes to cook over your campfire. We must admit that some of these might be a bit unique. But bear with us and try them out. They will change how you think about campfire cooking. Finding the perfect Dutch oven. Before we break out our four favorite Dutch oven recipes, let's look at the perfect oven for your camping trips. 
  /   Sep 13 2023 0
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Gear and Reviews

Stay Cool with the Contoure Ice Maker

There's an often overlooked but definitely a must-have for any camping or glamping enthusiast — an ice maker. Not just any ice maker, but the Contoure ice maker. This compact, portable device has been our go-to for several trips, ensuring we're never short of a cool drink, whether that's on a sunny beach day or around a cozy campfire.  But don't just take our word for it; we've compiled our findings and feedback from other users to give you a comprehensive review. We'll discuss its features, ease of use, maintenance tips, and what other customers say about it. Features of
  /   Aug 31 2023 1
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Essentials

The Best 4-Season Travel Trailer for Full-time Living

Whether you're already full-time living in a travel trailer or just considering it, you'll want to ensure you have a 4 season travel trailer that can handle all the elements you may encounter. Proper insulation and construction allow these trailers to keep heat in during cold winter months and prevent unwanted critters from entering.  What's a 4 season travel trailer, and why do you need one? Unlike standard trailers, these beauties are built to withstand all weather conditions. They come equipped with high-grade insulation, heated underbellies, and double-pane windows, ensuring you stay cozy even in the coldest winters or the
  /   Aug 30 2023 0
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Essentials

Navigating the Road: Choosing the Best RV Tow Vehicle

Whether you're a seasoned RVer or just starting, there's a compass point that you can't overlook: finding the perfect 4x4 tow truck for your camper. Picture it as picking the ideal companion for a journey that's equal parts safe and exhilarating. To set you on the right path, let's break down the key factors that make choosing the best RV tow vehicle a breeze. Tow package: Size and weight of your camper. Think of your camper as the star of the show, but behind every star is a supporting cast – in this case, the trailer weight. Balancing your camper's dry weight
  /   Aug 26 2023 0
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Essentials

A Closer Look at Dry Rotted Tires: The Ultimate Resource 

Whether you're a first-time glamper or an experienced veteran, it's essential to ensure your tires are in good shape. Dry rotted tires can be dangerous and can lead to serious accidents.  Fortunately, we've compiled a comprehensive guide to help you identify and respond to dry-rotted tires. We'll cover the signs of tire rot, how to inspect your tires for wear, and what to do if your tires are dry-rotted. Understanding dry rot. Dry rot on tires is a common but serious issue we all must understand. It's a condition where your tires degrade and lose their elasticity and flexibility, leading
  /   Aug 26 2023 0
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Outdoor Gourmet

6 Delicious Campfire Pie Iron Recipes

Hitting the road for a family camping trip is always a great time. However, planning out the meals for the trip isn't. However, we're helping you out with some of the easiest and most delicious campfire pie iron recipes we've ever made. These are six of our favorite recipes that are perfect for an outdoor campfire. They're easy to make, require minimal ingredients, and taste great when cooked in a pie iron over the fire. We've made these recipes countless times on our trips and these are the staples. What is a pie iron, and how do you use one?
  /   Aug 22 2023 0
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Destinations

The Ultimate Carolina Pines RV Resort Review

The Carolina Pines RV Resort is hands down one of our favorite places to go. Actually, they recently renamed themselves Sun Outdoors Myrtle Beach, which is fine by us as Sun Outdoors has some of the best RV parks we've ever been to. We've stayed at Jellystone Park, Larkspur, CO, and they're also a Sun Outdoor park. So, you know this place is going to be good. Since we stayed at the park, we figured we'd give you the most comprehensive and thorough review of Sun Outdoors Myrtle Beach. From the indoor pool to the yoga studio and everything in
  /   Aug 14 2023 1
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Adventures

21 Creative Dollar Store Camping Hacks

You're ready to hit the road for a camping trip, but you're on a tight budget. Don't worry - these creative dollar store  camping hacks will help you have more fun and save money at the same time. Why use dollar store products? If you're not familiar with dollar stores, they offer a variety of products at low costs. This makes them the perfect place to stock up on camping essentials without breaking the bank. Plus, there's no need to sacrifice quality or functionality when buying from a dollar store - many of their products are just as good as
  /   Aug 11 2023 0
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Destinations

17 Amazing Glamping Sites in Vermont

One of the most beautiful states in the nation — Vermont — has some of the most beautiful glamping sites. With stunning mountain views, cozy cabins, and plenty of outdoor activities to keep you entertained, Vermont is the perfect destination for your next glamping getaway. We'll explore 17 of Vermont's most fantastic glamping sites. Each offers its unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and creature comforts. From the secluded tranquility of Sandiwood Pond & Cabin sites to the adventurous allure of Hillside Haven, prepare to be inspired by these handpicked gems. Are these the best glamping Vermont has to offer?
  /   Aug 9 2023 0