Car, truck, van wrap-around camping tents
Often when an outdoors person doesn't want to sleep on the ground--but does not, for one reason or another, want to acquire a recreation vehicle--will opt for a compact and lightweight vehicle camping tent to have access to interior space for sleeping. Here are three
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30 worst decisions you can make at campgrounds
"Campground choices range from RV parks to cabin resorts to the bare basics often found at national forest campgrounds," writes Melinda Crow in the Travel section on Yahoo.com. "Whatever your camping preferences, here are the 30 worst moves you can make at a campground.
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Escape heat, smoke go to Northern California coast
If you are traveling along Pacific Coast Highway 101 in Northern California or are looking for a spot to escape the hot summer weather and smoke from the wildfires in southern Oregon and northern California, head for Crescent City where the average high and low tem
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Three favorite print directories for RV camping on national public lands
As we were wrapping up our recent 'Winter Texans' visit to the Lone Star State, it was time to start lining up possible places to camp along the nearly 3,000-mile journey between Rockport, Tex. and our homebase in the Pacific Northwest. We favor national public land
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Oregon Coast - Nehalem Bay State Park
We arrived at Nehalem Bay State Park on a Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. with no reservations, thinking surely with more than 300 campsites there would be walk-up sites available. That was until we saw the "Campground Full" sign along Hwy 101. "We're turning in anywa
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RVing and Motorcycling, part 5: 'Size of motorcycle needed to tow'
All of the made-in-the-USA ultra light trailers that Dale Coyner carries for sale at Open Road Outfitters are designed to be no wider than the bike's mirrors and sit low enough that riders can see over them under tow. Depending on the model, weights range between
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RVing and Motorcycling, part 3: 'Set up tent trailer in only a few minutes'
Depending on the model, these small tent trailers are designed to set up in only a few minutes. They are so light, that once off the hitch, most can be moved around by hand. Not only are these little rigs easy to set up, they also cost less than other RVs. For a m
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RVing and Motorcycling, part 2: 'Easy to tow ultra-light trailers'
Making camp, when and where you want, is easy with these small ultra light rigs, says motorcyclist and author Dale Coyner, owner of Open Road Outfitters. "You pull into a spot, drop the jack stands, pop up the tent and you're done," he explains. "Rain, bugs, hea
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RVing and Motorcycling, part 1: 'Great Summer Travel Combo'
Summer is the traditional time for meandering motorcycle trips along America's back roads and scenic highways. Each year, more and more riders are being spotted towing ultra-light camping trailers. It seems these mini pop-up tent campers are gaining in popularity as
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Caverns of Sonora in west Texas is perfect RV Short Stop, plus camping
We literally stumbled onto this amazing national treasure when our first choice of campgrounds (South Llano State Park) was closed to public camping and we kept driving west on I-10 from Junction, Texas. It was after 3:30 p.m., so I grabbed our atlas and the Woodal
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