Camping and safety: what you need to know

By Jessica Kelly

Camping is an age-old adventure that humans all over the world continue to embark on come rain or shine. However, despite there being so many advantages to camping, it also offers some potential dangers that, if not well prepared for, could become life-threatening. From weather hazards to bugs, there are all sorts of things to be aware of, and this article is here to break it down for you.

Get educated about the elements

One of the biggest fears for campers is, without a doubt, lightning. This is largely read more

Travel Safely: How to Make a Winter Car Emergency Kit

Winter Car Emergency Kit

By Amanda Tallent

Taking on the cold for your next trip? The winter season can bring some beautiful white wonderland scenes to your hiking trail or campground, totally transforming the landscape. While you’ve most likely packed proper clothing and gear for your trek, have you prepared your car for winter weather too? Winter weather conditions like snow, sleet, and ice can make simply getting to your starting destination a challenge.

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No Box Single Folding Knife Review

No Box Single Folding Knife

By Sara Baird

I exist within a family of campers, wilderness seekers, Boy Scouts, and hunters.  It can be said that we are a family that knows the value of a good pocket knife.  So much so, pocket knives are frequently gifted for holidays and special occasions.  As our children grew into teens and began seeking their own adventures, we found we needed an ample supply of pocket knives to quickly replace the knives lost to a lake, left behind at a campsite, or handed over to TSA.  With this in read more

Solo Women Travel Egypt

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By Nicole Anderson

The dream

Famous the world over for its ancient history, Egypt has long been a country many desire to experience.  The mystery of the Pyramids, sailing down the waters of the Nile, seeing the mighty Sahara, visiting the majestic Karnak and other temples and monuments, wandering the Egyptian Museum, exploring the Valley of the Kings and swimming in the crystal waters off the Red Sea Riviera.  These are just some of the treasures that makes Egypt such a ‘bucket list’ destination.

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7 Solo Camping Safety Tips for Women

By Ester Banuchyan

Camping is always fun when you are with a crowd. Here’s a confession though: I love camping alone. It gives me some much-needed time by myself that I don’t usually get at work or home. Besides, it makes me feel quite brave.

As thrilling as solo camping can be for women, it also presents unique safety concerns. Here are several camping safety tips based on my personal experience that would make most women feel safer on solo camping adventures.

1.     Stay Warm In Your Tent

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What to Do When Camping in Bad Weather

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By Connie Jiang

The life of a busy woman, juggling family, work, a social life, and other obligations can be stressful and exhausting. Sometimes the perfect remedy for the soul is a relaxing weekend or vacation camping. In the highlands or in the woods, nature has a way of melting away stress and can be perfect for a retreat with your female besties or as a family-friendly excursion.

Camping, for this very reason, is why it is a loved activity for so many worldwide. It gives you the chance to get read more

Set Your Inner Adventure Junkie Free

Set Your Inner Adventure Junkie Free:

How to Cope With Setbacks, Fear, and Anxiety

By Caitlin Evans

The word adventure has a jolly good ring to it, doesn’t it?

There you are, climbing a mountain, struggling through the fast-melting snow, the weight of your backpack pinning you down to the face of the cliff.

Or there you are again, riding the perfect wave as the sun sets over the peaks of a dormant volcano.

There you are again, walking into Santiago de Compostela, having just trekked over read more

Keep Your Belongings Secure While Travelling

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Tips to Keep Your Belongings Secure While Travelling

By Amanda Moore

Travelling is one of life’s greatest joys. Whether you’re hitting the road with a partner, boarding a plane with your family, getting social on a tour or cruise, or embarking on an epic solo adventure, you’re starting a journey that you will never forget. However, “memorable” can mean many things. You want to remember your travels for the awe-inspiring sights you saw, the local meals you tasted, and the wonderful people read more

Understanding the “Open Road of Life”

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My findings on the Open Road of Life

by Meghan McHugh, under the advisement of Dr Lorie A. Tuma

Hi!  My name is Meghan. I am a senior at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and I am getting ready to graduate. Look out world, here I come! My last year at GVSU took place around the same time that our new Recreation emphasis was approved. As such, I was fortunate enough to take a few classes in recreation and learn more about the industry’s contributions and challenges. I also had time to focus read more

Winter Camping With Baby

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By Allison Barfield

Baby, it’s cold outside. So, that means it’s time to cozy up inside right? Well if you would like to, that’s fine. However, just because it’s winter and your baby IS, in fact, a baby, doesn’t mean you have to. You can take your bundle of joy camping in the colder months. While taking your baby into the wilderness may seem like an intimidating idea, by taking a few simple steps to properly prepare, your whole family can enjoy winter camping.

Keeping Baby Warm

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