Car camping without the campground

Car Camping without the Campground

Campgrounds can be great.  If you are partying with a large group, bringing small kids, or enjoying the campground's amenities, they are worth it.  On the other hand, there are several reasons to try camping without the campground. If you are just getting into camping, campgrounds are like training wheels.  Once you are familiar with … Continue reading Car Camping without the Campground

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Tips for Car Camping after Flying

I strongly recommend car camping after flying as an option for your next travel adventure.  This approach allows you to get the most out of your car rental, stay closer to your outdoor destinations, and save money on accommodations. For my approach to car camping after flying, you will use one or more large, checked … Continue reading Tips for Car Camping after Flying

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7 Steps to Managing Car Camping Stuff for Good

When it comes to managing car camping stuff, the experts are doing it wrong! The so-called experts are obsessed with checklists, labeling, sorting, grouping, selecting, arranging, and wasting time in general.  Nothing says, "I suck at adventure!" like a color-coded three-ring binder. I do not want to have a Marie Kondo-style catharsis every time I head … Continue reading 7 Steps to Managing Car Camping Stuff for Good

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Car Camping Cooking Options

If you are new to car camping or wish to up your campsite cuisine, you might be tempted to run out and buy an expensive, cumbersome set-up that has everything including the kitchen sink.  Do not buy expensive gear only to discover that it is not for you.  Consider all of your car camping cooking … Continue reading Car Camping Cooking Options

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Top 20 Free Things to Do in Philadelphia

Whether you live in Philadelphia or plan to visit, there is a lot to see and do.  You probably have some must-do-at-any-price activities on your Philadelphia list, but round-out your excursions with some of the top free things to do in Philadelphia. Many great free things to do in Philadelphia are seasonal (like free yoga … Continue reading Top 20 Free Things to Do in Philadelphia