Going to Camp
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Going to Camp

Have you ever gone to summer camp? Do you send your kids to camp? Camp was always a big part of my summers. Every summer, I would go to Camp Shalom, which sadly no longer exists, and Skogforden, which is thankfully still around. I recently had the chance to go back to camp. This time…

The Trail Quest Challenge
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The Trail Quest Challenge

I just hiked at York River State Park over the weekend. It is a very nice park along the York river near Croaker, VA. That makes the second Virginia State Park visit for the year. Earlier, I visited Westmoreland State Park on the Potomac River. Both have nice trails and both have a fossil beach…

Officially Camping
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Officially Camping

Well I am officially a camper. After years of doing tent camping with the Cub Scouts, I am trying a few new things. One is that we have a camper and have been doing some camping in state and local parks. It is pretty cool to be out in nature – hiking trails, swimming, taking…

Planning
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Planning

There are many approaches to travel. Some want to have a complete itinerary with every activity planned. Some prefer to wing it – taking their chances that good things will happen. I don’t know about you, but I guess I am somewhere in between. I came across a quote that summed it up pretty well….

How To Travel
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How To Travel

There are many ways to travel and many places to stay. Whether you want to see one part of the world or another; stay in a tent or resort; travel by car, plane, boat, train or rv; so many choices. As for me, I like being on the water and hiking on trails. Seeing all…

Where To Start
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Where To Start

America is where the National Park idea was born. The idea that some great places can be enjoyed by everyone. In addition to national parks, there are hundreds of state and local parks. There are so many great places to visit, it is hard to know where to start. There is something special about a…