I reviewed my REI Camp Dreamer slippers a few days ago, but I just took them off after a long day of lounging at home and thought I’d share more of my personal opinion about slippers for camping. It’s a… Read More »The best camping purchase I’ve ever made? Slippers – here’s why
Camp slippers. They’re something of a luxury, at least until you buy them and realize you can’t live without them. Camp slippers were a recent discovery for me, when I purchased and used REI’s unisex Camp Dreamer slippers during a… Read More »REI Camp Dreamer Slippers Review: Worth Every Penny
Earlier this summer, my wife and I decided to go on a lavish camping trip in Vermont. We enjoy backpacking and roughing it, but this trip was to be a little different. I didn’t want to sacrifice anything in terms… Read More »Here’s what happened when I bought a 12-person tent for my wife and I
I believe camping and backpacking are two pretty distinct things. I also find that, for me at least, “roughing it” is only a must when you’re backpacking. Camping can be as sparse or as lavish as you feel, and I… Read More »Coleman Skylodge Tent Review: Spacious, Breathable, and Worth it
Amtrak is expensive, there’s no way around that. If you’ve booked a trip that you can no longer go on, the money you spent is going to be the first thing on your mind. If you haven’t booked yet, the… Read More »Amtrak refunds: what to know (and do) if your train travel plans change
Similar to your local Post Office, Amtrak is a government agency that was created to serve the needs of Americans. Though they charge you for their services, they are heavily subsidized by government funds, because intercity passenger trains are considered… Read More »Who owns Amtrak? The Federal Government: Here’s what that means
I’ll get right to the answer on this one before going into detail: no, you really don’t need strong arms for backpacking, although they do help a lot. Strength doesn’t play a huge role in backpacking unless the trail demands… Read More »Do you need strong arms for backpacking?
Hammock camping is a popular and efficient way to sleep outside. Your gear is lighter, setup is quicker, and in some situations, hammock camping has fewer effects on the environment than tent camping. But, just because this style of camping… Read More »Don’t make these two hammock camping mistakes (I made them, it sucked)
Planning your next hiking or backpacking trip? Searching through the National Parks App or other hiking apps will open your eyes to some fantastic trails- many of them 40+ miles long. That’ll likely leave you wondering how many miles you… Read More »How Many Miles Can I Hike in a Day?
When you look up “camping” on Pinterest, you typically see a bunch of aesthetically pleasing domed tents and sleeping bags, with a campfire nearby. But camping in a tent is not the only way to camp, and it might not… Read More »Hammock Camping: Everything You Need to Know