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  • Yes - You Can Go Glamping With Your Own Gear Starts With An Outfitter Tent

    There's a classic romance associated with sleeping under the stars with only a thin layer of fabric offering you a bit of privacy and protection from the environement that surrounds you. Frankly, though, after a certain age - for many of us, the practical realities of camping begin to exceed the call of the wild, as it were. That's one reason why we've become supporters of glamping and cottage rentals as an alternative. However, there's a middle ground for avid sportsmen who still want that back-to-nature feeling and the freedom to set up wherever they want to go. An Outfitter Tent is exactly what it sounds like - it's the type of tent that a professional outfitter might set up for you on a safari trip to provide maximum comfort and enjoyment, especially when you'll be in the same spot for more than a couple days.

  • Glamping In The Great Smoky Mountains Should Be Your Next Guys Trip

    I think most guys have thought about taking a trip to the Smokies at some point - whether it is that epic motorcycle trip or chasing rainbow trout, this is a destination that guys are instinctively drawn to. While there are a wide variety of accommodations that you can stay at in the area - from luxury hotels to rustic camping spots - our pick would be to find a glamping spot where you can have modern amenities but enjoy the back to nature experience too.

    Imagine you're nestled in the heart of the majestic Smoky Mountains, swapping stories around a roaring fire.  Picture luxurious yurts, hearty meals, and a cold regional beer in hand. It's not just camping, it's glamping, and it's about to become your favorite way to bond with the boys.

  • Summer Camp Tips And Advice That Parents Need To Share With Their Kids

    Summer camp is a fun and exciting experience for kids. It's an opportunity to make new friends, explore the outdoors, and try lots of cool activities. But with all that excitement comes responsibility - parents need to share helpful advice on having a safe and enjoyable time at summer camp to make the experience a positive one. From packing wisely to looking out for fellow campers, here are some vital tips every parent should pass along before their child heads off to camp this summer.

  • Gear That Will Turn Your Camping Trip Into A Epic Glamping Adventure

    If you're like me, the idea of roughing it in the great outdoors doesn't appeal to you. I'd much rather enjoy a camping trip with some of the creature comforts of home. If that's your style too, then you'll love glamping! Glamping is short for "glamorous camping," and it's just what it sounds like: camping with all the amenities. In this blog post, we'll discuss five ways to turn your next camping trip into a glamping adventure!

  • XGRiD Campers Introduces Australian Off Road Overlanding Campers

    If you are looking for a badass off-road camper trailer, you can't get much better than this. While we suppose that "any camper" can be an off road camper if you go slow enough and avoid anything challenging, these bad boys are designed to literally go anywhere.  Plus they are designed to still carry all your gear - including firewood storage, bike racks, even a hot outdoor shower.

  • Getting Back To Nature By Glamping Santa Barbara Style at El Capitan Canyon

    When most people think of visiting Santa Barbara, the image of a resort on the beach or something downtown within walking distance to the "Urban Wine Trail" comes to mind. We did things a bit different though and spent some time getting back to nature and relaxing in style at the El Capitan Canyon located about 20 minutes west of Santa Barbara and directly across the highway from el Capitan State Beach Park.

  • Covering Your Camper Or RV Is Just As Important As Weatherizing It

    A camper is a major investment, but it can save you the money you would otherwise spend on lodging and meals as well. Yet, even so, many people cannot afford the price of indoor storage and others think the job is done once they complete some weatherizing before storing it for winter. That's why it is essential to make sure you invest in a cover as well. 

  • Camping Essentials That Are Easy to Forget

    Camping essentials like a sleeping bag, tent, and a cooler with drinks and food, are usually on top of a camping checklist and aren't easy to forget. However, there are other camping essentials that are easy to forget but could make your camping more enjoyable.

  • Ways To Make Sure Your Camping Trip Is A Sustainable Adventure

    Camping is a wonderful way to spend your vacation and connect with nature. On the surface, simply the act of heading outdoors seems like it would be good for the environment. However, all too often I see people simply treat camping as an outdoor party and it is anything but an ecologically sound alternative to heading to a fancy resort. When done properly though, this family-friendly style of vacation can easily be a great way to spend time exploring a new area and connecting with nature as well as your companions in meaningful ways.

  • 4 Ways to Stay Comfortable on Your First Camping Adventure

    Going camping can be a daunting prospect for first-timers, especially if you are worried about the lack of creature comforts that this type of outdoor activity usually involves.

    Thankfully with the right preparation and a few well-chosen purchases, you can enjoy camping trips in comfort. Here are a few tips to help you thoroughly embrace camping, even if you are a newbie.

  • Camping At Two Harbors On Catalina Island

    When most people think of Catalina Island, the bustling village of Avalon first comes to mind. That’s the Mediterranean-style “city” (by Catalina standards) with shops, restaurants, boutique hotels and funky bars such as Luau Larry’s with its Wiki Wacker cocktail, all of which make it a very popular tourist spot for people throughout Southern California. Well, gentlemen, there is another part of this island 26 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles that is ideal for a men’s getaway for a weekend or mid-week escape. It’s Two Harbors.

  • Understanding RV Classes: It's Not Quite As Simple As ABC

    So you've thought about getting a recreational vehicle but are confused by the different types out there. To help simplify things, I'm going to divide them into two different categories - self-contained RV classes and trailers such as popup campers and fifth-wheel units. Thinking of things on the most basic level, RV classes are as simple as A, B, or C. Let's take a look at the differences in those classes what which one might be right for your lifestyle.

  • Here's Where You Can Tour Motorhome and RV Factories

    It's pretty exciting to visit factories and see how things are built. Today, industrial-tourism is a big business and that ranges from visiting auto manufacturing plants to breweries. However, what about visiting an RV or Campervan factory? That might be a perfect twist on your same ol' vacation that could turn it into a memorable experience where you might even learn something!

  • Aurora Bubble Sled Camping In the Arctic Under the Northern Lights

    Ever dream of sleeping under the Northern Lights? Unfortunately that will never be a possibility for most of us since it is DAMN COLD. Even with someone to snuggle up with, it's something that hasn't been a reality until recently because it requires organization and planning. We love what Off the Map Travel is offering now with their Aurora Bubble Sleds!

  • Getting Back to Nature with Wandervans Campervans

    When you travel in the US, there are typically two options - hotels and camping. In other parts of the world, campervans are a popular option but until recently they haven't really been embraced in the United States. Luckily, that's changing as it offers a very cool alternative for those looking for a "back to nature" experience but still want to retain the warmth of comfort of a nice soft bed.

  • Camping Recipes and Foods We Love to Make On the Grill

    When you think about camping, you probably think about fresh air, campfires, and music but my guess is that you also are thinking about those tasty treats that you only get every so often. That's right, I'm talking about camping recipes and fire-cooked canned foods like Dinty Moore Beef Stew and Hormel Chili. On our recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park, we expanded on our favorites by adding a couple new ones...

  • Emergency Supplies for your Next Camping Trip

    header-imageWe don't always think about what might happen if something goes wrong on that back-woods hunting or fishing trip, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared.While 9 times out of 10 you will return from your adventure safe sound and with a belly full of the "Three B's" (Beer, Beef, and Bourbon), you never know what might happen when camping and that's where these items can come in handy.

    The following items aren't just smart, they are also a manly way to stay alive in a pinch!