Experience

13Aug2019
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Living the Camping Dream

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  - Lao-tzu Some might say we’re a little bit crazy, but that’s okay. We love our life of living full time in our RV - living the camping dream! It’s a dream come true, a never-ending story of our continuous journey of freedom. Some will say there is no way on earth they could give up their house and all the stuff it holds, and tha

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Camping at Franz Josef

Are you planning on traveling New Zealand? If so, be sure to make a stop at Franz Josef and trek up a glacier! Even if you're not planning on traveling to New Zealand, climbing the Franz Josef glacier is a reason to go! Camping at Franz Josef Highlights: The Town Franz Joseph is a picturesque little township on the west coast of New Zealand’s south island. Backpackers flock there to experie

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Camping…Under the Table!

Do you remember when as a young child you crawled under the dining room table and found a magic space underneath, smudgy dark, warm, and safe?  Then your mother would throw a blanket over the table top  draping the hard wooden edges to a softened landscape which hid you beneath it; and as your new world dimmed the excitement would intensify. Camping...Under the Table! Enter: The Fantasy Realm

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Camping With Your Two Gay Dads

My very first camping trip was with my two gay dads, Alan and Sean. I was 12 years old. It was the first time mom had allowed me to spend time away with them and I was determined to make it go as smoothly as possible and therefore envisage future trips. A Seemingly Great Idea Alan (my biological dad) was hell-bent on making my trip to the great outdoors the ultimate camping experience (I’m sur

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Camping In the Back Garden – Well, Almost…

Camping in the back garden with your mates may not sound very scary but wait until you try it... "Turn the light on! Turn the light on now!" It was Emma's first time camping and so far, it wasn't going too well. Unfortunately the garden light turned on when there was a movement and every 2 minutes it would switch off. After 5 seconds of hysterical screaming she would jump out of the tent and st

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Pitch Imperfect: The Wrong Place to Pitch Your Tent

Camping! Much like purchasing real estate, the three most important things are location, location and location. I learned this the hard way. It was about five years ago now, although my therapist remembers it as if it was yesterday. I'm a single dad with five children to entertain each summer. They had been nagging away at me for a couple of years to go camping and, having run out of excuses, I

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Walking the Wicklow Way Trail in Ireland

The Wicklow Way is a long-distance hiking trail that starts in Dublin, Ireland and heads south through the scenic Wicklow Mountains for 82 miles, ending in Clonegal. Along the way it passes through sleepy Irish towns, important historic sites, and rugged wilderness. In 2008, I had the chance to walk a good portion of it to celebrate my 28th birthday. The Plan for Walking Wicklow Way Trail During

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Camping in Kaghan, Pakistan: Camping Tips

Though I am not much of a camper, I have learned some tips from the few trips I have been on. To explain these, I would like to recount my experiences in the “wild” with you. It had been a long year studying and we all needed a bit of a break from our studies, and what better place to do this than going to the northern regions of Pakistan. Furthermore, we decided to go on our first-ever campi

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