The Ultimate Van Camping Beginner's Guide

#Vanlife is all the rage these days. First coined by photographer Foster Huntington in 2011, this catchy hashtag caught on quickly and has since been used by well over two million people. Although van camping is recently somewhat trendy, with brand-new tricked-out rigs or stylish retro rides found at campgrounds across the country, the concept...
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How to Set Up a Hammock on the Beach

Whether camping at the beach or just headed to the shore for the day, it’s all about maximizing relaxation. From the perfect location to the right swimsuit, trashy beach read and picnic snacks, every choice matters a little more when it’s in pursuit of unwinding. If you’re a beach purest, who heads out with nothing more than SPF 15 and a towel,...
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Everything You Need to Know About Hammock Stands

To lay on a hammock is to relax, contemplate, and take a break from the busy world for just a moment or two. There is no better feeling than to cozy up in a hammock with a book, phone, or nothing but the thoughts in your head. There is one major issue with many hammocks: they don’t come with a stand. Finding a place to hang a hammock is tough. ...
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The Best Portable Beach Hammocks

Seasoned beachgoers have a standing list of what to pack when heading to the shore. If your current beach bag list doesn’t include a portable beach hammock, your beach experience isn’t what it could be. Instead of laying on an uncomfortable sand-covered towel, moving with the sun, the tide, and the crowds, you could set up a relaxing camp for t...
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15 of the Best Beaches in Northern California

If the brutal calls your heart to travel more than the beautiful and you prefer the desolate to the idyllic, then the beaches of Northern California are for you. Redwood forests, harsh cliffs and windswept bluffs rise alongside the gray blue sea. Here you’ll find wave breaks ready for surfboards, tidepools waiting for discovery, and sandy shore...
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17 of the Best Family Beaches in Florida

It’s easy to find a slice of paradise along the Florida coastline. It’s not just for retirees and college kids, you’ll find the best family beaches in Florida. With super soft white sand and warm ocean water, they’re the perfect place for a family vacation. Surrounded by playgrounds, activities, nature preserves, restaurants and tourist attract...
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