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Weekend Warriors: Tips to Make Your Weekend Adventure a Success!

May 20, 2019

Weekend Warriors: Tips to Make Your Weekend Adventure a Success!

When you only have a few weeks of vacation each year, it can feel impossible to visit all of the places you want to go! Choosing shorter weekend adventures can help you get your wanderlust fix while still allowing you to be back in the office fresh as a daisy on Monday morning!
Here are some of our favorite tips for having a successful weekend adventure with some photos of our recent adventure to the Oregon desert with the Boise and Eugene Chapters!

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Get Out of Your Box and Get Into a Boat!

March 25, 2019

Get Out of Your Box and Get Into a Boat!

It isn’t just the inherent beauty of our natural surroundings that make this area (and much of the planet) rather a gem, but the pockets of breath-taking beauty that are condensed in a relatively small area. Which is why I finally drug myself over to the famous, often praised oasis of the San Juan Islands this weekend.

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Hacks for a Comfy Night’s Sleep in a Tent

December 04, 2017

Hacks for a Comfy Night’s Sleep in a Tent

Sleeping in a tent doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable experience. With a little creative know-how, these tips ensure you’ll have a great night’s sleep while camping.

 

Make Plenty of Pillows

When you sleep outside, sometimes you need a little extra cushion in certain spots, such as your neck, hips, or shoulders. Keep a stash of improvised pillows to boost your comfort. An easy way to make a pillow is to use a jacket and a Buff, neck gaiter or headband. First fold your jacket lengthwise, then roll it up. Next, stuff jacket into the Buff, neck gaiter or...

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Sisterhood and Sopping Sleeping Bags

April 04, 2017

Sisterhood and Sopping Sleeping Bags

So there I was, in the middle of a crazy, freak rain storm that came up out of nowhere, standing braless and bedraggled in front of the park ranger.

You may be wondering how I let myself get in this predicament in the first place, but in my defense there were no threatening clouds on the horizon and no telling change in temperature. It was just a sudden downpour; which caught me off guard and wet in a thin, gray tank top…

We were a handful girlfriends with various levels of camping experience who had trekked to the prairies of...

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Empowerment: The Allure of the Great Outdoors

March 28, 2017

Empowerment: The Allure of the Great Outdoors

They say all heartbreaks, no matter how devastating, can be cured by the sea; that nature is good for the soul; that time heals all wounds.

And I agree.

These days, I love to enjoy the outdoors with my daughter, my friends, and my mom. You might even say that being outside has become my prescription for overcoming almost any disappointment. I’m regularly drawn to Bar Harbor, Maine, where the crisp ocean air, and beautiful seaside vistas act as an antidote for my soul.

But it wasn’t always this way.

There...

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June 14, 2015

Why Do We Love Camping?

Millions of people regularly take to the outdoors to sleep under the stars and cook over an open fire.  But have you ever wondered how it was that we developed this love of camping?

Almost for as long as humanity has been around, there has been camping.  Sleeping in tents was once simply a way of life, but camping has turned into both a beloved pastime and a booming industry.  Many of us grew up camping with our families, be it on a regular basis or for vacation...

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June 04, 2015

Mud Season Getaways You Shouldn’t Miss

by Hilary Oliver

Spring can be a tough season for outdoorsy, adventuresome ladies. The skiing and snowboarding conditions deteriorate rapidly, but most of the trails for hiking and mountain biking aren’t dry yet. And the whole time, the days are getting longer, flowers are poking up and adventure—ahem, spring—fever is setting in big time. The answer? Head to the desert. Here are three of the best places to sneak off to for a spring getaway with a little adventure mixed in.

 

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