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...
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...
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.
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...
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.