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Camping Connection – From Natural Disasters to Natural Beauties

By Bill Steiden
A vast, open field at a mile’s elevation in North Carolina, bisected by a tumbling river and surrounded by green peaks.
A languid lake filled with the drowned corpses of a great cypress forest in a lonely…

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Travel Trends – Are Travel Agents the Dinosaurs of the Industry?

By Bobby L. Hickman
Are travel agents obsolete in the digital age?
That’s a question many are asking these days. Consumers have 24/7 access to travel information online and even on their cell phones. Travelers can research a destination, find…

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Well Traveled – Need a Pick-Me-Up? Adventure Options Sure to Thrill in British Columbia

Story and photos by Pamela Irving
If your daily grind is getting you down or you live far enough north where winter never seems to end, it’s time to rev up your adventure meter in warmer albeit wetter climes like…

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Travel Trends – A Stonger Dollar May Make Europe Affordable Again

By Bobby Hickman
April 16, 2010 – With the U.S. dollar strengthening against both the euro and the British pound, experts say 2010 could become the best time to travel “across the pond” in recent years.
Both the euro and…

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Well Traveled – Indulge on Vacation and Still Come Home Fit & Fabulous!

By Pamela Irving
Most of us come home from vacation packing a few extra pounds, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We think we need to restrict ourselves to maintain health but this mentality sets us up for…

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Travel Trends – Getting Off the Ground

By Bobby L. Hickman
You’re at the airport, heading for a dream vacation, and your airline announced it is canceling your flight. What should you do now? And what are your rights anyway?
Unfortunately today, “There are no hard and…

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Camping Connection – Time for the Eastern and Western Flower Shows

By Bill Steiden
An old saying has it that love is like wildflowers, often found in the most unlikely places. The truth behind that truism is illustrated by two classic camping spots on opposite sides of the country that, in…

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Camping Connection – Florida’s Flatwater

By Bill Steiden
The popular image of canoeing is eternally linked with 1972’s Deliverance – four men shooting deadly Class V rapids on a wild, remote river in wooden canoes. And that wasn’t the riskiest part of their adventure.

But…

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Camping Connection – Small & Stylish, Teardrops Are Worth a Look

By Bill Steiden
There’s a good reason Elkhart, Ind., is the epicenter of U.S. unemployment. It’s the capital of recreational vehicle manufacturing at a time when spending on luxury items, such as RVs, is declining fast, and fuel prices are…

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Camping Connection – When the Twinkling Lights Are City Lights

By Bill Steiden
One of the big draws for most who go camping is a change in surroundings from our workaday urban or suburban world. We want to see trees, streams, fields, mountains – something other than cars and concrete…

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