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Visit California Because…You Can!

By Stacey Dougherty
Friends of mine are getting together this weekend and flying to California to do Sonoma. I’m so jealous I could spit! California is one of my favorite states! I can’t get away right now but I’m hoping…

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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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Camping Connection – National Park Alternatives

By Bill Steiden
America’s national parks are due for a celebration. The first, Yellowstone, was declared in 1872, and it was President Woodrow Wilson who established the National Park Service in 1916. But President Theodore Roosevelt, whose term in office…

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PBS Documentary a Must See

September 28, 2009 – Watching part one last night of Ken Burns’ latest documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea was almost like going to church. The episode’s spectacular scenes along with the tale of how the United States…

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Camping Connection: Fresh Air, Dirt, Rocks and Water

By Chris Reinolds
Before parenting consumed our lives, taking off for the weekend or a week long camping trip was… a lot easier. But today’s children spend too much time in front of the television and not enough time gazing…

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St. John, USVI

Paradise With Its Own National Park
Story and photos by Stacey Dougherty
It was mid-afternoon and we were sitting on the open upper deck of the Red Hook ferry on St. Thomas. As we waited to get under way…

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