I need to plan a relaxing, adventurous and very frugal vacation for my GF and I in late July leaving from So-Cal. Help! [more inside]
posted by Waffle_King
on May 16, 2007 -
Road-trip filter. I am in the process of planning a rather ambitious honeymoon. He and I are canoeing in the Boundary Waters area of Minnesota for a week, which is exciting enough, but we are also planning to drive there. From Mississippi. And tent camping on the way.
posted by thebrokedown
on May 8, 2007 -
I'm planning a road trip to Yellowstone NP from Starkville, MS. Tips, suggestions of roads to take and places to stop, stay, eat, and see (we're tent camping, and we're talking spring break one year from now), we'll be in my 2006 Sentra.
posted by nile_red
on Mar 17, 2007 -
I'm looking for some suggestions and advice for a short camping trip to Puerto Rico this month. [more inside]
posted by killyb
on Feb 5, 2007 -
Is there a good place to go backpacking in January in Northern California that doesn't involve a lot of snow? [more inside]
posted by fdhidalgo
on Dec 25, 2006 -
I am looking to get into some beginner back country camping, and I need some recommendations for gear and guides. [more inside]
posted by deafmute
on Dec 14, 2006 -
Hubby and I are planning a last minute trip to Mexico. We're going to fly into Cancun and don't plan on renting a car since we're on a tight budget. We'd like to find a beach campground that's along the Caribbean Sea where we can stay away from crowds and just relax and maybe even do some shore fishing. Would be great it's within walking distance to a small local restaurant of sorts or even if it's just stalls. Does one exist? For the life of me, I have not been able to find any budget beach camping information online. I guess what makes it more difficult is that we'd like to be able to get there by bus and/or colectivo, if possible and it will be during the holidays! I knew I should have researched before booking but we got a good price and well...it will be winter and we could use the sun! Anyone BTDT? :)
p.s. I'm totally open to suggestions! TIA!!!
posted by Jujee
on Nov 21, 2006 -
Anybody know a good camping / backpacking spot in California that's not snowed under yet and is a decent drive from San Francisco (< 8 hours, not involving snow chains)? [more inside]
posted by salvia
on Nov 17, 2006 -
I'm making up a shelter/survival kit - Now that I've got the Laser Printer hooked up, can anybody reccomend web pages I should print out and pack along? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069
on Oct 9, 2006 -
I shall walk into the wild maybe for a week or so, depending on the weather, blisters, etc.
Who has recommendations for (relatively safe) *long* solitary walks in the U.S. or Canada?
Specifically, I'm looking for a hike/trail/path that I can follow -- walking 7-10 hours a day, for 5-7 days in a row. No cell phone, no computer, no schedule.
This would be a sort of annual retreat/walk/vacation/time-to-reset-my-body, that I'd like to do every year. Time to think, lose a few pounds, kick-up my metabolism, detox, chill out, regroup, spiritually recharge, etc.
Assuming I don't want to carry a gun into the wild (to protect against critters or humans), where are some interesting, safe destinations???
I'm not a survivalist and I'm not looking for an adventure per se. Prefer a minimum of life-threatening hazards and/or 100+ degree temperatures or freezing nights.
posted by pallen123
on Sep 25, 2006 -
So, I was recently told that I would be joining the Girl Scouts. Here's the thing... I'm a 35 year old male.
Help me be a great Girl Scouts dad! [more inside]
posted by BruceL
on Sep 18, 2006 -
Can you recommend a camping spot in Northern New England that meets several criteria? [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Sep 12, 2006 -
I'm in S.E. Michigan and looking to rent a log cabin for a weekend with some friends. Aiming for Sept 16/17. Do you have a good place you think we should look at? Or know where I can I get any reviews of log cabin rental places? [more inside]
posted by parma
on Sep 4, 2006 -
I'm looking for a charming campsite on the Pacific Coast Between San Luis Obispo and San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by bryanzera
on Aug 31, 2006 -
HikinginNorthernCaliforniaoverLaborDayWeekendFilter: Help me figure out the best place for a small group to go hiking and camping for two/three days, within a (half-)day's drive of Oakland/Berkeley. [more inside]
posted by kittyprecious
on Aug 27, 2006 -
Thinking about a cross country trip thru Canada in a camper with a Golden Retriever. Any advice, tips, recommendations or warnings? I haven't yet set an itinerary but probably will cross in Buffalo/Lewiston. Eventually want to make my way to Portland, OR. Perhaps after a side trip to Vancouver area.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Aug 24, 2006 -
Camper van question: I'm thinking of buying a vehicle in the next couple of months.
posted by jonesor
on Aug 23, 2006 -
Have you been to the Azores? (Or do you live there?) I'm seeking info about camping and other very low-budget traveling in the Azores. I would love to hear about any of the islands -- I'm also especially interested in Flores and Corvo if you know anything at all about the camping sites there.
posted by lorimer
on Aug 20, 2006 -
Is campground map information freely available from a single source? [more inside]
posted by woj
on Aug 2, 2006 -
I have the last three weeks in August to get away from it all. The caveat: I have little money and minimal transportation. What now? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger
on Jul 25, 2006 -
I'm looking for UK camp site resources/info that are a bit less mainstream. I've done a fair amount of camping locally to where I am in Sussex on farms and other less organised camp sites -- all found via word of mouth -- but I'm looking to head a bit further away. The problem I'm finding is that most camping info is either 'proper' camp/caravan (*shudder*) sites or 'alternative' eco/politics-type places. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by i_cola
on Jul 21, 2006 -
I live in Western Massachusetts and I'd like to go camping for a few days in the middle of the week in the beginning of August, perhaps somewhere in Maine. Requirements include proximity to the beach, scenic biking, and ... [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Jul 17, 2006 -
A friend and I are taking a long drive from Philadelphia to Taos, NM.
Which route should we take, and what should we see along the way, particularly in terms of national parks and campsites? What sites and campgrounds are a must? And what's some good advice for two people planning to be on the road for about a week? [more inside]
posted by deafmute
on Jul 13, 2006 -
I'm looking to put together sleeping gear for mild-weather camping, where low weight and low cost are equally important. So I'm seeking advice on the best way to balance these factors (since the lightest products seem to be the most expensive).
posted by allterrainbrain
on Jun 21, 2006 -
Need advice for two tent camping newbies about to travel the country via Honda Accord. Is KOA generally reputable/nonscuzzy nowadays? Any other hints for this year's summer season? Recommendations on equipment? Do you have to reserve ahead of time (we are trying to not schedule ourselves too much!) or can you usually show up in the evening and get a spot? This question is as broad as can be - all advice welcome. We are happy to do some off-trail places but don't want to backpack necessarily. [more inside]
posted by kirstin
on May 30, 2006 -
A group of my friends and I are looking to hike the first leg of the Nantahala area AT this weekend, and can't figure out where to park and enter. [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on May 26, 2006 -
Last year I bought all of the gear my wife and I need to start spending more of our free time in the woods, hiking and camping. The issue is she is a city girl (well, Long Island) and has never been camping and is deathly afraid that bears (or other wild animals) will get us. [more inside]
posted by camworld
on May 25, 2006 -
I need practical advice for extreme budget travelling in Eastern Europe this summer. [more inside]
posted by mosessis
on Apr 25, 2006 -
I want to bike all the way around Lake Ontario, starting in Toronto and heading East. I have questions! [more inside]
posted by loquax
on Apr 23, 2006 -