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Where should we camp in the South of France?

Some freinds and I are going to take a train from Amsterdam to the South of France this summer and we need some ideas for places to check out on a budget and with interesting places/events/people to check out. [more inside]
posted by Yossarian22 on May 15, 2014 - 4 answers

Burning Man for International Visitors (who can't drive)

My girlfriend and I will be going to Burning Man this year. It was the sort of thing we've both wanted to do forever, and finally bit the bullet to do it. I'm scared, but purely for logistical reasons. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by popagandhi on Mar 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Please help save our road trip!

So, the National Parks are shut and husband and I are on a US road trip of a lifetime, during which we were due to visit/camp at many of those National Parks. Boo! Please help us salvage our trip and tell us about your favorite State Parks/hikes/non-NPS camping spots in OR, CA, AZ and southern UT! [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Oct 1, 2013 - 27 answers

One outfit to rule them all

I will be trekking/travelling/volunteering in South America for 6-8 months early next year. I am looking for what to wear and bring. Ideally, comfortable, water resistant, fashionable, lightweight things. [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Aug 23, 2013 - 12 answers

Not-so-touristy camping destinations in the US

We just completed a car-camping trip to the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming and loved it. While there were clearly many others camping there also, it had zero tourist factor. We want to find other places like this. We love to camp, so that is a requirement. [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Jul 11, 2013 - 16 answers

Talk me through water filtration and purification

As I'm spending more and more time on bike trips where there are many long stretches without access to reliable tap water, I'm starting to investigate water filters and purifiers as a supplement/backup solution in case the extra water I carry runs out or spills or whatever. But there are so many kinds, and some of them seem really sketchy, and I'm getting overwhelmed! Can you point me to a good, comprehensive resource on how to choose and use water purifiers and filters? Or can you talk me through a typical real-world use? Take for granted that I'll be using them within the US and am unlikely to be traveling in areas where the natural water supply is seriously contaminated.
posted by rhiannonstone on Jul 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Car camping in the US

Help me compile a togo list. I'm open to everywhere, everything. What is your favorite lesser-known US National Park or State Park for car camping? And the best time of year to visit?
posted by 1066 on Mar 18, 2013 - 16 answers

Where to stay in Moscow....Idaho, that is

My family and I will be traveling with some friends to Moscow, ID in July. Our friends will be staying with their family, and we will need a place to stay for a few nights. We hoped to camp, but it doesn't look like much of a camping place, am I right? Where should we stay? B&B? Hotel? Or are there campsites close by? We are 2 adults, 2 kids (ages 2 and 5).
posted by lil' ears on Mar 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Where to go to camp, learn, eat, and have fun between NYC and Colorado.

My boyfriend and I will be driving from New York City to the Colorado Rockies via Appalachia, MO, and KS, and would like specific suggestions of things to do and places to eat along the way, camping style! [more inside]
posted by Emms on Oct 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Washington State Travel: Looking for suggestions near/accessible to Wallace Falls State Park

I am planning a trip to Washington (state) in August. Most of the details are confirmed, but I have a few days that I'd like to fill... [more inside]
posted by ekf on Jul 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Memphis for a day - what to do, where to camp?

The last Memphis travel question was two years ago; anything to add or change from then? [more inside]
posted by eviemath on Jul 23, 2012 - 14 answers

A guide to Hadrian's Wall

I'm taking a week to hike Hadrian's Wall in mid-to-late August, and I'm looking for a useful guidebook. [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Jul 10, 2012 - 3 answers

book recommendation for armchair vacation

i am hoping you guys can help me find a great book to read. i loved bill bryson's "a walk in the woods." do you know of one that would be in that vein (travel/ humor) but dealing with car camping, or national parks, or maybe even driving with your family cross country? alternately, how about something similar to Annie dillard's "pilgrim at tinker creek" but more specific to the canyonlands area? thank you!
posted by orangemacky on Feb 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Help my friends and I find an outdoorsy place to spend a weekend that is logistically feasible (we're traveling from Atlanta, LA, and Pennsylvania).

Help my friends and I find an outdoorsy place to spend a weekend that is logistically feasible (we're traveling from Atlanta, LA, and Pennsylvania). [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Jan 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Where To Spend The Night

What's A Good Stopping Point Between Kansas City And Big Bend National State Park? [more inside]
posted by mmmbacon on Jul 21, 2011 - 3 answers

30 days in the middle of nowhere

A month in the Hebrides. One woman, one tent. Tell me what not to miss. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Civil War History Road Trip (with teens) suggestions?

Two moms, three home-educated early-teen boys, planning a learning adventure for two weeks at the end of August. Driving north from South Florida, which civil war sites/events should we not miss? Also looking for great not-too-primitive tent camping. So far all we know for sure is that we want to check out Gettysburg. We want to make it educational, but awesome and fun for our not-too-fascinated kids. Your suggestions welcome!
posted by theplotchickens on Jul 13, 2011 - 25 answers

I'd like to see my friends again sometime this year...

Is there any substitute for an air mattress for mobile, comfortable sleeping on floors? [more inside]
posted by threeturtles on May 7, 2011 - 16 answers

Help us find a weekend getaway!

Comfortable camping with a small dog on the gulf coast? Looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 9, 2011 - 4 answers

AMC highlights?

I just joined the Appalachian Mountain Club. How can I make the most of this membership? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Oct 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Best 1.5 (Cheap) Days in Olympic National Park?

Myself and two friends have decided to do our annual reunion in Olympic National park but since we’re all short on vacation, we only have Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Is there a way we could somehow combine a 4-10 mile day hike with a coastal experience in this amount of time? I've seen the wta.org and nps.gov sites but I'm sort of overwhelmed by choice and looking for recommendations. [more inside]
posted by neko75 on Sep 17, 2010 - 5 answers

NC to Toronto Road Trip: Boats, Beds and Camping!

Traveling to Toronto from NC with my cousin in 2 weeks and looking for good sailboat charters, Hiking/Camping, City activities and, oh ya, now we need a place to stay... [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jul 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Please help me plan an awesome hardcore state crossin' bicycle trip! Now in 3D!

Me and my girlfriend are planning to embark upon a long adventure. We have never done it before and have some questions. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jul 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Life's a beach... but I don't want to die!

Help me plan my Outer Banks beach camping trip! [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Apr 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Help Me Plan My Yellowstone Trip!

I'm a few weeks from a big solo road trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. I would love some answers from MeFites on a few questions related to routes, destinations, food, camping alone, bears, etc.! [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Apr 21, 2010 - 35 answers

What New Zealand Campervan experiences have you had?

New Zealand Campervan advice -- anyone done NZ by campervan? [more inside]
posted by birdwatcher on Nov 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Camping in the Midwest

Where should my boyfriend camp on his way to Washington, DC from St. Paul, MN? [more inside]
posted by ahdeeda on Sep 14, 2009 - 5 answers

NH Camping

Can you recommend some good, rustic camping areas within three hours of Portsmouth, NH? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jul 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Need advice on WV New River/Gauley trip on a budget

We would like to plan a family trip (myself, husband, 15 & 18 yo athletic teens) to the New River/Gauley in WV & would like some recommendations about which river, which outfitter, and lodging recommendations. [more inside]
posted by caroljean63 on Jul 17, 2009 - 4 answers

I know I won't need the kitchen sink, but what *do* I need?

Visiting London on a budget and confused about logistics. How do I plan and pack? [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Apr 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me grab a bag

I would like to know a superior form of backpack. It should be primarily appropriate for day to day backpack and school usage but also useful for light travel use or light camping use. I am ~6'4", usually weigh about 185 pounds, and male. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Feb 1, 2009 - 22 answers

Help us get the most out of our Hawaiian experience

My husband and I are traveling to Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii in a week. We only have 8 days between the two islands, and want to make the most of it. What should we do while we're there? [more inside]
posted by I_love_the_rain on Aug 8, 2008 - 16 answers

South Cariboo Camping in September?

I'm going to be spending an early September weekend in 108 Mile Ranch for a wedding. We (myself, Mrs. Mitheral and 4 year old) would like to camp for the week after in the area (say no more than a couple hours drive away, less so south eastwards). Recommendations for must see places/things or camping? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Aug 1, 2008 - 3 answers

What is there to see between KC and Eugene, OR?

I'm driving from KC to Eugene, OR (round trip) and I'm in no hurry. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by samurphy on Jul 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Will Langerado burn my "bun-in-the-oven"?

My wife and I saw the lineup for Langerado last night and both of us are dying to go. However, around that first weekend in march, she will be eight months pregnant (or seven, math is hard, we're due in early May). She has never had an experience like Langerado, i.e. festivals full of hippies and lots of music. I have, and we have been meaning to do one together but things like law school and jobs have prevented us from doing so. Should the pregnancy stop us now? [more inside]
posted by Palerale on Jan 19, 2008 - 14 answers

Best Camping in NC

Where is the best place to go tent car-camping in North Carolina over the Labor Day weekend? [more inside]
posted by philmas on Jul 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Camping from KC to DC

Where should a family of five camp / stop / visit on their camping / road trip from KC to DC? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Jul 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me impress my GF with a frugal, adventurous, and romantic vacation

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 - 9 answers

If we can survive the honeymoon, the actual marraige should be a breeze.

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. [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown on May 8, 2007 - 6 answers

I need a list of campgrounds by province for a cross Canada road trip this summer. Any suggestions?

I need a list of campgrounds by province for a cross Canada road trip this summer. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by northernsoul on May 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Beach camping & fishing in Quintana Roo, Mexico?

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 - 3 answers

Tenting Tonight on the Old Campground....

Can you recommend a camping spot in Northern New England that meets several criteria? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Sep 12, 2006 - 7 answers

Tell me about camper vans

Camper van question: I'm thinking of buying a vehicle in the next couple of months. [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Aug 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Camping (and general budget travel) in the Azores

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. [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Aug 20, 2006 - 7 answers

Finding that not-a-home within a home

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 - 6 answers

Ultimate camping in northern California?

Recommendations for tent camping in Northern California? [more inside]
posted by LooseFilter on Jul 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Places to see on a road trip?

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 - 17 answers

Campgrounds for Dummies

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 - 24 answers

Appalachain Trail (Nantahala) guidance?

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 - 2 answers

Extreme budget travel in Eastern Europe

I need practical advice for extreme budget travelling in Eastern Europe this summer. [more inside]
posted by mosessis on Apr 25, 2006 - 9 answers

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