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Two years ago, I hiked about 10 miles with a group of friends to Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon. We camped for a few nights and explored the stunning scenery before making the long trek out (see photo proof below).
As the weather gets warmer, I find myself ready to plan my next camping trip. I’m not looking for a trip as prep-intensive as Havasu, but any time spent outdoors would be welcome.
I decided to check out camping blogs for some inspiration.
I found so many good options that I’ve decided to make this a two-part Blog Profiles. The rest of my favorites will be posted on June 10, so stay tuned.
“Camping for Women is a resource created by women, and for women, which proves girls have just as much fun in the woods as boys,” the homepage explains.
Camping of course is not a gendered activity and these posts can appeal to any reader, but this is a great resource and community for women who love camping and want tips, trends, and articles catered to their unique outdoor experiences.
The Resources section is especially helpful. Readers can find checklists, a knot-tying infographic, and more helpful posts.
Follow @campingforwomen on Twitter.
The Anywhere at Home blog is run by Angel and Michelle, “an adventure couple who just want to enjoy the great outdoors.”
The blog, which began in 2014, grew out of the couple’s love for the outdoors and their realization that they could make anywhere feel like home.
Although the blog has been less active lately, I love the posts and still wanted to include it in my list.
Posts cover camping, caving, and hiking, among other topics. Everything also is accompanied by beautiful photography from the two photographers/videographers.
Check out Backpacking in Silver Peak Wilderness – Los Padres National Forest, How to Sleep Warm – a Guide for Extending Your Camping Season into the Winter, and Playing Tourist in Yellowstone National Park.
Follow @anywhereathome on Twitter.
Beyond the Tent is managed by Ryan Cunningham, who is on a mission to “get families, singles, anyone and everyone outdoors and enjoying the world of camping.”
The blog has a great selection of posts with family-friendly camping tips, advice, and recipes. The “Start Here” tab has useful resources like a camping checklist and first aid basics.
Beyond the Tent also has in-depth gear guides for tents, sleeping bags, portable power, and more.
Follow @BeyondTheTent on Twitter.
If you’re like me, you can only take so many meals of oatmeal, trail mix, and hot dogs while camping.
Bloggers Megan McDuffie and Michael van Vliet were in the same boat and started this blog in 2015 to blend their love of cooking with the outdoors.
In addition to the easy-to-execute recipes, Fresh Off The Grid also posts camping guides for some spectacular locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Follow @FreshOffTheGrid on Facebook.
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Rocky Parker works in Audience Relations at PR Newswire. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines and connect on LinkedIn. When she’s not working, Rocky typically can be found cooking, binge watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.