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Camping Tips: Picking a Good Sleeping Spot

When surveying a camp area, the most important consideration should be to select a good spot for sleeping. Everything else is secondary. Here are expert outdoorsman Tom Stienstra’s tips for ensuring a good night’s rest.

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How to Get Kids Excited About the Outdoors

How do you compete with the television and remote control? How do you prove to a kid that success comes from persistence, spirit, and logic, which the outdoors teaches, and not from pushing buttons? The answer is in these Ten Camping Commandments for Kids.

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Gearing up for a Family Camping Trip

Now that spring is here, it’s a good time for families to start planning their summer vacation, and for many, there’s nothing better than a good, old-fashioned camping trip. Laura Martone offers tips and resources for getting the gear you need to go out and set up camp.

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Avoiding Identity Theft While on Vacation

Identity theft is, unfortunately, one of the many pitfalls of traveling. Veteran traveler and American Nomad, Laura Martone, offers up some handy tips to keep your identity safe while out adventuring on the road.

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Money-Saving Travel Tips from Nomadic Matt

Laura Martone reviews a book by Nomadic Matt that aims to teach you to how to travel the world without breaking the bank. Our American Nomad gives it a thumbs up and refers you to some great tips for budget US travel and travel abroad.

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Fashion, Fun, and Convenience for the Modern Traveler

There are innumerable items available to travelers – of all tastes, budgets, interests, and needs – and it’s not always easy to figure out their benefits and drawbacks from an online catalog. Author Laura Martone shares with readers her latest travel product discoveries.