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Jolanda Lapegna

Jolanda is a full-time writer and life-long outdoor enthusiast. Growing up on a small island off the Eastern Canadian coast, she spent most of her childhood hiking, swimming and fishing in the Atlantic ocean.

After a short stint in the corporate world, Jolanda quit her day job to write full-time and check out what lies beyond the Canadian shores. Ever since, she’s been hiking, biking and kayaking her way across 11 European countries and counting.

Jolanda currently lives in the beautiful, Tuscan countryside. When she isn’t hanging out in the woods or at the beach, you’ll catch her foraging for mushrooms and truffles with her truffle-dog, Red.

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Camper sitting on sleeping pad in front of the sun rising over mountains (SS)

Backpacking Breakfast Ideas: 9 Easy & Yummy Options

There’s nothing quite like waking up to a delicious breakfast in the backcountry. These morning meal ideas are lightweight, tasty, versatile, and provide all the fuel you need for a long day backpacking.
Harriman State Park, New York

Best Campgrounds in New York: The Ultimate Guide

From the wild beauty of the Catskills to the remote wilderness of the Adirondacks, discover your next favorite NY getaway in this guide to the Empire State’s top campgrounds.
Lamer river flows through Yellowstone national park

Best Campgrounds Near Yellowstone Park: 15 Unmissable Spots!

So you’re finally taking that dream trip to Yellowstone but you don’t know where to stay? Our list of the park’s top 15 campgrounds has you covered!
North Georgia mountains

Best Camping in Georgia: Family Friendly to Remote Retreat

Ready to learn more about the juiciest camping spots in Georgia? This guide will walk you through the top 19 campsites in the Peach State and what to see and do when you get there.
Beach scene on Gulf Coast in Mississippi

Best Camping in Mississippi: 9 Top Spots in the Magnolia State

If you fancy spending time in the natural beauty of Mississippi, you’re going to need to know where to camp! Our Magnolia State camping guide has it all – family-friendly RV parks, national forests, secluded lakeside campgrounds, and more!
Farmland in the Ohio countryside

Best Camping in Ohio: 19 Must-Visit Sites in the Buckeye State

Ohio has a heck of a lot more going on than just corn fields! Discover exactly what this hugely underrated state has hidden up its sleeve in this guide to Ohio’s top 19 campgrounds.
Sunset over Potomac River, West Virginia

Best Camping in West Virginia: Top 11 in the Mountain State

West Virginia's scenic mountain beauty makes it the ultimate spot for year-round camping adventures. In this guide, you’ll discover 11 of the state’s best campgrounds along with tips for what to do and see when you get there.
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Best Double Sleeping Bag: 7 Cozy Cocoons for Camping Couples

Whether it’s your partner, your kids, or your four-legged companion, sometimes you just gotta’ get cozy while camping by canoodling with a tentmate. Our guide features 7 of our favorite oversized sleeping bags to do it in.
Hiker wearing a fanny pack on the Bell Rock trail

Best Fanny Pack for Hiking: Our Top 11 for Day Hikes and More

Love or leave ‘em, fanny packs are here to stay! Learn why you need to ditch your heavy backpack for a lightweight fanny pack instead. In this guide, we’ve included the top 11 fanny packs for the trail and lots of info to help you choose.
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