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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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Best Campgrounds in North Carolina

North Carolina is filled with some spectacular campgrounds. Forget the hustle and bustle of city life and use this camping guide to plan your next outdoor escape!
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Best Camping in Oklahoma for Fun and Relaxing Getaways

Thanks to Oklahoma’s pristine wilderness and diverse landscapes, there’s no better place to go camping. It boasts over 30 state parks with everything from rugged forests and mountains to scenic lakes and rivers. Discover the best of it in this guide!
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Best Camping in Louisiana: 17 Top Sites in the Bayou State

There’s a whole lot more to Louisiana than fantastic food, jazz music, and bustling New Orleans! Louisiana is jam-packed with amazing state parks and diverse campgrounds. Plan your next camping adventure with the help of our guide!
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Camping with Electricity: All You Need to Know to Power Up Your Campsite

Want to enjoy your laptop or smartphone at your campsite? In this guide, we teach you ten easy ways to keep all your favorite tech and camping gadgets powered-up no matter how far you stray from the grid.
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Make-Ahead Camping Meals You (and Your Camping Companions) Will Love!

If you’re getting sick of trail mix and canned soup, these 21 pre-prepped meals will put the ‘yum!’ back into your camping trip. From nutritious breakfasts to scrumptious dinners, our list of make-ahead recipes has it all.
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What to Do If You See a Snake When Hiking

Spooked by the idea of encountering snakes on the trail? These tips will help keep both you and these fascinating reptiles safe on all your outdoor adventures.
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Best Campfire Songs: 25 Camping Classics for Kids and Adults

You’ll never run out of tunes to sing ‘round the campfire again thanks to our list of fun and fabulous camping songs. We’ve got campfire classics for adults and kids that’ll have you howling at the moon!
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Camping Food Ideas (No Cooking Required!)

Conquer your hunger and satisfy your cravings with these 24 awesome no-cook camping meals. We’ve included everything from hearty breakfasts and luscious lunches to filling evening meals and delicious desserts.
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Quilt vs Sleeping Bag: Which is Best for Camping and Backpacking?

Should you make the switch from a sleeping bag to an ultralight quilt? In this guide, we’ll break down the pros and cons of both types of backcountry bedding to help you find the right one for your needs.