Portland Headlight Lighthose, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Hiking near Portland, Maine: Our 8 Favorite Trails

Panoramic mountain scenes, oceanside picnic spots, and crashing waves are all waiting to be discovered near Portland. Use this guide to find the best hiking trails within easy driving distance of Maine's largest city.
Tent pitched in the Gorgan of the Carpathians, Eastern Europe

Ultralight Backpacking: The Ultimate Guide

Interested in becoming a minimalist backpacker? This guide will take you through how to lower your pack weight by ditching unnecessary items, how to choose the right gear, and how to streamline your essentials.
Castle Hill Lighthouse, Newport, Rhode Island

Best Camping in Rhode Island: The Ocean State’s Top Campsites

There is no shortage of beautiful campgrounds to stay in Rhode Island. Whether you prefer a quiet forested tent site or an oceanfront RV hookup, our Rhode Island guide has you covered!
Trays of cherry tomatoes drying in the oven

Oven Dehydration: How It’s Done (& Why Backpackers Love It!)

If your trail packing list always includes dehydrated food, it might be time to learn how to make your own dried snacks. This guide will walk you through what foods to dehydrate and how to do it with your oven.
Dewey Lake, Kentucky

Best Camping in Kentucky: 11 Top Campgrounds

Camping is the best way to experience the extensive natural beauty of Kentucky. Whether you’re an RVer or a tent camper, use this guide to find the perfect place to stay.
Backpacker sitting on cliff edge at Grand Canyon

How to Get a Backcountry Camping Permit (Even Popular Ones!)

National Park permits help protect our wild spaces. But how can you get one? This guide will take you through the backcountry reservation process so you can get a spot at your dream campsite.
Cooler sitting in front of tent with veg on chopping board sitting on top of it

Camping Food Storage Ideas and Solutions

Correct food storage when you're camping isn’t always common sensical. This guide will take you through how and where to store your food outdoors and provides some need-to-know food-handling tips and tricks.
Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Nebraska

Best Camping in Nebraska: 11 Top Sites in the Cornhusker State

Nebraska is home to incredible landscapes and stunning scenery. This campground guide covers the best places to stay in the Cornhusker State and what to do when you get there.
Woman backpacking in the Dolomites, Italy

25 Tips for Trail-Wandering Women: Backpacking Edition

Backpacking is one of the most rewarding ways to get outside. If you’ve been wanting to try it but feel unsure, this guide of backpacking tips for women is the place to start.
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