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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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Money-Saving Tips For Camping

With warm weather and clear skies, heading out for a camping trip is one of America’s most popular excursions. Here are some of the best money-saving tips while camping.

07/11/2014

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Explore The Best Campgrounds In America’s National Parks

If you’re planning a road trip to a new camping destination this summer, gas up. Here are a few of America’s best for you to explore.

06/30/2014

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School’s Out: Ways To Beat Summertime Boredom

Don’t let the summertime blues get you down. There are lots of ways to beat that boredom if you just let your creativity soar. Here are a few fun ideas to get you started.

06/09/2014

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Suburban Father Describes Freak Accident On Camping Trip That Killed Daughter

10-year-old girl Allison Spahr died after a tree fell on her family’s tent during a storm in Devil’s Lake State Park.

06/02/2014

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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

04/29/2014

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5 Activities To Do Before The Leaves Start To Fall

With autumn around the corner many people are desperately clutching to the remaining days of summer. Take some time to indulge in these five summer activities to ease the seasonal transition.

08/12/2013

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Best Activities To Do With Dad In Chicago

Chicago shows that the best gift for Father’s Day 2013 is partaking in a family-friendly event.

06/14/2013

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South Florida’s Most Comfortable Wilderness Retreats

This “Best Of” list offers options to explore the abundant wilderness in and around South Florida, while enjoying the comforts of home or a hotel.

05/22/2013

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Cook County Forest Preserve Improving Camping Facilities

The Cook County Forest Preserve District wants more people consider it as a camping option.

01/13/2013

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Best Campgrounds In The Chicago Area

Chicago might be a big city, but its wilderness isn’t far away. Campgrounds in the area offer amenities beyond the raked dirt patch of your childhood — they’re offering wireless Internet, planned children’s activities and swimming pools. These are the area’s best, boasting everything from ball courts to air conditioned cabins. Oh, and they’ve got places for your tent, too.

05/19/2012

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Is Camping The Right Vacation For You And Your Family?

Camping is a fun and affordable way to spend quality time with your family. Here are some tips for a successful camping trip.

05/14/2012

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Forest Preserve Asks Public To Weigh In On Expanded Camping Ideas

Camping for Chicago area residents soon may not have to mean a long drive to Wisconsin or a more remote part of Illinois.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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End Of The World? Chicagoans Skeptical

A California preacher says Saturday is the end of the world, but some Chicagoans are skeptical, even though billboards are posted locally to reinforce the end-of-the-world warning.

05/20/2011

Best Camping Near Chicago

Best Campgrounds Around Chicago

Take a break from the hectic city and get outdoors! Located only a couple hours from Chicago, these spots below are a quick cure your cabin fever. Ferne Clyffe – State Park Rt.37, P.O. Box […]

09/28/2010