Truck Camper News in Review Week of May 4-10

Truck Camper News in Review Week of May 4-10
Two-bedroom safari tent offers luxurious accommodation and cooking facilitiesOutside I can hear children charging around giggling. I’m in a safari tent but, curiously, I’m in the heart of rural Brittany, at Camping les Deux Fontaines. Still,the facilities are more than welcome.I don’t have to make my own way through the site to have a shower or use the look as we have our own.
Source: Camping – May 09-
The Needles next to Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach on the Clatsop County  Terry Richard/StaffOregonians are wild about their Pacific coast. And who could blame them? To celebrate all things coastal, here we begin a summer-long project to visit and describe the wildest places and things to do along the Oregon coast.
Source: Outdoors – May 09 –
Vermont campsDavid Calvi sits on the board for Camp Kehoe. He says, about twenty members of his family have come here for camp, including his wife and kids. It’s the 49th year for conservation camps in Vermont and next year’s a big one. It’s the 50th anniversary and they’re hoping people who came here can share photos and stories with them…
Source: Recreation – May 09 – WCAX
Regulating the Red Snapper catch isn’t a bad thing. To the contrary, regulations have turned a once depleted fishery into an abundant resource. Unrestricted fishing, commercial and recreational, seriously depleted fish stocks, which reached their lows in the 1980s.
Source: Outdoors – May 09 – Tuscaloosa News
A Roosevelt elk in the Hoh Rain Forest in the Olympic National Park in 2006. (ELAINE THOMPSON/The Associated Press)FROM the snow-capped peak of Mount Rainier to the roaring waters of the Spokane River to the lush canopies of the Hoh Rain Forest, we Washingtonians have incredible outdoor experiences right at our doorsteps. This beautiful natural setting brings us many economic and educational benefits.
Source: Outdoors – May 09 – The Seattle Times
Spring has finally sprung in WNY, and one of the best ways to enjoy what the area has to offer is going for a hike…
Source: Outdoors – May 08 – Buffalo News
Crescent Beach, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by: Universal Images Group via Getty Images)More than 37 million people are expected to travel this Memorial Day, according to AAA — the most since 2005. Why are so many more Americans hitting the road this year?
Source: Travel – May 08 – Fortune
Woman's Travel HabitsWomen make up 90 per cent of the travel decision makers. So what do women want? Here’s a look at some of their travel habits.
Source: Travel – May 08 –
Camp App for iPhone, iPadWho’s ready for summer vacation? If you’re a fan of the great outdoors but need a handy reference for a campsite near you, consider the government’s free app for finding open spots — a project of several agencies including the National Park Service and the Army Corps of Engineers. Simply enter the location you’re looking to camp in and the app will show open sites…
Source: Camping – May 08 – Washington Post
Santorini, Greece.Not everyone is lucky enough to have the time to travel regularly.  Thanks to Instagram, though, you can at least feel like you’re somewhere far, far away. Numerous avid travelers and travel photographers use the app to document the trips they take to exotic destinations all over the world.
Source: Travel – May 08 – Business Insider
 Away with the kids: why not glamp in a family-friendly lodge tent? Photo: Alistair CusickCamping has become fashionable, glamorous even, and joining a growing list of British ‘glampsites’ is the option for fine dining in the outdoors
Source: Camping – May 08 –
Kirby Cove Campground, Golden Gate National Recreation Area by Hipcamper, Andy ZinsserIt’s Friday (already?!). And dammit, you want to get outside this weekend. Last-minute camping in the Bay Area may seem as far away as the stars, but life actually ain’t too shabby for us procrastinators. With a little guidance, and an acceptance of the unknown (it’s about the journey, not the destination, right?), you can max out your weekend with all the pine, sun, salt, water, and wind you can get—minus the planning—and come back fully recharged for your next set of 9-5’s.
Source: Camping – May 08 – 7×7
Somewhere during my Scouting years, the seeds of an appreciation for the outdoors was nurtured. I wasn’t exactly a standout Scout, and never made it to Eagle. But if I hadn’t been in Scouting,
Source: Camping – May 08 – Longview Daily News
This is not an early-season excursion; confirm the roads are clear and double check your reservations. Some of these roads can be challenging. Make sure your car is in working order, with at least one good spare. Buy gas when you can. Carry an Oregon Road and Recreation Atlas and a copy of Oregon Geographic Names. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars.
Source: Outdoors – May 08 – Corvallis Gazette Times
Campers By The Beach CamperVan Photo: HuckberryThis past winter, travel blogger Mindy Tsang backpacked Peru’s Inca Trail, enduring the days-long journey to reach Machu Picchu. The rigorous hike required hours of alpine scrambling and bouldering, and after finally reaching the top of the breathtaking summit, Tsang posed for an Instagram in her Lululemon outfit.
Source: Outdoors – May 07 – Racked
Beacon Box Soloar PowerJerommie Smith and Ryan Bradley were outdoor enthusiasts in need of a power solution. They found themselves constantly needing to charge devices but their choices were either too large or too fragile.
Source: – Outdoors – May 06
A site plan for the new Dumbarton Quarry Regional Recreation Area shows the recovered quarry area turned into a meadow. (East Bay Regional Park District)A rare overnight campground along San Francisco Bay will be the centerpiece of a new $12 million regional recreation area to be built at the site of an old rock quarry. In a gain for public access to the bay shoreline, the East Bay Regional Park District and Fremont are scheduled to break ground Wednesday on the Dumbarton Quarry Regional Recreation Area — an addition to Coyote Hills Regional Park. Scheduled to open in 2017, the first phase of the 91-acre recreation area also will feature picnic areas, a 150-person amphitheater for campfires, lectures and special events, and a small playground.
Source:  Contra Costa Times – Camping – May 06
Camping by the campfierA new online resource makes it easier than ever to find the perfect campsite this summer.
Source: WMUR Manchester Camping –  May 06
Exploring California’s Coachella Valley with my boyfriend, Chris. (Photo: Jessie Festa) And it even though I didn’t know it at the time, those trips were paving the way for a lifetime. Here’s how I got here — and how travel taught me the most important life lesson in the world
Source: Yahoo Travel – Travel – May 06
Woman SurfingGone are the days with wasting time trying to get the perfect shot and the most appealing filter, all that is taken cared of by a photographer who gives holidaymakers daily pictures to share for the envy of your friends on social media.
Source: Daily Mail – Travel – May 06
Removing mud and seeds from your shoes can help prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals. (Photo by Kim Lanahan-Lahti, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry)For years now, the U.S. Forest Service has been encouraging visitors to our nation’s forests and grasslands, to not only enjoy all there is out there, but to play safe and play clean. One example of this outreach effort is the PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species In Your Tracks campaign.
Source: – Recreation – May 05
Safe Camping in Cancun MexicoMexico is a dangerous country. But it’s also a hot vacation destination, attracting millions of US tourists every year, according to the US Department of State. The level of crime in resorts and tourist cities isn’t nearly as high.  But that doesn’t mean tourists are completely safe in Mexico.
Source: Business Insider – Travel – May 05
People Camping BonFireLooking for a good place to go camping this weekend? Need to borrow a tent to make it happen? The same tools you use to find a new restaurant or save money on hotels or rides are finally coming to the outdoors.
Source: Gizmodo – Camping – May 04
Ditch the Camping Stove CampgrondStaying under canvas doesn’t have to mean a diet of baked beans and burnt bangers. The author of a new book, Pitch Up, Eat Local, picks the top UK campsites with food trucks, cafes and even on-site bars
Source: The Guardian – Camping – May 04
Austrailian CoastlineCamping beneath the trees but with easy access to the shops and fishing spots at Narooma, now that’s the way to do it. Mystery Bay has plenty … – Camping – May 03

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