Out & About Live: Get free access to the Camping digital archive. “You can search and read any feature from the magazine during this time – travel, sites, tent tests, buying guides, gear reviews and more. In fact, you can search for any word or phrase and you will discover all the articles that have appeared in Camping magazine over this time, helping you to find everything you need instantly! And for a limited time, you can try this amazing new feature for free and see for yourself how good it is.” This looks like an Exact Editions project with a free trial.
Gothamist: How To Camp In New York When The Campgrounds Are Crowded. “The best primitive campsites are near a swimming hole or mountain top view. But short of hiring a professional guide, how do you find these wild places? To answer that question, it helps to know how New York classifies its public land. What follows is a primer on public lands and primitive camping opportunities in New York.”
Washington Post: Is entirely contactless travel possible? I planned a trip to find out.. “What if I cut out the parts of travel that made it problematic during the pandemic? The parts like going through airports, sitting on planes, interacting with hotel guests, congregating at bus terminals or contaminating a gas station? Convinced I could make contactless travel a thing, I booked a campsite, went to Target and bought the cheapest tent and sleeping bag I could find. Then I hatched a plan to bike 42.8 miles to a national park carrying all of my gear and supplies.”
Bangor Daily News: New campaign helps Maine residents plan local outdoor adventures this summer. “The new website… offers listings of local guides, public lands and camping options, as well as discounts on guided trips, rentals and outdoor gear, featuring local businesses that have committed to COVID-19 prevention checklists. The website also provides updated tips and resources for safely exploring the Maine outdoors.”
Tree Hugger: Where to find free campsites in Canada and the U.S.. “Camping is the best way to see the world for the least amount of money, particularly if you’re sleeping in a tent and have no need for electrical and water hookups. But, as any camper will tell you, the costs still accumulate…. A frugal alternative is to seek out free (or greatly reduced) campgrounds. These exist throughout the United States and Canada, and they tend to be off the beaten track, which is appealing to travellers who may find conventional campgrounds to be overcrowded. The Internet makes it fairly easy to locate these spots, and by doing a bit of research in advance, you’ll be able to save a chunk of money, while exploring new parts of the country. Check out the following resources if you’re interested in free camping.” This looks weird in RB, but the article […]
StarTribune: Minnesota launches new tool to find outdoor adventures. “On the hunt for the nearest park offering canoe rentals? Searching for a spot with Wi-Fi and a waterfall? Wondering where you might find an accessible yurt? Minnesotans have a new tool to sort through outdoor destinations, as state officials debuted a website Tuesday that serves as a one-stop shop for amenities at hundreds of regional and state parks and trails.”
Just discovered South Carolina’s new Web site for its water trails and now learn that Alabama has a site for its canoe trails (PRESS RELEASE). “The Alabama State Lands Canoe Trails website showcases more than 170 miles of trail located along the Bartram Canoe Trail in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and the Perdido River Canoe Trail, allowing paddlers the opportunity to explore the state’s unique natural resources with more ease than ever. The Bartram Canoe Trail offers the option of camping on floating platforms and pile-supported camp shelters or primitive land-based sites with trail access starting from the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center or at one of many local landings; the Perdido River Canoe Trail offers land-based shelters and allows for primitive camping at several sandbars.”
Neowin: Microsoft announces new Bing features following Build 2017. “Following Microsoft’s annual Build event last week, which was thoroughly covered by Neowin, the company has now announced some new features arriving to Bing. The search engine will now support bots, eSports coverage and search for hiking and camping places.”