Nature and Camping Trips to Take From Chicago

Hiding within what can seem like Chicagoland’s endless suburbs are slices of nature that make for a perfect weekend camping trip, with restaurants in easy reach.

#camps-and-camping, #chicago-ill, #content-type-service, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas

Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance for a Campsite

A booking system used by the National Park Service may be disadvantaging marginalized communities the service has worked hard to attract.

#camps-and-camping, #computers-and-the-internet, #kampgrounds-of-america, #minorities, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #summer-season, #yosemite-national-park-calif

After Uvalde: The Voices of Fearful Teachers

“When did the willingness to put your life on the line become an acceptable prerequisite for being an educator?” Also: Benefits of camp; psychiatric care.

#camps-and-camping, #gun-control, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

A Woman Alone in Oman: Three Weeks Along the Arabian Coast

In December, a photographer set off on a 2,600-mile road trip, traveling from the Yemeni border to the Strait of Hormuz. Here’s what she saw.

#beaches, #camps-and-camping, #dunes, #foreign-workers, #oman, #photography, #politics-and-government, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #women-and-girls

Fresh Air and the Great Outdoors

The Fresh Air Fund offers a summer escape from New York City.

#camp-hayden-marks, #camps-and-camping, #content-type-personal-profile, #fresh-air-fund, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #philanthropy, #summer-season

K.O.A. Goes After the Luxury Market

The well-known network of budget-focused campgrounds has introduced a new brand to focus on glampers. The company’s head explains the move.

#budget-travel, #camps-and-camping, #content-type-service, #kampgrounds-of-america, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recreational-vehicles, #tents, #travel-and-vacations

What a ‘Grief Camp’ For Kids Can Show Us About Healing

Yaren, age 10, lost her mother at 6. She felt alone in her grief — until she attended a camp for kids who have lost someone important.

#belgium, #camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #documentary-films-and-programs, #grief-emotion, #loneliness

Six Days Afloat in the Everglades

After a storm disrupted plans for a 99-mile paddling trek, a Times journalist’s time on the water took a more reflective turn. Come look and listen alongside him.

#alligators, #beaches, #birds, #camps-and-camping, #douglas-marjory-stoneman, #everglades-fla, #everglades-national-park, #florida, #forests-and-forestry, #gulf-of-mexico, #islands, #lake-okeechobee-fla, #levees-and-dams, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rivers, #tornadoes, #travel-and-vacations, #water, #weather, #wetlands

Winter Camping: No Bugs, Few People and the Cold

Understanding the activity’s unique challenges, and taking the time to plan and prepare, make the experience enjoyable and safe.

#camps-and-camping, #cold-and-cold-spells, #content-type-service, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recreational-equipment-inc, #sierra-club, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas, #winter-season

Dog-Sledding in Southern Maine’s Winter Wonderland

Traversing a frozen lake with a team of dogs is an escapist dream in the winter wonderland of Southern Maine. Just remember the brake — and no Instagram selfies.

#arctic-regions, #camps-and-camping, #dog-sledding, #dogs, #london-jack, #maine, #travel-and-vacations, #white-mountains-nh

Suspect Arrested in Wonnangatta Valley Murder Case

In a remote southern Australian area famed for its forbidding landscape and unsolved mysteries, the couple had set out for a weeklong trip and were never seen again.

#australia, #camps-and-camping, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #victoria-australia

Rivian’s Electric Truck Is a Cutie and a Beast

The R1T can haul five tons, conquer brutal off-road trails and sprint to 60 miles an hour in a blink. And about that Camp Kitchen tucked inside …

#camps-and-camping, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-efficiency, #rivian-automotive-llc, #roads-and-traffic, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks

Taking the Loop Less Traveled on the Oregon Coast

The Three Capes area offers a quieter version of the classic road trip, with rugged scenery and hidden beaches off the main highway.

#camps-and-camping, #hikes-and-hiking, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #vans

Chasing Their Fears and Finding Each Other

Ben Lee, a recreational pilot and motocross racer, and Kerrie Knox, an avid camper and outdoorswoman, discovered every adventure was only more thrilling when together.

#camps-and-camping, #weddings-and-engagements

Camp Here for Style

A new breed of RV park brings travelers together by putting an emphasis on panache.

#airstream-division-of-thor-industries, #california, #camps-and-camping, #cape-cod-mass, #falmouth-mass, #recreational-vehicles, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

The Tetons’ Ever-Changing Beauty: A 45 Mile Hike Through the Wyoming Range

A three-day hike through the Teton Range in northwest Wyoming offers consistently stunning — and constantly unfolding — scenery.

#camps-and-camping, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rockefeller-john-d-jr, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas

Are the Kids All Right? Ask the Camp Directors.

Summer camp in the middle of a pandemic has been a tech-free, joyous balm for some. For others, though, it’s a pit of anxiety.

#american-camp-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #camps-and-camping, #education-k-12, #maine, #new-hampshire, #parenting, #summer-season

As Hikers Vanish in Southern Australia, These Mountains Hold Tight to Their Mysteries

The high country of southern Australia is “remote and beautiful and unpredictable,” a place where visitors can be swallowed up without a sound.

#australia, #camps-and-camping, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons

Summer Camps Reopen But Struggle to Find Counselors

Summer camps have reopened into a tight labor market without the international seasonal workers they often depend on.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season, #wages-and-salaries

Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Campers to Beat the Heat

Burn bans, flashlight campfires, extreme heat and stronger rainstorms: Today’s campers are experiencing their summer fun against the backdrop of climate change.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #global-warming, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather

Memorial Day Travel Forecast: Crowds, Traffic and Where is Our Waitress?

As Americans hit the road for the holiday, they may find things crowded, more expensive and with less staff to keep things running smoothly.

#american-automobile-assn, #american-hotel-and-lodging-assn, #automobiles, #camps-and-camping, #cape-cod-mass, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mackinac-island-mich, #memorial-day, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #outer-banks-nc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #shortages, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations

Kids Can Be ‘Homesick and Happy’ at Camp

Separation anxiety may be harder for parents than for children.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #summer-season

Summer Camp F.A.Q.: C.D.C. Guidelines and Answers From Experts

Do counselors have to be vaccinated? Will there be singing around campfires? We asked the experts.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #summer-season, #vaccination-and-immunization, #young-mens-christian-assn-ymca

How to Reserve a Campsite, Even at the Last Minute

Who says you can’t get a reservation for the great outdoors this weekend?

#bureau-of-land-management, #camps-and-camping, #content-type-service, #federal-lands, #kampgrounds-of-america, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tents

How Veterans of #Vanlife Feel About All the Newbies

Once a niche movement, the nomadic lifestyle is going mainstream. For longtime vanlifers, that means fewer parking spaces and more trash, but the potential for positive changes.

#camps-and-camping, #travel-and-vacations, #vans

Summer Camps See Rebound in Interest

After resisting in 2020, many parents see an antidote to a school year when their children have been glued to a computer screen.

#american-camp-assn, #camps-and-camping, #content-type-service, #parenting, #personal-finances, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season

Get Outside and Safely Visit a National Park

Now is the time to start looking ahead, to spring and summer excursions in the great outdoors.

#camps-and-camping, #federal-lands, #forests-and-forestry, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

These Y.M.C.A. Camps Served Children for 100 Years. Now They Are Shut.

The Y.M.C.A. of Greater New York is selling three summer camps that have been a bucolic retreat for generations of poor children from the city, part of the pandemic’s economic fallout.

#camps-and-camping, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #summer-season, #young-mens-christian-assn-ymca

Is ‘Avalanche’ the Answer to a 62-Year-Old Russian Mystery Over 9 Deaths?

Was it U.F.O.s? Yeti? The K.G.B.? The riddle of who or what killed nine young hikers has inspired conspiracy theories for decades. Two scientists now say a natural disaster may be to blame.

#accidents-and-safety, #avalanches, #camps-and-camping, #conspiracy-theories, #deaths-fatalities, #hikes-and-hiking, #russia, #ussr-former-soviet-union

The Drawbacks of Living in a Tiny Home During a Pandemic

Lockdowns are harder when you’re stuck in a small space and can’t stockpile food or toilet paper.

#camps-and-camping, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shutdowns-institutional

An Inn or Bike Tour of Your Own: How to Make Buyouts More Affordable

Savvy travelers intent on staying in their bubbles are finding that what was once a luxury option can actually be attainable.

#camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

To Many Travelers, 2020 Was the Summer of 1965

Driving over flying. Domestic destinations. Though the conditions and causes were different, certain midcentury travel preferences experienced a revival this year.

#adirondack-mountains-ny, #american-automobile-assn, #boulud-daniel, #bureau-of-transportation-statistics, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #federal-highway-administration, #gere-richard, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #howard-johnsons, #mohonk-mountain-house, #recreational-vehicles, #relaischateaux-co, #road-trips, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

Greece … or Devon? Camping Outshines Continent for Britons This Summer

With many vacationers reluctant to go abroad because of the pandemic, “for the first time in the U.K., owning a caravan is kind of cool.”

#camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #devon-england, #europe, #great-britain, #recreational-vehicles, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

The Dangerous Allure of ‘Normal’ This Pandemic Summer

A fishing trip is a reminder of the impulses that stop us from protecting ourselves.

#alaska, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #news-and-news-media, #quarantines, #salmon, #social-media, #summer-season

Scenes From the 2020 Sturgis Rally, Undaunted by the Coronavirus

Meet the motorcyclists gathered in Sturgis, S.D., for a giant annual rally, with plenty of regard for one another but little for the pandemic.

#camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #sturgis-sd

The Coronavirus Infected Hundreds at a Georgia Summer Camp

The camp took precautions but did not require campers to wear masks, the C.D.C. reported. Singing and cheering may have helped spread the virus.

#camps-and-camping, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #georgia, #masks, #tests-medical, #your-feed-science, #youth

On the Lookout for Moose on Michigan’s Isle Royale

The remote Isle Royale, tucked away in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, is one of America’s least visited national parks.

#camps-and-camping, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #islands, #moose, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #photography, #travel-and-vacations

A Life Full of Meaning

The diabetes camp that gave us hope had an unlikely connection to my father, a former priest who would have delighted in being our guardian angel.

#camps-and-camping, #chaplains, #children-and-childhood, #diabetes, #insulin, #summer-season

A Brooklyn Restaurant’s Answer to Cabin Fever: Summer Camp

Olmsted, like many of its New York City peers, is trying to make the most of a strange season by serving up fun and games along with the distancing.

#brooklyn-nyc, #camps-and-camping, #olmsted-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #summer-season

Vacation in the Summer of Covid-19

Traveling during a pandemic requires lots of research, precision planning and a willingness to play by new and very stringent rules. For these writers, it still felt good to get away.

#acadia-national-park-me, #appalachian-region, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #kentucky, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #penobscot-bay-me, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #rivers, #road-trips, #santa-ynez-valley-calif, #searsport-me, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #wines

Reflecting on Summer Camp in Our Campless Summer

The letters my children and I used to send to and from camp were little shots of treasure, containing everything we would use to put our family back together at the end of summer.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #letters, #luggage-and-packing, #parenting

This Year’s Summer Campground: Our Bedrooms and Living Rooms

Summer camp in the pandemic looks just like a screen. But what happens when kids run away from the computer?

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #soccer, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #yoga

My Other Car is a…Mercedes Camper Van?

The bustling R.V. business gets a jolt from a ritzy new Mercedes-Benz rig.

#camps-and-camping, #mercedes-benz, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restoration-and-renovation, #vans, #volkswagen-ag

The New Escapism: Isolationist Travel

As travelers seek safety amid social distancing, the travel industry is adapting with outdoor trips, remote lodgings and private camps.

#camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #states-us, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Heading Outdoors for a Socially Distant Getaway? Try These Apps

Views, trails, the best takeaway food and where to find an evil clown sign, not to mention a Jell-O museum, can all be found with these apps for the outdoors-bound.

#camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #google-maps, #hikes-and-hiking, #mobile-applications, #recreational-vehicles, #travel-and-vacations

As Some Sleepaway Summer Camps Close Down, Others Balance the Risks

Close contact at day and overnight camps can make it easy for disease to spread. Can programs adjust to keep children safe?

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #parenting, #summer-season, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Worried About Social Distancing When Traveling? Join the Crowd and Rent an R.V.

Recreational vehicles were gaining in popularity before the pandemic. Now, with travel restrictions loosening, a surge of travelers is drawn to the relative solitude that R.V.s offer.

#abercrombiekent, #camps-and-camping, #cruise-america, #kampgrounds-of-america, #recreational-vehicles, #road-trips, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #vans

As the Country Opens Up, Children With Disabilities Are Getting Left Behind

The kids who most need social interaction this summer won’t be getting it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #down-syndrome, #intellectual-disabilities, #parenting, #respiratory-diseases, #special-education, #summer-season

Coronavirus Testing for Summer Camp Kids

Companies have arrived to help sell a safer summer. “They are crawling out of the woodwork,” one camp director said.

#camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #summer-season, #tests-medical

Camping in the West? Like Everything These Days, It’s Complicated

“Every state is different. In some states, every municipality is different.”

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