10 Fire Tower Hikes in the Northeast US


From (roughly) the early to late 1900’s, forest fire observers watched over many areas of the Northeast United States from towers perched on the top of peaks around the region.  While in most places the observers are no longer scanning the landscape looking for signs of fires, some of the towers remain and have been preserved/restored for the enjoyment of…

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Top 3 Reasons to travel to your next race in a Campervan


Destination races have long been a way to couple vacations with a bit of competition.  Traveling to beautiful locales to compete in a running (or biking, or swimming … or whatever stokes your fire)  race is a great way to experience a new place and meet new people.  The logistics of traveling to a race can sometimes be tricky;  flights,…

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6 Planning Tips for Off-Season East Coast Camping


Off-Season camping is a wonderful experience.  The crowds have thinned and access to many campgrounds, trails, and parks is much easier.  We have been the only campers in a National Park campground on a weeknight in December!  The downside to the decreased volume of visitors in many areas is a decrease in demand for sites;  this leads to many camping…

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Arizona Camping Road Trip


  Hey Hey Hey! Our yearly Escape Campervan adventure strikes again.  In late April-early May we hit the road again for an adventure on wheels.  The destination this year? – an Arizona Road Trip!  So what happens when you pack 4 New Englanders into a campervan and put them in the desert?  You’re just going to have to keep reading…

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Road Trip Planning 101 (Escape Campervan Edition)


  Hooray! You’ve decided to head out on a road trip adventure! Now what? Planning a camping road trip can seem like a pretty daunting task. With depots all across the country, most of us are traveling to unfamiliar locations to pick up our Escape Campervans. Where do you go? Where should you camp? Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered…

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