camping

By Julie Snyder The hunt was on. Our mission? To find an idyllic coastal campsite within two hours of Portland. A scenic spot close to the beach that we could pop off to with a minimum of planning. What a silly idea. Campsites on the coast are scored far in

By Everett Potter Just in time for the ultimate road trip summer, Airstream, the legendary company that perfected the travel trailer, has unveiled two new models, the Basecamp 20 and the Basecamp 20X. Now that everyone seems to be itching for a self-drive RV getaway during this summer of social

By Everett Potter When travel resumes, there are many observers who think that venturing into the great outdoors will have wide appeal. After all, hiking and backpacking are ready-made for social distancing. Even now, before restrictions have been lifted, people are heading off into the woods and mountains for some

By Everett Potter So you’ve always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) but you just don’t have the time? Then speak with Jeffrey H. Ryan, the author of Appalachian Odyssey. His subtitle says it all: A 28 Year Hike on America’s Trail. Your read that right. Of course, he hasn’t been

In spring, this not-so-young man’s fancy turns to fly fishing, sea kayaking, biking and other activities that require skilled use of both hands, putting away electronic distractions and simply being outdoors. Especially the latter. By this time of year, I’m always geared up and ready to go. But what about