Trip planning

Planning a backcountry camping trip take a lot of time and effort, with careful consideration given to your route and your gear.

Learn how to plan a trip that matches your skill level and goals.

How to plan a backcountry glamping trip

How to plan a backcountry glamping trip

Traditional backcountry camping isn't for everybody. But now that glamping is such a huge trend, you no longer have to plan a trip that requires you to be roughin' it through the wilderness. Glamping? Glamping is a portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping," referring...

Should you go camping in wildfire smoke?

Should you go camping in wildfire smoke?

Summer is camping season, but this year is different—especially for those of us in eastern parts of Canada and the US. It's been a very dry spring, sparking massive wildfires that continue to burn and blow smoke over a huge swath of North America and even right across...

How long should a camping trip be?

How long should a camping trip be?

So you're planning a camping trip... But for how long? Shorter trips are great for weekend getaways, but what if you're not sure about taking extra time off for another day or two...or three, or four? It's a hard decision to make, we know. A short trip can be just...

Here’s how far in advance you should book a campsite

Here’s how far in advance you should book a campsite

It can be a lot of fun to plan a camping trip, but one mistake campers often make is waiting too long to book their campsites. Given the increasing popularity of camping and the limited availability of campsites at popular destinations, booking your campsite as soon...

23 tips for going camping with a puppy

23 tips for going camping with a puppy

So you have a new puppy, and you're planning to go camping. What could go wrong? It's hard enough dealing with a puppy at home, but at a campsite, you'll have to be even more prepared and attentive to your pup. Puppies are generally known for being absolutely...

We went on a camping honeymoon, and here’s our advice

We went on a camping honeymoon, and here’s our advice

When it comes to honeymoons, most of us think of exotic destinations with a romantic atmosphere and lots of pampering. Going camping may not be your traditional type of honeymoon vacation, but it can certainly be a unique and unforgettable way to start your life...

How to pack clothes for camping

How to pack clothes for camping

Anticipating an upcoming camping trip can be a lot of fun, but packing? Not so much! Like it or not, you're going to have figure out exactly what you need—right down to the last sock—and put it altogether in a way that's practical and portable. When it comes to...

The best board games for camping

The best board games for camping

Bored at camp? Why not try a board game? If you're camping with friends or family, you're bound to have some downtime between activities or meals, around the campfire, or during rainy days where you'll need something to do. You could play classics like Settlers of...

10 camping drinking games to play on your next trip

10 camping drinking games to play on your next trip

Going on a camping trip is a great excuse to kick back, relax, and enjoying some drinks with friends and family. If you're up for some extra fun, why not play some camping drinking games? As long as everyone is of legal drinking age and drinks responsibly, these games...

Why is camping so exhausting?

Why is camping so exhausting?

Have you ever planned a camping trip, expecting to have fun and relax, only to find yourself feeling completely beat most of the time? You're not the only one! It's true that camping and be pretty exhausting. But why? You had to wake up early to leave If you've got a...

What not to bring camping

What not to bring camping

When planning a trip, it’s very normal to become completely preoccupied with everything you think yo should bring—rather than what not to bring camping. Unfortunately, this is often how people end up bringing too much stuff. Packing for any kind of trip is hard. It’s...

How to keep your dog warm while camping

How to keep your dog warm while camping

Although we don’t own a dog ourselves, we’ve certainly camped with people who do—and along the way, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to keep your dog warm while camping. If you’re going to take your dog or puppy on a camping trip, it’s important to make the trip...

19 things to do while camping at night

19 things to do while camping at night

There are tons of great daytime activities you can enjoy on your camping trips, but you can still have a lot of fun after the sun goes down. To offer you a bit of inspiration for planning your next trip, here are 19 things to do while camping at night. 1. Reflect on...

How to plan the perfect camping trip

How to plan the perfect camping trip

Ah, camping. It’s a lot easier to fantasize about than it is to figure out how to plan the perfect camping trip, am I right? I used to think camping was simple. Boy, was I wrong! Ross and I have spent countless hours researching, contemplating, planning, and testing...