Nancy Raven Kirk

6 Easy Camping Cocktails Recipes Inspired by Nature

Nancy is a writer, traveler, and outdoor enthusiast originally from Los Angeles. She's had work published in the L.A. Times, OC Weekly, and various other publications. Check out her website at

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6 Easy Camping Cocktails Recipes Inspired by Nature

There’s nothing more enjoyable than a handcrafted cocktail while camping. Whether you're sipping around a campfire under a starry night sky or lounging by a chilly creek on a blazing summer day, these camping cocktail recipes are alm

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Five Vibrant and Authentic National Parks near Seattle

Seattle is known for its iconic Space Needle, as the birthplace of Starbucks, and its moniker of "Emerald City.” With lush greenery within the city's borders and beyond, Seattle's parks offer an immense amount of diversity in scenery

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How to Make Homemade Almond Milk for Camping

Almond milk and other dairy alternatives have risen in popularity in recent years, leading many outdoor enthusiasts to wonder what’s the most efficient way to bring almond milk along for a backpacking or camping trip.

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Ten Amazing Outdoor Adventures Near Raleigh & Chapel Hill, NC

Raleigh and Chapel Hill are known for their lively neighborhoods and Southern charm. There’s also plenty of outdoor recreation for those seeking a summer adventure. From coastal beaches to epic mountains, Raleigh and Chapel Hill are

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Nature At Its Finest: Five Serene Campsites in Upstate New York

Beyond skyscrapers and suburbs, there’s much more to New York state than its iconic populous city. Every traveler should check the Big Apple off their bucket list, but East Coast outdoor enthusiasts should also add a few more stops t

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Seven State Parks Near Chicago For an Action-Packed Road Trip

Just outside the concrete jungle of Chicago lie impressive outdoor parks. Beyond the known urban parks, like Lincoln Park and Washington Park, the area surrounding Chicago offers true natural escapes for those looking to reset for a we

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Early Spring Bass Fishing: Catching Bass Like a Pro Angler

If you're an angler, you know how many different variables affect your ability to catch a fish. Fishing is influenced by the time of day, season, location, and breed of fish. When is the best time to go bass fishing? How do you find a

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Camping Vegan Style: Ideas for Plant-Based Camp Food

Opt for meatless products while camping to reset your mind as well as your body! A plant-based diet consists of vegetables, grains, and other foods that do not derive from animals. There are many types of plant-based diets, from the mo

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Easy Camping Meal Ideas for Families: Five Ingredients or Less

Planning a week’s worth of food for an entire family can be overwhelming, especially for a camping trip. Without a kitchen, a camp stove is essential, especially if your campsite doesn’t have a fire grill. However, limited cooking

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Ten Remarkable National Parks on the East Coast

The East Coast is rich with beauty and history, but its national parks seem to be overshadowed by world-renowned sights in Western parks, like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. With fewer crowds than their counterparts, the sights on the

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From LA to San Diego: Discover the Best Kayaking in SoCal

It should come as no surprise that there are truly breathtaking opportunities to paddle out in Southern California. Along the expansive shoreline, you’ll encoun