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Blog - Tag: camping

By Lisa Landes, 09/13/2018 - 13:10
Swings at a fall fair

Fall is the perfect season to try and explore some local activities in your area. Once the heat wave dies down and the need to sit inside a cool room fades away, you can spend the weekend enjoying the outdoors! Fall can be a busy time with fall festivals, football games or camping reservations every weekend, so we put together some options for your next outing. 

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By Lisa Landes, 09/06/2018 - 15:28
Two Blue Ridge Chairs on the shore of a stream

Just because Labor Day weekend is over, it doesn’t mean summer has to stop! In the Southeast the higher temperatures continue. While it may not be in the 90’s anymore, the upper 80’s is still a great reason to get out and enjoy your local swimming holes before the season is completely over. Whether you enjoy some time by a stream or river or jump in the frigid waters for a refreshing dip, we've compiled a couple of options for your next adventure. Pack along your car camping gear or load the van for a day trip not to be forgotten!

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By Lisa Landes, 08/27/2018 - 11:06
Couple sitting in Blue Ridge Chairs by the river with fall leaves in the background

With a slight chill in the air, Fall is nearing and some would say the best hiking of the year is about to unfold. In the Southeast United States, the tree tops turn a magnificent red, orange and yellow hues to welcome the cooler weather. Some years the glory may only last a few weeks, and some years the fall colors stick around for 2 to 3 months depending on your elevation. With so many amazing places to visit we want you to have plenty of time to plan your fall trips. Check out some of our tips and destinations to visit for some beautiful fall foliage near you.

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By Lisa Landes, 07/09/2018 - 15:03
Group sitting on the beach in Blue Ridge Chair Work's chairs with a beach umbrella

There are so many joys to camping. With the star-lit sky, early morning birds, campfire smells and good times with friends, the only way to top all of that is to also be on the water - especially with summer in full heat. Leave the sounds machines at home and opt for the sounds of nature this season. From cliff diving to soaking in the rays, check out some of the relaxing vibes at these campgrounds.

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By Lisa Landes, 05/28/2018 - 14:25
Marshmallows over a campfire

Whenever you are camping or pursuing an outdoor adventure, you need some brain food to keep you energized and healthy food that will strengthen and revitalize you. Camping food does not have to only include protein bars or snack mixes. In fact, this article will help you take the best camping food with you, starting with some easy snacks to tasty meals that are simple to prepare.

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By Lisa Landes, 05/21/2018 - 11:00
A yellow car with its trunk open, a tent next to it and 2 blue ridge chair sitting outside

Different forms of camping styles provide an array of ways to enjoy the outdoors. From car camping, to backpacking into the wilderness, to kayaking to an island for some solitude, each camping method requires different gear and prerequisites. Car camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors even if you are in a campsite next to someone else you can still hear the crickets at night and enjoy the stars in the sky. (A nearby bathroom is always nice too!!). While this may be considered an easier form of camping, a decent amount of gear is still required to really enjoy the night in style.

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By Lisa Landes, 05/16/2018 - 15:27
Meal prep image from Camptrend cutting up veggies on a Blue Ridge Chair Works table outdoors.

With May being National BBQ Month and Memorial Day right around the corner, we thought we would lend a hand and help you plan out those campfire evenings! Everyone knows the best part of camping out are those smokey flavored meats, grilled veggies and a cold beverage of your choosing. Spice up your night and try some of these fun meals next time you light the campfire grills.

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By Lisa Landes, 04/30/2018 - 12:16
Blue Ridge Mountains

Smoky Mountain National Park is one of the beautiful gems of the Southeast. With waterfalls and streams at every turn this is a summer treat for cool shade, fishing, bird watching and other various activities. While trekking out this season be aware of the fragile nature around you and the various forms of wildlife that inhabit this area as well. Look at some of the wildlife that populates this area below and remember to head out prepared!  

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By Lisa Landes, 04/09/2018 - 10:35
2 people sitting inside a tent on the beach

Exploring the web for vacation ideas can quickly get overwhelming with endless options, price points, and destinations. The travel industry is a thriving business but some wonder how sustainable their vacation really is? From planes, trains and automobiles, to the lodging and accommodations provided during your stay, a more sustainable path may be what you’re looking for.

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By Lisa Landes, 03/12/2018 - 16:39
Glamping

Glamping, camping, backpacking, if you get outside and enjoy some time away we call that a win-win! Across the country are an array of awesome state parks and endless opportunities to get your nature on. If “roughing it” isn’t exactly your idea of a good time, and you have a couple spare dollars, turn to glamping for your next weekend getaway.

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