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Travel By Design: Back-packing and Camping

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods. There is rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but Nature more.”              
–Lord Byron

An immersion in nature is a gift to the soul.  Enjoy the outdoors with a backpacking or camping trip and allow nature to be your teacher.  But embark on your journey a prepared adventurer.Whether a first time or seasoned backpacker or camper, it is important to know about the best destinations, gear, hiking trails and travel tips.   What should you pack?  What are the best weigh limits for your gear? What equipment has received the best reviews?  What do you need for mountain trails vs beach trails vs forest trails?Find some of the best practices, equipment reviews and tips here.


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