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RV sales are up amid pandemic travel limitations

Nov 25, 2020
Over the summer, many people didn’t go on vacation and stay in hotels. Instead, they bought RVs.
The RV industry is having a hard time keeping up with demand, partly because RV makers were forced to shut down for a while in the early days of the pandemic.
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"Glamping" gains popularity during this pandemic, but will it last?

Sep 21, 2020
Luxury camping companies are seeing a spike in profits as vacationers look for an alternative to flying and hotels.
"Glamping" tent interior with all the comforts of home, yet still in the outdoors.
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Camping is more popular than ever, thanks to ... millennials

Jul 16, 2019
Megan Barber of Curbed says there are more people camping than ever thanks to a younger, more diverse generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
Sequoias under a starry sky in Yosemite National Park, California, a popular camping destination.
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Public-private partnership pitches in to make outdoor getaways more affordable

May 27, 2019
A Seattle-area program is trying to remove one of the barriers to getting outside, and out of town, by offering affordable transportation.
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Airbnb for the camping crowd: new startups bring the sharing economy to the backcountry

Sep 4, 2017
It's almost the end of summer, time maybe to get one last camping trip in before school starts. But if your favorite state park campground is booked, you now have another option –to reserve your own personal site on someone's private land.
Blake Romenesko on his land outside Duluth, Minnesota, which he calls Trembling Gardens. He recently started renting out a campsite on his property through a website called Hipcamp.
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Bass Pro Shops to buy Cabela's

Oct 3, 2016
Bass Pro Shops will acquire rival, Cabela's, in a deal worth $5.5 billion.
Cabela's 250,000 square foot retail outlet is seen in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. 
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Swimsuit, camping gear, bug spray. A shopping list?

May 12, 2014
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Yosemite, Grand Canyon visitors may feel sequester

Jul 5, 2013
Despite federal budget cuts from sequestration, the National Park Service says attendance is up in 2013.

Get amped! There are affordable summer camp options

Jun 21, 2013
Summer camp can be an unforgettable experience for kids...and a costly one for parents. But, there are ways for families to get a good deal.