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Beach Camping the California Coast

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Beach season is still in full swing, even as little campers prepare to go back to school. With its moderate climate, sunshine, and variety of landscapes, Southern California is a top camping destination for beach goers.  Check out the best spots to pitch a tent at the beach in So. Cal. including Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

But California’s best beach getaways aren’t just in Southern California. The Central Coast offers rugged and secluded beaches that are scenic, secluded, and full of adventure. Here’s a guide a camping road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway.

We have a photo gallery of top spots for California a camping getaway, new campground reviews and features on a few top destinations in California to help you get started planning a a summer camping trip in the golden state.

California Camping Guides:

  • Top 10 California Camping Destinations
  • Southern California Beach Camping
  • California’s Central Coast
  • Lake Tahoe Camping Guide
  • Napa Valley Camping and Budget Travel Guide

California Camping Photo Gallery:

  • Postcards from California

Photo: ©  Getty Images | Jordan Siemens

 

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Visiting Chiloe Island With Adventure Life

Adventure Travel Company Offers Deep Discounts to Celebrate New Website

Visiting Chiloe Island With Adventure Life

Each week for the next several weeks, Adventure Life is offering steep discounts on one of its trips.   The company’s newsletter subscribers will discover a new discount every Wednesday through September.

Have you been on any of Adventure Life founder Brian Morgan’s top 9 multisport trips in Latin America?

Photo by Chepu Adventures, courtesy of Adventure Life

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yosemite camping 1920

The National Park Service turns 97!

yosemite camping 1920 The National Park Service is celebrating its birthday this week by waiving entrance fees at National Parks across the country . On August 25, the National Park Service turns 97 years old.

Sunday, August 25, is a fee-free day, so head to any of the country’s 401 national parks and take in the scenery, learn a little history, or simply enjoy the great outdoors;  join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast. Parks across the country are offering loads of fun activities. Take the kids on a snorkel adventure, bike ride, kayak tour, hike, or archaeological dig. Catch a campfire talk, make a painting, or explore the cavernous underworld. Search the events calendar to find out what’s happening at a park near you! You can help the kids earn a free Junior Ranger badge at almost any park–just ask at the visitor center.

Share your national park photos or videos with the National Park Foundation at: http://www.NPSbirthday.org.

More: National Park Fee Free Days Calendar | Your Favorite National Parks to Pitch a Tent

Photo: Camping in Yosemite Valley in the 1920s. | National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection

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Alto Adige

Wine Country Travel – Discover Six Wine Regions off the Beaten Path

Alto Adige

When it comes to vacation travel plans, popular wine regions quickly slide to top spots for destination travel ventures.

Promising good food, hands-on wine experiences, and often an abundance of outdoor adventure excursions, it’s no wonder that wine country travel invites the enthusiastic attention of visitors worldwide.

Whether you are interested in learning more about the basics of tasting wine or would like to try your hand at blending your own red, want to snag some clippers and experience a harvest for yourself or get to know your way around the essentials of food and wine pairing with taste buds in training, there are a host of wine country travel options intended to bolster your love for the grape while satisfying ongoing outdoor wanderlust with the regional specialties of hiking, biking, or horseback riding in wine country. Or turn it up a notch with a good morning hot air balloon ride over the vineyards or boat the backwaters en route to the next winery stop.

Interested in taking in some vineyard views on your next vacation? Then check out some of our top wine country travel picks here.

 

Top Alto Adige Image Courtesy of EOS Export Organization of South Tyrol.

 

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Kayaking in Scotland

Paddling Around the World in a Kayak

Kayaking in Scotland

Paddling a kayak down rivers in a foreign country, slipping silently into caves lining a sea shore, and navigating  through mangrove swamps, let you view nature up-close while getting some exercise.  Paddling a kayak on a river in Fiji or in the Scottish Isles gives you a new view of these countries.

Does kayaking sound too tame? For most of us it’s a relaxing experience, but for extreme kayaker Ben Stookesberry, it’s a way to push his limits in expeditions on rivers around the world where no one has kayaked before.

Photo courtesy of Arran Adventure Company; Kayaking off the island of Arran in Scotland

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Luxury Trips at Big Discounts With Abercrombie & Kent

Luxury adventure travel company Abercrombie & Kent is offering up to 60 percent off several of its trips this fall and early winter.  Big discounts are being offered on Signature vacations from China to the Galapagos, and even more discounts on the company’s Luxury Small Group Journeys.

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No Highway in the Sky

Fox Cinema Archives to Release More Classics on DVD

No Highway in the SkyAll throughout the month of August, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release 23 classic movies on DVD as part of their ongoing Fox Cinema Archives collection.

Titles both familiar and obscure will be part of  the continuing release schedule which actually commenced yesterday July 30 with the British-made disaster movie, No Highway in the Sky (1951) starring James Stewart; Henry King’s Technicolor romance Ramona (1936) with Loretta Young and Don Ameche; and Henry Levin’s musical April Love (1957) starring Pat Boone and Shirley Jones.

On August 6, Fox will release the action-adventure Wake Up and Dream (1946) starring John Payne as a Navy enlistee missing in action; Fritz Lang’s World War II actioner American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950) with Tyrone Power; and the remake of Kiss of Death (1947), The Fiend Who Walked West (1958), with Hugh O’Brian and future Paramount head Robert Evans.

Dante's InfernoOn August 13, the studio will street the carnival-set melodrama Dante’s Inferno (1935) with Spencer Tracy and Rita Hayworth; the first talkie adaptation of Jack London’s White Fang (1936); another World War II actioner, Four Sons (1940), starring Don Ameche; and the David Butler-directed drama The Right Approach (1961).

Finally on August 20, Fox will wrap up the release schedule with Roy del Ruth’s class-themed romantic drama Private Number (1936) starring Loretta Young and Robert Taylor; Raoul Walsh’s romantic comedy Me and My Gal (1932) with Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett; Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) with June Haver and Celeste Holm; and The Sweet Ride (1968) starring a post-Gilligan’s Island Bob Denver.

Movie posters for ‘No Highway in the Sky’ (1951) and ‘Dante’s Inferno’ (1935)/20th Century Fox

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“Survivor” Casting Call & Family Adventure Challenge at Vail

The “wanna be” contestants’ list for the “Survivor” open call is full, but watching the 300 contestants each prove they belong during a 60-second video should be fun. It’s taking place in the center of Vail, Sat., Aug. 17, during the Family Adventure Challenge Weekend.

The weekend is filled with family fun, with lots of non-competitive activities including tugs-of-war, dunking booths, obstacle courses and much more. Vail is fun anytime of the year.

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Ecuador: Affordable South America

A trip to Brazil, Argentina or Peru can involve expensive airfares. If you don’t find a bargain, it’s difficult to visit these South American countries on a budget.

Should you simply decide a South American adventure is not possible?

Take a look at Ecuador. Airfares often are more reasonable from North America to Quito and Guayaquil. Quito has opened a new international airport.

Travel time from Miami is only about four hours, and after you arrive there are reasonable prices for hotels, attractions and dining.

One example: you can discover some of the world’s most spectacular volcanic peaks during an all-day scenic train trip. The cost is only $15/person round-trip from Quito.

Quito and Ecuador could experience a travel boom in the next few years, and prices could rise. Now is a good time to consider a visit.

    Quito and Ecuador Travel:

  • Quito on a Budget
  • Quito Food
  • Quito Hotels
  • Hotel Review: Cafe Cultura
  • What to do in Quito

    Day Trips from Quito:

  • Equator in Ecuador
  • Otavalo on a Budget
  • Cotopaxi on a Budget

    Unique Ecuador Travel Experiences:

  • Ecuadorian Haciendas
  • Galapagos Islands Tours

Story Index for Quito and Ecuador

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Viewing polar bears with Natural Habitat Adventures

Get Up-Close Views of Polar Bears in Their Habitats

Viewing polar bears with Natural Habitat Adventures

Picture yourself nose-to-nose with a giant polar bear! Of course, there’s a glass window between you and the animal. Several adventure travel companies have trips to see polar bears up close, both summer and winter.

Photo: Watching polar bears safely during a Natural Habitat Adventures trip.  Steve Morello/Natural Habitat Adventures

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