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The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are a spectacular light display that occurs in the night sky every year, typically in the winter, in certain countries. During an auroral display, the sky is illuminated in a dazzling array of colors, including green, purple, yellow, blue, orange, and red. Many travelers seek out this unique natural phenomenon.

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Winter camping is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while it’s cold outside. With smaller crowds to contend with and reduced camping fees, winter camping has become more popular over the last several years. If you’re wondering how to have a safe, comfortable camping trip while sleeping outside in cold weather, keep reading on to learn more about how to have the perfect winter camping trip.

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Perhaps nothing conjures the perfect idea of camping than sitting around a crackling fire in the evening, roasting marshmallows, and exchanging campfire stories. Tales of jilted lovers, lost boys and girls, and spooky ghosts are a staple of campfire stories. According to historians, campfire stories mostly came from frontiersmen or soldiers who often exchanged tales at night to stay away during their lookout shifts. 

No matter how these classic tales came to exist, they are an integral part of modern camping. Some of the most famous ones have been told and retold for centuries. Let's dive in and discover popular campfire stories, including ones for kids and some that are more funny than scary.

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Take advantage of the cooler days and the quieter sunshine when you plan an epic river camping and boating trip. Fortunately, there are many great locations to spend a day unwinding on the water and soaking in the last vestiges of the year. Let's dive in and discover where the best streams for paddling and fall viewing are, what to bring on your kayaking or canoeing trip, and even pro tips for planning the ultimate fall paddling trip.
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