According to the U.S. Environmental Protection agency, 82% of emitted greenhouse gases were carbon dioxide (CO2); all 82% of these CO2 gases can be attributed to human activity. Of this 82%, 31% of CO2 emissions can be attributed to the burning of fossil fuels for automobile transportation
Now more than ever, there is a pressing need for us to be mindful of our transportation services, and how our transportation methods affect our carbon footprint. Luckily, there are ways to lessen your transportation carbon footprint. Public transportation services are an efficient and environmentally responsible means of travel for long trips.
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Camping has long been hailed as one of the best ways for American families to enjoy quality bonding time with the beauty of the natural world serving as a backdrop. In addition to the fresh air and endless outdoor activities in which you and your family can partake, many families go camping to escape the distractions of modern life.
Yet many more people don’t like the idea of sleeping on the ground with just a sleeping bag to separate you from the earth — which is why a growing number of campgrounds are equipping their cabins with modern-day amenities that make camping feel a little bit more like home.
Just how are today’s campgrounds making their cabins offer a little more of the comforts of home to campers? Here are three modern-day amenities you and your family might be finding on your next cabin camping trip:
Did you know that a free WiFi connection is now the most-desired amenity that campers request when they go on a camping vacation? More campers desire WiFi than other amenities like a campground shop or even safety lighting, as one recent study found. As more campers seek to document their camping experiences on social media as they take place, demand for WiFi at America’s campgrounds will continue to rise.
Increased electric voltage
Campers are increasingly bringing their mobile devices with them on their camping vacations — and these devices need to be charged. As a result, more campgrounds are upping the voltage capacity offered in their cabins, allowing everyone in the family to charge up their tablets and smartphones as they get ready for the day’s next excursion.
The luxuries of glamping
If free WiFi and increased electricity isn’t enough to make some campers comfortable, there’s also glamping, which takes place at luxury camp sites. A glamping cabin is more like a hotel room than a cabin, and will offer feature amenities like fitness centers, laundry and more. Best of all? Many of these sites rely on renewable, sustainable sources of energy, making it easy to respect the environment as you explore it.
Do these new technological advances in camping make you want to stay in a cabin during your next family camping vacation — or would you still prefer to rough it in a tent? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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As summer gets ever closer, millions of Americans and their families will be flocking to campsites all across the country. In 2010 alone, 40 million people embarked on a camping trip and made 515 million excursions altogether. So if you and your family have booked a camping trip for peak camping season, you’ll certainly be in good company to enjoy the great outdoors.
Yet camping can also present a number of hazard to your family’s health and safety if the right precautions aren’t taken. It’s fairly easy to take the preventive steps necessary that will allow everyone to have a fun — and safe — family trip at one of your favorite campsites.
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Surprise, surprise: Beach vacations are wildly popular. A survey of 1,100 American adults reveals that going to the beach is the top vacation activity (preferred by 29%), far surpassing other popular pastimes, such as camping and golfing. In fact, all over the world, 52% of adults plan to head out to the beach in the next 12 months. In the U.S., 69% say they will visit the Sunshine State and its beaches, also in the next 12 months. With beach vacations pretty much being a given, when is the best time — exactly — to do it?
The Early Bird Gets The Worm
When it comes to Florida beaches and vacation rentals, the challenge for nearly all American beach goers is beating the crowd. And one surefire way to do it is to visit Florida before everyone else — and (more…)
Camping is one of the most popular activities for families across the country. In 2012, an astonishing 3 million more people went camping than they did in 2010. This is because camping helps kids learn to respect nature and discover lifelong outdoor activities they might not have tried before. It also gets the whole family spending time together away from technological distractions.
If you don’t want to travel a long distance to a camp resort, or if you have young children who might not be ready for a traditional camping trip, you might think that camping isn’t possible for your family right now. However, the whole family can go camping without going anywhere — just set up camp i (more…)
Camping is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand pastimes in America. Millions of American families go camping each year to escape from everyday distractions like TV, video games and the Internet. As a result, taking your kids on a family camping trip to any of the country’s numerous campgrounds can be an exciting outdoor adventure that allows for plenty of quality bonding time.
But what if you and your family can’t seem to agree on what you’d like to do during your upcoming trip? What if you’re all out of ideas for activities everyone can enjoy once you arrive at your tent camping or cabin camping ground?
Fear not — we’ve compiled this list of the three best activities to pursue during your next famil (more…)
They call the great outdoors great for a reason. Experiencing nature, whether it be via a simple walk in a park or a lengthy outdoor excursion, has been proven to have several physical, mental, and emotionally benefits. People often report feeling more balanced and at peace after spending time outdoors or interacting with nature.
Ironically, as the world has become increasing dependent on technology, especially smartphones and other mobile devices, the popularity of camping has also increased. In fact, a whopping 3 million more Americans went camping in 2012 than in 2010. Taking a break from reality TV drama, video games, apps, and online media is a great way for couples and families to reconnect.
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Camping with kids can seem like a daunting undertaking, but if you do it right, it can be a great experience for you and your family. Here are some tips to keep the kids engaged and entertained in the great outdoors:
Find Camping Sites with Plenty of Activities
Kids are used to having a TV, a computer and probably a game system to entertain them, so adjusting to the great outdoors might be a little tricky for them. When camping with kids, you’ll have the best time if you look into family camping resorts that have plenty of fun things to entertain your kids.
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Towards the end of the last decade, the great recession financially slammed many families, especially those in the Midwest. The financial difficulties that have come with the great recession have made family vacations particularly difficult. Luckily, there is an option for those families with limited vacation budgets, but who want to bring the kids someplace off the beaten path where they can play and truly enjoy themselves: family campgrounds.
For those in the Midwest and east coast, family camping represents a great option for a weekend, week long or multiple week vacation. Particularly, camping in Illinois represents a wealth of possibilities.
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In just a couple of weeks, the kids will be out of school, and summer vacation will be here. The next few months are usually chalk-full of families setting out on great family vacations across the globe.
But you may not realize that you can find great vacations right here in the U.S. And if you live in New York, you don’t have to travel to Florida or California to have fun in the sun either. In fact, there are plenty of vacation spots in New York that you may not know about.
Here are some of your choices.
- Villa Roma. Located in the Catskill Mountains, this resort offers exciting activities for the whole family. There are golf courses, bowling alleys, and (more…)
Now that the warmer weather is here, it’s time to start planning outdoors activities and holidays. Camping and hiking are two of the most popular outdoors activities. Camping is also a great way to travel with family and friends, getting lots of fresh air and a chance to travel to new and distant places. Lakeside more »
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Camping is incredibly popular all around the United States. Camping trips make for really kid friendly vacations, which is one reason they are so popular among families. They are also very cost effective. Here are some things you can do to have a much better camping experience. Get your kids ready for camping. When you more »