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The Most Popular Trail in America's Second Biggest Canyon

April 14, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

700 miles east of the Grand Canyon is America's second largest canyon: Palo Duro. I hiked its most popular trail, The Lighthouse, on a picture-perfect spring day. Read More →

Upcoming Stargazing Events for Campers

April 7, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Stargazing is a favorite activity for campers. Set your calendar to camp during upcoming night sky events to get the most out of your stargazing experience. Learn More →

An Interview with the Full-Time RV-Dwelling Digital Nomads of RV Wanderlust

March 31, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Eric and Brittany Highland of RVWanderlust started the full-time RV lifestyle in 2014, and now they're traveling around the US on the adventure of a lifetime. Learn More →

Trail Beverages: What's on the Menu?

March 24, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Just because you're camping doesn't mean you have to bore your taste buds! Whether you're a lover of luxury or a minimalist, check out this smorgasbord of drink options! Learn More →

We've Been Featured: Hiking the Longest Trail in Texas

March 21, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

At 129 miles, the Lone Star Hiking Trail is the longest hiking trail in Texas. If you're intrigued, head to Ardent Camper's guest blog post at Adventure Strong. Read More →

Glamping on a Lake Conroe Boat House in Texas

March 17, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

Glamping doesn't have to take place in an RV or yurt! This weekend, we glamped in a house boat on Texas' Lake Conroe where we relaxed and fished. Read More →

How to Deal with Trash and Human Waste While Camping and Hiking

March 10, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Camping can get gross, but if you properly manage the trash and human waste you'll produce, you'll help preserve the environment. Learn More →

Story Behind the Stuff: My First Tent

March 5, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

How does camping gear gain sentimental value for its owners? Learn about how the memories shared with my first tent made it priceless to me. Read More →

Camping-Inspired Fashion for Every Day

February 23, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

I like to wear clothes that remind me of the woods, of being on the trail, of exploring new places. Here are some camping-inspired every day styles. Learn More →

Green Camping: Treat the Earth Well

February 15, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Treating the earth well is especially important when enjoying nature through camping and hiking. Follow these guidelines to ensure you honor best practices. Learn More →

Images from a February Hike: Lone Star Hiking Trail, Winters Bayou Section

February 2, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

On a damp February Saturday, I explored the Winters Bayou segment of the Lone Star Trail, Texas' longest continuous hiking path. The sights were hauntingly beautiful. Read More →

What to Do When Arriving at a Campground at Night

January 27, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Arriving at a campsite at night provides more challenges than just setting up a tent in the dark. Ardent Camper will help you navigate this scenario with ease. Learn More →

A Comprehensive Backpacking Checklist

January 11, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Backpacking is a different animal from camping, and you'll need some specific supplies to make your trip a safe and fun success. Use this comprehensive guide to make sure you have everything you need. Learn More →

Longhorn Cavern State Park, Texas

January 5, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

Located not far from Austin is Longhorn Cavern State Park, a gem visited by 40,000 people annually. Cave tours and above-ground CCC structures make this park special. Read More →

New Year's Resolutions for Campers

December 29, 2013 by Marie filed under Informational

If you're a fan of the outdoors, here are a few New Year's resolution ideas to get you going. The key is for the goals you set to be realistic and measurable. Learn More →

Great iPhone and Android Apps for Campers

December 21, 2013 by Marie filed under Informational

Check out Ardent Camper's reviews of some wonderful apps for iPhone and Android users who love to spend time outside. Learn More →

Vintage Camping Finds on Historic Route 66

December 14, 2013 by Marie filed under Journey

Resale, antique, and vintage shops in Amarillo on Route 66 are great places to find glamping gear and supplies that add a touch of whimsy and nostalgia to your site. Read More →

RV Museum Is a Step Back in Time

December 7, 2013 by Marie filed under Journey

Jack Sisemore's RV Museum in Amarillo, Texas, is a gem of a tourist attraction that will definitely get you hooked on vintage campers if you aren't already. Read More →

Camping with Dogs

November 30, 2013 by Marie filed under Informational

Dogs make wonderful companions for hiking and camping trips, but there are a few guidelines to keep in mind. Learn More →

Backwoods Lessons: Hunger Games Edition

November 23, 2013 by Marie filed under Informational

The Hunger Games can teach important lessons about safety in the backwoods, so let's take this opportunity to discuss the wisdom it offers. Learn More →

Holiday Gifts for Kid Campers

November 12, 2013 by Marie filed under Informational

The holidays are a great time to inspire kids' imaginations and senses of adventure with outdoor-themed gifts! Look no further for ideas galore than this post. Learn More →

Using Camping Supplies at Home

October 5, 2013 by Marie filed under Informational

I try to bring camping supplies into my at-home life as much as possible. Here's a few ideas. Learn More →

Camping Recipe: Herb Catfish Packets

September 7, 2013 by Marie filed under Informational

This herb catfish recipe is a favorite of my family's, and it's just as good camping as it is in the oven at home. Learn More →

Labor Day Camping Inspiration

August 31, 2013 by Marie filed under Informational

Join me in dreaming of a Labor Day campathon. Follow my instructions for a weekend getaway fit to suit any blue-blooded American. Learn More →

Planning My First Glamping Adventure

August 24, 2013 by Marie filed under Informational

I wouldn't classify any of my past trips as glamping, and I have decided that it is high time to give this concept a shot. Here's my plan so far! Learn More →