Brent Larson and his bride, Ona, look like an ad for their Antigua resort, glowing, in love and sun-kissed in paradise.
There's nothing like soaking in the hot springs while soaking in the culture of a place that loves its bathing. If you're traveling first class, why not head to Japan or Iceland to enjoy a country whose people celebrate the waters and can pinpoint their various healing properties?
The couple are spotted sitting around the campfire near Cachuma Lake in California
I'm somewhere between a car camper and an outdoor enthusiast. It did take me over 10 months of owning hiking boots to actually start breaking them in, but I know how to build a campfire and I'm not afraid of a few days without a shower.
Two young campers were injured early Wednesday when they were attacked by a black bear at Stokes State Forest in northwestern New Jersey.
The heat is so intense it feels as if the sky is going to start melting from above, and below the heat rises off the parking lot asphalt in shimmery ribbons. But a hundred yards away, down on the beach, the ocean breakers are rolling in, and the kids are wading and laughing, and what could be better for a summer camper than to have your own stretch of Long Island Sound?
Wildlife officials in Colorado say they have killed a bear believed to have been involved in an attack on a teenage boy Friday morning.
From choosing the right festival to tips on camping and pacing yourself through the shows, here's (almost) everything you'll need to know about preparing for your next music festival.
The crowds continue to grow by the minute along The Mall as royal wedding anticipation reaches fever pitch with less than 24 hours to go.
CNN's Phil Han talks to campers along the royal wedding route who are getting ready for Kate and William's big day.
RVs are gaining traction. The recreation vehicle market is rebounding after the economy's plunge drove previously growing sales off a cliff.
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Sharing close quarters on a camping trip, the friends laugh about the lesbian rumors that follow them
â¢ Talk about an eventful (belated) birthday! Pink and her husband Carey Hart celebrated her 31st with a camping trip at Cachuma Lake, near Santa Barbara, Calif. The couple rode around on motorcycles and spent the evenings in front of a campfire. "They seemed to have an amazing weekend," an eyewitness said. But did they celebrate too much? After complaints they played music too loudly, the two were asked to leave the campground - not that Pink seemed bothered. "F--- it all," the singer later Tweeted. "I love camping. We are the only couple I know that can get kicked out a campground."
Skeletal remains found near an Arizona campground are believed to be those of a missing 2-year-old, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.
Human remains have been found in Yavapai County, Arizona, near the area where Syler Newton went missing.
Authorities in Arizona now believe that 2-year-old Syler Newton, who went missing July 24th, is dead.
The case of a missing 2-year-old boy who disappeared from an Arizona campground more than a week ago has turned into a criminal investigation, the Yavapai County sheriff announced Monday.
Bear attacks on separate campsites in Montana left one person dead and two others injured Wednesday, according to wildlife officials.
A Montana wildlife official talks about the three separate bear attacks at a campground in Cooke City. KTVQ reports.
All a summer camp used to need to keep kids entertained throughout the warmer months was a good ball field and a place to go swimming. Now, though, campers can while away their summer days doing all sorts of specialized camping.
At least one person is dead after a severe storm struck a campground in suburban Detroit.
One person died and four others were injured at a campground outside Detroit, Michigan, Sunday after severe weather moved through the area, according to the St. Clair County sheriff's department.
Mia Procida, 14, will be starting her eighth summer at Camp Pocono Trails in Reeders, Pennsylvania, at about the same time a new television show, called "Huge" rolls out on the ABC Family network.
A new documentary called "Evolution of Dad" explores how the role of fathers has changed over time.
He didn't look like much when I first saw him strolling up to me at a campsite in Harriman State Park, New York, exactly two years ago.
The deadly flash floods that swept through remote Arkansas valleys, killing some campers and leaving many others missing, are a grim reminder of the sudden nature of flash floods and the importance of being prepared for emergencies.
Many experienced campers have had food ruined by melted ice in a cooler. Most get over it. But when it happened to Canadian robotics lab technician Paul Lavallee on a trip to Alberta's Red Deer River, he vowed to make a better kind of cooler.
Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Kevin Toohill yearned to experience the wide-open vistas of the western U.S. Today, the avid outdoorsman lives with his family in Billings, Mont., where he runs Beartooth Mapping, a firm that sells customized topographic maps and other geographic products. Its Web site, MyTopo.com, allows consumers to customize maps by choosing the location, center, area, size, print finish and numerous other specifications. The company grosses between $2 million and $3 million annually.
Millions of pot plants are being grown in our national parks and forests. CNN's Randi Kaye tracks it down.
Drug traffickers are planting millions of marijuana plants on U.S. public lands ever closer to tourist sites, guarding their plots with heavy weaponry, federal authorities say.
Fans of Usher Raymond IV view him as a singing, dancing and acting superstar.
Usher introduces us to his camp 'New Look,' dedicated to teaching youth about the sports and entertainment industries.
For Brad Cohen, the barking and squealing noises he could not control began in the fifth grade.
Kids with disabilities can enjoy summer camp just like other children as CNN's Melissa Long reports.
For 20 years, Andrew Novick has collected stuff. Lots of stuff. Lots of weird stuff.
If it's true that one man's junk is another man's treasure, welcome to the treasure chest of Andrew Novick. He's been collecting just about everything that has entered his life for the last 20 years, and now his objets d'junque have become a hit in the art world.
Susan Lanier has always enjoyed getting out of her urban home in Chicago, Illinois.
It's the season of brackets, beer and, of course, basketball.
Erika Preuss gave a worried glance over rows and rows of empty cars packing the Wal-Mart parking lot at 3:30 a.m.
The suspect in the shooting of a woman killed during a Ku Klux Klan initiation has at least a seven-year history of Klan activity, according to an organization that tracks hate groups nationwide.
A woman recruited over the Internet and shot to death during a Ku Klux Klan group's initiation rite felt a need to be wanted and was eager to be part of a group, authorities say family members told them.
Ramin Ostadhosseini needed to vent, and this gathering seemed the place to do it.
Traveling from across the U.S., Iranian American youths attend camp in Georgia to ask questions about themselves.
The world's oldest tennis tournament retains many of the same customs and quirks 131 years after it was first staged. It's the only Grand Slam event still played on grass, despite perennial moans from the clay- and hard-court specialists who struggle to adjust. Players--who are always referred to as "gentlemen" and "ladies"--must wear predominantly white, and the courts are unsullied by conspicuous corporate logos.
Parents of a boy killed by a car then get sued by the driver for damage to his car. CNN's Al Goodman reports.
A Spanish businessman withdrew a controversial lawsuit Wednesday against the family of a teenage boy he struck and killed while driving a luxury car.
A Boy Scout says he survived a bear attack by curling into the fetal position and playing dead.
The search is on for a missing North Carolina Boy Scout troop.
Good training and preparation kept a group of Boy Scouts safe after they became lost while hiking in the North Carolina mountains, a troop leader and a relative said Monday.
This is how it ended for Howard Garfinkel.
Driving by the marquee on Crain Highway in Bowie, Md., you won't see anything about the Bowie Baysox players who call nearby Prince George's Stadium home. There's no mention of the evening's pitching matchup or the team's record. Instead, the digital display flashes announcement after announcement -- "FIREWORKS TONIGHT!" "PINK IN THE PARK DAY!" -- letting passers-by know minor league baseball promotional heaven is only a mile away.
Something keeps drawing me back to New Zealand. I suspect something always will.
Next time you visit the Big Island, why not skip the fancy resort and hop in a VW camper van?
What could be more American than a recreational vehicle? How about an 18-wheel semi that, at the press of a remote control, "pops up" into a motel with room for nearly four dozen people?
Rob Cronin walked out of his doctor's office and into the church next door. Reeling from the news that he had cancer, he knelt in a pew and made a deal with the Divine: "Let me live," he prayed, "and I'll pay it back."
For parents, sending kids off to summer camp is an emotional balancing act: There's the prospect of fresh air and friendships, competition and camaraderie, but there's also the worry of insect bites, injuries and allergies.
It was once a mystery to me why some families would spend precious vacation time in a monstrous motor home, plodding along at 35 miles an hour. But that was before my husband spent ten years working 70-hour weeks to make partner in his law firm, before I juggled writing for eight publications, before our kids got invovled in basketball, soccer, theater, and piano lessons. Connecting as a family often meant marching the kids out to do yard cleanup.
AS A CHILD, RETZER CARIAGA lived in a one-bedroom home on the impoverished Philippine island of Mindanao. The house, made of bamboo and coconut lumber, had no electricity or plumbing. To supply the...
By national park standards, Isle Royale's tourist tally of 23,000 is small. In June, July or August, you'll likely find manageable "crowds," as well as great weather. North of Michigan's Upper Peninsula lies this lesser-known getaway -- a favorite of backpackers, kayakers and world-weary jet-setters who seek unspoiled splendor.
Under blue skies in mild summer temperatures you reap the benefits of months of rain and dampness -- lush moss gardens, towering cedar groves, warm beaches crazy wildflowers. Olympic National Park also offers the variety-pack of life zones: wilderness beaches wild with salt spray, rocky headlands and scattered sea stacks; temperate rain forests with more shades of green than a Crayola factory; high mountain spines at Hurricane Ridge; and even glaciers in the high alpine zone.
This remote, relatively unknown region hides a fascinating, unique landscape. In "Travels with Charley," novelist John Steinbeck says of the area: "It was so beautiful that I stopped near a thicket of dwarfed and wind-warped cedars and junipers, and once stopped I was caught, trapped in color and dazzled by the clarity of the light."
Yellowstone got the hot springs, geysers, bison, more central location and crowds. That left Glacier -- tucked into Montana's temperate, remote northwest corner and spilling into Canada -- with majestic mountains, sapphire rivers and long, valley-filling lakes. In early summer, the vivid green bases of the mountains erupt in flowers every color of the rainbow.
Experience the northern tier of jaw-dropping national parks this summer. Spend days in the sunshine and cool nights in a cottage rental.
Snow may still be on the ground in some places, but summer camps are already beginning to fill up.
As soon as news of the deal broke, outdoorsmen were skeptical. Last January, C.C. Filson, a storied 107-year-old maker of outdoor clothing for hunters and fishermen, was sold to a private-equity fi...
Hotel rates are on the rise this summer according to a recent study by consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers. That's just another reason to skip the room service and polish up those tent poles.
How do you outsmart Wal-Mart? By not trying to.
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Mark Piland is preparing for what he calls, even before the fact, a "camp out gone bad."
Summer is almost upon us and what better time to hit the road in search of greatness. You've heard of the cockroach hall of fame and the accounting hall of fame, haven't you? Here are some other halls of fame that are a little less known and a little more eccentric.
Pope John Paul celebrates his 84th birthday on Tuesday. CNN International Anchor Ralitsa Vasileva asked CNN's Rome Bureau Chief Alessio Vinci how the pontiff and the Vatican plan to mark the occasion.
Most winter sports enthusiasts scoff at frigid temperatures and frozen appendages. Snow-matted facial hair and nose icicles serve as a testament to their commitment and rugged determination.
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