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It’s that time of the year again! Students are getting excited for school to finally be over, seniors are thrilled to start a new chapters in their lives and graduation is in the air

What an exciting time! But, are you sure you can find that perfect graduation gift for your favorite student? Hopefully, after you read this ultimate list of graduation gift ideas, your answer will be a confident “YES!” This post covers great gift ideas for BOTH high school and college graduates, so whichever you’re in need of, I’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in! This post may contain affiliate links where, at no additional price to you, I may receive a commission if you use them. I only recommend products I trust and love. Please read my disclosure policy for more information. Easy First Gift: College Packing List Like I mentioned, this list covers ideas for both high school and college students. But,...

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent an evening or two tumbling down the rabbit hole of #vanlife photos, campervan conversion ideas, and vintage canned ham makeovers on Instagram

It’s hard to resist the appeal of following others as they perform a camper renovation on rusty old campers and beat up RVs, turned into shiny, functional and beautiful spaces. To inspire your own DIY camper renovation, we’ve rounded up twenty of the most inspiring, creative and ingenious camper makeovers across the internet. Here’s your warning: you may find yourself with an insatiable desire to run out, purchase a rusty old camper and embark on elaborate DIY camper renovations after viewing these photos. 19 DIY Camper Renovation Ideas on Instagram 1. Throwback Kitchen in a Camper   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Vintage Camper Designs (@vintagecamperdesigns) on Jun 30, 2019 at 12:22pm PDT This vintage-inspired...

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Have a great idea? Wonderful

Now take these steps to turn your invention into reality. This is how to take your product from a dream to the shelves. The outdoor industry is booming. It contributed $412 billion (2.2 percent) of total U.S. Gross Domestic Product in 2016, according to a report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. People value outdoor experiences and are willing to pay for them. The market for high-quality, useful outdoor gear is strong. Why not get in on the action? You’ve had that idea for a new piece of equipment that would make your adventures even better — why not pursue it? I’ve written a book to help you. While geared toward women, it’s for anyone out there who wants to...

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This list of campgrounds near space shuttle launch locations was brought to you by Mountain House, the trusted maker of freeze dried ice cream using the same technology originally developed for astronauts to enjoy dessert in space. 

It’s been a big year for space. Just three days into 2019, China landed on the far side of the Moon. The following month, SpaceX launched an Israeli moon lander. And in July, India sent up the Chandrayaan-2 mission to the Moon. That was just after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space launch that landed humans on the moon for the first time in history. If you missed these excuses to gaze up at the galaxies all around us from your favorite dark sky park, never fear. You can get an excellent view of both the night sky and thrilling space launches by camping near rocket launch sites that are open to the public. NASA launch sites and SpaceX...

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2019-09-03

After explaining how John’s fly fishing side gig inspired a few major changes in our sunroom last week (i.e. we got rid of every last scrap of décor…), so many of you asked for the scoop on how he organizes his outdoor fishing gear! So, today I’m back to share a full tour of his fly-tying space, including several “man-friendly” décor ideas. I’m the first to admit that this type of décor is a little different than my own personal taste, but I really do love so many things about John’s fly-tying room. I’m pretty darn confident that you’ll find more than a few things to love in the space, too, so keep scrolling for the tour.  To orient you, John’s...

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