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Leave No Trace in Arizona

If you’re new to recreating in the outdoors–whether it’s hiking on a local trail, visiting a national park, or practicing dispersed camping–following all the best practices can seem complicated or restrictive at first. We break it down.

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Wildlife Watching, No Binoculars Necessary

Though your travel plans have been delayed, the wildlife of the world are going about their routines as usual, and probably enjoying a little extra personal space! We live in an amazing world where your connection to wildlife doesn’t have to be cut off any more than your connection with your human loved ones. It may not be a Zoom family dinner or a birthday party parade, but you can still go wildlife watching online, no binoculars necessary. Here are some of our favorites:

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How To Find The Best Camping Spots On A Road Trip

After a successful day of adventuring, one of the best things to do is to find a perfect camping spot, cook a delicious meal and sit by the fire. But, sometimes it can be difficult to find the ideal place to pitch your tent or park your adventure rig. Are you the type of person that seeks out secluded campsites with epic scenery? Do you sometimes drive around for hours trying to find the perfect camping spot? Or maybe you go out of your way to avoid campgrounds where the neighboring campers are basically only an arm’s length away? If so, here are some tips on how to find the best camping spots on your next road trip.

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How To: Poop in the Woods (With Minimal Impact)

Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. You ate an early breakfast and hit the trail. You’re a few hours in (far away from any trailhead bathroom) when nature begins to call…you’ve got to go. Well, what do you do?
We know it can be a gross or uncomfortable topic, but the truth is that some people really don’t know what to do when there’s no bathroom in sight and they have to go “number two.” Do you hate seeing piles of human waste on the side of the trail, with crumpled, discolored toilet paper flying towards you in the wind? Now that’s gross! So, here’s how to poop in the woods.

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How To Stay Inspired About Travel While You Maintain “Social Distance”

Depending on where you live, you may or may not be stuck inside your house for the foreseeable future due to the current global pandemic that is COVID-19. In an effort to slow down the spread of coronavirus and not overwhelm medical facilities, unnecessary travel is now banned between many countries and keeping a “social distance” is recommended. If you live in the U.S., it’s been recommended that you begin practicing this “social distancing,” especially if there are known coronavirus cases in your area. As the World Health Organization (WHO) states, “We cannot say this loudly enough, or clearly enough, or often enough: all countries can still change the course of this pandemic.” So, don’t panic. Follow the recommendations from the WHO and your local health organization, such as the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC). In the meantime, here are some ways you can stay inspired about future travel during these uncertain times.

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