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Let’s Build a Camp

For those who yearn for that rustic camping experience, one where you’re as close to nature and off the grid as one can get, tent and car camping are some of the best methods. It’s a popular option for national parks travelers, so follow along with our Tent & Car Camping stories and updates to learn more about it.


Kaci’s Camp-Style Chicken Alfredo

I’m not going to bore you with a witty line about chicken or pasta; I’m not a food blogger. However, I do enjoy a delicious meal while camping in the woods, and I would like to briefly tell you how I created this recipe for chicken alfredo!

One Night at Badlands National Park and a Lifetime of Memories

For an unknown reason, Badlands National Park intimidated me from afar. I wasn’t sure that it was a park I wanted to visit (alone). Being budget-conscious, I didn’t want to spend money on hotels, so I booked the campsite despite my fears. Coincidentally, this park ended up being my favorite!

Tent setup in Badlands National Park/Photo by Kaci Preston

Tent & Car Camping 101

Let me start out by explaining that there are two forms of camping—with a tent or just your vehicle. Both techniques are technically considered car camping because you have your vehicle, and both are excellent ways to immerse yourself in nature and explore national parks.