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Travel and Recreation

This page contains helpful information about travel and recreation.

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Using a LP Refrigerator While Driving

Can you run you fridge on LP gas while traveling down the road?

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Visiting a Pumpkin Patch
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Thrifty Souvenirs
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Dryer Lint for Firestarters

We always have to buy those expensive fire starter logs for camping. I had the idea to save our dryer lint and stuff it inside our empty toilet paper rolls. It's free and you never run out of it. It is very easy to catch on fire.

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Chip Clips for Paper Plates and Napkins

Use chip clips to hold your napkins and paper plates so they don't fly away on you outside. It holds them tight and it's easy to push open to grab one when you need it.

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Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ)
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Chihuly Glass Art at the Denver Botanic Gardens
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Portugal Frugal Travel Guide
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Visting Mt. Rushmore (South Dakota)
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Camp Cooking with Tealights
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Booking a Hotel Through a Third Party
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Visiting Opal Creek (Oregon)
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Buying Gas on a Road Trip
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No-Blow Picnic Tablecloth

When I was a kid, we picnicked a LOT in the summer. My mom got tired of the table cloth blowing up and tipping everything, so she began packing a twin-sized fitted sheet in the basket. It fit the public tables perfectly, and no more blowing tablecloths.

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Hot Springs National Park Photos and Information
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Texas Frugal Travel Information and Photos
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Easier Cleaning of S'mores Skewers

If you invested in the metal skewers for your s'mores, or just for roasting marshmallows, here's an idea for you:

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Easy Camping Firestarters

My son used to be in Boy Scouts and they loved to make a fire at night during the summer. For fire starters, we took the cardboard from toilet paper and taped one end shut. Then he filled the tube up with dryer lint and taped the end shut.

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Hiking Opal Creek (Oregon)
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We Went to Paris for $20
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Games and Craft Ideas for Camp
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Maximizing your Vacation Dollars
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Craft Ideas for Camping
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Hiking with Children
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Hiking Tips
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Airport Tips When It Is Difficult To Walk
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Making Ice Last Longer
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Minnesota Travel Photos and Information
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Use Ironing Board As Fish Cleaning Station

If you have an old ironing board that is made from metal and is not usable for ironing, turn it into a fish cleaning station by fastening a fish board onto the wide part.

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Use Dried Fern as Firestarter
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Galveston, Texas Frugal Travel Guide
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Oregon Frugal Travel Guide and Photos
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Parke County, Indiana Frugal Travel Guide
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Frugal Travel Tips for New York City

We are on a budget. Does anyone have suggestions on where to eat, sleep, and enjoy entertainment on the cheap in NYC? We want to see Ground Zero and as many sites of the city as possible. Does anybody know how to enjoy the city on the cheap?

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Camping Cooler Tips and Tricks
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New Jersey Frugal Travel Guide
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Washington State Frugal Travel Guide
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Fishing for Sustainable Seafood
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Arctic Ice Road (Tuktoyuktuk, Northwest...
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Ludington, Michigan Frugal Travel Guide
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Camping in Red Rock Canyon
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Indiana Frugal Travel Guide and Photos
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Suspend Utilities while Traveling

If you know you are going to be away for more than two months, suspend your cable TV and internet. It will only cost $5 or $10 a month to do this, so you save a lot of money.

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West Virginia Travel Photos
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Shenandoah National Park Photos and Information
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California Travel Photos
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Winter View of the Grand Canyon (Arizona)
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Bring Night Light when Traveling

When you are traveling and stay in motels, take a cheap night light along to plug in at night. Then you can find your way to the bathroom without stubbing your toe.

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Dryer Sheets To Deter Mosquitoes

Take a box of dryer sheets along with you camping. Tear the sheet neatly in half and hang within 10 feet of your sitting area. If you use four or five half sheets surrounding your area, you will be mosquito free!

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Alaska Photos
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Colorado Frugal Travel Information and Photos
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Scenery (Sturtevant Falls, CA)
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Glacier National Park Photos and Information
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Tips for Travel in Iceland

We are going to Iceland for 4 days, as a stopover. Any tips to pass along for tours etc. and food as well.

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Great Smokey Mountain National Park Photos and...
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Solar Shower from Milk Jug

When you are camping where there are no shower facilities, try this. Spray paint gallon milk jugs flat black. Set it in the sun and, wah lah, shower water.

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Saguaro National Park Photos and Information
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Decorah Eagle Cam

If you would like to see and follow an eagle family raising their young, the Decorah eagle has laid an egg.

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Kentucky Frugal Travel Guide and Photos
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Yellowstone National Park Photos and Information
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Yosemite National Park Photos and Information
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Arches National Park Photos and Information
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Zion National Park Photos and Information
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Australia Travel Photos and Information
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Wilderness Survival Tips
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Pennsylvania Frugal Travel Guide
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Visiting Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Traveling Through the Trees (Cleveland...
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Airlie Beach (Queensland, Australia)
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Frontier Fire Starter Kit

This tip came from a friend, a woodsman and war reenactor. Works amazingly well, but takes some prep. You should prepare this fire starter kit before you have to rely upon it off the beaten track.

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Mt. Rushmore National Memorial Photos and...
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Using Empty Lighters for Starting Fire

Your old lighters can be used to strike up a fire. Hold the lighter upside down atop your bed of starter material. Roll the flint several times, without sparking it. Magnesium will flake off the mechanism.

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Honduras Frugal Travel Information and Photos
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Pet Travel and Visiting Etiquette
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Camping at Joshua Tree
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Joshua Tree National Park Photos and Information
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Sand Dunes (Cape Hatteras, NC)
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Alabama Travel Tips and Photos
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Malaysia Frugal Travel Information and Photos
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Tips on English Riding
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Missouri Frugal Travel Information and Photos
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Utah Frugal Travel Information and Photos
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Lawrence County Courthouse (Mount...
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Travel Tips and Tricks
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Traveling Alone
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Puerto Rico Frugal Travel Guide
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Train Tracks (Los Angeles, CA)
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Scotland Frugal Travel Guide
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Collecting Rocks
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Biggest Fish (Silver Lake, WA)
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Catching and Cooking Crayfish
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Lombard St. (San Francisco, CA)
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South Africa Frugal Travel Guide
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A Guide to the Common Loon
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Tips for Steering A Canoe
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Guard Tower View (Machu Picchu, Peru)
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Church Picnic Theme Ideas
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Machu Picchu (Peru) Frugal Travel Guide
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Traveling to Florida Keys With a Trailer

I live in New York, and am planning to go south in late February; I am new to camper travel. I am going to the Keys. How do I get out of the northeast and still be able to use my 23ft Hornet?

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Assateague Island, MD Frugal Travel Guide
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Removing Wax From a Boat
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Appalachian Trail Frugal Travel Guide
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Keeping Raccoons Out of a Campsite
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Washing Hands at the Campsite
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Camping Recipes
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Petoskey, Michigan Frugal Travel Guide
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St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands) Frugal Travel...
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Disney World Frugal Travel Guide
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Planning a Trip to Disney World

We are planning a Disney World trip for the week after Thanksgiving 2014. It will be my 3rd time going and the first time for my dh, dd, and ds. (MIL and FIL's first time too if they decide to come with us.)

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Disposable Duster for Sand Removal

When leaving the beach, it's great to have a disposable duster in your vehicle or beach bag. Before entering your vehicle, have it handy to use on your feet for fast and easy removal of sand.

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South Dakota Frugal Travel Guide
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Campground Shower Mat

I save cereal boxes and use them to stand on after showering to get dry and dressed. Shower stalls are usually full of dirt off people shoes so I open boxes up where they are glued and keep a stack of them in the camper.

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Wrightsville Beach, NC - Frugal Travel Guide
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Activities at Wrightsville Beach North Carolina

Anyone have recommendations for food or activities at Wrightsville Beach, NC in August?

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Mount Katahdin, Maine Frugal Travel Guide
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Pinetop, Arizona Frugal Travel Guide
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Photos and Information
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Grand Canyon Frugal Travel Guide
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Las Vegas, Nevada Frugal Travel Guide
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Blyth, England Frugal Travel Guide
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Driving Safety Tips
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Vacation Packing Food For a Cottage

We vacation in a cottage. I try to conserve on space when packing things into our compact car. Also, we try to be frugal by bringing from home as much as we can to save on grocery shopping. Prices are too high in vacation areas.

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Johnson City, TN Frugal Travel Guide
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