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Places in the Pacific Northwest To Take Your Campervan: Part #1

One of the most remarkable regions in the United States, the Pacific Northwest, is the perfect place to take a campervan trip. National parks, a wide variety of outdoor activities, and spectacular views await you. Whether you’re going with friends, family, or by yourself, the Pacific Northwest is an unbeatable place to start your next adventure. Cannon Beach, Oregon Cannon Beach is aptly named after a cannon that appeared on the shore after a shipwreck roughly 180 years ago. However, it’s most known for its mysterious and ethereal coastline and iconic sights like Haystack Rock, a larger-than-life rock formation surrounded by wildlife and tidepools. In fact, National Geographic 2013 placed in the top 100 beautiful spots in the world.  If you’re a nature lover who wants to explore a new city as part of your trip, Cannon Beach won’t disappoint. This spot has a lively artistic culture full of local

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Camper Van Traveling in Winter: Tips & Tricks for Tackling the Cold on the Road

As the temperature continues to drop, it’s still possible to get out and enjoy a fun winter road trip. All you need is a little preparation and the right tools. Here are some tips and tricks for tackling the cold while on the road.  Increase Warmth One of the best ways to jumpstart your comfort during the colder months is to invest in multiple layers of warm clothing. Don’t expect your winter coat to be enough. Bring items like hats, scarves, gloves, heat-trapping undergarments, and of course warm pants and sweaters. You may also like to grab a pair of pocket warmers, which can be easily placed in your gloves for added heat and comfort.  Think about the activities you’ll be doing as well. Each layer should be well thought out. If you know you may get overheated after a long day of hiking, add in a light long-sleeve shirt

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Holidays on the Road: How to Decorate Your Camper Van

Home is anywhere you go with Grit Overland, so why not make your camper van just as festive during the holidays? The unique layout of our vans makes for endless opportunities when it comes to seasonal decorating ideas to keep the holiday spirit going.  Decorating Ideas There are countless ways to spice up your van and get into the festive mood during your holiday road trips. One of the easiest ways to get started is by purchasing holiday decal stickers with motifs like snowflakes, trees, reindeer, or Santa to decorate the interior or exterior of your van. They stay put during drives, but you’ll be able to easily remove them when you’re ready.  Fortunately, with the unbeatable power supply and battery life that our Grit Overland vans offer, you can even set up traditional decor like Christmas trees and lights inside. Small trees make an ideal centerpiece, fitting well within

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How to Make the Perfect Adventurer’s Campfire

Campfires are one of the best ways to stay warm, cook, and stay entertained while enjoying the outdoors. Even if you’re already a pro, there are always new tips, tricks, and styles to try out on your next adventure.  What Goes Into Making a Campfire? The first step in crafting the perfect campfire is finding the right placement. Find a designated firepit if you’re on a campground, or find a spot away from trees, grass, and other flammable objects if you’re on your own property.  Next, you’ll need quality materials like dry wood, tinder, kindling to start the fire, and a match or lighter. Remember, more isn’t better. By jamming large amounts of firewood into your fire pit, you can starve the fire of oxygen, leading to quickly dwindling flames. Once you’re ready, it’s time to use the match or lighter to set the tinder on fire. Get the tinder

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Epic Winter Trekking: Where to Take Your Campervan During Snow Season

Instead of a traditional holiday exchange, why not give the gift of adventure? By taking a campervan into the wild to explore and enjoy the outdoors, you’ll be making unforgettable memories. Need inspiration on where to go? Check out our favorite spots below.  Sequoia National Park Located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains in California, this otherworldly forest is the perfect place to park your campervan for the winter. The exceptionally high redwood trees covered in a canopy of snow make the atmosphere even more impressive. When you’re done taking in the view, you can easily find winter outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and snowshoeing.  Grand Canyon There are many great locations to spend the holiday season in the Southwest as well. While the Grand Canyon is already one of the most iconic viewing spots in the country, seeing the red plateaus frosted with snow is a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Giving Gratitude to Nature: How to Show Your Appreciation

Many of us enjoy a beautiful sunset or a rugged landscape, but far less actively try to support nature not only for ourselves, but for the next generation. Here are a few quick ways to give back and show your appreciation.  Plant a Tree An easy way to begin is by simply planting a tree, some shrubbery, or vegetables in your backyard. Everything you plant helps the local environment by providing homes and nourishment for the local insects and wildlife.  You can even research which plants will help the environment the most for your area. If you are interested in helping preserve the local bees, find which plants will help give them the most sustenance and support their growth in your climate. You can also purchase a few potted herbs to keep on the windowsill if you’re living in a tighter space.  If you don’t have a personal space to

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