15 Best Things to Do in Shawano, WI

The city of Shawano and Shawano Lake were all named after Sawanoh, the Menominee Chief, who led the tribe living near the lake east of Green Bay. The lumber industry in this city in Shawano County was the primary source of growth for the town in its early years, and the waterways became the means of efficient transport of logs back then.
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News13 Pet of the Weekend: Taro

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The News13 Pet of the Weekend for Dec. 3-4 is Taro, a dog with the Grand Strand Humane Society. Taro is two years old and fully grown, according to GSHS spokesperson Kathy Robinson. She is looking for her forever home after being in the care of GSHS for one month. […]
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Discover the Highest Point in Mississippi

Mississippi is one of the lowest-lying states in the United States. Located in the American South, Mississippi shares borders with the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The state’s western border is defined by the twisting course of the Mississippi River. Mississippi has no true mountains; it has a vast coastal plain replete with rich soil and swampland. But every state has a high point, even Mississippi. The question is: just how high is the highest point in Mississippi?

Kayaking the Econlockhatchee: Unspoiled, lovely, easy to reach

The Econlockhatchee River, or the Econ River, as it is universally called, is one of Florida’s great unspoiled rivers, full of natural beauty, wildlife and surrounded by preserved public land. Located close to population centers between Orlando and Daytona Beach, the 19-mile-long Econlockhatchee River Paddling Trail is a classic...

Canning homemade chili

Using the Ball canning recipe to pressure can beef chili at home. This is a great idea, as you can control the quality of ingredients. I used a combination of grass fed beef and venison, and home grown tomatoes. This chili can be served as a quick dinner or side, and is great for easy camping meals. Music: Chill Musician: LiQWYD

Oregon State Parks offers $5 off annual parking permit purchases in December

Give the gift of the outdoors and save this season with the Oregon State Parks 12-month parking permit sale through December. The permit hangtag once again features whimsical designs from Portland artist El Tran. Holiday shoppers can buy the annual parking permits for only $25, which is a $5 savings starting Dec. 1 and running through Dec. 31. The pass is good for 12 months starting in the month of purchase. Purchasing passes is easy. Buy them online at the Oregon State Parks store. Parking permits are also sold at some state park friends’ group stores and select local businesses throughout the state. For a complete list of vendors, visit Parking costs $5 a day at 25 Oregon state parks unless you have a 12- or 24-month parking permit or a same-day camping receipt. The 24-month pass is $50 and is also available at The permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle.

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: 5 Black-Owned Businesses Making Travel Gear

Travel gear is important to pack when planning a vacation. This can be anything from clothing and accessories to electronics and gadgets. The right travel gear will not only make your trip more enjoyable, but it can also help keep you safe and comfortable during your travels. How To Pack...

Christmas in the Smokies: Smoky Mountain Lights is Coming to Town

An exciting new holiday experience is opening in Townsend, Tenn. at the end of November. Smoky Mountain Lights: A Peaceful Side Christmas Experience is a drive through light show that families and children of all ages can enjoy. Located at the Townsend Visitor Center, this experience is a Smoky Mountain-themed wonder. With lights depicting bears, camping, the balloon festival, attractions like old mill, jeeps and even bigfoot, visitors will get into the holiday spirit with familiar Smoky Mountain icons. ...

Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s opening day, a shining success

About 2,000 people showed up for a beautiful opening day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR). RMR opened for the first time this season, with the first gondola headed up the mountain at 8:30 a.m. With bright skies and fresh snow, the day started the resort off on a high note for the season. First in line was Paul Hunn, who’s been in Revelstoke since 2013.

Coleman Scented Citronella Candle w/ Wood Crackle Wick Just $2.94 on Amazon

As an Amazon Associate, Hip2Save earns a small commission from qualifying purchases in this post. Read our full disclosure policy here. We love finding discounts on our favorite items on Amazon!. Hop over to Amazon where you can score this Coleman Pine-Scented Citronella Candle for just $2.94 – lowest price!...

LAMIGA Rechargeable Hand Warmers

Head over to Amazon where you’ll save 50% at checkout on these rechargeable LAMIGA Hand Warmers in 7 different color choices! These are awesome stocking stuffers for any one who works or plays outside!. This 2-in-1 hand warmer and portable charger, with a simple one-button operation, has a Type-C...

Give the gift of the outdoors this holiday season

PHOENIX – This is a season of sharing and creating awesome holiday memories. Arizona State Parks and Trails wants you to have lasting memories throughout the coming year, and there’s no better way to do that than with the gift of the outdoors!. You can purchase an Arizona...

Discover the ‘Alien Invader’ Bug That Can Ruin Your Christmas Tree

Discover the ‘Alien Invader’ Bug That Can Ruin Your Christmas Tree. As the festive season rolls in, it’s understandable that you’re also looking to bring a Christmas tree into your home. But what if I told you that you could have your home infested with bugs as a result? It’s not exactly a happy thought, but there’s a possibility you might be bringing spotted lanternflies into your place of residence. Not only is the alien invader bug capable of ruining your Christmas tree, but it can also ruin your Christmas experience by infesting your home and garden.
Points and Travel

Why Holidays Near Home Can Be So Rich, Vibrant & Enjoyable

It’s not uncommon for many people to settle into their holiday plans according to the tastes they have and the memories they’ve already made. If you’ve had a wonderful time skiing, or on a cruise, then it’s not hard to imagine why you’d want to return to that location and try again.

KOA Research Report Says Most Campers Changed Travel Plans Due to External Factors

Influenced by various external factors, the KOA Monthly Research Report – November Edition shows that leisure and campers plan to travel significantly through 2022. A minimum of 74% of campers had made one or more changes to their vacation plans. This includes three-in-ten campers that stayed longer to reduce other forms of travel.
The Brick Fan

LEGO Friends 2023 Official Set Images

We already know that LEGO Friends theme will be having a soft reboot in 2023 and the sets for next year have been revealed on the LEGO Shop. The sets that we saw a few months ago with the announcement was only the tip of the iceberg as there is a whopping 20 sets that will be releasing on January 1. If we’re going by the set numbers, there might be a lot more LEGO Friends sets as there’s lots of gaps between them.

The Best Camping Cots for 2023

In this post we’re sharing our top rated camping cots for 2023. Getting a good nights rest while camping can be an incredibly hard thing to achieve. Even when you’re completely exhausted, if your sleeping arrangement is uncomfortable, you won’t get a good nights rest. This is...