• Camping Holiday

    Labor Day weekend usually marks the end of summer flings

    This summer had its share of racking up miles for summertime fun despite gas prices increasing around the holidays. Labor Day weekend usually marks the end of summer flings throughout the Midwest. Throughout Hillsdale County, people enjoyed vacations packed with camping, reunions and planned activities. While grocery shopping before Labor Day, conversations buzzed about where families planned to go for summer’s last hurrah. On our end, plenty of memories were made this summer to recount among family and friends. And, traveling there is half the fun. Since the kids are scattered across the country, we opted to visit with the  

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  • Camping Holiday

    Camping UK: ‘Really important’ tips for camping holiday this summer | Travel News | Travel

    2021 is quickly becoming the year of the staycation and many Britons are packing up their tents, sleeping bags and roll mats to explore their backyard. Heading out on a camping staycation can be exciting, but the holiday feeling shouldn’t stop hopeful campers from making sure they have the right gear. All important for a good night sleep in the great outdoors, a sleeping bag is a must on every camping trip. But how do campers choose the right one? David Scotland, owner of family-run camping equipment retailer Outdoor World Direct, has some tips to help holidaymakers make the right  

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  • Family Trip

    Seven San Diego-area families evacuated from Afghanistan after summer trip abroad

    Seven San Diego-area families that had been stranded in Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover have now been evacuated, with one family still stuck in the country, according to officials from the local California school district.  The Associated Press first reported Monday that six families from the Cajon Valley Union School District had safely made it out. Superintendent David Miyashiro confirmed to The Hill Wednesday that the total number increased to seven.  The superintendent said that according to the school district’s Family and Community Liaisons department, four families “have safely returned to Cajon Valley,” with two additional families in the U.S.  

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    4 California Families Remain Stuck in Afghanistan After Summer Vacation, 2 Back in U.S.

    Four California families remain stuck in Afghanistan after visiting relatives in the country during their summer vacations, while two families have made it back to the U.S., officials said Thursday. The families are all from El Cajon, a suburb east of San Diego, which has a large refugee population. Many of the families had gone to Afghanistan so the children could see their grandparents in May and early June, before the Taliban took over the government. U.S. government officials and California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa have been working to get the other four families safely evacuated as the two other  

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  • Camping Holiday

    ‘Our campsite was an apocalyptic disaster scene’: readers’ summer camping stories | Camping holidays

    ‘We lay on a portable ledge above the crashing waves’ Cliff camping seemed like a great idea during the pandemic, when we were craving adventure. After a couple of hours spotting seals, abseiling and rock climbing with our very patient guide, we abseiled down to our bed for the night, and spent the next seven hours lying on a portable ledge above the crashing waves. I spent the night going from laughter to fear. There were some moments of calm however, and we even spotted a few shooting stars. It was the most unique place I’ve ever slept, and not  

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  • Vacation Packages

    The best travel sites for last-minute deals on summer vacations

    If you felt compelled to click on this article, you need (and deserve!) a vacation. Fall is approaching and the window for planning a summer vacation is closing. There are still so many places to visit for a last-minute summer vacation. Here are the sites that offer the best deals on getaways before the summer ends. If you’re looking for a site with the full package, Expedia is your go-to place. The site offers deals on flights, hotels and car rentals to make trips easy to book year-round. Right now, Expedia is offering packages with hotel and flights to destinations  

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