The smell of roasted marshmallows; the sound of a nearby creek, lake or river; the night sky lit up by the endless number of stars. I recall the memories of camping as kids like it happened just yesterday. My grandfather, sister and I would drive up Minnesota’s north shore, past Duluth, Minn., and into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). We would set up camp, string up the food and cook dinner around the campfire.
Although I have not been to the BWCA since I was young, I still enjoy the serenity of camping from time-to-time. (Though, now I much prefer a cabin with four walls and running water!) But, if I could have it my way, I would turn a camping trip into a glamping trip.
This month, I interviewed Kenny Young about his Twin Cities glamping business, Pitched Mpls. Through the business, Young brings glamping—the unique fusion of glam and nature—right to your backyard. On these unique adventures, he says, “I’m creating something that isn’t just a product, it’s an experience for kids and families.”
Also in Woodbury Magazine this month, Renée Stewart-Hester, editor of our sister-publication Lake Minnetonka Magazine, chats with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for cabin-friendly plants. And writer Ava Diaz gets the inside scoop when it comes to eating greener.
Whether you’re camping or glamping, make the most of it. And, as John Muir, “Father of the National Parks,” once said, “Going into the woods is going home.”
I’ll see you next month, readers!