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Zoom Towns And The New Housing Market For The 2 Americas : Planet Money : NPR

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My dream Zoom house in Truckee, California.

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My dream Zoom house in Truckee, California.

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Truckee, Calif., is a mountain town just northwest of Lake Tahoe. It is sort of an outdoorsy paradise. It has great skiing, mountain biking and hiking opportunities, as well as a river and lakes. It also has some great restaurants and a budding art scene. And if you’re a Bay Area resident in the market for a house, it

An Orientation For New Campers : Life Kit : NPR

A photo of a pile of polaroid pictures depicting different scenes from camping — a red tent in the center of the pile.

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A photo of a pile of polaroid pictures depicting different scenes from camping — a red tent in the center of the pile.

Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR

Behold, my Brazilian dad’s review of the concept of sleeping outside in a tent: “I HATE camping!” This is the house I grew up in, which was fine because as I look back on it, I don’t think I really understood camping was even a thing as a kid.

Now, as a fully formed adult, camping is definitely a thing. It’s a fantastic thing, actually, and I’m glad I’m not alone in my enthusiasm! Especially since COVID-19 has obliterated the entire concept of future plans, camping is one way to