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3 Great Ways to Sleep Outdoors



By Robyn Griggs Lawrence

In late summer, my friend Jenny wraps up in a down comforter and sleeps on her deck.  Hot August and September days make her upstairs bedroom unbearable—even after the sun’s gone down—so she retreats to her  “sleeping porch.” There, she enjoys the starry sky, the cool air and birdsong at dawn. Our Colorado climate—dry and without bugs—is conducive to outdoor sleeping without extra protection, but with the right set-up it’s possible anywhere. Check out these sublime outdoor sleeping areas—and see if you can’t find a way to spend a night or two outside before it’s too late. There really is nothing like it. [Keep reading…]
Photo by  Photo by Paul Bousquet 

By Robyn Griggs Lawrence

In late summer, my friend Jenny wraps up in a down comforter and sleeps on her deck.  Hot August and September days make her upstairs bedroom unbearable—even after the sun’s gone down—so she retreats to her  “sleeping porch.” There, she enjoys the starry sky, the cool air and birdsong at dawn. Our Colorado climate—dry and without bugs—is conducive to outdoor sleeping without extra protection, but with the right set-up it’s possible anywhere. Check out these sublime outdoor sleeping areas—and see if you can’t find a way to spend a night or two outside before it’s too late. There really is nothing like it. [Keep reading…]

Photo by  Photo by Paul Bousquet 

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