905 Private Eclipse Campsites Under $100

With the eclipse weeks away, public campgrounds, hotels, and Airbnbs are either all booked up or charging exorbitant rates for the last available spots. Unbooked spots are few and far between—let alone affordable ones.

Enter Hipcamp —a startup that creates new campsites by unlocking access to beautiful private lands such as nature preserves, farms, and ranches. With over 1,000 new campsites (and counting) unlocked in the eclipse “path of totality”, Hipcamp has just compiled a list of their top 23 unbooked campgrounds offering spots for $25 to $87 — everything under $100. They also have the most comprehensive map of all camping options in the path.

Plus, the solar eclipse is really a great natural phenomenon…. Where better to experience it than in nature?

Each campground hyperlinked below contains multiple discrete campsites.

Eclipse Budget Tent Camping at Sieg’s Valley View Ranch – $25
Eclipse Budget RV Camping at Sieg’s Valley View Ranch – $50
Tent Camping at Sunset Solar RV Campground – $87
Fully Contained RV Sites at Oregon Solar Eclipse Campground – $75

Solar Eclipse Idaho Tent Camping at Wyatt J’s Land – $50
Tent and RV Camping at TJ Ranch – $50
Tent Camping Solar Eclipse Camping at Gene R’s Farm – $50
Tent and RV Sand Dunes Camping at Zach’s Land -$50

Eclipse RV and Tent Camping at Eclipse Camping – $50

Tent Camping for a Cause at Beacon Farm Ministries – $10
Eclipse Campsites at Camp Eclipse – $60

Eclipse Camp Tent Camping at Community of Faith – $30

Tent Camping at Wild Dunbar Hill – $20
Solar Eclipse Tent Camping at April W’s Land – $50

Mountain Farm Meadow Tent Camping at Cowgirl Glamping Cabin – $25
Pigeon Roost Tent Camping at Richard B’s Land – $25
Private Forest or Field Side Tent Camping at Belle and Beau Acres – $50

Total Eclipse of the Century Tent Camping on Historic Christmas Tree Farm – $30
2 Ol’ Foxes Farm Tent Camping at 2 Ol’ Foxes Farm – $20

Tent Camping at Modern Harvest Farms – $28
Cali Oh Farm Tent Camping at Haflinger Heaven – $45

Tent Camping in the Woods at Sole Farm – $40
Tent Camping at Spotted Fawn Farm – $50

Chit Chatting with Actress and Singer Tinsel Korey

Chit Chatting with Actress and Singer Tinsel Korey

Written by:  Jill Sheets

Picture credit Eye Behold Photography

You may recognize Tinsel Korey from the Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and (soon) Breaking Dawn, where she plays Emily. But, there is more to Tinsel and she met with us to talk about her music and inspirations.

R:  How did you get into the entertainment industry?

T: Well I was one of those kids that was always putting on skits or singing, doing something creative.  As a teenager I started off doing commercials, and from there I moved into film & TV.  I think doing the commercials 1st was a great way for me to understand camera angles and how lighting works.  As far as music, well its walked on the path with me, and is finally going to have its time in the spotlight.

R:  Tell us about your new album.

T:  I have all the songs ready to be recorded professionally.  I just need someone with lots of money to help make that a reality.

R:  Tell us about your new single “Letter.”

T:  It’s actually my first released song.  I’m really excited about it, and very proud.  I composed the lyrics and music. Stevie Salas who has worked with Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake, Rod Stewart produced the song. And we got some really great musicians to play on it.  Marcos Curiel from POD, Mark Schulman who was PINK’s drummer on the last tour & Shea Chambers who’s sung with Michael Jackson.

R:  How did you come up with the idea for that song?

T:  My friend was going through a domestic violence situation.  When I found out I was shocked and saddened.  The song is really about knowing when to let go of a relationship that just isn’t working anymore.

R:  Where can people get your music?

T:  I know for sure it’s on iTunes & Amazon and other digital music media outlets.

R:  You are also in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.  What is it like working with the Twilight cast?

T:  We’re like a family.  Well the wolf pack. What you see on screen is how we are off screen, it makes the working process, well not like work at all. (laughs)  I rarely see the vamps, but the ones I’ve met have been cool.   Kristen is just lovely as well.

R:  If you could work with anyone in the world who would it be and why?

T: Eminem for music.  I think he is a musical genius who says what’s on his mind, and doesn’t conform to what people say he should be.  For acting I’d love to work with Joseph Gordon-Levitt again.  I was in a movie called “The Lookout” with him.  But our characters didn’t interact with each other a lot.  And I remember watching him work during filming and thought he was just brilliant.

R:  What is the best advice you have ever gotten and by who?

T: My acting teacher in Vancouver Nancy Sivak said: Trust that who you are is enough.

R:  What advice would you give girls in general?

T: Understand that each one of them has a gift that is unique to them.  They might not know its there yet, or what it is, but they each have one.  That there is a reason that they are on this earth, and to not get discouraged by people who put them down or judge. To always “Believe in Dreams”.

R:  I read that you travel across North America teaching Native American youths acting and music.  Tell us about it?

T: Basically I go to different reservations that don’t have arts programs already in there communities and do little workshops.  For example, on the Quileute Nation (the nation that the Twilight wolfpack is a part of) I spent a couple days with their kids and taught acting workshops.  We had an hour session for each day, and did acting exercises with each class.  I worked with kids from KG to High school.  The younger kids we mainly played games, and then older ones we did scenes and even used TV scripts.  The program is not supposed to be about them wanting to pursue acting as a career.  Its more a way of utilizing art to help express themselves.

R:  Do you have any other charities that are close to your heart?  If so, tell us about them.

T:  Over the Christmas holiday I went to helped out at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Arizona.  It was really shocking to me to find out how many people go hungry in the US, it’s in the millions.  I made a little video about my experience and what I learned to help spread awareness.


R:  What are five things people do not know about you?


1. I’ve been doing music longer then acting.  Acting just ended up being the thing taking off, because music is in my opinion, is a hard industry to break in to.

2. I like to drink pickle juice.  I just started doing it recently, but I love it. (laughs) Its probably gross to most, but I betcha they haven’t tried it .

3. I want to be a director someday

4. I make an awesome beef chili

5. I’m a complete dork, who loves Fantasy movies like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings & plays video games.

R:  Other than this one, what is the strangest question you have ever been asked?

T: (laughs).  Would you rather have no knees or no elbows?

R:  Are you on any social networking sites?  If so, which ones and what are their address?   Do you have an official website?   If so, what is the address?

T: (laughs) I have a lot!








R:  Is there anything else you would like to add or say to your fans?

T: Say? No.  Just send them a big energy hug.

R: Tinsel, thank you for the interview.  Have a great day.

T:  Thank you .

Eclipse Does Not Disappoint

Eclipse Does Not Disappoint

Written by: Jill Sheets

Twilight Eclipse

Twilight Eclipse

Picture credit: www.amazon.com

The third installment of “Twilight” is now out in theaters. “Eclipse” continues with the characters that you have grown to love and more that will soon enter your hearts. There is just one change to the line-up of actresses that you are use to seeing in the “Twilight” movies. There is a new Victoria, Bryce Dallas Howard.

In this new “Twilight” movie, Victoria is determined to kill Bella and who ever gets in her way. It is only fair, they did kill her mate. By making a new vampire out of Riley Biers, she begins to build her army as Riley goes around making vampires out of anyone he sees. With everyone with the same goal, saving Bella, Edward and the Cullens join forces with Jacob and other werewolves. Will they be able to save Bella? Who will Bella pick Jacob or her beloved Edward? Will Bella decide to marry Edward? Will Edward change Bella like she wants?

So far out of all of the “Twilight” movies, “Eclipse” is the best one out of all of them. There is not one moment where you are not looking forward to the next scene. The actors and actress did a wonderful job. They are starting to fit better into the skin of their characters. Bryce Dallas Howard has no problem with her character as she quietly slides into the role of Victoria. There is even enough action and suspense in the movie to keep the guys who are “forced” to watch it be entertained. It does not matter if you are a tween, teen or an adult you will like this movie. You will not even want to get up to go to the bathroom or get any refreshments.

The only downside is it would have been nice to learn more about Bree Tanner in the movie, but there is always the new book “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” to learn more about this new vampire. Or at least while she was “alive…”

Like “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” “Breaking Dawn” will be made into two separate movies. The first one is slated to hit the big screen on November 18, 2011.

Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook

Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook

Love at First Bite

Love at First Bite

The international phenomenon known as Twilight has ignited fires in kitchens across the world. As the next installment in the series, Eclipse, is set to hit the silver screen on June 30, fans, food lovers and cooking enthusiasts alike can can now take a bite out of the delectable dishes found throughout the pages of the Twilight saga and enjoyed by your favorite characters in pop culture writer and cook Gina Meyers’ new book, Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook (recently featured on an episode of The Office).

“I cooked my way through Julie Child’s cookbook and I am halfway through the Twilight Cookbook. I just made Edward Cullen’s Cornflake Chicken.”

–TV character Kevin Malone from NBC’s hit series, The Office, episode “The Delivery”

Whether you’re ‘Team Edward’ or ‘Team Jacob,’ a Twi-hard, Twi-mom or even a Twi-dad, there is no doubt the international phenomenon known as Twilight has had a cultural impact on society, including in our kitchens. Now the delectable delights interwoven throughout the Twilight saga can be found in pop culture writer and cook Gina Meyers’ new book, Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook – guaranteed to please the appetites of any mortal.

Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook offers a satisfying array of mouth-watering dishes inspired by or from the Twilight films and books that anyone of any age can cook with ease and enjoyment. To help the reader determine the skill level involved in preparing each dish, the recipes are labeled “easy”, “medium”, or “hard”. One fork means “easy”, two forks, “medium”, and three forks means it is a “difficult” or “hard” recipe.

Throughout Love at First Bite, you will find delicious dishes straight out of the book’s pages including:

Edward's Cornflake Chicken

Edward's Cornflake Chicken

* Harry’s Famous Fish Fry

* Wolf Pack Waffles

* Edward’s Cornflake Chicken

* I Dare You To Eat Pizza, Edward

* Jacob Black’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich

* Vampire Venom Punch

* And so much more!

First Love Chocolate Mousse

First Love Chocolate Mousse

In addition to the recipes, you’ll also find:

* Cast lists for Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse

* A Twilight Party Planning Checklist

* Bella’s Prom Planner

* 101 Random Bits and Pieces of Twilight Saga

* Invaluable resources on upcoming Unofficial Twilight conventions, and Twilight cooking classes

* And much more!

Give into your epicurean temptation and sink your teeth into Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook. The recipes will leave you breathless and hungry for more!

Gina Meyers

Gina Meyers

Gina Meyers is best known for her pop-culture television trivia books and cooking expertise related to the Twilight Saga and the iconic television show Bewitched. From an early age, she had a passion for the culinary arts, experimenting in the kitchen with baking breads, muffins, cookies and cakes. For 7 years, Meyers taught a plethora of entertaining and fun cooking classes for kids from Easy Meals in Minutes to Storybook Cooking and Crafts. She has been a television consultant for Popstar! Magazine, Columbia Pictures Television and Nickelodeon Magazine. She is a featured business expert at business.com and is the San Jose Examiner’s cooking guru. Meyers has a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and owns a Publishing firm, Serendipity Media Group.

Website: www.unofficialtwilightcookbook.blogspot.com

Love At First Bite can be purchased from www.iUniverse.com, www.amazon.com and all major booksellers

Here Comes Bree Tanner

Stephanine meyer book[1]Here Comes Bree Tanner

Written by Jill Sheets

Image credit: www.amazon.com

Are you a fan of author Stephenie Meyer? Do you read and reread the Twilight series? If you do ( and possible if you do not), Stephenie will be coming out with a new book on June 5th. The book is called “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.” This novella is told by Bree, who is a “newborn vampire” and featured in Stephenie Meyer’s third book in the Twilight series, “Eclipse.” This book will be around 192 pages, which will be a fast read for any Stephenie Meyer fan.

According to EW.com, Stephenie Meyer will be giving a dollar from each book that is sold to the American Red Cross International Response Fund. Also, from June 7 to July 5, you will be able to read the book online (for free) at www.breetanner.com.

On Stephenie’s website she said, “There was one thing I asked for: since this story had always been an extra for me, and was meant to be released with the guide, I wanted to be able to offer it to my fans for free. You all have bought a ton of my books, and I wanted to give you this story as a gift. My publisher was awesome and embraced this idea. We still wanted to also produce a physical book with a cool cover (see below) that you can add to your set if you like, but starting at noon on June 7th until July 5th…”

Now how great is that?

There will also be a web link to the Red Cross, if you are interested in making a donation.

On the book front, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is suppose to be in theater’s at the end of June.

If you want to learn more about Stephenie Meyers and her books, you can go to her official website at http://stepheniemeyer.com.

Have you read all the Twilight books? Which book is your favorite? Are you looking forward to the new novella? Let us know what you think.