kids doing quiet activities at the campsite picnic table

Banish camping boredom with these camping activities

You’ve spent hours planning, packing, preparing, and driving… and you’ve finally arrived at the campsite for the weekend.  But, before you can even sit down and enjoy that juicy YA novel you’ve brought along, you’re little one says “I’m bored”. What?  Seriously… the whole reason you’ve brought the family here is so they can make some nature memories and have some outdoor fun while you soak up the sun and[…]

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26 Camping Breakfast Ideas & some tips too!

The most important meal of the day is equally as important (if not more important) when you’re camping. Breakfast can be as simple as dry cereal or a granola bar, but where’s the fun in that? Granted, when you have small kids who need food right away, these are essentials, so don’t forget to pack them! Once you have tamed the hangry littles with some initial food, where do you[…]

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17 Fire Pit Accessories (must haves for outdoor living)

With today’s rising trend in upscale outdoor living spaces, having a fire pit is becoming a more popular backyard feature. With increased availability of affordable accessories, tools, and designs, setting up your own fire pit can be a lot of fun. You’ll have fun creating a comfortable and functional space. But, you’ll have even more fun using the pit, cooking all that yummy food, and enjoying all the smiles and[…]

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A vintage travel trailer set up at the campsite

10 must read first timer tips (when camping with travel trailers)

Heading out camping for your first time can be both a scary and exciting experience. If you’re new to travel trailer camping you’ve probably spend a lot of time reading and asking and learning how best camping should be done. But, there’s no better way to learn than by doing. Here you’ll find one mom’s story of what they learned and why you should take note of these first time[…]

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Fun Games to Play in the Dark, outside

As a kid, playing outside is the best. Between water games when it’s warm to sledding when it’s cold, outside has almost unlimited opportunities for fun and play. Need something new and exciting? Playing outside in the dark adds a new element of fun that your kids probably haven’t had a ton of experience with. You don’t have to limit dark play to outside, though! Sometimes it’s way too late[…]

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50 Great Camping gifts for him – 2021 edition

When you’re looking for gifts for the men in your life, it makes a lot of sense to think about their hobbies. If you have a camping aficionado in your life, let me help you brainstorm some great gift ideas! Check out these camping gifts for him below!  Get him a great Camping T-Shirt or other outdoorsy wears An awesome camping shirt: These following shirts are all designed by small[…]

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View from the top of Sulphur Skyline Trail

Miette Hot Springs and Sulphur Skyline Trail in Jasper

What will you see and do in Jasper National Park?  There are mountains, and marmots, and miles to hike… and not enough time to see it all! Have you heard of the Miette Hot Springs?  Yep, Jasper has hot springs too.  And, next to the spring fed pools there is this amazing hike you can do called the Sulphur Skyline Trail.  There are tonnes of big horn sheep living in[…]

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15 free printable camping activity sheets your kids will love

Are you looking for some printable activities to bring along to the campsite? Or, maybe you’re looking for some worksheets for some camping themed fun at home? Either way, below you’ll find a whole bunch of various printable camping activity sheets perfect for preschoolers to late elementary aged kids. And, don’t forget to check out the printables products at the bottom of the page too! Those might not be free,[…]

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