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13+ tips on how to find the perfect campground

So you want to go camping… but where will you camp?  Finding and choosing a campground may not be easy.  There are lots of things to take into consideration before you head out for the weekend. Tips on Choosing a campground Usually the first consideration on choosing a campground is its location and proximity to nearby attractions.  But if that’s not a concern or there are lots of campgrounds in the[…]

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Spring RV checklist – Are you ready for camping?

Having an RV camper can be a lot of great fun, but it can also mean a lot of serious maintenance.  Come springtime there are things that just have to get done before you can head out to the campground.  Here’s a run down of all the things that you should and could do to get your camping trailer ready for summer!   (This post contains affiliate links for your[…]

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Camping Necessities – what are the essentials?

Packing and planning for family car camping can be as easy or as hard as you’d like to make it.  The simplest way to make camping easier is a two step process.  First, decide which items are essential to a successful camping trip and next, don’t bring too much extra stuff! The simplest way to make sure you’re sticking to just the essentials is to use a camping packing list and[…]

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Take a peek inside our family rv trailer!

The day we bought our trailer was bitter sweet.  It was exciting to be getting a camper trailer, but there was that small voice inside saying we’ve sold out… we’ve failed… moving from a tent to a trailer.  Will we still be roughin’ it?  Can we still call ourselves campers? Funny isn’t it, how we categorize ourselves into all these different levels of camping?  Well, either way, if we wanted[…]

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How to make sure your kids aren’t bored at the campground!

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 romance 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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Backcountry camping with Kids: Prep for Success

No internet.  No running water.  No electricity.  Just lots and lots of fresh air.  Just yourselves and your surroundings for entertainment.  Pure adventure, right? Are you ready to bring your kids backcountry camping for some intimate wilderness and family time?  It’s okay to admit the idea of heading into nowhere with your kids in tow is a little (or a lot) bit terrifying! I was very nervous and worried the first[…]

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Printable Camping Scavenger Hunts for Kids and Families

Do you and your kids love scavenger hunts?  There was a certain age where my kids adored scavenger hunts!  Just a few scribbles on some scrap paper were enough to get them out and about hunting and discovering.  We’ve done scavenger hunts around home, at the airport, in the woods, and in the backyard.  So, it seemed like it was time to create camping scavenger hunts for them. (This post[…]

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Save your sanity by using this camping checklist & planner

Bringing the family camping can be such a fun and rewarding adventure.  But, more times than not, just the idea of all this planning and organizing, the time it takes to pack, can be enough to keep too many families from even trying. Take away some of the hassle and stress of family camping by grabbing this camping checklist you can refer back to during the planning, packing, and organizing[…]

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Tips and a checklist to simplify your family camping trip!

Throw out all those extensive camping checklists!  It doesn’t have to take you three days to pack for a two day camping trip. I’ll tell you a secret:  your kids don’t care if you bring the foldable kitchen or if there’s a table cloth on your picnic table.  They don’t need clean clothes every day, complicated toys, or fancy meals.  Your kids will have just as much fun playing with[…]

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6 quick tips for camping with your dog

If some of the kids in your family bark and have four furry legs… and if you’re a family that loves to go camping, then here are 6 quick camping with dog tips to make your family trips a little easier and a little more enjoyable for everyone! Since I don’t actually have a dog and I’m pretty sure my cats aren’t adventuresome enough to go camping, I’m very happy[…]

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