Kids and camping just seem to go together. However, while parents are setting up camp sometimes kids can get underfoot. This is when having a treasure hunt can really come in handy. Here are a few to get you started. [Read more…]
RV road trips often have days full of adventure, but when you get back to the campsite at night, it’s time to settle in and make sure everyone is entertained. Sure, you’ve got running water and electricity, but did you let the kids bring the Xbox? Even if you did, it’s great to have family entertainment, and making shadow puppets means putting on a creative and even educational show, inside the vehicle or out. [Read more…]
If you’re in your RV chances are you’re enjoying your vacation or you reside in it full time. You likely cook in your RV and spend a lot of time enjoying nature. [Read more…]
If this morning’s hashbrowns taste a little like last night’s Salmon you may have some remnants on the grill that are better off gone. We know you don’t want or need chores to do while you’re on vacation so we’re going to try and offer some simple tips to keep your grilled meals from blending together and get you back into the pool as soon as possible after your meal. [Read more…]
Camping is an adventure in the great outdoors and sometimes we find ourselves on the receiving end of what the great outdoors has to offer. You may get more exposure to the sun while you are camping and also to insect bites, bumps, scrapes, slivers, and maybe even allergies. All of these can be quickly remedied if you have a well stocked first-aide kit on hand. [Read more…]
Unfortunately, when you are camping, you are spending the night in the mosquitoes backyard. They will do everything they can to take a sampling of you when you aren’t looking. The good news is that there are plenty of products to repel them and some tactics to take around your campsite to keep them away.
Camping is the time to get outdoors and have some fun. You can shed the winter clothes and wear your favorite shorts, tank tops, and flip flops. You spend time in the pool, or just out visiting with your neighbors. You can finally soak up some of that good old vitamin D. Sometimes, you may find that too much time outdoors, too quickly, can be a good way to get sunburned. [Read more…]
Getting ready for your camping trip is probably easier if you do it yourself but involving the kids can be a great way of getting them excited about all of it. Depending on their ages, there are lots of activities they can help with from the planning phase to the packing up and going home phase.
Kids can help with the packing and planning. They can help decide what will be needed and what containers to pack things in. They can decide what toys and games would be best to bring along and can help decide much of the food that will be eaten on your trip. [Read more…]
We all understand that being outside, breathing fresh air, exercising, and getting away from our daily responsibilities is good for our health. But there are other health benefits we get from camping that we may not be able to quite put our finger on.
Sleep. Life is busy. Our schedules are busy. Kids have practice, we have meetings, the house has to be cleaned, bills have to be paid, cars need to be maintained. All these thoughts circle our brain as we try to drift off to sleep at home and we frequently end up sleeping fitfully rather than fully. After a couple of nights in the campground you may find that you have slept; really slept, and it feels good. [Read more…]
It’s one of the most beautiful times of the year and New York always puts on a huge display for all who love the season. The colors are rich and the world smells wonderful. Who doesn’t love all those pumpkin flavored treats and getting ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving? The Lake Champlain area is particularly beautiful and is sure to please.
Fall camping promises crisp morning and evenings. These make that morning campfire coffee and evening bonfires even better. You get to snuggle in your favorite hoodies and sweatshirts until the day warms up. Then it’s time to explore a little and maybe even visit the Hoisington Brook Cascade or hike the Long Valley Trail. [Read more…]