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…]
There are a few things you need to do before the real fun can begin on your camping trip. We’ll get you started and you can add your own to customize your plan. Get these few things taken care of and the rest of your time can be spent enjoying your friends, family, and time outdoors.
Once you get to your campsite and have your rig positioned the way you want it, level the rig with whichever is your preferred method. Open your slides and turn on your gas valves. Light any appliances that need it and get your rig hooked up to the campground utilities. [Read more…]
We love to see the kids get started camping as soon as possible. The fresh air and relaxed atmosphere is good for them and for the parents, too. Plenty of parents bring babies who are only months old and they just have to do a little extra planning to make it a great experience.
You won’t be able to bring their crib along with you but there are a lot of baby sleeping options available these days. You may even be able to borrow something from a friend or family member to try before you buy. As long as baby is in a bed with soft sides and perhaps provides a net to keep mosquitoes away, the little one will sleep like a – well, you know – a baby. [Read more…]
Camping people are friendly people. They are more likely to say hello as they pass each other on the road and to step up to help if they see their neighbor having problems with something. There is something about staying in nature and having time to enjoy the things that really matter that seems to make campers really nice people. [Read more…]
We’re seeing more and more RVs coming equipped with a microwave/convection oven and we hear that some RVers aren’t sure how to cook with them. We found some great tips online to help you learn your way around this new, very useful, small RV appliance.
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The benefits of this microwave/convection combination is that it can cook your food quickly like a microwave and also brown your food with the convection feature of the oven. Another benefit is the reduced cooking time keeps you from heating up the inside of your RV compared to a regular oven. [Read more…]
Camping in New York may have come to an end for the year but that is no reason to go without some delicious hot chocolate evenings with a family, friends, and a good movie. We found some new recipes to try for next year’s camping trip and we hope you find some new favorites.
Black Bottom Hot Chocolate – This decadent dessert has a layer of thick hot fudge at the bottom of the cup. Top it with whipped cream and it’s three layers of heaven. [Read more…]
If you find yourself frequently replacing your dead RV battery there may be an underlying problem you can fix instead. It will save you frustration and cash; two good reasons to look into it.
Mark Polk, of RV Education 101, recently wrote an article for the Go RVing blog which addresses some of the potential causes for this type of frequent RV battery failure. He lists the following is the most common causes for a dead battery. [Read more…]