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…]
It may be Fall in New York but campers are still at risk of sun exposure during the warm afternoons of September and October. Sometimes even more so during these months than in the summer because we don’t realize we are spending as much time in the sun as we do. The days are cooler and we spend time soaking up those last rays of summer. It’s a time we tend to forget all about applying sunscreen.
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…]
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…]
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…]
Camping is good for families and that includes the family pet. They enjoy the travel and exploring new places just as much as you do. Most pets adapt easily to the new environment as long as they are with you. Others are a little shy or anxious and will need some extra attention to help them get comfortable in a new place. [Read more…]
You probably won’t want to spend too much of your time at the campsite preparing meals and you can avoid much of that by making meals ahead and bringing them with you. There are plenty of ways to do this and it will free you up for more play time while you are here. [Read more…]