If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my newsletter. Thanks for visiting! Don’t discount Illinois just because it’s in the Midwest! Nestled in between Chicago and St. Louis are hundreds of amazing parks, and today I’ve rounded up 5 of the best places to camp in Illinois. So skip the legwork and […]
For the last 3 years, we’ve been living and camping in Missouri. Now we live in Southern Illinois, we’re still only 30 minutes from the Illinois/Missouri border, making some of the parks we’ve come to know and love – some of the best places to camp in Missouri – accessible to us still. Not many […]
So you’re thinking about going camping… Daunting, isn’t it? I remember our first time camping with an 8-month old – I was terrified. Granted I had absolutely no experience camping, or with a baby, but we decided to go anyway and give it a try. So I know how you’re feeling, and it’s definitely warranted. […]
While we’d all like to think that camping is only sunshine and happy times. But the reality is that weather is unpredictable, whether you’ve scheduled a camping trip or not. Even if you monitor the weather like a hawk before you go, it’s always best to be prepared for anything. Here’s how:
Camping Unplugged. Those two words are sure to strike fear into the heart of any teenager – and probably you, as the parent. Whether your family has teenagers, toddlers, or some mix of the two, unplugging is hard for everyone, regardless of if you immediately realize it. For teenagers, their desire to be connected all […]
Camping is a time for unplugging, for getting to know one another (since you’re family and all) and for spending time in the great outdoors. No kids camping activities needed. If you’re in the tent, watching a movie, or playing on your phone the whole time, then you’ve missed the point.
Kids are eager to learn. It doesn’t matter their age, their experience level, or how reluctant they are to go camping with you – they can benefit from getting their hands a little bit dirty, trying something new, and learning these 23 camping skills.
If spending your leisure time outdoors is one of your first loves, you can invest in a 2 person tent for camping that allows you to enjoy communing with nature for overnight trips, while still allowing you to avoid the heavy packs and complicated setups that some tents require. Whether you backpack, bicycle or snowmobile, […]
Who is ready for hoodies, boots, and changing leaves? I sure am! Don’t get me wrong, I’m sad to see winter go, but fall is the best season in my opinion. And it’s not just for staying home, either. I would argue that fall is actually the BEST time for a camping trip. Here’s why: […]
When we started camping several years ago, I disliked it. And not just a little bit of dislike, but I had full-fledged hatred for this activity that happened to be one of my husband’s favorites. The bugs, the heat, the cold, the sleeping on the ground/air mattress/sleeping bag, cooking over a fire and so many […]