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 use the link and info here to plan your next camping trip in Illinois. Going […]
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.
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 […]
Camping can be a whole ton of fun – we like it enough that we go 5-6 times per year. But any seasoned camping family can tell you that these 5 things happen on the regular – and if you’re not prepared for them, you’re not going to enjoy camping as much as you could. […]
My husband has said, on more than one occasion, that I’m a nightmare when I’m packing for a camping trip. It’s not that I don’t want to go, it just that camping by definition is away from cities. It’s rural and probably pretty far from the closest walmart. So the prospect of forgetting something important […]