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Planning our Family Vacation to Glacier Park – Step One

A whole world of adventure is just beyond the tent. It has been a dream of mine to pack up our 5 kids and head out onto the open road to Glacier National Park. I would like to plan a hand full of camping trips for us this summer with one big family vacation once a year. This year...

A Simple Camping Checklist

Here is a simple Camping Checklist I have used in the past. It makes it much easier to have something on hand to reference back to as I am busy packing everyone and everything up to go camping. I hope it helps you, too. Kelly Personal Gear Sleeping Bag Mattress Pad or Cot Pillow Hiking Boots Sneakers or Sandals Shorts Warm Pants T-Shirts Long Sleeve Shirts Hat Socks Thermal Underwear Pajamas Bandana Handkerchiefs Bathing Suit Beach Towel Wash...

Spring Fever Camping Gear – 5 Things I Have on my Wish List

When it comes to camping gear my wish list is easy! We have been camping for 6 years now and I still can find a bunch of things I would like to have to make our trips a little less "roughing it" style. There is a time and place for camping in a simple style, but let's face it...

Family Camping In South Dakota: The Black Hills

In case no one has ever told you, SD Black Hills is a vacation you must take once in your life. Especially if you have children. There is a great amount of fun to be had by all in the Hills. We went as a family of five when Jadis had turned one years old. The only issue with camping...

Can A Family Of 7 Camp Together Without Going Mad?

Ever since I was young I have loved camping. I grew up in a small town on a 5-acre farm (surrounded by thousands of acres of fields). My brother was a camping and fishing nut and I loved tagging along. My brother was a hardcore camper and would always take care of all of the hard stuff while I...

10 Romantic Camping Destinations in MN

Usually you don't think of camping as being a romantic type of activity. But why not? With a good campground, great food, a nice tent and beautiful weather, camping can actually be an incredibly romantic activity to enjoy with your significant other. Also check out our 10 Items To Make Camping More Romantic post. Here are 10 Romantic Camping Destinations in...