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How to Build a Log Cabin Campfire

The log cabin style of making a campfire is, in my opinion, the easiest and most reliable way to start a fire if you are car camping.  I am surprised by how many new campers I have met that think they know how to start a fire, but they soon find out that it is […]

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Camping in a Honda Element

I realize I have written quite a bit about our road trip out west, but I think this topic definitely deserves its own post.  For 8 nights, our Honda Element (who we lovingly call Elsafie or “Ellie” for short) was our shelter and our bed.  Elements are pretty versatile vehicles.  They are great for everyday […]

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Camping in the Rain

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”  -Dave Barry Weather can be so unpredictable sometimes.  There may just be a small chance of rain in the forecast and that “chance” could be right over your campground.  For those of you who […]

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Reflectix Window Inserts for Camping in your Vehicle

In a recent blog post, I commented that we slept in our car thoughout an 11 day road trip.  It certainly wasn’t a five-star hotel, but we did save a lot of money by doing this.  After deciding to camp in our vehicle, the next thing we had to decide was how to cover up the […]

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Our Road Trip West – The Park Tour

Enjoying the outdoors is one of the things we really enjoy doing on our vacations.  To incorporate that part into our trip we wanted to visit multiple historic sites and National Parks.  In visiting the ones that we did, I was impressed by how different the landscape is from the Midwest through the Great Plains […]

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Our Road Trip West – The Restaurant Tour

The restaurant tour was inspired by a favorite show of ours called, “Man v. Food” that airs on the Travel Channel.  For those of you who have not seen this show before, the premise is, the host, Adam Richman, highlights the best pig-out and comfort food spots in the US.  Each episode covers a city and some […]

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Our Road Trip West

As I alluded to in an earlier post, this year we took a road trip out west.  After contemplating what kind of vacation we wanted to do this year, we determined that we have never really taken a road trip together nor have we really spent much time discovering other US states.  We decided that we […]

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Laura Lake Campground – Wisconsin

Nestled along the east boarder of the Nicolet National Forest lies a wonderful spot to camp called Laura Lake Campground.  It was the second of two campgrounds that we stayed at during our 10 day camping trip last year.  We wanted to visit this campground specifically because it was one of the highest recommended places […]

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Travel Tissues

From time to time I struggle with allergies, especially when I am outdoors a lot.  I always try to remember to bring tissues, because when my allergies are bad, they are definitely needed.  There have been campouts when I have brought a whole box of tissues and others when I have just brought the small, […]

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Potawatomi State Park – Wisconsin

Potawatomi State Park was the first stop on our 10 day camping trip in Northeastern Wisconsin.  Neither of us had been to Door County before and we had heard so many good things about it.  There are actually five state parks in Door County, four of which allow camping.  We decided on this one because […]

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