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Thoughts on camping, parenting, and travel.

01 May
8 Reasons To Pick Myrtle Beach for Your Next Family Vacation!

8 Reasons To Pick Myrtle Beach for Your Next Family Vacation!

1. Touristy boardwalk fun, like the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, that will make you smile from ear to ear. 2. Soulful boardwalk fun, at places like Myrtle Beach State Park, that will fill your lungs with fresh ocean air. 3.  Room to splash and play and greet the waves at places like Huntington Beach State Park. 4.  Quiet places for your kids to build and dream like the Children’s Discovery Room at Brookgreen Gardens.   5. Many great places, like the Myrtle Beach KOA, to pitch a tent, rent a cabin, or park your RV. Skip the hotel room,... Read More
27 Apr
Guest Blog: John and Cathy Say Goodbye to New Zealand

Guest Blog: John and Cathy Say Goodbye to New Zealand

John and Cathy are experienced international RV travelers.  This is the last guest blog about their epic RV trip to New Zealand! Kia ora.  The traditional Maori words greet you on your Air New Zealand flight and at the airport upon arrival.  But, unlike some welcome signs that grace airports around the world, the Kiwis really mean it.  All of our other posts concentrated on beautiful places and things.  In this, our final post, we would like to pay tribute to the helpful and incredibly kind people of New Zealand.  These good people seem to... Read More
26 Apr
The Fiestas before the Siestas: 3 Great Lunch Joints in Myrtle Beach

The Fiestas before the Siestas: 3 Great Lunch Joints in Myrtle Beach

After a couple of days in Myrtle Beach, we noticed our natural traveling schedule had shifted a bit. This happens every year because, of course, Max and Theo are one year older…and because sometimes we like to throw a new baby into the mix just to keep things interesting. Something that has stayed the same over the last four years is our love of picnic lunches on day trips. Packing a lunch in the morning before we leave the campground means we will be able to enjoy whatever hike, activity, refuge, beach, or lake we are visiting without... Read More
22 Apr
7 Rules for Feeding Your Kids on the Road and at the Campground

7 Rules for Feeding Your Kids on the Road and at the Campground

Let me start by saying that there has been a whole lot of trial and error in the road food department over the last 5 years. We took our first 12-hour road trip when the twins were 3 months old. Since then we have spent well over 100 nights in our RV. So although we have had some epic food prep fails, I do feel like we have a working set of rules in place. If we follow the system, everyone tends to stay happy and healthy. Veer off the path too far, and we tend to have sugar highs and crashing melt down lows. Or worse yet, our vacation can... Read More
21 Apr
Rainy Day? These Campers Still Play: The SkyWheel, Myrtle Beach

Rainy Day? These Campers Still Play: The SkyWheel, Myrtle Beach

When I was a little kid growing up at the Jersey Shore, I loved rainy days at the beach.  I still do.  The crowds magically disappear, and the ocean and sky look moody, mellow, and dramatic.  So when Myrtle Beach presented us with a rainy day on our RV trip last week Stephanie and I did what we always do.  We packed up our raincoats– and our children– and headed up to the boardwalk for coffee and a stroll.  Lucky for us it only rained intermittently, and the boardwalk was quiet and beautiful. As we walked north, the Myrtle Beach... Read More
20 Apr
Finding the Sweet Spot: Something for Everyone at Brookgreen Gardens

Finding the Sweet Spot: Something for Everyone at Brookgreen Gardens

One of our greatest goals as a traveling family is to find activities that everyone can enjoy. It is so easy for parents to get sucked into the world of the child, where every vacation is filled with arcades and amusement parks and large, furry characters. Then there is the flip side of that coin…the classic stories about children getting dragged from historical battlefields to prissy museums, rolling their eyes and burying themselves in some electronic device. As parents, we believe our preferences and tastes matter. We don’t want to... Read More
18 Apr
Sleepy Cypress Trees and the Silvery Ocean: Myrtle Beach State Park

Sleepy Cypress Trees and the Silvery Ocean: Myrtle Beach State Park

When we pulled into Myrtle Beach State Park, Wesley was fast asleep.  His twin brothers, however, were not.  So we found a parking spot between the playground and the beach so Wes could rest and the boys could play.  Max informed me that I was going to be “the bad pirate” and that he and Theo were going to be “the good pirates.”  Then he informed me that I had to go over to the kiddy playset because that was my pirate ship and they were both about to raid it.  Things were not looking good for dad. Much to my relief, the boys soon become... Read More

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