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28 May
During Nap Time (it’s the only time) Daddy Rows Alone…

During Nap Time (it’s the only time) Daddy Rows Alone…

We were all tuckered out after another great morning at Longwood Gardens.  Max and Theo had played for hours in their magical children’s garden and we had enjoyed a picnic lunch while watching a massive fountain show on their main lawn.  So when we pulled back into the Philadelphia/West Chester KOA it was definitely cozy RV nap time.  We got the twins settled in their rear bunks and then mommy and baby Wes started to doze off up front.  I was pretty tired myself and my eyelids were feeling very heavy… But then I suddenly realized... Read More
29 Mar
Beach Camping with the Comeback KOA: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Beach Camping with the Comeback KOA: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

We had one week of summer vacation left and our wanderlust was getting the best of us again.  I was watching the weather reports for three different regions.  Would we spend our last week of summer vacation hiking in New Hampshire? Or visiting family and listening to bluegrass in The Blue Ridge Mountains? Or being beach bums in the Outer Banks?     It was 72 hours before our planned departure date and we still hadn’t made up our minds.  All of the options seemed awesome and we really wanted to take all three trips.  Stephanie and I agreed... Read More
28 Mar
Mad Squirrels and Free Coffee: Rip Van Winkle Campground

Mad Squirrels and Free Coffee: Rip Van Winkle Campground

Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds: Saugerties, NY   Before we officially move on to Season 4 we would like to recap a few of our adventures from last summer and fall that didn’t quite make it onto the blog. *** We wrapped up our three stop trip to New York State with a four day stay at Rip Van Winkles Campground in Saugerties.  Our last stop, at Branches of Niagara, was pretty awesome: zip lining, fishing, kayaking, and, well–Niagara Falls.  So the bar was set pretty high for the last stop of our grand tour. When I booked Rip Van Winkles... Read More
28 Aug
Campground Review: Branches of Niagara, Grand Island

Campground Review: Branches of Niagara, Grand Island

Three generations of my family recently enjoyed an action packed, two week RV trip through upstate New York.  We kayaked and swam in the Finger Lakes, hiked past 19 waterfalls along the gorge path at Watkins Glen State Park, cliff jumped into a crystal-clear swimming hole near Buttermilk Falls, felt the rush of cool mist blowing off of Niagara Falls, and toured lighthouses and ate like kings and queens in Woodstock and Saugerties. The highlight of our trip, though, may have been the time we spent at one of America’s most exciting new... Read More
22 Aug
Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort: Keuka Lake, New York

Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort: Keuka Lake, New York

Campground Review: Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort Bath, New York The Finger Lakes region of New York State has a seemingly endless number of beautiful state parks with lovely campgrounds–several of which are located right on the lakes.  But if you are looking for a private campground, with a pool and full hookups, things get a bit trickier. There are several nice looking campgrounds in the region–but I couldn’t find any gorgeous options that were lakefront.  After camping right on the ocean near Acadia National Park last... Read More
23 May
One Fish, Two Fish, the Campers Caught You Fish!

One Fish, Two Fish, the Campers Caught You Fish!

Jeremy and I have mentioned quite a few times over the last year that we would really love to get the boys out fishing. The conversation comes up, we nod in agreement, and then the subject is dropped with no action taken. What’s the big deal, you might ask. You can drag your toddlers up to Acadia National Park for weeks on end, but you can’t get a $10 Spiderman fishing pole and mosey on down to the lake? I know. Jeremy and I both grew up on the water. I had a river in my backyard and he had the Atlantic Ocean.  We both dabbled in... Read More
17 May
The Art of Outdoor Hospitality: An Interview with KOA CEO

The Art of Outdoor Hospitality: An Interview with KOA CEO

An Interview With Jim Rogers Chairmen/CEO of Kampgrounds of America This past weekend the Lively Little Campers enjoyed a magical stay at the Philadelphia/West Chester KOA.  Our weekend adventure was memorable for a variety of reasons: firstly, it was mother’s day and the staff made Max and Theo’s mom feel special with a complimentary breakfast and tulips hand delivered by the owner. Secondly, the campground itself was beautiful and our visit was jam packed with excitement and activities.  There was live music, hayrides, an ice... Read More

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