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05 Jan
The Definitive Guide to Classic Camping Gear Built to Last for Generations

The Definitive Guide to Classic Camping Gear Built to Last for Generations

Are you tired of buying junky plastic camping gear that only lasts for one season, or maybe even just one trip?  Do you have sentimental camping memories with your parents or grandparents, and all of their classic camping gear that seemed to last throughout your entire childhood? Then it might be time for you to upgrade your camping kit with a few of these vintage inspired beauties. Because camping shouldn’t just be fun. It should also be functional, and done with a dash of style that will turn you into the king or queen of the... Read More
29 Jun
Summertime on the Blue Ridge Parkway with the Fancy Gap KOA

Summertime on the Blue Ridge Parkway with the Fancy Gap KOA

It’s been two years since we have travelled on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the National Park Services second most visited “park unit” after the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, but now we’ve finally made it back.  It is easy to see why it is so popular.  It is a magical drive. The Parkway is 469 miles long.  It starts at the southern end of Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive and it ends near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The mountain towns that are nestled... Read More
24 Feb
Top 10 Trending Destinations for Spring Break, 2021

Top 10 Trending Destinations for Spring Break, 2021

I need a relaxing spring break camping trip really, really bad! I bet you do too. It’s been a long winter and cold weather has been beating down on many of us in the northeast.  Even if you don’t live in a cold winter climate like we do, I’m sure you are also jonesing for a relaxing spring break trip to the beach, or the lake, or the river, or wherever it is that you do your spring break camping! This week our podcast sponsor Campspot released a list of their Top 10 trending destinations for spring break camping trips in... Read More

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