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24 Jul
Campground Reviews: Hidden Acres, Brattleboro, Vermont

Campground Reviews: Hidden Acres, Brattleboro, Vermont

Dummerston, Vermont In our last post Stephanie claimed that the royal “we” had booked the postage-stamp sized site at the Brattleboro KOA in Vermont.  Her generosity of spirit never ceases to amaze me.  I was solely responsible for booking that pie-slice of a site and despite all of my vigilant hours of research, she was right.  It was a complete bust.  In her post she was willing to accept corporate blame for the poor decision making, but at the time things were just a bit different.  She mentioned her pacing around the campsite... Read More
01 Jul
CAMPGROUND REVIEW: Seashore Campsites, Cape May NJ.

CAMPGROUND REVIEW: Seashore Campsites, Cape May NJ.

*   My wife and I put a lot of advance planning into each of the camping trips that we take.  This research has paid off for us big-time because we have stayed at many great places since we bought the pop-up camper. Last weekend we returned to Seashore Campsites in Cape May, New Jersey–and I think that it is officially my favorite campsite for the following ten reasons: 1.   They have the best hybrid kiddy pool/adult pool that we have seen at a campground.  One end is a two foot deep kiddy pool with fountains and the other end is a... Read More
18 May
Season Opener: West Chester, PA Campground Review

Season Opener: West Chester, PA Campground Review

*** *** The fun and excitement of any adventure with lively little campers begins with planning the trip.  For our family that usually means selecting a campground and reserving the best site.  I take my planning seriously and have been known to analyze campground maps and KOA catalogs like a rabbi analyzes Talmud. ******* After I have selected a campground, I make the all important call to reserve our spot.  I always ask the owner for a quiet spot without too many other people around. I do this because of what I call the reverse “Led... Read More
15 May
Why We Love Campgrounds and Hate Hotels (A Manifesto by Jeremy)

Why We Love Campgrounds and Hate Hotels (A Manifesto by Jeremy)

Picture this: you have been waiting for weeks to get away with your family and have booked a nice hotel room in an exciting location.  You leave work early on Friday and drive for 2 hours and arrive just in time for a fast-food dinner near the hotel (bedtime is rapidly approaching!).  The town is charming and the spring air is warm and invigorating.  You would love to walk around and soak it all in, BUT… the kids are getting tired and cranky and it’s time to check in at the hotel and lug all 32 bags up to your room.  You and your... Read More

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