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12 Nov
American History for Beginners with the Capitol KOA, Part 1

American History for Beginners with the Capitol KOA, Part 1

Since the boys started Kindergarten in September, they have developed a rather intense curiosity about the Presidents. After attending Back to School night, we were fairly sure this developing interest had something to do with the presidential posters we saw hanging in their classroom. From what we can gather, their teacher frequently discusses the presidents’ admirable character traits. So we find ourselves constantly bombarded with questions of great historical import, such as: Are the Presidents all friends? Do all the Presidents... Read More
21 Oct
Happy Halloween, From the Philadelphia/ West Chester KOA

Happy Halloween, From the Philadelphia/ West Chester KOA

Our friends often ask us if we really think weekend RV trips are worth the work. We tell them that getting on the road on a Friday afternoon may require some extra effort, but it is worth it every time.  Why?  Because of magical weekends like the one we just spent at the Philadelphia/West Chester KOA.  Weekends that are filled with action and adventure and relaxation.  Weekends that bring our family closer together, and leave us dreaming about our next trip. Over the last four years, the Philadelphia/West Chester KOA has become one of our... Read More
29 Sep
Fantastic Family Activities Near Acadia National Park

Fantastic Family Activities Near Acadia National Park

We were perfectly happy to do nothing besides hike, bike, and eat lobster when we traveled to Acadia National Park before having children. But when we returned with kids, we branched out and explored a variety of other activities offered in the Bar Harbor area. Good choice on our part. There are so many great affordable family friendly activities that really celebrate the local culture of Maine. All of the following recommendations were tons of fun for the kids and very educational for the adults. Win / Win! Timber Tina’s Great Maine... Read More
11 Sep
Great Food without the Crowds: Eating and the Quiet Side of Acadia

Great Food without the Crowds: Eating and the Quiet Side of Acadia

This summer Good Morning America named Acadia National Park “America’s Favorite Place” and people from everywhere flocked to see what the fuss was all about. We found the park much more crowded compared to our previous visits, and this led us to explore some of the quieter places on the island. If you are visiting for the first time, places like Jordan Pond House in the National Park and The Lompoc Cafe in Bar Harbor are not to be missed. But don’t get stuck waiting in line at the crowded downtown tourist joints. Just a short drive away... Read More
09 Sep
Hiking Acadia with Kids: 5 Amazing Hikes for the Whole Family

Hiking Acadia with Kids: 5 Amazing Hikes for the Whole Family

This article originally appeared in the Jayco Journal. With over 120 miles of hiking trails on Mount Desert Island, you could visit Acadia National Park many times over and never walk the same path twice. After three visits to Acadia (two of them with young kids in tow) we have discovered some amazing family-friendly hikes that will please both children and adults. All of these hikes encompass the best that Acadia has to offer, with sweeping ocean views, dramatic granite cliffs, and landscapes filled with cedar, birch, and spruce.  This easy... Read More

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