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09 Jul
Well Done, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Cape Cod

Well Done, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Cape Cod

One of the wonderful surprises that Cape Cod offered us on our first visit was the great diversity of landscape. I think we expected to see beautiful beaches and dunes and not much else. However the kettle ponds, bay inlets, marshes, and wild National Seashore genuinely caught us off guard…and captured our hearts. So after you have had a few days at the beach, on the kayak, and in the sun, it is rather easy to find another outdoor diversion on Cape Cod. That is truly a remarkable thing to say about a beach vacation. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife... Read More
06 Jul
Four Hours in Provincetown, Cape Cod: The Walk, Play, Eat Tour

Four Hours in Provincetown, Cape Cod: The Walk, Play, Eat Tour

If you have been a reader of this blog for some time then you know downtowns are a bit tricky for us. We love local culture and enjoy exploring the bookstores, galleries, coffee shops, and restaurants of an area. However, our boys have never been stroller junkies and with three kids five and under, we try to avoid adding more stress to our lives. In other words, our visits to civilized areas with stores and restaurants usually revolve around the following principle: in and out and nobody gets hurt. Our first morning in Cape Cod was overcast... Read More
03 Jul
A Tale of Three Lobster Rolls in Three Towns: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

A Tale of Three Lobster Rolls in Three Towns: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Every summer when we head into New England, we systematically work our way through the local seafood shacks. This tradition started four summers ago in Maine, where we happened to eat the best lobster roll of our lives at Marriner’s Restaurant in Camden. Then the quest began. We couldn’t help ourselves. Every lobster roll thereafter has been compared to that exemplar. Many have been delicious, but none have measured up to the memory. At this point we don’t even know if we are being fair. Perhaps our nostalgia has gotten the... Read More
01 Jul
Dip Your Camping Cup into a Kettle Pond: Nickerson State Park, Cape Cod

Dip Your Camping Cup into a Kettle Pond: Nickerson State Park, Cape Cod

It would be easy to spend a week on Cape Cod, as we have done, and miss Nickerson State Park entirely.  Why not just return to the golden beaches of the National Seashore, or spend another warm afternoon exploring the kid-friendly tide pools of Cape Cod Bay? Because then you wouldn’t get to take a deeply relaxing swim in one of Nickerson’s eight crystal clear, Zen-like Kettle Ponds. Where the ocean and the bay beaches of Cape Cod are constantly in a state of dramatic transition, the Kettle Ponds are soothing and still.  They are... Read More
27 Jun
A Perfect Day on Cape Cod Bay (First Encounter Beach, Eastham)

A Perfect Day on Cape Cod Bay (First Encounter Beach, Eastham)

Cape Cod, where have you been all of our lives?  It’s hard to believe that we have never had the pleasure of walking your windswept beaches, bicycling along your wooded paths, and swimming in your sparkling bay.  But it’s our fault Cape Cod.  The Siren Song of the South has called us away for too many summers.  So it’s time to make up for lost time.  The Lively Little Campers apologize for neglecting you for so long.  Will you still welcome us into your sunburnt arms? Today we headed over to First Encounter Beach in... 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
23 Feb
The Challenges of International RV Travel     (Our Guest Bloggers Go Metric!)

The Challenges of International RV Travel (Our Guest Bloggers Go Metric!)

The Lively LIttle Campers are excited to read all about our guest bloggers’ adventures as they head to New Zealand on an epic RV adventure.  Here is the latest installment. The challenges of planning a trip outside of the United States are myriad.  The first challenge is, of course, planning the dates for the trip.  When crossing the Equator the seasons reverse.  So, what would be a winter trip here in the U. S. becomes a summer trip in New Zealand.  We have to plan for late summer temperatures and precipitation–while wearing wooly... Read More

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