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What’s the Secret to Making Family Travel Fun? (Like actual, real fun…)

Whether you are vacationing in a hotel, renting a house, or staying at a campground, let’s face it–traveling with young children is a challenge. Even it is something you absolutely love to do, you can’t possibly claim it is easy (and keep a straight face). It takes work, and a whole lot of planning, to haul your little ones away from all the comforts of home and ask them to adapt to new environments, different schedules, and unfamiliar foods. But we keep doing it. Year after year. Starting in the spring and continuing... Read More
18 Nov
American History for Beginners with the Capitol KOA, Part 2

American History for Beginners with the Capitol KOA, Part 2

Our recent trip to Washington D.C. was just a two-night jaunt a mere 4 hours away, but it turned out to be a very important one for our family. We strongly believe that great family travel means finding that sweet spot…the places where both adults and children can have amazing and memorable experiences at the same time. So over the past four years we have focused on activities that we could enjoy with our very young children: hiking, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and campground activities such as tie dyeing and hayrides. We always loved... Read More
14 Jun
Hey Dad, Thanks for Making Our Lives Super-Duper Special!

Hey Dad, Thanks for Making Our Lives Super-Duper Special!

Dear Dad, Five years into this gig and your evaluations are looking pretty stellar. We thought about giving you a raise, but decided instead to take you camping next week. We are sure you will approve of the unanimous decision. We really wanted to insert some inappropriate potty humor, but Mom kept deleting it. We will tell you the jokes when she isn’t around. Thanks for deciding that our lives should be really, really fun. And thanks for all the ice cream. Oh, and lobbying for that family dog. She really will cave one day, so keep up... Read More
03 Jun
The Classic RV Story: Laura Has One, Do You?

The Classic RV Story: Laura Has One, Do You?

It is probably no surprise to our readers that people tell us their camping stories. What might surprise you is how many people have that one epic RV trip stored away in their childhood memories. I’m not talking about people who grew up traveling from campground to campground in a pop up or travel trailer. I’m talking about our friends who remember that one time their family rented an RV and went to _____. I really shouldn’t be shocked at all. I know that one of my most vivid vacation memories from childhood is the time my... Read More
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