Campground Guide: Easy Camping Food

I’m a big advocate of keeping it simple while camping, but if you’ve never gone before it’s still hard to know where to start out. Hot dogs and Spaghetti-O’s are my go-to for dinner, but if you have room in the cooler and want to bring snacks to make things a bit healthier, have at…

Gear Guide: AO Coolers Canvas 36-Pack Cooler

Coolers are a staple for any camping, road tripping, or day-drinking household. And while you can drop hundreds of dollars on a Yeti (and then constantly tell people it’s SO WORTH all that money), you could also just spend about $60 and get this one. We have put AO Coolers’ canvas cooler (36-pack size) to the test…

Campground Guide: Saddlehorn Campground at Colorado National Monument

Saddlehorn helped us kick off our 2016 road trip around Colorado, and while the campground left a little to be desired (not a lot of privacy), the access to some of the most stunning scenery Colorado has to offer more than makes up for it (flushing toilets and running water didn’t hurt either). Directions: The…

The Beginner’s Road Trip Packing Guide

We are less than 24 hours away from leaving for the big road trip, and what better way to procrastinate packing than telling everyone else how to pack for a road trip?! In all honestly, I love making lists and packing like a total weirdo, so I thought I’d use my anal-retentive tendencies for good….

Hitting the Road: Colorado Road Trip 2k16

Whoa, two blogs in two days?! Who even am I?! Answer: Someone REALLY excited to hit the road in one short month to explore Colorado (and Utah) west of the ski resorts. After a summer of buying a house, moving my horse cross-country, and general craziness that kept us close to home, we’re taking an entire week…

Campground Guide – Big Meadows at Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows is as close to an ideal first campground as you can get. With real bathrooms and a host of other amenities, it’s a great introduction to camping without sacrificing scenery. Here’s what you need to know before you go. Directions At just over two hours from DC, Big Meadows (and Shenandoah in general)…

Beginner’s Guide To Choosing Your First Campsite

Camping is supposed to be a simple way to connect with nature, but if you’ve never done it before, choosing a campsite can seem much more complicated. Fortunately, you can book a campsite online in most parks at www.Recreation.gov. Even if you can’t book your campsite online, playing around on the website will help you learn…