Jun15

The Best DIY Camping Remedies

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Make these awesome diy remedies for your next camping trip!

 The Best DIY Camping Remedies

 The last thing you want when camping is to get caught without a first-aid kit. When you’re out in the wilderness, the first rule is to be prepared. Luckily, we’re here to help you take care of your sunburns, bruises, cuts and bug bites!

How about foregoing the chemical bath and making your own treatments? Simple, inexpensive and effective homemade remedies are the way to go. We’ll show you some easy ways to make your own, so you’re well prepared and have a little extra spending cash on your next outdoor adventure!

Jun08

The Best Ways to Document Your Next Trip

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Try these Tips for Capturing & Documenting the Best Family Memories

The Best Ways to Document Your Next Trip

 Ah, the summer vacation. It’s a staple of Americana, a symbol of what we work so hard in our daily lives to achieve. We strive so we can provide awesome summer trips like this for our friends, families and ourselves. Today, we’re going to go over some of the best ways to document your summer vacay so you and your loved ones can cherish the memories many years down the road. 

Jun01

5 Camping Hacks for Stress Free Getaways

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Take the stress out of your next trip with these DIY camping hacks

5 Camping Hacks for Stress Free Getaways

Don’t get us wrong, we love camping. There’s nothing better than being outdoors with friends and family, hearing the crickets under a full moon and enjoying nature for all it’s worth. Unfortunately, like any outdoor activity, camping has its drawbacks. There are bugs, it’s not always comfortable and the weather can be fickle. Luckily, we’re here to give you some camping hacks to make your next trip to the wilderness as cozy as possible. Try out some of the tips below, and be sure to let us know any of your own camping hacks in the comments!

May26

5 Game Changing Dutch Oven Camping Recipes

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Try one of these recipes to spice up your next camping trip

5 Game Changing Dutch Oven Camping Recipes

Forget the hot dogs, s’mores and popcorn. If you’ve never made a Dutch oven  campfire meal, you’re missing out. A Dutch oven is a large, heavy pot with a lid that was traditionally used cooking under hot coals. It looks something like this:

 

Nowadays, Dutch ovens are used on stovetops, in the traditional oven or even while camping (we always suggest making sure food is cooked thoroughly, especially when outdoors)! They’re great for making hearty meals, and they’re so delicious you’ll feel like you’re at home. Dutch ovens can make a large variety of dishes, including soups and stews, roasts, fried meals, breads, casseroles and more. We’ll offer 5 easy recipes you can make while camping with your Dutch oven. Once you start cooking with this thing, you’ll never want to go back!

May19

9 Must-Try Restaurants in the Black Hills

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Experience this beautiful region’s mouth-wateringly delicious cuisine!

9 Must-Try Restaurants in the Black Hills

The Black Hills area gets a lot of credit as a summertime vacation destination, and for good reason. The scenery is gorgeous, national and historic landmarks abound, and there are tons of outdoor activities everyone can enjoy. One thing rarely talked about, however, is the food in the area. From Rapid City to Deadwood, Hill City to Custer, the Hills have a variety of fantastic dining options.

May11

Minnesota’s 7 Best Hiking Trails!

Camping | Family Hikes | Hikes | Hiking | Midwest Outdoor Resorts | Minnesota | Outdoor Activities | Outdoor Adventure | Outdoors

Explore the best Minnesota has to offer on foot, on these amazing Hikes!

Minnesota’s 7 Best Hiking Trails!

Mention Minnesota to someone who’s never been, and they’ll likely think cold, lakes and the movie Fargo. The truth is, Minnesota has splendid scenery and is one of the best outdoor recreation states in the U.S. People are highly active throughout the year, and the terrain varies from mountainous regions in the north to prairie land in the south. There’s fishing, biking, camping, and most importantly for this post, hiking. If you’re travelling to the state, or are looking for some great spots near home, take a look at our 7 best hiking trails in Minnesota:

May05

8 Ways to Make 2017 the Best Camping Season Ever!

Camping | Family Vacation | Taking The Family Camping | Tips and Tricks | Traveling | USA Travel

Follow our tips and tricks and you will be well on your way to amazing Family memories!

8 Ways to Make 2017 the Best Camping Season Ever!

It’s finally May! The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and camping season is right around the corner. As humans, we have an innate desire to connect with nature (there’s even a word for it: biophilia).  There’s no better way to get close to nature than camping, and it has been shown to be beneficial to your health and happiness (levels of serotonin naturally rise when you’re outdoors). If you’re as excited about getting outdoors as we are, take a look at the 8 tips below to make this the best camping season you’ve ever had!

May01

Midwest Outdoor Resorts Giveaway!

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It's Spring! Let's Give Stuff Away!

Midwest Outdoor Resorts Giveaway!

Good news folks - Spring is in the air! The trees are budding, flowers are blooming, the days are longer and all of our resorts are opening May 1st! We decided to give away some special prizes for our loyal readers this week. Check out a quick overview of all our resorts, then share this post with your friends on Facebook and tag @MidwestOutdoorResorts in your post for your chance to some crazy cool prizes!

Apr21

Themed Vacations: Dessert Edition!

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Plan your next getaway around our country’s most delectable desserts!

Themed Vacations: Dessert Edition!

The U.S. is famous for all kinds of delicious comfort foods. From mouth-watering burgers to delicious pies, we are a food nation. Imagine how fun it would be to base an entire trip around food. You could try to find the best hot dog, breakfast burrito or even…dessert!  We’re going to take a look at a few hot spots for sweets around the U.S., and see if we can point out some great locations near you. Of course, traditional dining powerhouses like New York, Chicago and San Francisco offer plentiful delectable treats. We’ll see if we can also pick out some hidden gems near you. This imaginary road trip begins on the West Coast and ends on the East, so let’s find some places to satisfy that sweet tooth…

Apr14

10 Hacks & Pastimes For Your Next Road Trip!

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Our Advice For the Best Road Trip Ever!

10 Hacks & Pastimes For Your Next Road Trip!

Our April theme is the road trip, a tradition as American as apple pie. Road trips can bring people together like nothing else, but if you’re going to cruise across the country, you’ll want to be prepared. When traveling with friends, family and/or kids, it can be difficult to keep everyone entertained and occupied for the long stretches this vacation requires. We’re going to take a look at 10 ways to pass the time on your asphalt adventure, and maybe even have some fun along the way.

Apr07

4 Must Do Tips & Tricks for Traveling with Pets!

Camping | Driving | Furry Friends | Midwest Outdoor Resorts | Road Trip Tips for Pets | Traveling | Traveling with Animals | Traveling with Pets | Trips & Tricks for Traveling with Animals

A trip isn’t the same without your best buddy by your side!

4 Must Do Tips & Tricks for Traveling with Pets!

If we’re about to take the road trip vacation of our lives, don’t we want our best friend(s) by our side? The last thing you want on a long drive, however, is an anxious dog or cat. If you’re traveling with human family or friends, there are enough concerns to deal with. Luckily, we’re here to help. 

Mar31

TOP 10 Most Underrated U.S. Vacations

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Our Final Installation of the Best Trips To Take in 2017, Concludes with taking a look at some of our Nation’s Most Hidden Vacation Treasures!

TOP 10 Most Underrated U.S. Vacations

We’re finally here! Today we’re concluding our five-part series on the best vacations in the U.S. We’ll take a look at ten of the most underrated spots for travelers in the States, and some must-see destinations and landmarks along the way. Everyone knows the splendor of the Grand Canyon and the raw beauty of Yellowstone, but how about Sedona, AZ or the northern shore of Lake Superior? While we certainly suggest seeing everything this great country has to offer, taking the road less travelled is a great way to broaden your horizon and enhance your vacation experience.

Mar24

Get Lost in this Northern Minnesota Outdoor Lovers Paradise, stay at Soo Line Trail

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Start your Lake Adventure at Soo Line and create lasting memories

Get Lost in this Northern Minnesota Outdoor Lovers Paradise, stay at Soo Line Trail

Welcome to our fourth installment of our five-part series on the best vacation destinations in the U.S. Today we’ll take a trip to Midwest Outdoor Resorts’ Soo Line Trail Campground in Onamia, MN, minutes from world-renowned fishing in Lake Mille Lacs and an hour and a half north of the Twin Cities. Since we’re getting close to flip-flop weather, we’ll highlight some fun summertime activities around the resort.

Mar17

Finding your hidden treasure at the Hidden Bluffs Resort

Camping | Family Getaway | Fishing | HIdden Bluffs | Hiking | Lanesboro | MOR | Southern Minnesota | Southern MN | Spring Grove | Summer Camp

Got lost in the beauty of nature at this one of a kind hidden in the bluffs resort.

Finding your hidden treasure at the Hidden Bluffs Resort

Welcome to our third installment of our five-part series on amazing vacation spots in the U.S. Today we’re taking a look at Midwest Outdoor Resorts’ Hidden Bluffs in Spring Grove, MN. Tucked in the southeast corner of Minnesota, Hidden Bluffs is a two-hour drive from the Twin Cities. Here you’ll find a fantastic family destination where you can kick back, relax and enjoy all this secluded area has to offer.

Mar09

Discover Why Your Next Family Trip Should Be At The St. Croix River Resort

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Find Out why the St. Croix River is considered one of Minnesota’s Top Vacation Destinations!

Discover Why Your Next Family Trip Should Be At The St. Croix River Resort

Welcome to our second installment of our five-part series on the best vacations to take in the U.S. Today, we’ll be going over another Midwest Outdoor Resorts (MOR) destination, the St. Croix River Resort in Hinckley, Minnesota. Located just an hour and a half northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the St. Croix River resort is the perfect spot for a one-of-a-kind river vacation.

Mar03

5 Must Visit Places On Your Trip to the Black Hills

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The Black Hills offer a unique glimpse into the past sprinkled with fun for the whole family!

5 Must Visit Places On Your Trip to the Black Hills

It’s almost here! Warm weather, burgers on the grill, green grass and travel season are right around the corner. March is the perfect time to plan your next vacation, and today we’ll be kicking off our five-part series on some of the best travel experiences the U.S. has to offer.

Feb24

Why Millennials Are Taking Up RVing Full Time

Camping | Connections | Full Time RVing | Millenials | MOR | Vacation

Fulltime RVing Isn't Just For Retirement Now!

Why Millennials Are Taking Up RVing Full Time

Ah, traveling full time. That’s the dream isn’t it? A carefree, liberated lifestyle, seeing all the landmarks and sights there are to see. For many of us, it seems at best a long way off, if not impossible. Imagine, however, if you could work AND play full time. Many Millenials are doing just that.

Feb17

How Vacationing Makes You More Productive

Connections | MOR | Take a Break | Take Vacations | Vacation | Work Productivity

Taking time off may be the best thing that's happened to you in a long time!

How Vacationing Makes You More Productive

Here’s some good news for our fellow travelers out there: taking vacations is good for your career. While that may sound counterintuitive to the American ideal of constant hard work to achieve success, the truth is that vacationing is a cornerstone of the American Dream. We need vacations not only for breaks from work, but also to ensure a quality home and/or family life and close bonds with our friends and family. 

Feb10

Tips for the Best Valentine's Getaways

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More time to connect with less stress- our tips for the best Valentine's Getaways.

Tips for the Best Valentine's Getaways

We’ve written before about how experiential gifts can create lasting memories and often bring people more happiness in the long-term- Gifts for Everyone On Your List On a Budget.  With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you could do what everyone does and buy flowers, chocolates and go out for dinner, or you could turn your significant other’s world upside down. Weekend getaways aren’t only relaxing; they will almost certainly bring you closer as a couple. If you’re in a new relationship, or looking to rekindle some lost love, here are some tips for getting away this Valentine’s Day:

Feb03

New Cold Weather Camping Gear

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Check out 2017's Hot New Camping Gear

New Cold Weather Camping Gear

We’re getting close to turning the corner into spring. The beginning of February is when we start getting restless to get outside, and this year is no exception. Cold-weather camping isn’t always for the faint of heart, but we’re here to prepare you. Below you’ll find some of the newest wintry camping gear, sorted by price for your convenience. If you’re well equipped, camping can be a delightful adventure any time of year!

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