How Camping can bring you closer together as a family
Like many of you, some of my fondest memories growing up took place outdoors. I can still vividly remember family reunions in Lutsen, Minnesota, on the north shore of Lake Superior. We would hike, bike, swim, climb, eat delicious northwoods food (especially walleye) and generally have an awesome time. The scenery was gorgeous, everyone was in a great mood and we made memories no one there, young or old, will ever forget.
Having a hard time figuring out what to pack for your fall Camping Trip? Check out our Fall Camping Check List!
So, you read our last blog post about camping in the fall, and now you’re ready to go! As always, the number one rule when venturing into the wilderness is to be prepared. This week, we’re going to give you a full fall camping checklist, so you’re 100% ready for whatever autumn throws at you. There are various things to be aware of, especially if you’re camping with family, so read on and have a great time under the cool night sky!
The Weather is cooler, the leaves begin to fall, colors are changing-Check Out Why Fall Should Be At the Top of Your List for Seasons to Travel In!
If you think the only time to camp is in the summer, you’re missing out. Autumn offers some of the best camping of any time of year, and this week, we’ll tell you why. Between the scenery, warm camping food, foggy mornings and cool nights, there are plenty of reasons to take a fall camping vacation. Read below, and let us know in the comments if you have any fall camping stories.
Fall is one of the best times to explore the Midwest, check out our list of best places to visit this season!
Unfortunately for many of us, summer is almost over. School is ramping back up, football season is right around the corner and the brisk autumn air will hit us soon. Fortunately, this is also one of the best times of year to take a vacation. Most of the summer crowds have left and temperatures have dropped to reasonable levels. If you can find a way to make it work with school and/or your job, a fall family trip may be just what you need before winter hits.
Today, we’re going to give you our 5 favorite fall destinations. These are all places with gorgeous autumn colors, mild temperatures and beautiful scenery. Read on to see if one of these places fits your fall itinerary:
Purchasing an RV is a HUGE Purchase. Check out These Tips before you make the plunge!
We’re not going to lie, if you’re going to take up the RV lifestyle, and hit the open road, you MUST find the right RV for your needs. The last thing you want is to get caught up in a large-scale purchase that doesn’t work out. As always, we’re here to help! We’re going to give you four ways to pick out the perfect rig. If you’re looking to purchase, be sure to check out Camping World of Rapid City for all your RV needs. Located at 10400 Recreational Drive in Summerset, Camping World will have all the options you need to lead the adventurous lifestyle we all crave!
Explore America’s National Wonders and get up close and personal with Geysers, Mountains, Tress, Wildlife and MORE!
If you had no obligations and all the time in the world, what would you do? Sit at home and watch TV? Doubtful. Shuffle through emails and social media all day? Nope. How about travel? Us too.
This week, we’re going to take another look at that great symbol of Americana, the summer road trip. We’ve designed it to hit major National Parks from the West Coast to the East, but you can obviously take any variation you’d like. Ours would take about 3-4 months to complete, but you could certainly shorten the time frame and keep it more regional. Read on travellers!
You don’t have to spend a lot to make a big difference, when it comes to RV Upgrades!
Of course, we all want the latest and greatest everything. It would be great if we could afford to trick out our rigs with all the new, flashy gear. Well, good news. We’re here this week to help you do it on a budget! There are many cheap ways to not only make your rig look better, but to function better as well. Take a look at the list below, and please let us know in the comments if you’ve found any useful ways to upgrade your RV!
So it’s summer, which means the kids have a ton of free time. Nowadays, free time equals screen time, which can be fine in small doses, but can engulf our lives if we let it. Even as adults we have a tendency to become addicted to our phones, tablets and televisions. Technology has given us enormous advantages, but has also complicated life in many ways.
Make the most out of rainy days this summer! Check out our list of Family Activities for Inclement Weather.
We’ve all been there. You’re out in the wilderness, enjoying time with family, and a monster storm hits. It can be difficult keeping the family occupied even in the best conditions, let alone when everyone is cooped up in a tent or cabin. As always, we’re here to help! We’re going to give you some tips and tricks to help pass the time until you can get outdoors again, all the while keeping the kids happy and your own serenity intact.
Wondering what to pack on your next MOR Trip? Check out our Packing List!
So, you’re planning your Midwest Outdoor Resorts vacation. Whether you’re travelling to the resorts in Minnesota, or hitting Rushmore Shadows in the Black Hills, we want you to be prepared. This week, we’ll give you a little insight into what we pack when we’re trekking to our resorts. Obviously, our sites have plenty of amenities so you’ll be fine if you forget anything, but we always want you to have the best possible experience!
Let go of your worries about the full time lifestyle with these RVing Myth Busters
Full Time RVing Myths
So, you’ve got the bug. Maybe you’re fed up with your job, or feel you’re suffocating in your hometown. You want to travel, broaden your horizons and explore the world. We don’t blame you. Not to get all philosophical here, but it’s easy to let the days drift by without really taking advantage of the time we have. Like John Lennon said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”
Try only of these Patriotic Treats this 4th of July
What better way to spend Independence Day than with friends and family in the great outdoors? This week we’re going to offer a few awesome recipes if you’re celebrating America’s freedom in the wilderness. We’ll have some red, white and blue-themed dishes and drinks because as you know, besides fireworks, the staple of Fourth of July is good food.
Kids, you could win a Go Pro of Your Very own & be featured in an upcoming MOR Commercial!
Looking for a cool way to document your summer adventure? How about using a Go Pro? At every Midwest Outdoor Resorts location, we are giving kids (ages 7-17) the chance to get creative! Kids can check out a Go Pro from the front desk of each resort for 45 minutes as long as they are accompanied by a BIG CAMPER (adult). Go Pros are an awesome way for kids to showcase their filmmaking skills and use their imagination to create amazing vacation videos!
Make these awesome diy remedies for your next camping trip!
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!
Try these Tips for Capturing & Documenting the Best Family Memories
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.
Take the stress out of your next trip with these DIY camping hacks
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!
Try one of these recipes to spice up your next camping trip
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!
Experience this beautiful region’s mouth-wateringly delicious cuisine!
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.
Explore the best Minnesota has to offer on foot, on these amazing Hikes!
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:
Follow our tips and tricks and you will be well on your way to amazing Family memories!
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!