Our Best Tips for Making the Most out of your Holiday Travel this year!
There’s a reason the quickly-approaching season is considered the most stressful time of year. You’ve got gifts to buy, planes to catch, in-laws to deal with, etc. While you appreciate and enjoy the holiday itself, planning your vacation (hopefully you can call it that) can give you undue anxiety and ruin your trip before it’s even begun. This week, we’re going to give you some tips on how to survive holiday travel. Read on to find some useful ways to prioritize so you don’t lose your holiday cheer!
Check the stress at the door with these Helpful Tips for Booking Your Next Holiday Trip!
We’ve all been there. Stuck in line at the department store, waiting in holiday traffic, rushing to catch a flight only to find there’s a backup at airport security. All in all, travelling during the holidays is a mess. While summer is definitely travel season, Thanksgiving and Christmas can be just as bad. This week, we’re going to give you a few easy tips you can follow to avoid the throngs of people and maddening delays. Read on, and you just might have the best holiday vacation ever!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
A trip isn’t the same without your best buddy by your side!
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.
Start your Lake Adventure at Soo Line and create lasting memories
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.
Got lost in the beauty of nature at this one of a kind hidden in the 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.