Our family spends a lot of time camping and traveling in a small travel trailer. I love to cook and bake, so having a smaller kitchen to work with has been a little difficult. But, with a bit of trial and error, I've come up with some ways to cook awesome meals from the campsite or in my mini kitchen. If you are camping with a travel trailer or RV and have a kitchenette, you can really cook anything that you'd make at home. The only difference is that the prep area will typically be much ... Continue Reading
Here are some easy meals to prepare on your next trip to the campgrounds.
Find ways to save money on your vacation lodging this summer.
Summer is finally here and, with it, our thoughts turn to taking family vacations. However, vacations can get pretty costly: transportation, food and activities quickly eat away at our well-planned budgets. Even if the family vacation spot is not far away, there is still the issue of finding affordable lodging. Luckily, I have found three ways in which I can cut my family’s lodging expenses by 50% or even more. Vacation Rentals This takes a bit of preplanning but, if you can coordinate your ... Continue Reading
A list of fun and free activities that your whole family will enjoy this summer, whatever the weather.
With 2012 proving to be a financially challenging year for many people, summer can leave moms with a feeling of dread. Many families wonder: How are we going to keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank? If your kids are anything like mine, they are bored as soon as summer vacation begins. Within seconds of waking they demand to be taken to an astronomically expensive theme park, where they insist on buckets of poor quality food and toys that suck your bank account dry. After ... Continue Reading
State parks offer fun activities for families and accommodations for every lifestyle, all at reasonable rates.
Are budget constraints putting a damper on family vacation plans? Do you wish you could find a fun travel destination for the entire family, at a reasonable cost? State parks offer fun activities for families and accommodations for every lifestyle, all at reasonable rates. To find t state parks in your area, do a search. Most states have a website where you learn more about each park and what it has to offer, including upcoming events and activities. They may even showcase special deals ... Continue Reading
Learn simple tips for campground safety, and your family will have a safe and fun camping trip.
Camping is a great activity for the whole family. With a little preparation, you can insure that your family has a safe and fun camping trip. Take the time to learn a few safety rules for camping and you will be able to prevent common problems that can occur and you'll know what to do if you do have an accident. Food Safety Food safety involves the proper storing of perishable and non-perishable foods. Dry foods should be stored in containers with tight-fitting lids. The object is to ... Continue Reading