Camping with your children can teach them lessons that will stay with them for life, whether you opt to rough it in a tent or go “glamping” in an RV or cabin.
Here are six ways to make camping educational, as well as fun:
Top of the Rock is well signposted as you approach the village of Drimoleague. Smaller vehicles are invited to take a single-lane turn in the center of the town, the street transforming to a narrow lane as it writhes its way up the hillside. Larger vehicles & campers follow signs at the edge of town – a wider, but no less enjoyable, route.
Top of the Rock sits at the pinnacle, overlooking the Castledonovan hills and valleys. The walking centre on this third-generation working farm is a new venture for David and Elizabeth Ross, who saw the need for specialized accommodation as the area became known as the ‘Walkers Junction of West Cork’.
Though my family didn’t do any camping when I was growing up, I have fond memories of days spent at 9 Eagles State Park. It wasn’t far from our southwestern Iowa home, so it was easy enough for us to take a fun day trip to picnic and play before my dad needed to be home to care for the animals on our farm.
When we purchased R’Velle I knew that I wanted to re-visit some of my favorite childhood memories and share them with my own family.
There are some places that just beg you to return to them year round. For my family, that spot is Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
A charming mix of Ozark Mountain town, Victorian Spa escape, and eclectic art community makes Eureka Springs a fun – and funky — getaway.
Eureka Springs is best explored on foot. Bring good walking shoes because this is no regular town! Paved sidewalks, steep stairs between buildings, and even forested pathways lead you up and down the steep Ozark hills. These paths take you past the small parks built where springs gurgle forth, to brightly painted store fronts with large shop windows where eclectic displays drew us through the doors. My tip: take the shuttle to the Crescent Hotel which overlooks the town and let your explorations take you downhill.
As you prepare your summer adventures, it’s likely two words figure into your plans: beach and camping. Beginning your search for the perfect waterfront campsite, you’ll find two things – a) the list is long and b) the term 'beach camping' has a different meaning everywhere you look. Add the term 'family-friendly' and you’ve really got your work cut out for you.
Every family has different requirements when choosing a family-friendly beach campsite, whether it’s location, facilities, or activities. At least one of the following recommendations should be a perfect fit for your family adventure!
For adults it’s easy to see the freedom RVing offers. We are liberated, if only for a short time, from the discipline of everyday life. No grass waving in the breeze waiting to be cut, no honey-do list on the refrigerator, no office commute.
It’s the kind of freedom that begins in your shoulders, releasing the tension you didn’t realize you were holding, allowing your neck to relax perfectly against the pillow of your reclining camp chair, and ends with waving off the kids to explore and have their own adventure.
Planning a multi-generational family vacation can often lead to stress and tensions. Lodging costs are high, dining costs just add to it, and agreeing on a location that works for everyone can seem impossible.
Why not consider camping? With hundreds of options across the US you’re sure to find a location everyone can agree on – as well as a price point that is quite comfortable.