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Best Fall Camping Recipes

There are good and bad things about camping in the fall.  The bad or not so enjoyable parts can be the unpredictable weather and not as many outdoor activities or destinations being open.  However, the good parts about fall camping include the beautiful scenery and changing fall colors, cooler temperatures to enjoy more outdoor activities, and cool nights spent around a campfire.  Perhaps the BEST part is the cool weather recipes meant to warm you up from the inside out.  Here are some delicious fall camping recipes to try on your next camping trip. Campfire baked apples http://familyspice.com/baked-apples-campfire-style-3/#rec-anchor   Campfire chili . . . Read more

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Why Pop-Up Campers Are On The Up-Swing

Pop up campers have always been a solid choice for anyone and are becoming more and more popular (for good reason). We have always been fans of pop up campers. We recommend them for new comers and veterans of RV camping. They are a great low maintenance option that is perfect for couples or families. Here are some of our top reasons why you should look at a pop up camper: Versatility. Pop up campers come in all different designs, shapes, and sizes. They can be used to sleep a large family or a couple. Pop ups can be used as a base of operations wherever you are in any climate. Great for small families. Pop up campers usually provide 2 mattress spots. Making it perfect for a family with a few . . . Read more

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Top Hiking Spots in FL and TN

Local Hiking Spots Ocala, FL and Bulls Gap, TN There are thousands of hiking trails, in every state, all over the country.  Some wind in and out of small parks within big urban cities, and many take over the rural, less populated portions of the country.  So what are the best ones to explore? We’ve got a list of a few local hiking trails near Ocala, FL and Bulls Gap, TN. Ocala The Florida Trail is one of the longest trail systems in the United States.  It spans a whopping 1400 miles statewide from the edge of the everglades to Pensacola Beach.  It’s within 1 hr driving distance of many communities in Florida and it’s the top backpacking destination in the . . . Read more

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Pet Care Travel Tips

Okay all you pet lovers out there; we know it is more fun to take your furry friends along on road trips than to leave them at home with a sitter or to board them, especially, if they LOVE to travel. But, there are a few tips to keep in mind when traveling with pets. The ASPCA offers a great list of tips and tricks to keeping your pet safe before and during your travels. 1.Before you go, have your pet microchipped in case they should happen to wander off or get separated from you.  2.Make sure your pet’s rabies vaccination and registration tags are up to date. 3.If this is the first time they will be traveling, try taking them on several short car rides, gradually increasing the length . . . Read more

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Top 3 Fourth of July Inspired Party Treats

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Strawberry Bites These deliciously healthy and festive treats are so easy to make. Plus they will brighten up any 4th of July party. Start by cutting clean strawberries in half. Feel free to leave the green leaf tops on the strawberries for some added color and decoration. They make a nice handle, too. On the cut open face of the strawberries pipe some cream-cheese frosting on and then add some fresh blueberries on top. American Flag Fruit Kebabs Not only is this treat super festive and fun, but it is also super simple to make. Start by make the first five kebabs with the top halves lined with blueberries, then make the bottom halves with raspberries and bananas. . . . Read more

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Top Camping Recipes for your Next Camp Trip

Summer camping is here and we’re ready to fire up the grill.  If you are looking for some new recipes to try, check out these delicious camping recipes for your next camping trip. Campfire Hash TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min. MAKES: 6 servings Ingredients ·         1 large onion, chopped ·         2 tablespoons canola oil ·         2 garlic cloves, minced ·         4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 pounds) ·         1 pound . . . Read more

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Tips for Creating Instant Warmth and Coziness for Your RV Space

It has been a bit rainy in Bulls Gap, Tennessee and we have been stuck inside more than we would like. We have been watching endless streams of movies, playing cards, board games and snacking. Spending time like this indoors isn’t bad- so long as it doesn’t last too long, which is why it helps a lot if your RV space is warm and cozy to hang out in. We have some tips for you on how to instantly cozy-up your RV space. Mood Lighting Try using LED lights or real candles to add warm, mood lighting. By spacing out a few around well-used areas of your RV, you start to get a warm and cozy effect on the whole space. You can also make simple DIY candle holders for your real or LED lights. . . . Read more

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Spring in Ocala

With summer quickly approaching and our blog last month on springtime in the Smokies, we thought it would only be fair to give our readers an in-depth look at what spring looks like in Ocala, Florida! Ocala is a great place to be in the spring. With Ocala National Forest and plenty of parks and outdoor activities conveniently located, we thought we would share our top springtime attractions in Ocala! Sholom Park One of the most beautiful parks in all of Marion County is Sholom Park.  A beautiful sight, Sholom Park features amazing paved paths that wind through a truly breathtaking landscape. If you are visiting the park, you can walk the almost 2 mile path while enjoying the birds singing . . . Read more

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