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Nov16

Holiday Travel Survival Guide

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Our Best Tips for Making the Most out of your Holiday Travel this year!

Holiday Travel Survival Guide

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!

Nov10

5 Reasons Why Midwest Outdoor Resort's Member Services Team Rocks!

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Customer Service is our #1 Priority

5 Reasons Why Midwest Outdoor Resort's Member Services Team Rocks!

So you’re trying to get through to a certain customer service, and you’re asked to press a million different buttons to get to the correct “department.” When you finally do, you’re placed on hold for 15 minutes while they “look up your information.” Then you find out you weren’t in the right department at all, so you’re placed on hold again while you wait. When someone finally answers, they’re not able to help.

Nov02

A Beginners Guide To Midwest Outdoor Resorts

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Ever wondered what this whole Membership Camping thing is about? Check out our beginners guide to Midwest Outdoor Resorts!

A Beginners Guide To Midwest Outdoor Resorts

A Beginner’s Guide to Midwest Outdoor Resorts

To those who haven’t read this blog before, welcome! We go over a large variety of topics here, everything from winterizing your RV to camping recipes to travel apps. This week, we’re going to give you a little introduction into what we do here at Midwest Outdoor Resorts (MOR), so you can get an idea of what we offer and what our company entails.

Oct27

2017’s Best Travel Planning Apps

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Try these High-Tech Planning Tools To Make Your Next Vacation As Smooth As Possible!

2017’s Best Travel Planning Apps

Technology is great isn’t it? An estimated 95% of Americans now own cell phones, and 77% own smartphones. That number is up from 35% in a study conducted in 2011, and the number will only continue to rise. With the smartphone explosion has come a staggering amount of travel conveniences, including being able to find airfare, travel deals and places to stay no matter where you are. This week, we’re going to take a look at some fantastic apps to help you plan and organize your next vacation. Take a look and let us know if you have any personal favorites!

Oct12

5 Best Midwestern ATV Trails

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Try these exciting and fun ATV trails with a Midwestern twist

5 Best Midwestern ATV Trails

It’s fall, which means it’s a great time to hit the trail! There’s not a better time of year to go wheeling, as the weather is cool and the colors are spectacular. If you’re in the Midwest, there are plenty of great ATV trails to check out. Read on to see if any of these fit your eye, and be sure to leave your favorite trails in the comments below!

Oct05

4 Tips For Booking Holiday Trips

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Check the stress at the door with these Helpful Tips for Booking Your Next Holiday Trip!

4 Tips For Booking Holiday Trips

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!

Sep28

Fall Camping Recipes

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Try these Delectable Fall Treats on your Next Camping Trip

Fall Camping Recipes

Looking to impress your friends and/or family with some awesome outdoor fall meals? You’ve come to the right place! This week, we’ll give you a few delicious recipes to use when you’re out camping in the brisk autumn air. There’s nothing like enjoying a hearty meal after you’ve been looking at all the gorgeous fall colors, so read on!

Sep21

Creative Ways to Save For Your Next Family Vacation

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Make Saving Money with your Family fun!

Creative Ways to Save For Your Next Family Vacation

What’s the number one deterrent to you and your family taking a vacation? Time? Work? School? While those may play a role, chances are the greatest stressor and burden towards vacation time is money. As always, we’re here to help! This week, we’re going to offer some useful solutions to saving money on your vacation, so you can sit back, relax and actually enjoy your trip. Read on!

Sep14

How to Create Camping Memories That Last

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How Camping can bring you closer together as a family

How to Create Camping Memories That Last

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.

Sep07

Fall Camping Check List

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Having a hard time figuring out what to pack for your fall Camping Trip? Check out our Fall Camping Check List!

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!

Sep01

4 Reasons to Take More Camping Trips This Fall

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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!

4 Reasons to Take More Camping Trips This Fall

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.

Aug24

5 Best Fall Family Trips in the Midwest

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Fall is one of the best times to explore the Midwest, check out our list of best places to visit this season!

5 Best Fall Family Trips in the Midwest

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:

Aug18

4 Tips for Purchasing the Perfect RV for You!

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Purchasing an RV is a HUGE Purchase. Check out These Tips before you make the plunge!

4 Tips for Purchasing the Perfect RV for You!

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!

Aug11

National Park Road Trip!

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Explore America’s National Wonders and get up close and personal with Geysers, Mountains, Tress, Wildlife and MORE!

National Park Road Trip!

 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!

Aug03

7 Affordable RV Upgrades To Try Today!

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You don’t have to spend a lot to make a big difference, when it comes to RV Upgrades!

7 Affordable RV Upgrades To Try Today!

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!

Jul28

5 Ways To Cut Down on Screen Time on Your Next Vacation

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Disconnect to Reconnect this Summer Season!

5 Ways To Cut Down on Screen Time on Your Next Vacation

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.

 

Jul20

Inclement Weather Family Camping Activities!

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Make the most out of rainy days this summer! Check out our list of Family Activities for Inclement Weather.

Inclement Weather Family Camping Activities!

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.

Jul14

Rowdy’s Camping Packing List!

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Wondering what to pack on your next MOR Trip? Check out our Packing List!

Rowdy’s Camping 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!

Jul06

Common Full Time RVing Myths!

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Let go of your worries about the full time lifestyle with these RVing Myth Busters

Common Full Time RVing Myths!

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.”

Jun30

Try These Fun 4th of July Camping Recipes!

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Try only of these Patriotic Treats this 4th of July

Try These Fun 4th of July Camping Recipes!

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.

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