Jan05

2017 Year In Review + Our 1 New Year’s Resolution

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It was an incredible year here at Midwest Outdoor Resorts, let’s take a look at a few of our favorite adventures from 2017

2017 Year In Review + Our 1 New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year MOR patrons! We’re glad to be back and are looking forward to an awesome 2018! This week, we’re going to recap some of the new events and exciting happenings that took place throughout our resorts last year, and give you our #1 resolution for 2018. We had a lot of fun in 2017, so let’s recap:

Dec28

Best Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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Don’t just kick it to the curb, there are many easy eco-friendly ways to recycle your tree this year!

Best Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Here’s to hoping you made it through the holidays with your sanity intact! Now that Yuletide is behind us, we’re going to offer some tips on the thankless job of getting rid of your Christmas tree. You don’t have to just throw it on the curb or try to stuff it into a dumpster. There are multiple ways to put your beautiful tree to good use. Read on to dispose of your tree without clogging up the landfill!

 

Dec22

Our Favorite Christmas Movies

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Our Picks for the Most Festive Holiday Movies Around!

Our Favorite Christmas Movies

It has long been a Hollywood staple to release some of the biggest blockbusters over the holiday season, and for good reason. People are off work, kids are off school, and there is plenty of movie merchandise to be sold. This week, we’re going to take a look at some of the holiday movies that have stood the test of time. There’s nothing better than cuddling up around the fire and watching a great Christmas flick with the family, and while there are plenty to choose from, only a select few will make our list. Enjoy!

Dec18

Healthy Holiday Snacks For the Whole Family

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Delicious can also mean nutritious this Holiday Season!

Healthy Holiday Snacks For the Whole Family

If there’s ever a time of year we could use some healthy snacks, it’s now. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, plenty of parties and all kinds of other festivities, it’s easy to go overboard on the fat and sugar. This week, we’re going to give you a few tips and recipes to jump start your healthy-eating habits heading into the New Year. Read on to find some simple and delicious recipes the whole family will enjoy!

Dec07

Holiday Road Trip Playlist

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Help pass the hours on your family Christmas Road Trip with these Holly Jolly Favorites!

Holiday Road Trip Playlist

We’re here to spread the cheer! If you’re traveling on the road this holiday season, you need something to occupy the time. This week we’re going to give you our favorite road trip holiday playlist, filled with songs everyone in your family will enjoy. If you don’t want to drive each other crazy in the car, read on!

Nov30

Our Favorite Camping Themed Stocking Stuffers This Christmas Season

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Have an outdoor lover in your life? Check out our favorite camping themed stocking stuffer ideas.

Our Favorite Camping Themed Stocking Stuffers This Christmas Season

Here’s to hoping you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! We’re back this week to give you some gift ideas for the outdoorsy folks in your life. Camping stocking stuffers are useful presents that won’t break the bank. Sometimes, thinking small with your gifts can be very meaningful! Read on to find some great stocking stuffers for the campers you love.

Nov21

4 Things We are Thankful For This Holiday Season!

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This Time of Year it’s Important to Remember What Really Matters. Check Out 4 things we are Thankful for this Thanksgiving!

4 Things We are Thankful For This Holiday Season!

It’s hard to believe we’ve already hit Thanksgiving 2017. The year has flown by once again, and we’re looking forward to some good food and family time. Since it’s a short week, this will be a short post, but we just wanted to show our appreciation and list a few things we’re thankful for here at Midwest Outdoor Resorts.

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!

Oct20

7 Easy DIY Costume Ideas This Halloween!

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Try these easy and fun DIY costumes to save a buck and have fun!

7 Easy DIY Costume Ideas This Halloween!

So, maybe you’re not the person who wants to spend $100+ on a Halloween costume this year. Maybe you don’t like dressing up. Maybe you just completely forgot Halloween was next weekend. Don’t fear! We’re here to help you find some easy and affordable DIY Halloween costumes that can be thrown together in a snap. We’re guessing you have plenty of old clothes, makeup and other items around the house that will allow you to enter that costume party without breaking the bank.

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:

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