Mar31

TOP 10 Most Underrated U.S. Vacations

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Our Final Installation of the Best Trips To Take in 2017, Concludes with taking a look at some of our Nation’s Most Hidden Vacation Treasures!

TOP 10 Most Underrated U.S. Vacations

We’re finally here! Today we’re concluding our five-part series on the best vacations in the U.S. We’ll take a look at ten of the most underrated spots for travelers in the States, and some must-see destinations and landmarks along the way. Everyone knows the splendor of the Grand Canyon and the raw beauty of Yellowstone, but how about Sedona, AZ or the northern shore of Lake Superior? While we certainly suggest seeing everything this great country has to offer, taking the road less travelled is a great way to broaden your horizon and enhance your vacation experience.

Mar24

Get Lost in this Northern Minnesota Outdoor Lovers Paradise, stay at Soo Line Trail

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Start your Lake Adventure at Soo Line and create lasting memories

Get Lost in this Northern Minnesota Outdoor Lovers Paradise, stay at Soo Line Trail

Welcome to our fourth installment of our five-part series on the best vacation destinations in the U.S. Today we’ll take a trip to Midwest Outdoor Resorts’ Soo Line Trail Campground in Onamia, MN, minutes from world-renowned fishing in Lake Mille Lacs and an hour and a half north of the Twin Cities. Since we’re getting close to flip-flop weather, we’ll highlight some fun summertime activities around the resort.

Mar17

Finding your hidden treasure at the Hidden Bluffs Resort

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Got lost in the beauty of nature at this one of a kind hidden in the bluffs resort.

Finding your hidden treasure at the Hidden Bluffs Resort

Welcome to our third installment of our five-part series on amazing vacation spots in the U.S. Today we’re taking a look at Midwest Outdoor Resorts’ Hidden Bluffs in Spring Grove, MN. Tucked in the southeast corner of Minnesota, Hidden Bluffs is a two-hour drive from the Twin Cities. Here you’ll find a fantastic family destination where you can kick back, relax and enjoy all this secluded area has to offer.

Mar09

Discover Why Your Next Family Trip Should Be At The St. Croix River Resort

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Find Out why the St. Croix River is considered one of Minnesota’s Top Vacation Destinations!

Discover Why Your Next Family Trip Should Be At The St. Croix River Resort

Welcome to our second installment of our five-part series on the best vacations to take in the U.S. Today, we’ll be going over another Midwest Outdoor Resorts (MOR) destination, the St. Croix River Resort in Hinckley, Minnesota. Located just an hour and a half northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the St. Croix River resort is the perfect spot for a one-of-a-kind river vacation.

Mar03

5 Must Visit Places On Your Trip to the Black Hills

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The Black Hills offer a unique glimpse into the past sprinkled with fun for the whole family!

5 Must Visit Places On Your Trip to the Black Hills

It’s almost here! Warm weather, burgers on the grill, green grass and travel season are right around the corner. March is the perfect time to plan your next vacation, and today we’ll be kicking off our five-part series on some of the best travel experiences the U.S. has to offer.

Feb24

Why Millennials Are Taking Up RVing Full Time

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Fulltime RVing Isn't Just For Retirement Now!

Why Millennials Are Taking Up RVing Full Time

Ah, traveling full time. That’s the dream isn’t it? A carefree, liberated lifestyle, seeing all the landmarks and sights there are to see. For many of us, it seems at best a long way off, if not impossible. Imagine, however, if you could work AND play full time. Many Millenials are doing just that.

Feb17

How Vacationing Makes You More Productive

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Taking time off may be the best thing that's happened to you in a long time!

How Vacationing Makes You More Productive

Here’s some good news for our fellow travelers out there: taking vacations is good for your career. While that may sound counterintuitive to the American ideal of constant hard work to achieve success, the truth is that vacationing is a cornerstone of the American Dream. We need vacations not only for breaks from work, but also to ensure a quality home and/or family life and close bonds with our friends and family. 

Feb10

Tips for the Best Valentine's Getaways

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More time to connect with less stress- our tips for the best Valentine's Getaways.

Tips for the Best Valentine's Getaways

We’ve written before about how experiential gifts can create lasting memories and often bring people more happiness in the long-term- Gifts for Everyone On Your List On a Budget.  With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you could do what everyone does and buy flowers, chocolates and go out for dinner, or you could turn your significant other’s world upside down. Weekend getaways aren’t only relaxing; they will almost certainly bring you closer as a couple. If you’re in a new relationship, or looking to rekindle some lost love, here are some tips for getting away this Valentine’s Day:

Feb03

New Cold Weather Camping Gear

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Check out 2017's Hot New Camping Gear

New Cold Weather Camping Gear

We’re getting close to turning the corner into spring. The beginning of February is when we start getting restless to get outside, and this year is no exception. Cold-weather camping isn’t always for the faint of heart, but we’re here to prepare you. Below you’ll find some of the newest wintry camping gear, sorted by price for your convenience. If you’re well equipped, camping can be a delightful adventure any time of year!

Jan27

2017 Hot New Snowmobile Trends

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What's New in the Snowmobiling Universe

2017 Hot New Snowmobile Trends

As I write, there’s a large shakeup taking place in the snowmobile industry. Minnesota- based Arctic Cat, an industry leader, has been sold to the Rhode Island company Textron, which makes all sorts of specialized personal and commercial vehicles. Textron is known for E-Z-GO golf carts, Cushman vehicles and aviation brands like Bell Helicopter, Cessna and Beechcraft.

Jan20

Embracing the Cold & Catching the Big One!

Ice Fishing on Lake Mille Lacs

Embracing the Cold & Catching the Big One!

The 132,500-acre Lake Mille Lacs is the second largest inland lake in Minnesota (which is saying a lot). About 100 miles north of the Twin Cities, it offers a fantastic winter destination for the whole family (see here). Containing the smallest National Wildlife Refuge in the U.S. (two small islands in the middle of the Lake), Mille Lacs is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, some bear, quail, grouse and pheasant.

Jan13

Our Top 6 Things To Do In Northern Minnesota This Winter

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Northern Minnesota is one of the best places to visit for Outdoor Activities

Our Top 6 Things To Do In Northern Minnesota This Winter

Let’s face it, when you’re thinking of a winter vacation, your first thought probably isn’t on Northern Minnesota. Most of us would like to take a long break in a tropical paradise, but it’s often not feasible. Luckily, there are plenty of fun options in the Upper Midwest, even if you’re not necessarily escaping the frost. Minnesota is a winter haven for outdoor activities, and offers plenty of indoor destinations if you’re not the winter sports type. Take a gander at the list below, and let us know in the comments if you have experienced any of these adventures yourself. Hopefully this will give you an idea of just how enjoyable a Minnesota winter can be!

Jan07

This Weekend, Try Soo Line Trail Campground!

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Discover why the Soo Line Trail is a perfect weekend getaway!

This Weekend, Try Soo Line Trail Campground!

Winter is what we make of it. It’s often difficult to escape the drab monotony of never-ending snow, small windows of daylight and clenched fists on icy roads. If we let it, winter can really get to us mentally, physically and emotionally.

Jan01

New Year's Resolutions: Travel More

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Make a resolution worth keeping this year!

New Year's Resolutions: Travel More

One thing is for certain: no one who entered 2016 will depart it the same way. It was a tumultuous year, with unprecedented political turmoil, beloved celebrity deaths, the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and the Zika scare. There were also positives: the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years, the U.S. high school graduation rate reached a record high,  unemployment went down to 4.6% and the National Park Service turned 100.

Dec30

Our Top 4 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress

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Check out our Tips to Beat that Christmas Time Panic Attack!

Our Top 4 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress

Merry Christmas! Hopefully, those two words still bring you a childlike sense of wonder and joy. Remember when the holidays were fun? School was out, you were anticipating what Santa might bring (and in my case, contemplating if you’d been truly good or bad), the sledding hill was packed and all the holiday burden was on the adults. It was truly the best time of the year.

Dec24

Decorating Tips for Small Spaces

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How to make the most out of your small space this Holiday Season!

Decorating Tips for Small Spaces

If you’re in a small cabin or RV for the holidays and still looking to spread the Christmas cheer, we’ve got ideas for you! With some imagination and space-saving savvy your place can be plenty festive with minimal square feet. Making shrewd use of walls, furniture, flat decorations and lights will give your abode a cozy, winter-wonderland type feel. Also, you won’t need to go through the hassle of stuffing an 8’ tree into your house, so you’re already ahead of the game. Take a look at some of these ideas and please let us know what you think in the comments!

Dec17

Gifts for Everyone On Your List, On a Budget!

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Don't sacrifice quality gifts because your funds are running low! Check out our list for the best gifts on a budget!

Gifts for Everyone On Your List, On a Budget!

We all want to give the people we love something sincere and meaningful for the holidays. To many, that means waiting in long lines, scouring the internet for the latest and greatest craze and inevitably spending way more dough than you meant to. No fear! We’re here to help you get through the most stressful season of the year on a budget.

 

Dec05

The 17 Best Gifts For the Camper in Your Life this Christmas!

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The 17 Best Gifts For the Camper in Your Life this Christmas!

We all know Christmas shopping can be a challenge. Gift cards are great, but aren’t always heartfelt. Everyone loves getting cash, but it can show a lack of initiative. What do you get the person who seems to have everything? It’s usually best if we can narrow down the recipient’s interests and/or hobbies and go from there.

Well, I have some good news! If you have a camper/RVer in your life, there are all kinds of unique gifts sure to please. Chances are, he or she won’t have one of the items listed below. Whether or not you purchase one of these directly, hopefully this will help spark some ideas. Enjoy!

Nov23

4 Ways Camping Makes You More Thankful!

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4 Ways Camping Makes You More Thankful!

Once a year, I’ll gorge until my pants don’t fit, watch football for 10 consecutive hours and eventually fall asleep in an unflattering position on the couch. This has become my Thanksgiving. In reality, it’s a day that was originally entirely devoted to gratitude.  In that spirit, I’d like to mention a few things about camping and the outdoors that we can reflect on and feel grateful for this Thanksgiving season. Here are 4 ways camping makes you more thankful:

 

Nov18

A How To Guide For Thanksgiving in Small Spaces

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A How To Guide For Thanksgiving in Small Spaces

Will you be traveling this holiday season? Are you staying in an RV, cabin or hosting Thanksgiving in any modestly-sized accommodation? While holiday dinners can be difficult in the most spacious areas, there’s no need to be stressed. Here are some simple tips you can use to throw a fantastic Thanksgiving feast in a small area.

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