Tips In Choosing The Best Caravan Park For Your Family

Posted on June 28, 2016 By

download (8)Work at the office consumes a person’s time and energy. It may also restrict a person from enjoying his social life. To relieve stress and be revitalized, most individuals plan for a vacation. There are a lot of options when it comes to places where one can spend quality time with friends and family.

Visiting a tropical island to enjoy the sun and water is one way to distress. Going on an adventurous trip in the mountains is another option to enjoy the calmness nature brings. Visiting another place to experience other cultures and to get to know new friends is also an interesting way to relieve stress from work. But if you are looking for other options that can still allow you to unwind, without spending much, going to a caravan park is a good idea.

There are a lot of caravan parks to choose from. However, you need to carefully choose parks in order to ensure that your family will enjoy a fun-filled weekend that can provide them with excitement and good memories. To help you find


Essential Family Camping Supplies Checklist

Posted on June 26, 2016 By

Camping-activities.Living for a few days in the great outdoors can be a very fun and exhilarating experience. It is only a very economical way of spending time away, especially for families that cannot spare big expense for vacations. Nevertheless, in order to manage life away from the comforts of home, there are some essential equipment to secure. On your next camping adventure with the entire family, consider the following tips and guidelines.

Conduct a test-run of your camping tent in the backyard

Before heading out to the wild, it is best to try out your brand new camping tent in the backyard. This is a very important part of the preparatory phase if your family is new to camping. The tent is the most important camping equipment for sure. It will serve as the family’s temporary home. First, make sure that you know how to set it up properly. Determine how many people are needed to put it up and how long it takes to do so. You also need to see for yourself if it fits as many people


Camping Backpacks and Accessories You Need

Posted on June 23, 2016 By

ed3428c75e57b3f5cb4aed4b5fd31a32As an adventurous person, you probably like to explore the world. If you enjoy hiking, backpacking, or spending a few nights in the wilderness, you know that having the right supplies can mean the difference between comfort and safety or putting yourself in a dangerous situation. You should always be prepared, and camping backpacks can help you ensure that you have everything you need within an easy reach. Learn the styles you should look out for and the accessories you should always have on hand, so you can have a safe and fun excursion no matter where you go.


The first thing you should consider when getting camping backpacks is the maximum weight it can hold. In general, you should never carry more that 25% of your weight, so you want a bag that can support your maximum weight. If you weigh 120 pounds, for example, seek a pack that can hold 30 pounds. You also want a support bar and straps that go across your hips to help alleviate the strain from your spine when carrying a bag for


How to Buy Good Camping Gear and Equipment

Posted on June 21, 2016 By

If you are preparing to buy camping gear for your first camping journey or to substitute and upgrade your old camping, many factors should be taken into account. More often, camping gear can be costly, thus, you have to look for equipment that is priced and realistic within your price range. There are few guidelines you can consider to be able to acquire the suitable equipment for your choices and price range.

The first tip to look at is to prepare for your camping journey. Organizing your camping can make it much simpler to figure out the products you need and to remain within your structured price range. You should research on the place where you plan to go and take note of the circumstances of the area, particularly the environment. Once you have done your analysis, it is best to prepare a list of the camping gear and equipment you will need, point out those that you already have and equipment that you still have to buy. It is best to do your planning at convenient time so that you can keep your price range and buy the camping equipment you need.

There are many


Camping in the Dordogne

Posted on May 22, 2016 By

The Dordogne has been a magnet for visiting for a long time now, and rightly so. It’s the ideal destination for touring, seeing memorable destinations and enjoying active interests, for example, canoeing and cycling.

A portion of the Dordogne’s most exemplary perspectives are characteristically to be seen from the stream itself, for example, the hillside town of La Roc Gageac, Beynac, Castelnaud or simply the dramatic cliff sides which tower over the waterway and its tributaries.

In spite of its popularity, it just takes a little creative energy to get off the beaten track and find some delightful diamonds for yourself!

The Dordogne has a wide choice of options for camping extending from medium and bigger camping holiday parks to smaller privately owned camping areas. In spite of their plenitude, the larger and more popular camping holiday parks will be completely occupied in peak August periods so it does pay to book ahead of time if you plan to visit at this mainstream time, so here are three top choices of my own for camping in the Dordogne.

Three particular favourites are Les Peneyrals. Moulin de Paulhiac and Camping les Borgnes. Les Peneyrals


How To Choose The Best Firewood

Posted on May 20, 2016 By

When first picking out wood, you want to make sure it is seasoned or dry. By making sure the wood is dry, it will be easier to start a fire with and produce more heat. You will be able to tell if it is dry or seasoned because it will be lighter in weight or by looking at the bark. If the bark is brittle and can crack off easy, then it is dry. If you have to peel or rip off the bark then that piece of wood is probably still wet. If the wood is still green or too wet, then they heat produced by the fire will use up all of its energy just to dry out the wood until it can burn. Wood will not burn unless it is dry. You can tell if the wood is wet also if it feels too heavy. Think about it in terms of anything that falls in the water (like a t-shirt) is heavier than when it was dry because it is holding all of that water.

When starting a fire, I always like to do the log cabin effect. This way is when you


Mountain Camping And Sun Fishing

Posted on May 14, 2016 By

We loved camping in the mountains. We had a favorite spot, just a few feet from the clearest mountain stream you ever saw and not far from the trails where the men could take the four-wheelers. It was early summer and just getting warm enough to swim. We took our children ages 7 & 8 and met another couple and their child and pitched our tents for a long weekend. The first day, the men went trail riding and we women took the kids to the stream. Sitting at the edge of the water, my friend and I noticed these tiny little fish. They would swim right up to you, or at least that is what it looked like. The water was so clear; it is really hard to say. Regardless, we decided to catch a few of these little fish to take home. We tried grabbing them with our hands, but they were too fast. We tried using a pot but they would swim away. We just could not catch one and they looked so close!

Later that evening, we all drove to a tiny mountain town not far from the campground to look around. There


Camping in Spring: What You Need

Posted on May 11, 2016 By

Spring is the best time to go camping as the weather is pleasant. However, there is a strong chance you have to deal with rain during your trip. If you are not prepared to camp, hike and trek in wet conditions, your camping trip will go bust. This is why it is important that you pack the right gear to ensure an enjoyable and comfortable camping experience during spring season. Let’s take a look at the gear you will need:

The Rain Gear

Like the famous CCR song goes, “Have you ever seen the rain, coming down on a sunny day”. Well, if you haven’t, then you will soon. Regardless of what the weatherman says, it can rain anytime when you are in the open. Therefore, you should start by packing your rain gear. This includes:

A waterproof tent to ensure you can sleep comfortably and more importantly, without getting wet. While you are at it, make sure the tent has a full rainfly, so the water stays out and you get better protection against the rain.

A tarp to cover the campsite. You can tie the tarp and tie it high so it


Planning a Trip? Here Are a Few Things You Should Consider

Posted on April 27, 2016 By

Do you love a bit of adventure or are you the odd boring type? Regardless of what kind you are, this article will definitely appeal to everyone that likes to travel. Whether you are the enthusiastic or not flexing your arms in the midst of picturesque nature is every person’s dream. Work comes first, obviously, but there are other things in life which you should always cherish and such moments will never repeat themselves.

Every individual has a passion for something or the other, and if you are passionate about travelling, it’s all the merrier. Over the years a lot has changed in the travelling sector; some might say that it has diversified itself but it’s only a natural progression. Places that were inaccessible a few decades ago have become a tourist hotspot. There is so much to see around that you will be spoilt for choice choosing the next destination.

All individuals are different, so are their travelling desires

The feeling of letting go of yourself and enjoying some quality time witnessing Mother nature’s creation is truly an exuberating feeling. But not individuals are the same and have the same mindset. Some like to


5 Reasons to Go Camping

Posted on April 23, 2016 By

Camping is a popular recreational activity around the world, particularly in the United States, where it has become a true tradition. This is evident from the fact that approximately 40 million people go camping every year. For something as tough and yet enjoyable as camping, that is an impressive number. As you probably may know, camping trips are among the best ways to enjoy nature to its fullest. However, are you aware of the numerous other benefits of camping? If not, no problem, as in this article we will go over five great reasons why you absolutely need to go camping this summer.

Good for Your Physical Health

Camping does not involve a lot of exercise, but it surely is conducive to it. A good example is the chopping of firewood, though it may not be an exercise, it requires a lot of physical effort. The daily activities when you are out camping, include swimming, hiking, sports, and biking among others. All these activities not only provide you a decent workout, but also stimulate the calorie burning process, and give you a vitamin D boost as you spend time under the sun.

An Affordable Vacation


12 Camping Tips You’ll Need This Summer

Posted on April 15, 2016 By

Camping, it’ll either spark fear or you’ll relish the chance to be in the great outdoors. For those who are super keen, camping also brings about the chance to unleash their inner Bear Grylls and get back to basics.

Wherever you fall on the camping spectrum, if you’re set for a few nights under canvas this summer – whether at a camping and caravan club, a UK campsite or you’re indulging in New Forest Camping – you will need to make sure you’ve read these 12 camping tips, to ensure you have a cool camping experience.

Pitch Perfect:

    • Ditch the pop-up tent and instead practice pitching a proper tent before you go. Not only will this give you a chance to see how your tent should look, but it should also help reduce the risk of any arguments occurring as you and your loved ones pitch up.
    • When it comes to pitching tents, don’t pitch in a dip. If it rains, water will collect here and leak into your tent. Ideally you should pitch your tent on flat ground and if possible higher up. It’s also suggested you do not pitch near


Camping Equipment for the Winter Outdoorsman

Posted on April 14, 2016 By

It may be cold, but life doesn’t “freeze”. The winter months are considered hunting and fishing season. So there are a lot of hunters, fishermen and campers that will gather their equipment and set course for the outdoors. For these winter camping, hunting and fishing trips, what is the idea camping equipment to pack?

Here are 5 essential winter camping products that will work best on your next outdoor trip.

  1. Fleece inserted sleeping bag

This sleeping bag has a soft fleece inner and thick padding to keep you warm against the cold night. It also has a built-in cushion for extra comfort and it straps onto stretcher taffeta fabric. This sleeping bag is suitable for most people as it is 2100mm x 950mm x 70mm in size. Thus, making it a must have item on your winter hunting or camping trip.

  1. Canvas tent

The 4-Man Canvas Tent is one of the best options. It will keep the wind and cold outside. This tent is made of 600 x 300d polyester and a PVC coating. It has a seam tape of 1000mm and also a water column. The groundsheet is made of


Enjoying Camping

Posted on March 26, 2016 By

With the weather warming up, now is the time we think about getting outside and enjoying the weather. One of the outdoor activities we think about is going camping. What better way to enjoy the great outdoors than to start planning a camping trip and what you will need for that trip.

I have always loved the Springtime. Winter is done and the weather is warming up. There is new growth on the plants and the birds are building their nests. It is at that time that we want to get outdoors and breathe the fresh air. Depending on where we live, the Spring and Summer can come at different times. In the warmer sections of the country, we make the most of this beautiful weather before the heat of Summer hits. In the cooler sections, we welcome the Spring Warm-up and moderate Summers, giving us a chance to get out of the house, where we have been cooped up all season. It is so wonderful to know that we can now go camping and spend the night in the fresh air, and once more be connected to our beautiful natural world!

In my own experience,


How To Enjoy Camping Out

Posted on March 22, 2016 By

With the coming of spring comes the annual appearance of Crocus’s, Robins and warmer weather. But, this spring the temperatures are slow to rise. Even though, I am looking forward to packing up my tent and camping supplies and my wife, kids and Fido, our family pet dog… and heading to our favorite camping spot in the woods.

It’s been a while since I’ve been camping. I bought a tent about 5 years ago… a large conical tent shaped like the traditional Plains Indian tepee. It hasn’t seen the light of day yet. Still In the box. This year will be different. As a matter of fact, I plan on going on that trip in a couple of weeks… if mother nature agrees. There’s nothing worse than a sudden cloud-burst of rain driving us into the tent. And after the downpour trying to dry all the stuff that was left outside during the storm.

When I was a little boy my dad, mom and brother went to a state park, our favorite destination, for our traditional annual picnics. These outings I remember with great fondness and I guess this was what got me interested in camping.


Worried About Outdoor Camping? Camping List Top Tips!

Posted on March 21, 2016 By

Camping can be both the best time you ever have, or the worst. The difference can boil down to how prepared you are. Having a camping list is critical to being properly prepared when it comes to a great camping experience. Do you have all the right gear? You will probably want or need a tent, sleeping bags, and a good camping stove to name just a few. To discover ways to be as prepared as you can for camping, read on into the following paragraphs and remember to be a little like Santa Clause. You know… have a list and check it twice.

Camping List

Prior to leaving, take a couple of minutes to make a camping list of everything that you require. Attempt to start getting thing’s together numerous days before you leave so you have plenty of time.

While a nice campfire can provide plenty of light around the campsite area itself, you probably will want to bring several good types of flashlights to have available on your camping trip. This is especially true if you plan to venture beyond the campfire’s range of light. A good flashlight can also come in


Camping Sites – How To Choose The Best One

Posted on March 12, 2016 By

Selecting Camping Sites

When it comes to selecting camping sites, the right choice can help create memories that are made that can last a lifetime. The experience of living in the great outdoors, if only for a short time, alongside Mother Nature’s lush green trees and crisp cool breeze, is simply extraordinary. Let’s face it, with our busy schedules and hectic fast paced lives, when do we get the opportunity to stop and appreciate what camping outdoors has to offer? Camping gives us the chance to have a stress-free – I’m not trying to impress anyone’ type of attitude. While camping itself is great; it can really only be that way if you choose the proper camping site location. A poor location can result in a terrible experience, and no one wants to have that as a “lasting” memory. That said, let’s discuss how to select the best form all the available camping sites out there.

First off, there is nothing like a finding the perfect camping site. While there may be some differences of opinion on what one looks for in a great camping site, there are some basic core expectations. You will want a


The First Time Camper – Top Travel Tips

Posted on February 25, 2016 By

With summer comes the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the long warm days and the cool crisp nights. It’s a time to leave the confines of the city and head to seclusion of the wild. Leaving your cares and worries behind, so you can simply relax and in turn, relax simply. It’s time to go camping.

So, let’s be honest, for some people the mere thought of camping is far from a vacation. To others, however, it’s a great escape; a chance to spend time outdoors and to reconnect with the spirit of nature. Now, if you’re a first time camper it is important for you understand a few things up front. Unlike staying in a traditional hotel or condo, you have to differentiate between essential items to pack and those that are more luxurious and probably not needed. For example: will you be staying in place that has cell phone service or Wi-Fi? Do you need an entire make-up bag or can you get by with just a few basic items? Most importantly, how do you plan to stay warm, dry, and fed during your camping trip? The key to safe and successful camping is


Camping For Beginners – The Complete Checklist

Posted on February 20, 2016 By

Camping is a fun recreational activity that allows you to enjoy the outdoors, usually amidst all that Mother Nature has to offer. People go camping in a forest, national park, in the woods, near a river or lake, and can stay there for one or more nights. There are private campgrounds as well that are privately owned by people who encourage campers to come and enjoy the nature with them. Camping trips can be fun when organized properly.

There are many questions that you might want to ask as a new camper. Following is a list of common questions that every beginner for camping will ask. I’ll recommend not to take up camping, until you get all your questions answered and understand the requirements what all is expected.

Where Do I Camp?

There are two types of campgrounds, public and private. Public campgrounds offer a variety of places to choose from like national parks, national forests, Bureau of Land Management Areas, and State parks. Each one of these, in turn, have many campsites to choose from. All of them, more or less, offer the same amenities like restrooms, hot water for showers, and shopping areas;


Camping Recipes – What You Need to Know

Posted on February 15, 2016 By

So, you have decided to go camping for the weekend or maybe even the week, but you aren’t sure what you will eat during your trip. Well, you are probably going to need some good camping recipes to get you started. Let’s face it, you won’t have access to a gourmet kitchen or maybe even electricity or gas. What you will have is an opportunity to get real creative and in the end, make some really nice meals for all of your camping companions.

Camping Recipes – What to Expect

When it comes to finding and preparing those fabulous camping recipes, there are several things you will need to consider. You need to be aware of what type of facilities you will have available. For example; running water, electricity, or gas would be a good place to start. Will you be able to cook on open fire or possibly a grill?

The next thing to consider is what king of cookware and utensils will you have to use. If you are driving to your campsite you would have more opportunity to carry additional items in that if you were hiking to your camping destination. Here


Camping Tips for Novices

Posted on February 13, 2016 By

For those people who live in the cities, suburbs are always much-to-be-longed-for. Amazing scenery, fresh air, an interesting pastime, or a nice company, all this can give you a trip. But if you’re going camping for the first time, you will have to prepare for it seriously.

Looking for an Experienced Company

Above all, you need an experienced company. Such a person can warn you of potential dangers, help you to determine the list of necessary things, and the most important, show you all the beauty of nature. An experienced company, you can find among your friends, acquaintances or search the announcement of believable campaign organization on the Internet.

Learning from Experienced Campers

Of course, you cannot always rely on anyone but yourself. You are able to visit some experienced campers or camping enthusiasts among your acquaintances and learn from them but not just follow them. Not a way is suitable for all persons. Or you can get some campaign sharing from the Internet. And you need to know clearly about your camping site and the weather. All these information you can get from the Internet.

Collecting the Backpack

Depending on the