Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce

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Lake Compounce, America's oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, recently opened their new Bear Creek Campground to visitors.  Having a campground with close proximity to the park seems like a natural progression and a great way for this staycation destination to become a vacation destination.Thanks to Lake Compounce, we were able to stay ...

Best Camping on Cape Cod

Camping Spots on the Cape

After a long week in the city, there are few things better than escaping up to the Cape. Going on a hike, watching the waves roll in, and camping under the stars is sure to help you hit that reset button. There are 20+ campgrounds on Cape Cod. Whether you are in an RV or ...

How to Get Started Geocaching

What is Geocaching

Geocaching is a great activity to do with the family.  It gets you outdoors, walking around and makes you use your mind.  We started Geocaching a year ago and we still are loving it. If you are wondering how to get started geocaching, read on! What Is Geocaching? Geocaching is a global treasure hunt.  Participants use GPS ...

Where to Camp in Massachusetts

Where to Camp in MA

The good thing about Massachusetts is that it is close to some amazing camping spots. (And super close to Connecticut!) When you are ready to walk out of the office and sit next to a campfire making s'mores, Massachusetts’ outdoor playground doesn't disappoint. Whether you want to camp near the dunes on the Cape or ...

On the go first aid #PuracynFirst

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On the go first aid is not always something we stop to consider. Honestly, if it wasn't for my husband being safety man, I'd probably not be prepared often on the go.  He's always been insistent that each of our vehicles have a well-stocked first aid kit. Which we do.  But I usually leave it ...

Fun Things to Do Without TV

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Fun Things to Do Without TV Summer is here, and it's time to unplug! While it might be tempting to let the kids veg out on electronics or in front of the television, summer will fly by and I promise you'll wish you spent more time doing non-TV stuff! Get creative. Do something awesome and fun, like ...

Best Places to See Nature Outside NYC

Best Places to See Nature Outside NYC

Best Places to See Nature Outside NYC     New York City is filled with the sounds of the city from the honking of taxis, to people talking on their phones, and sirens at all hours of the night. Sometimes though, you just want to escape out into nature and hear the sounds of a stream running or ...

Where to Pitch a Tent in New York

Where to Pitch a Tent in New York

New York State is filled with amazing places to pitch a tent. Whether you like to hike up mountains, fish in a crystal blue lake, or just read a book in a good camp chair, New York has you covered. There are many federal and state run campgrounds throughout New York ranging from $15-55 per ...

Enjoying Hot Coffee when Camping

Camping Coffee Cuppow

Whether you are camping in a tent or a camper, a great way to start the day is will a hot cup of coffee.  Some may say that hot coffee when camping is a luxury, I might argue that it's a necessity.  Enjoying a cup of coffee outdoors surrounded by nature is a pretty amazing ...

Family vacations in Maine

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Maine Travel- Discover the Serenity of Family Vacations in Maine The state of Maine offers lots of fun things to see and do for those looking for a down east family vacation. Summer vacation in this state means lots of fresh lobster, rowboat rides, wild blueberries, and pristine sandy beaches. The southernmost part of Maine is extremely ...