An historic chocolate tour of Monticello #ChocolateHistory

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Fall is by far my favorite time of year and fall in America means harvest time.  This past weekend, as part of a paid SocialMoms and American Heritage blogging program, I had the opportunity to visit Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, and attend the annual Heritage Harvest Festival.  We celebrated the harvest and the legacy ...

Family Tent – Sleeps 6 – 10 People

Truck tent that sleeps 10 family tent

The weather finally warmed up and all the snow melted.  We were able to set up the Sportz SUV Tent with Screen Room that was sent to us for this review by Napier Outdoors.  This tent was very easy to set up with the help of a 4 year old and a 9 year old.  ...

5 Packing Tips

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I'm camping with all of the Girl Scouts in our town this weekend.  We leave Friday, come home Sunday.  The following Friday, I leave to go visit Mount Vernon for a media trip.  Fun? Yes. Exciting? Yes.  At least.... once I'm done packing. You see, I have historically had a reputation as an over-packer. I'm ...

Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce

Kyle the crocodile

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 ...