Our Favorite Camping Items

For Fun USA Sticker Map Perhaps my kids favorite thing in the camper, this sticker map lets you track all of the states you have been to as you visit them. (To purchase, click the image to link to Amazon website) RV State Sticker Travel Map- USA Food Related Portable Propane Grill Probably our favoriteContinue reading “Our Favorite Camping Items”

Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Things to Do

We visited Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg TN in the summer of 2018, and it was one of the first real hiking trips my kids did at ages 7 and 9. I think the biggest shock going back through the photos is just how far phone photos have come since then! We were surprised by just how muchContinue reading “Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Things to Do”

New Hampshire- White Mountains (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1, go here to read https://campingwiththekennedys.com/2020/10/21/new-hampshire-white-mountains-part-1/ Chocorua KOA For the second part of our trip we moved campgrounds to Chocorua KOA. We were originally only going to stay 4 nights, but ended up extending our stay 2 extra nights. This was located closer to the lakes region of the White Mountains.Continue reading “New Hampshire- White Mountains (Part 2)”

New Hampshire- White Mountains (Part 1)

Originally we were going to do a combination trip of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts but due to COVID rules at the time, we decided to just do the White Mountains of New Hampshire, but split our stay between two campgrounds. The White Mountains were a lot bigger then I expected, and drive times couldContinue reading “New Hampshire- White Mountains (Part 1)”

Glacier National Park

Glacier wasn’t originally on our list of stops, but when I learned it was only a says drive from Yellowstone and saw how beautiful the photos were, I knew I had to go. The one thing to know about Glacier is due to the amount of snow they have to clear every year, the parkContinue reading “Glacier National Park”

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone was always my dream to visit, so it was the spot I picked and worked our entire vacation around. Before deciding how many days you need in Yellowstone, keep in mind the park is huge! We stayed in Canyon Campground which was close to the center, but it could be an hour or moreContinue reading “Yellowstone National Park”

Grand Tetons National Park

Located just an hour south of Yellowstone, with magnificent mountain views is Great Tetons National Park. We stayed at Colter Bay RV park which was a full hookup National Park campground in a great central location. It was on the expensive side at around $80/night. Colter Bay Village is the main hub, a short walkingContinue reading “Grand Tetons National Park”

Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills

Originally when we talked about visiting Mount Rushmore on the way out to Yellowstone, we were only planning on staying a night or two. When we started looking into how much there was to do in the area, we decided to stay longer. It ended up being some of our favorite spots on the trip!Continue reading “Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills”

Badlands National Park

If you are driving through South Dakota on the way to the Mount Rushmore area, a detour to Badlands National Park is a must! For directional purposes, put in Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Before you reach this large visitor center, you will see some pull offs which make for excellent photo stops! Then just beforeContinue reading “Badlands National Park”

Indiana Dunes State Park (and Campground)

Originally we were looking for a place to just stop overnight on the way out. We found this spot and it looked like fun so we decided to stay two nights so we could actually enjoy it. We happened to arrive during a heat wave, so temperatures were near 100 degrees but the water ofContinue reading “Indiana Dunes State Park (and Campground)”