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)”

Northwest Trip- Indiana Dunes, Mount Rushmore, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Glacier

The trip I get asked about the most often is our cross country trip out West. Honestly its a lot to review, as it was a 3.5 week trip but it was also the experience of a lifetime and I would love to help anyone else planning something similar. Please reach out to me ifContinue reading “Northwest Trip- Indiana Dunes, Mount Rushmore, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Glacier”

List of all Local Campgrounds Reviewed

To easily find the campground you are looking for, we have created this master list. To us local is a weekend trip (we would consider this about 4 hours or less) from Harford County, Maryland. Maryland campgrounds: Hagerstown KOA (Halloween) Hagerstown KOA (Halloween!) Delaware Campgrounds: Lums Pond State Park Campground Lums Pond State Park (and Campground)Continue reading “List of all Local Campgrounds Reviewed”

Hagerstown KOA (Halloween!)

One thing we noticed when we started camping is that there are fewer camping options in Maryland then nearby Pennsylvania. We had taken quite a few trips into PA for camping before we decided to find a campground in Maryland. We decided to go to Hagerstown KOA in Hagerstown, MD for Halloween camping. They hadContinue reading “Hagerstown KOA (Halloween!)”

Lums Pond State Park (and Campground)

Lums Pond is a State Park and Campground located in Bear, DE. Unlike many state park campgrounds, this one offers full hook up sites. Its a very well maintained campground with spaced out sites around one big loop. The campground is not walkable to the main part of Lums Pond State Park, but there areContinue reading “Lums Pond State Park (and Campground)”