24 04, 2018

A Camping Tradition: Tips for Telling Campfire Stories


Sitting around a campfire seems to provoke the telling of tales. Not from a book, but simply from memory. How many happy recollections do we have of staring into the embers, watching the flames rise toward a starry sky, and listening to the calm voice of the storyteller? This tradition began long ago. Campfires were [...]

A Camping Tradition: Tips for Telling Campfire Stories2018-04-24T13:17:46+00:00
5 04, 2017

MARVAC UP Campground Conference


Calling all campground owners! The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds is heading north – over the bridge to beautiful Marquette – to host their first annual MARVAC UP Campground Conference. If you’re a private campground owner, don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from the DEQ on rule and regulation updates, Pure [...]

MARVAC UP Campground Conference2017-04-05T13:11:20+00:00
18 10, 2016

Things That Go “Bump” in the Night


A good night’s sleep is essential to rejuvenating your mind and spirit and preparing yourself for the next day’s activities. But sometimes that sleep is disrupted by strange or unfamiliar noises. Here are some common scenarios and what to do in the event they happen. A loud “crash” outside. A jarring calamity can be quite [...]

Things That Go “Bump” in the Night2017-06-09T10:13:44+00:00
3 08, 2016

National Clean Your Floors Day


If you have an active family, you’ve likely become accustomed to dirty floors in the RV. From trips to the beach, hikes through the woods, and swimming in the lake, it can be hard to keep up with the dirt and grime – especially if you have a canine companion! But just like the rest [...]

National Clean Your Floors Day2016-08-03T11:46:38+00:00
25 03, 2016

Michigan Firsts: Did You Know?


The original 13 Colonies are responsible for a lot of “firsts” for our nation, but the state of Michigan makes rich contributions of its own. In fact, some things in Michigan’s past were the first ever, history-making events and inventions. We bet you can guess which invention made such an impact – and “paved” the [...]

Michigan Firsts: Did You Know?2017-03-31T07:35:21+00:00
4 01, 2016

Take Advantage of Fall Camp Offerings


Most people think that once summer is over, the family camping fun is over. After Labor Day, visitors to campgrounds, parks, and recreation areas slow down—mainly because kids are back in school. Fall is a great time to plan a camping trip to destination hot spots that may have been too busy during the summer [...]

Take Advantage of Fall Camp Offerings2017-03-31T07:35:22+00:00
4 01, 2016

Cooking at the Campsite — Tips for a Successful Campfire Cookout


One of the joys of camping is the experience of cooking over a campfire. With some simple guidelines, cooking at your campsite can be just as fun as eating the food you prepare. Thinking ahead Meal preparation can be easy and enjoyable if you plan ahead of time. Select the recipes you intend to make, [...]

Cooking at the Campsite — Tips for a Successful Campfire Cookout2017-03-31T07:35:22+00:00
9 11, 2015

It’s Time to Winterize the RV – 10 Tips for Closing Up Shop


The days of October are getting shorter and cooler, and Jack Frost may or may not have already made his first annual appearance (In Michigan, that’s a pretty safe bet.). Many RV campgrounds have closed for the season, while others have discounted late season rates and even winter camping availability. But if you’re a seasonal [...]

It’s Time to Winterize the RV – 10 Tips for Closing Up Shop2017-03-31T07:35:22+00:00