Kids are natural nature-lovers. If you give young kids a chance to explore outside, chances are they’ll have a blast. But in our modern society, kids are getting less and less opportunities to explore the outdoors, so how can we build a love of the outdoors in our children? Continue reading
Dump cake is the perfect dessert for camping; it’s also the perfect dessert to make with kids because it’s just so easy. For those unfamiliar with dump cake and wondering about the unappetizing name, it’s called that because you literally dump the ingredients in a pan and bake. Continue reading
Want to prepare your kids for an outdoor adventure? Need some tips for getting ready for camping or what to do while there? Whether you’re looking for some real-life advice or a story to read around the fire pit, you’re sure to find some great options on this list of 10 kids’ books about the great outdoors! Continue reading
Menu planning for a camping trip can be complicated. Menu planning for a camping trip with kids can be just plain scary! Between working around picky eaters, and cooking without a kitchen, camp cooking for kiddos can be a bit overwhelming to think about. Take a deep breath, though, with a little bit of preplanning, it’s really not as hard as it might seem! Continue reading
Hiking with children can be a lot of fun, but the key to having a great family hiking adventure is preparation. Preparing kids for something new can seem daunting, so I’m going to break it into the four E’s of kid’s
hiking prep. You’ve got to get them excited, get them educated, get them equipped and keep them engaged. Continue reading
It’s almost time to book your summer reservations for Yosemite!!!
With literately hundreds of miles of trails to hike no trip to the park would be complete without at least a day hike. My family’s 3 favorite hikes include the Mist Trail, the hike to the top of Sentinel Dome, and the hike to the top of Yosemite Falls. The First two were hikes that my four year old twins were able to do. Continue reading
When it comes to camping in Yosemite during the spring and summer there is no let’s just head to the valley and see if there is anything available. My family and friends have been camping in the Upper Pines Campground every summer for almost a decade. Each year as we log on to book a reservation the fear of not getting a campsite for our annual vacation has us chomping our nails with anxiety. Here are a few things that we have learned over the years to help you plan your camping vacation in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
Here is the challenge: Reservations become available to book at 7am Pacific time six months before your planned camping time and are all reserved by 7:05am Pacific time. So how on earth are you supposed to get a site? Here are my best tips… Continue reading