7 Days for $1,500 (or less)!

Can a family of five really get away for seven days for $1,500 or less? Yes! Especially if a couple of your kids are three years old or younger. Two of mine are, but my oldest is eleven so some places charge for him like he's an adult. So it kinda evens out. lol I'm… Continue reading 7 Days for $1,500 (or less)!


Know Before You Go

Today I would like to talk about being prepared before you head out, especially if it's an area you aren't familiar with. I don't want you to be afraid to camp, but you need to be aware of the possible dangers in the wilderness and prepare for them. I recommend looking into predators, snakes, and… Continue reading Know Before You Go


What Do I Need to Tent Camp?

This morning I talked about choosing your tent, which you can find here. We chose the Vango Farnham 600 which I will describe in detail on Tuesday since it will arrive late Monday. We live in the boonies so FedEx and UPS show up after dark some times. Anyway, what do you need for tent… Continue reading What Do I Need to Tent Camp?


Selecting Your Tent

Yesterday I promised you a blog post about gear. Well, what is the most important piece of camping gear? Your tent! It's where you will essentially be living for a weekend, a week, or longer so you need to buy a good one. My husband and I spent days looking at tents and researching all… Continue reading Selecting Your Tent


Why We Tent Camp

Yesterday I talked about camping near your favorite amusement parks and I talked about how much money you can save. Today I want to tell you more about why my family and I choose to tent camp. A few reasons are financial, but that's not the only reason. My husband and I have owned many… Continue reading Why We Tent Camp


Amusement Park Camping

Today I want to introduce you to Amusement Park Camping!! No, you can't actually park inside your favorite amusement park, but you can usually find a campground nearby. Some times they're owned by the park, other times they're private. To save even more, and get cash back on your trip, I recommend downloading Groupon and… Continue reading Amusement Park Camping


Camping in Summer

It's finally summer - yeah! Now is the time to get out there and do stuff! If you're on a budget that can be daunting. That's why we bought a tent last year. We paid about $150 for a good one, but if you're just getting started you can go cheaper or even buy a… Continue reading Camping in Summer

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Why We Moved From Virginia to Alabama

My husband and I moved from Virginia to Mississippi in April 2007, when I was about seven months pregnant. We were close to the state line so after our son was born we began looking for a home in Alabama because taxes are lower. We were able to buy half an acre of land, an… Continue reading Why We Moved From Virginia to Alabama