Camping with kids

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Camping with kids

It's so much fun taking my kids camping and getting to share with them some of the experiences I got to have as a kid. You definitely have to modify your plans a little and bring a ton more stuff with you, but it's worth it to see the look on your kids' faces when they get to build a campfire or spend the night staring at the stars (and not at the TV). This site is dedicated to making camping with kids easier and more fun for everyone involved, with tips and product suggestions. It's time to start planning your next trip!

Who's Ready to Glamp? 5 Signs It's Time to Upgrade From a Tent to a Camper Trailer

If you currently go camping in tent, you may be wondering if you should upgrade to a camper trailer. That is a pretty big jump, but it takes you from camping to "glamping". If you aren't familiar with the term glamping, it's a combination of the words glamour and camping, and it typically involves starting with a nice trailer. Here are the top signs it's time for you to upgrade.

1. You Want to Go Camping But Never Do

Camping in a tent is hard work, and it's not always that comfortable. If you love the idea of camping but you never actually go, it may be because your accommodation just isn't comfortable enough. Upgrading to a more homey option may help you get into nature more than you are at the moment.

2. You Have a Vehicle That Can Tow a Camper Trailer

Of course, you need a vehicle that can support your upgrade to glamping. You can buy a standalone recreational vehicle or caravan that has a driver's seat and a living area, but that tends to be more expensive than a camper trailer. If you want to lower your costs by buying a camper trailer, you need a vehicle with a tow hitch and an engine capable of towing heavy loads.

3. You Want a Kitchen

Tent camping requires you to exist on crisps and fruit or to cook everything outside over a fire. That can be fun for a day or two, but if you're going on an extended holiday, you may want the convenience of a kitchen. Most trailer campers have built-in kitchens. That gives you access to a small fridge, a stove top, and possibly even a microwave and oven.

4. You're Tired of Packing Up Your Gear After After Camping Journey

When you go tent camping, you have to pack and unpack everything at the beginning and end of your holiday. If you go camping a lot, that can get time consuming. With a camper trailer, you can actually reduce some of your packing time. Instead, you can load up the trailer with blankets, towels and other items and just leave those items in there.

5. You Want a Portable Garage for Your "Toys"

Do you want to take ATVs, dirt bikes or similar items with you when you go camping? Then, you may want to upgrade to a camper trailer that has a mini garage. Typically located on the back of a camper trailer, these storage spaces usually come equipped with ramps, and they allow you to transport motorised toys without towing them.