For many people, Thanksgiving means gathering friends and family around the table for a delicious (and maybe too filling) meal, but why not change things up this year and celebrate Thanksgiving around a camp fire? Doing so could take your annual traditions to a whole new level.

Meadow Brook Hall

There are so many historic homes across the country have been meticulously maintained and offer guided tours so we can get a glimpse of what life was like in a different era.

bundled up

Whether you’re camping in an RV, tent, cabin or other accommodation this winter, you’ll be sure to be spending a lot of time outdoors. Here are a few tips to help you stay comfortable when you go camping in the cold:

Legoland Rollercoaster

Theme parks offer plenty of fun for all ages, and it’s easy to include a visit to one in your next camping trip. Here are some top picks around the country that have RV parks and campgrounds nearby:

 

Pumpkins

October is prime time for ghouls, zombies and other creatures of the night, and there are plenty of ghost tours and haunted houses where you can encounter them . . . if you dare. Here are a few great places to get scared out of your wits this Halloween season:

Cooking

As the weather starts to get cooler, there’s nothing more satisfying than a hearty bowl of chili. This spicy dish started gaining widespread recognition in the U.S. when it was introduced at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago by the San Antonio Chili Stand.

Bears

September is National Preparedness Month, so it’s a good time to review your camping safety plans to protect your family from illness or injury.

Giraffe

We’re lucky to have so many fantastic zoos and animal parks to choose from in our country. They offer a fun way to spend a day. To help you narrow down your choices, here are a few great picks from coast to coast:

 

Oatmeal Cookies

Eating a healthy breakfast can help give you and your family the energy you need to get your day off to a great start. And since September is National Better Breakfast Month, we thought we’d celebrate by offering you a few delicious and nutritious recipes to try on your next camping trip.

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