Dayton, Ohio might not be the top of the destination list for an outdoor lover. It lacks
the gorgeous green hills of Hocking Hills and the waterfront walks of Cleveland. But
there are some beautiful places to visit, besides watching the construction on the
abandoned GM factory in Moraine, if you happen to find yourself in Dayton.
For people who like nature when it includes flowers and leisurely walks around
gardens rather than hiking and fishing are sure to like Cox Arboretum. This
collection of gardens is beautiful any time of the year, but I always preferred it in
the spring, when the trees in “Crab Apple Alley” are blooming in full force. They
also have workshops and gardening lessons. There is also a beautiful butterfly
house open in the warmer months, where you might have a new friend land on your
shoulder. Read more
One of the universally accepted purposes of going camping is to separate oneself from the stresses and complexities of a busy city life; to get away from it all, explore the outdoors, and go back to a time when life was simpler.
By Olga Kennedy
Planning a family camping vacation with the kids sounds like it can be full of fun activities for everyone. But we all know that when it comes to kids, we should probably have some back-up activities prepared in response to the first time one of them says, “I’m bored.” Or “There’s nothing to do.” Or “Can we go home yet?” Read more
It used to be that camping was about getting away from it all, including and perhaps even especially technology. In this day and age, however, people simply don’t leave their Smartphones or tablets behind, even on camping trips.
By Olga Kennedy
When you think of the word “camping,” what do you see? Well, depending on the type of person you are, what your experience is, and the type of lifestyle you enjoy, the images can range from primitive to luxurious.
Most people, however, will have a pretty standard picture of what camping is—going somewhere in the woods, perhaps with a stream nearby, pitching a tent, sleeping bags, and a fire. But did you know that there are several types of camping? If you’re planning a camping trip, check out the varied levels of camping and choose the one that best suits your lifestyle. Read more
By: Olga Kennedy
Considering a camping trip—for the first time? Visions of your first camping trip can range from a most spectacular outdoor adventure to a challenge, but always something that you’ll remember as a big experience. Read more
Finding gift ideas around the holidays can seem like a huge task. Each year it might even feel like the list of who to buy for continues to grow more and more. When you feel like you are spending more time searching and searching than giving gifts, the holidays might be a bit stressful. Luckily for you, if you have a camper in your life, here is a list of gift ideas that will surely be a hit! Read more
The state of Ohio has much to offer up to campers and travelers alike. Things to do, attractions, cities, and even the rural areas of Ohio are just the beginning when it comes to having a good time and seeing some great things. If you have never visited Ohio then you are certainly missing out, and camping in Ohio is even more exciting. The great thing about Ohio camping is that you can feel like you are in another world all the while being incredibly close to the fun in the area. With three campgrounds in Ohio, camping in Ohio has never been so awesome! Read more
While most campers tend to take off completely or travel to warmer climates during the winter months, there are the brace few who embrace winter camping. Not only is the crisp air and frosted morning something to enjoy, but winter camping can mean pesky bugs are at bay and if you enjoy quiet time, less people. There is a certain beauty that can only be found during the winter months, and some campers keep on camping right through the chilly season. If you are ready to take on the cold and camp through the winter, here are some tips that will keep you warm, dry, prepared, and more! Read more