Get ready for summer: Book your campsite ASAP – Good Morning America

This morning on Good Morning America I shared my top tip for would-be campers this summer: Book now! Sites are reporting record numbers when it comes to bookings and if there’s anything we’ve learned from last year, it’s that closures and restrictions could easily throw a wrench in your plans. Your best bet is to book your site early and remain flexible. Watch for more on this subject from me in the weeks ahead. But for now, find your site and reserve it!

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Here’s to not “roughing it”

The Great OUtdoors

Tents. Bugs. Hostels with grungy teen neighbours who aren’t willing to spend money on soap. File that under “things I’m not interested in.” I’m not a “roughing it” kind of girl. Never have been. That doesn’t mean I need to stay in posh accomodations (why you got any?) but it does mean that it would take some real persuasion to get me out into the wild, communing with nature on a 24 hr basis. I’m not a camper (a la tent) but I would do an RV and I love a good s’more. I’ve got mixed feelings about zoos, love safaris and have no interest in sleeping out in an area where racoons or other critters might roam. If it’s cold I’d prefer inside please. (Part of the reason for our round the world trip is to avoid winter altogether if possible.) I also fully support roaring fires. Ish and the boys? That’s another story. This summer they spent a few nights sleeping…wait for it….outside. Yup. Full on tent on the ground. And if given the opportunity they will opt for outside over in, snow play over mug of hot chocolate and walking in the rain over staying warm and…

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