RVing with Pets and Children

Having kids doesn’t mean that you have to give up the RV lifestyle, and being an RVer doesn’t mean that you can’t adopt that dog that you’ve been longing for. There are some considerations to keep in mind when you have kids and dogs on the road, but by and large, pets and children can love the open road as deeply as you do.

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Caring for Children on the Road

Children do tend to thrive on stability, having the same friends for more than a few days at a time, so you don’t find a lot of full-time RVers on the road, but it’s hard to find a child who doesn’t enjoy heading to a new campground every month, spending every summer exploring lakes, rivers and roadside attractions.

Scheduling a few big trips a year with a few weekends out here and there is generally going to be your best bet at providing both stability and adventure in your child’s life. Summer, Winter and Spring break are all a great opportunity to spend a week in the mountains or traversing Old Route 66.

Caring for Pets on the Road

It might not be a bad idea to look for a smaller pet. Even if you have a large RV, it’s tough on a big dog to always be cooped up inside of the vehicle. As much as they’ll love exploring hiking trails with you, the time spent in between stops can be very stressful for a larger animal.

If your pet has special dietary concerns, then make sure to stock up before you take off for a trip. Don’t assume that every small town in the country has what you need to feed your four legged friend.

The open road calls to us all at some point or other, whether you’re an adult, a child, a dog or a cat. The freedom and thrill of waking up in a new town every morning, of exploring your home country has universal appeal. As long as your pet or child has all of their needs taken care of, then there’s no reason not to take them out on the road with you.

Best Minnesota RV Camping Destinations For The Whole Family

Minnesota RV camping can combine the greatest amenities with an the outdoor atmosphere to create a wonderful adventure for your entire family. Nestled throughout Minnesota are the best RV camping destinations that have a bit of something for those arriving in their RV in Minnesota. Check out these top spots and find the perfect place to park your RV.

Kiesler’s Campground and RV Resort

Located by Clear Lake, Kiesler’s Campground and RV Resort is a top-rated RV resort park that has so much to offer to the RV adventurer. The resort has high-class facilities and activities to keep you entertained for as long as you plan to stay there. Enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking, miniature golf, volleyball, basketball and a shuffleboard court. In the mood for some fun with the kids? Only minutes from the city of Waseca is the Waseca Water Park where you can romp in heated pools and water slides. If you don’t want to bothered by the hustle-and-bustle of other people, set up camp and just relax in the great outdoors.

Grand Casino Hinckley RV Resort

In Hinckley, MN rests a great RV park that is a campers paradise. Take your RV purchased from your PleasureLand RV Center and drive out to the Grand Casino Hinckley RV Resort. You have your choice from over 270 available spaces as you can visit the recreational facilities that has a game room, Rec hall, exercise room and sauna. Get your camping gear ready and gather as much firewood as you can to enjoy your camping experience. If you want to enjoy some civilization briefly, head down to the local casino and win it big.

Beaver Trails Jellystone Park and Resort

Don’t forget to make a special trip out to Austin to see the Beaver Trails Jellystone Park and Resort. This five-star resort park offers everything that an RV camper is looking for: plenty of parking pads, hookups for water and electricity, bike trails, hiking, fishing and boating. You can restock your supplies at the convenient RV grocery store as well as purchase firewood for the fire you will make to roast marshmallows. The kids can enjoy a variety of planned activities and have the opportunity to see Yogi Bear.

Go To Your Local RV Dealership 

With all the fun you can find throughout Minnesota, there really is no reason why you shouldn’t get an RV and enjoy the experience. See what these RV parks have to offer as you have a great camping trip.

 

Minnesota RV Hobbies: Bird Watching

Some birders are hard core. They’ll jump on a plane in a heartbeat at the mere hint of an opportunity to check one more bird off their life list. Others are more relaxed, content with the birds of any feather that happen to flock to their own backyard. No matter which type of birder you are, fall is prime time for birding. And when you’re traveling in your Minnesota RV this fall, you can discover even more gorgeous and unusual species, including migratory birds.

If you’re in the mood for motorhome road trip, check out these 8 Great Places suggested by the National Wildlife Federation.  From the Sunrise Coast in Maine to the Sky Islands of Arizona, these are places recommended by some of the top birders in the nation.

And, if you’re looking for an RV excursion a little closer to home, Minnesota is home to a wide variety of birds – from bald eagles to sandhill cranes. One great opportunity for bird watching is the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail, which is Minnesota’s first International trail. Located in northwestern Minnesota, the 200-mile-long trail includes 45 sites for bird watching and is home to 275 species of birds. How many will you find in your new Minnesota travel trailer or motorhome?