"Mountains and Music"
"Prairie Views and Lots of Kittens"
Casino Queen RV Park
East St Louis, IL
"Great location for visiting St. Louis and Amazing View of the Arch"
Best Holiday Trav-L-Park
Rossville, GA
"Convenient Overnight Stop w/ Bonus Civil War History"
Seven Points Campground
Hermitage, TN
"Inexpensive lakeside camping close to Nashville"
Charlottesville KOA
Charlottesville, VA
"Pleasant Campground Convenient to Monticello"
Hagan-Stone Park
Pleasant Garden, NC
"Nice park, great price, tight sites for bigger RVs"
"Small, wooded campground with friendly hosts and a great location for exploring the upcountry"
Saugerties-Woodstock KOA
Saugerties, NY
"Great overnight stop near Saugerties and Woodstock, NY"
"Camping in the pines close to Boston"
"Streamside camping in a quiet area of the Great Smoky Mountains"
"Great location directly on the bike path"
Mystic KOA
North Stonington, CT
"Convenient location, lots for the kids to do"
Vogel State Park
Blairsville, GA
"Peaceful creekside camping"
Duck Creek RV Park
Paducah, KY
"Safe, clean park convenient to downtown Paducah"
"Small campground with big, lovely sites near Blue Ridge Parkway"
Luray KOA
Luray, VA
"Peaceful campground surrounded by farmland and mountain views"
"Very convenient to National Park, tons of activities for kids "
Red Top Mountain State Park
Cartersville, GA
"Surround yourself with giant rocks and deer"
"Beautiful campground in a great location for exploring the Georgia coast"
Stone Mountain Park Campground
Stone Mountain, GA
"Big, busy campground with tons to do: choose your site carefully"
"Fun at the Fort!"

Blog Posts

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Mountain View Campground Review: More Mountain Time! - Boxy Colonial On the Road

Travel dates: September 22-24, 2017 Since we kind of have a theme going on here, how about one more fun in the mountains kind of post before I get back to talking about the summer trip (which will also...

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RV Camping at the Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, South Dakota: So Many Kittens!

This is going to be a really great post, because I have so many kitten pictures: De Smet wasn’t really on the way from Sioux Falls to the Badlands, but it wasn’t that far out of the way, so when I lear...

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Casino Queen RV Park in St. Louis: Campground Review

Travel dates: May 29-June 1, 2017 Read more about our stay in St. Louis here Let’s just get this out of the way right up front. Here’s the best thing about staying at Casino Queen RV Park in St. Louis:...

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Holiday Travel Park in Chattanooga, TN: Campground Review

Holiday Travel Park in Chattanooga, TN: Campground Review August 3, 2017 by kokotg Leave a Comment Travel dates: May 27-28, 2017 Chattanooga is only a couple of hours from our house, and there’s ton...

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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Boxy Colonial's Cross Country Road Trip -

We’re off on our big ol’ cross country road trip! You can follow along on the travel blog for weekly updates and in depth posts about the non-house/architecture stuff we see, but here I’m going to d...

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Seven Points Campground near Nashville, TN: Campground Review

Travel dates: Sunday, May 28-Monday, May 29, 2017 One thing we’ve noted about lodging prices in Nashville is that they’re completely nuts. I remember this from our weekend trip there in fall of 2015, a...

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Charlottesville KOA Campground Review

Travel dates: June 16-18, 2016 I was more nervous about the Charlottesville KOA than any other campground on our summer trip, and I attribute this nervousness entirely to its website’s unwavering devot...

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Hagan-Stone Park near Greensboro, NC: Campground Review

It’s finally here: the very last post about our big summer trip! I mean, except I would like to do a kind of overview of our first long RV trip–lessons learned, things we’d do differently, things that...

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A Day in Greenville, SC with Kids

A couple of days ago, I took Abe to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta for the first time (I’d been with the older kids, but this was Abe’s first visit). I was driving through the most touristy part of d...

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Travelers Rest/N Greenville KOA Campground Review

I came away from our Labor Day trip to the Greenville/Travelers Rest, SC area feeling like we’d really mastered the weekend trip. And a big part of that was choosing an awesome and perfectly situated c...

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One Night in Saugerties, NY: Saugerties Lighthouse and Saugerties KOA

Travel dates: June 13-14, 2016 My grandfather grew up in Saugerties. When I told my mom we were going to be stopping there, she said I should go by and see the house he lived in. But she didn’t know th...

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Boston Minuteman Campground and Minute Man National Historical Park

travel dates: June 11-13, 2016 Let’s take a moment to reflect on my title up there and on the fact that the campground spells minuteman as all one word, whereas the NPS site splits it into two. Is ther...

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Imagination Mountain in Cosby, TN Campground Review

I’m once again interrupting the posts about our long early summer trip to talk about our late summer trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. Choosing a campground near the Great Smoky Mountains is a daunti...

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Atlantic Oaks in Eastham, MA: Campground Review

We’ve spent a lot of time on the Cape over the years, but somehow Eastham had never been on our radar before. Now that we’ve been there, I’m not sure how we kept missing it; it really is an ideal locat...

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Mystic KOA Campground Review

After the RVFTA rally and our stay at Lake-in-Wood, we had a long day of driving around NYC (which mostly went well, but we did hit the only significant traffic of our whole trip on this stretch).  We...

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A Few Days in Vogel State Park, Blairsville, GA: Campground Review

Not to get too political, but I love it when Big Government sends hundreds of thousands of unemployed young men off to build state parks for me and my family to enjoy eighty years later. Vogel State Pa...

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Two Days in Shenandoah National Park

When I was in college, my roommate Suzanne and I took a road trip up to Washington, DC and back. My memory on this might be completely wrong, but I feel like this involved driving the entire length of...

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An Afternoon in Paducah, KY plus Duck Creek RV Park Campground Review

We’re counting down the very few days left before our summer trip, which means it’s time to finally finish talking about our spring break trip! The first itinerary of the spring break trip had us stopp...

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Elkin, NC: First Stop on our Summer, 2016 Road Trip

It’s finally here! Our big summer road trip: twenty two nights, ten campgrounds, and a whole lot of ice cream. This trip was originally conceived as sort of a practice trip for next summer’s massive ro...

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Luray KOA: Campground Review

We’re home! So much for my big plan to get several blog posts up while the trip was happening. I’ll have to get more organized about that by next summer, when we plan to be gone nearly two full months....

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Mammoth Cave Weekend: Spring Break, Part 1

We actually had a trip to Asheville, NC all booked for spring break. Campground booked, list of places we wanted to see all planned out. We’ve passed through Asheville and stopped there briefly before,...

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Jellystone Mammoth Cave Campground Review

We had big plans to stay at the campground at Mammoth Cave and give dry camping a try for the first time. Then we kind of panicked, mostly about the possibility of it being very cold, and booked the Je...

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Red Top Mountain State Park and Campground Review; or Continuation of Remains of Industry Tour: THWARTED!

As regular readers will recall, we are, it seems, on a quest to become experts on the history of the iron industry in the Southeastern United States. Or, anyway, we saw a lot of iron-related sites on o...

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Skidaway Island State Park Campground Review

We had really high expectations for Skidaway Island State Park, because I kept reading reviews that said things like, “we have stayed in more than 4000 campgrounds all over the known universe, and this...

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Pumpkin Festival and Camping at Stone Mountain Park

I have a guest post up at Six Suitcase Travel right now; it’s a three day itinerary for Chattanooga. Check it out if you get a chance! When white settlers first started visiting Stone Mountain, the...

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Fort Yargo State Park: Mistakes were Made

I’m viewing our weekend at Fort Yargo as our first official trip with the trailer, since we stayed two whole nights and actually did things other than sit inside and listen to the rain like we did i...

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Our First RV Trip: Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga West KOA

I won’t say that everything that could go wrong did, because I can think of an awful lot of things that could have gone wrong and didn’t (for which I’m grateful)…..but a lot of things went wrong. A...

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