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Family Camping & Ghost Tour – Harpers Ferry West Virginia

Harpers Ferry WV - Historic town in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Join the Travel Hags for a Family Camping weekend at Harpers Ferry West Virginia October 26-27, 2013.  We’ll be Camping at the Harpers Ferry KOA (cabins are available) where they’ll have lots of activities for the kids (haunted house tour, crafts, games). On Saturday we’ll head to the National Park […]

 
 

Address to a Haggis

Address to a Haggis

The Travel Hag Campout at Elk Neck State Park was great fun despite the downpour over our pot-luck dinner. Eleven hags and hagmen participated, camping in tents, trailers and cabins at Elk Neck State Park– a 2100 acre, bay-side campground at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. Though the hags […]

 
 

Outer Banks – I’m in Love and Worried in the Wake of Irene

Outer Banks – I’m in Love and Worried in the Wake of Irene

As I write this post, the Outer Banks of North Carolina are being pummeled by Hurricane Irene.  All those beautiful places we visited as a family just a few short weeks ago are in danger of being damaged or swept away.  It is likely that the landscape will shift and […]

 
 

Eastern Shore Mosquitoes are Shy Around the OFF! Clip On

Eastern Shore Mosquitoes are Shy Around the OFF! Clip On

In Somerset County we’re used to mosquitoes being around all day.  They are ruthless attackers looking for any exposed skin.  I don’t mind the bite as much as I hate the one week of itching and scratching that follows.  Most of us have cans of insect repellant by the doors […]

 
 

Travel Hags – Campout at Elk Neck at the Head of the Chesapeake

Travel Hags – Campout at Elk Neck at the Head of the Chesapeake

The Travel Hags have scheduled a camp out for September 9-11 at Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County. Elk Neck is famous for being at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, and for its scenic lighthouse at Turkey Point. So far Hags will be coming from Dorchester, Worcester, Somerset, […]

 
 

The Outer Banks – What’s the Magnetic Draw?

The Outer Banks – What’s the Magnetic Draw?

  On the last morning of our Outer Banks camping trip, I asked our 9 year old grandson what he liked best about the Outer Banks. He thought a minute and said, “You can’t get enough of it.” After probing deeper and discussing the subject around a breakfast of watermelon […]

 
 

Travel Hag Campout at Janes Island – Great Success Despite the Storm

Travel Hag Campout at Janes Island – Great Success Despite the Storm

On a hot, sunny weekend in June, travel hags from Maryland and Delaware came together for a weekend of fun camping out in Janes Island State Park in Crisifeld, Maryland. We hitched up the r-pod camper to go the few short miles to Janes Island which is located at the […]

 
 

Camping for Beginners – never been? Go for it!

Camping for Beginners – never been?  Go for it!

Revving up for our Travel Hag Campout this weekend in Janes Island, I discovered many of my hag friends have never been camping and are daunted my the thought of living outside with bugs and dirt with no place to pee. Camping is easy, especially with the great gear available […]

 
 

Kayaking – How Difficult is it?

Kayaking – How Difficult is it?

This week, a friend interested in attending our Travel Hag Campout expressed hesitation about kayaking.  She’s over 50, never been kayaking and isn’t a strong swimmer.  Because I knew the trail at Janes Island was calm, and that she’d be with about a dozen paddlers – and would have all […]

 
 

I Want to Be a Camping Snob

My Hagman fishing at our campsite on the shores of Lake Pend 'Orielle in Northern Idaho

  Many of my friends show interest when I mention Dan and I love the outdoors.  We kayak, fly fish, hike and explore the hidden landscapes along less-traveled back roads. But in some circles, when I mention camping, the conversation slows – even stops. Then I hear that worn-out, heard-it-a-million-times […]

 
 
 
 
 

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