Guest posting

If you’re interested in guest posting on this blog, please email me at ashley {at} twentysixcats {dot} com. I usually only write about the things I have experience about, so by having others add their experience I think it will help this blog be more well-rounded.

I am open to almost any topic as long as it relates to family camping and doesn’t simply rehash the same information located elsewhere on this blog. I am especially interested in detailed campsite reviews. (Once I publish mine, you’ll be able to see the format I want to use.)

Also, I’m still working out all the kinks of this website, so I’d love to hear any feedback you might have, especially in regards to topics you would be interested in reading about. Thank you!

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A look at posts to come

I need to get writing, but here are the things I envision for this website:

  • Camping ideas and tips. These will be based on my own experiences – I’m certainly no expert, but I hope to pass things along to others as I learn them. I really want to encourage especially the first time camper who might be intimidated at everything that is involved.
  • Product descriptions and reviews. I know there is a lot of gear out there, and it can be hard to know where to start. I want to share what works for us (and what doesn’t!). I also hope to share our thought process when we decide to buy new equipment, even before we’ve selected the final product.
  • Campsite descriptions and reviews. As I mentioned, we mostly tent camp in Georgia, but I have plans to include guest bloggers to expand the “expertise” area. These will have a focus of family camping – are there kid-friendly activities? Are the sites good for children? Big enough to hold a family tent? etc. I’ll include links to the reviews under “Places We’ve Camped” for easy access.

Hopefully it won’t take long to get all the ideas in my head onto (virtual) paper, but for now having these things spelled out helps me organize my thoughts!

Tent camping with kids – it can be done!

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My husband and I loved to camp during our pre-children years of marriage. We knew camping would be more complicated once our family expanded, but we were determined to make it work! It is so easy to slip into the habit of saying, “Well, next year, when they’re older…” and suddenly find yourself ten years later with the tent still in storage.

Our desire is for our kids to never know a time when they haven’t camped. Our goals are threefold:

  • Spend time together as a family, away from the hubbub and busyness of day-to-day life.
  • Learn to appreciate the outdoors and not be afraid of nature.
  • Live a simpler life for a few days, to better appreciate those who live this way all the time.

I’m going to chronicle our journey as we navigate the ups and downs of camping with small children in tow. Since we live in Atlanta, most of our camping is in Georgia state parks. I’m hoping to add guest posts along the way to expand this. We also prefer to camp in tents, and preferably away from the RVs.

I invite you to join me in our adventures along the way!