Camping Tips/Tricks/Food Shortcuts {Shutterfly Photo Contest}

What makes our camping trips memorable? Is it these adorable camping chairs? No, it must be the kids ;)

Is it our water play (which happened to be at Dollywood Splash Country)?

Is it the ridiculous rides our kids coax us on?

Or our delicious whole foods (which we mostly prepare ahead of time)?

Our Camping Shortcuts:


  • Bake ahead/Pack Healthy Snacks: Homemade Granola Bars and real peanut butter and whole wheat crackers to take to Dollywood or any outdoor park.

The money we save? We combine our Dollywood season pass with our Passport America Camping Pass (50% off discount) to further save money.

Our family bonding? We definitely have more bonding time since we’re spending less time in the kitchen and more time around the camp fire making family memories.

Our family loves water, camping and the great outdoors. This is just one of our frugal summer trips. We have many more recipes, tips, tricks and savings ideas in the Tasty Travel Series.

What are your best camping tips, tricks or food shortcuts? What kind of summer memories are you making?

Shutterfly is sponsoring a  Long Live Summer Photo Contest on Facebook 

Win a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot so you’ll remember your vacation forever.  All you need to do is upload your favorite photo and caption based on the theme of the week.  Get a gift from Shutterfly just for entering! This week’s theme is water fun! I think we’ve all been enjoying the water with this hot weather.


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