The Early Bird Gets The Wacky Worm

While I love all amusement parks, I discovered recently that my family doesn’t like them as much as I do.  That is particularly true of the smaller parks. In light of that, I took a small road trip of my own to check out some of the small parks in...

Young to Old Find Fun in Branson

Located in southwestern Missouri, deep in the Ozark Mountains, is a large town, Branson, Missouri.  Once known for its deep country music roots, Branson has been working to reinvent itself as a top family tourist destination in the mid west catering to a large demographic. There is a common misconception...

A Rocking Roller Coaster Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas from Tar Heel Camper!  Enjoy our Rocking Roller Coaster Christmas Tree.  

Happy Birthday! Ooh Rah!

On this day at Tun Tavern, a tavern and brewery in Philadelphia, Penna, the innkeeper was commissioned by the Second Continental Congress to create two battalions of Marines.  November 10, 1775 officially marks the birthday of one of the world’s best fighting forces, the United States Marine Corps.  Tradition has...

Chattanooga Beyond the Choo Choo

When you consider visiting Tennessee, one of the first places that often comes to mind is Nashville:  the state capital, home of the Grand Ole Opry and country music, and one of the few places on the planet with a full-scale replica of the famous Greek Parthenon.  Or, you may...

Free National Park Entrance to 4th Graders and Their Families

Yesterday marked the 99th birthday of our National Park Service.  This agency helps protect our unique outdoor spaces for current and future generations alike.  In a lead up to their 100th birthday in 2016, the White House announced the Every Kid in a Park Initiative. With more than 80% of...

How to Toast a Perfect Marshmallow

Toasting a marshmallow is part art and part science.  Knowing the perfect moment to pull the marshmallow from the campfire is an art form.  It takes patience and practice.  There is a science to toasting a perfect marshmallow, though. We put together a quick an easy guide to help you...

Goodbye Thunder Road

July 26, 2015 was a historic moment for the Carolinas signaling the end of a legend, Thunder Road at Carowinds Amusement Park. Over 160 coaster enthusiasts and thousands of fans flocked into the park to pay their final tributes. This iconic wooden roller coaster has served many millions of riders...

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Welcome to Tar Heel Camper, a travel blog and RVing website covering our adventures around North America. We love camping, RVing, nature, the great outdoors, amusement parks, and roller coasters.

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Featured Posts

  • The Smokies – A peak outdoor adventure
    One of our favorite places to spend time is in the mountains.  Any mountains.  While our trips to the Rocky Mountains have been breathtaking with …
  • Dorney Park PA
    The adventure with our Dorney Park trip began around 2:30 AM while heading to the campground. We found the road blocked by a large tree …

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