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22 May
The RV Weekend Warrior: 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Short Weekend Getaways

The RV Weekend Warrior: 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Short Weekend Getaways

So many RV owners want to squeeze in more camping trips…but it sure is tough to figure out how to do that! Between work responsibilities and busy activity calendars, finding time to get away can feel like an impossible feat. Becoming an RV weekend warrior is the key to getting the most out of your RV. Plus, let’s face it: not many of us can find an extra week each year where we can say bye-bye to the boss and head out on the open road. Don’t despair! There is a way to achieve that campground mojo more often. The secret is in... Read More
01 May
Dutch Oven Breakfast Frittata, Courtesy of the Valley Forge Black Pots

Dutch Oven Breakfast Frittata, Courtesy of the Valley Forge Black Pots

Dutch Oven Breakfast Frittata We had the very tasty privilege of hanging out with the Valley Forge Black Pots at the Hamburg Cabela’s store during last week’s Camping Classic event. We tasted way more than our fair share of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert samples. These folks are not only great Dutch Oven cooks, they are also super generous about sharing recipes with wannabes like us. I’m going to share a couple of the recipes here on our blog, but you can also head over and follow their Facebook page for lots more... Read More
25 Apr
6 Great Mother’s Day Gifts for the Camping and RVing Mom

6 Great Mother’s Day Gifts for the Camping and RVing Mom

Mother’s Day gifts for the camping mom can be a little tricky. You want to get her something that she will love and use, but it should also be something a little bit special or ‘extra’ as we like to say. So here are six items that this particular camping mom absolutely loves and thinks would be perfectly well received by the special lady in your life that holds it all together. 1. Stainless Steel Wine Glasses by Modern Innovations Fragile wineglasses and a campsite full of kids don’t mix at all. But mom is way too... Read More
27 Mar
Replacing the RV Mattress: Sleeping as Comfortably on the Road as You Do at Home

Replacing the RV Mattress: Sleeping as Comfortably on the Road as You Do at Home

Still sleeping on the standard RV mattress that came with your rig? You’re not alone. When we bought our first travel trailer, we made two big rookie mistakes: We went out and bought discount store, cheap bed-in-a-bag sheets and blankets for all our beds. We slept on the original RV mattress for over three years. Now think about this. We had invested in a brand new, bunkhouse travel trailer in order to have the comforts of home while we were on the road and at the campground. But then for some reason, we skimped on the beds and bedding.... Read More
08 Mar
Make-Ahead Meals for RV Vacations

Make-Ahead Meals for RV Vacations

RVers love grilling or cooking over an open fire. But many also ask us for great make-ahead meals for their RV vacations. No matter how much you love cooking at the campground, it’s also a great idea to bring along some ready-made meals. A bunch of our podcast listeners were giving some great meal suggestions over on our RVFTA Facebook group, and it inspired me to share three of my easy-peasy favorites. Make-Ahead Meals for RV Vacations #1: Tortilla Pie Ingredients One pound ground beef A can of black or pinto beans 1 small onion,... Read More
27 Feb
The Chatbooks App: The Best Photo Book App for RV Vacations

The Chatbooks App: The Best Photo Book App for RV Vacations

The Chatbooks App is my new, favorite obsession. RV travelers are really good at taking pictures of their trips, right? Most of us have Instagram and Facebook accounts stuffed with photos of campsites, activities, and food from our travels. But printing out those photos for memory books or framing? Yeah, that’s another story. On our recent Winterization Blues podcast episode, we recommended tackling a picture project to get through the cold, winter, non-camping months. Well, we practice what we preach, and in early January I went in... Read More
14 Feb
Tips for Planning a Romantic RV Vacation

Tips for Planning a Romantic RV Vacation

We know the RV is a great way to travel affordably and comfortably as a family. But is there such a thing as a romantic RV vacation? You may not think of your RV as the prime setting for a romantic getaway, especially if you usually travel with kids.  But many couples know that an RV vacation, if planned correctly, will leave them feeling as relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated as staying in an expensive bed and breakfast. To plan a romantic RV vacation, make sure you focus on creating opportunities to connect with your partner, and invest a... Read More

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