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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
13 Feb
Our First RV Rental: Visiting Disney World and Fort Wilderness with a Lazydays RV Rental

Our First RV Rental: Visiting Disney World and Fort Wilderness with a Lazydays RV Rental

After booking a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida for this past January, we faced a dilemma: should we take at least two days on both ends of the family vacation to tow our RV south from New Jersey, or just stay in a hotel like so many other travelers? Unfortunately, neither of these options worked for us. We didn’t have the time to make the drive, and hotels are stressful, uncomfortable, and expensive for our family of five. So we figured out a third option: fly down to Florida, rent an RV from Lazydays in Tampa, and stay in the... Read More
05 Feb
The Best Bang for Our Buck: Cabela’s Hooded Sweatshirts

The Best Bang for Our Buck: Cabela’s Hooded Sweatshirts

When Cabela’s reached out to us last year and asked if we would test camping gear, we honestly didn’t know a lot about their products. We did know, however, that they had a great reputation for value and quality, so we were happy to join their Pro Staff and start some testing. Nine months later and we understand exactly why Cabela’s has earned such a devoted following among outdoor sports enthusiasts. We’ve totally hopped on the bandwagon, and have been happy to review many of their quality products on our RV Family... Read More
09 Jan
Counting Down to the 2018 Florida RV SuperShow, January 17th-21st

Counting Down to the 2018 Florida RV SuperShow, January 17th-21st

The snow is covering the ground here in the northeast, so we are counting down the days to when we head south to Tampa for the 2018 Florida RV SuperShow taking place from January 17th-21nd. This is simply our favorite RV show all year because not only are there huge numbers of RVs (over 1,550), there are also over 450 vendors and tons of live entertainment. This year we are bringing the boys again, and we know they will have a great time as well. SuperShow Accommodations You can dry camp on the fairgrounds with no reservations. Just pay at... Read More
08 Jan
Punk Rock Parenting, Pinball, and the Search for Stephanie’s Lost Records

Punk Rock Parenting, Pinball, and the Search for Stephanie’s Lost Records

Stephanie and I have been scratching for time to write our second book–and coming up short.  Parenting, podcasting, freelancing, and teaching are all fulfilling, but time consuming.  This weekend I decided that it was time for some Deep Work. I would take the boys out for five or six hours on Saturday so Stephanie could write.  On Sunday I would take my turn writing. But then the snow… It started around 7AM on Saturday morning, as I made myself coffee, and Wesley a strawberry jelly tortilla. I thought to myself, how the heck am I... Read More

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