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15 Nov
Thanksgiving at the Campground: Pumpkin Bread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Thanksgiving at the Campground: Pumpkin Bread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

In this series of blog posts, I’m sharing my personal recipes for simple menu items that can be made ahead of a holiday RV trip, but still hit all of the classic holiday tastes that we crave in a Thanksgiving meal. Pumpkin Bread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting I first started making these cupcakes when we would visit my grandmother on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Everyone already had their fair share of pie on Thursday, so I wanted to bring something festive but different. So I turned my mother’s classic pumpkin bread into a... Read More
25 Oct
Go RVing and RVFTA Satellite Media Tour: Video Footage!

Go RVing and RVFTA Satellite Media Tour: Video Footage!

Back in July, Jeremy and I had the pleasure of doing a Satellite Media Tour to publicize the release of our book, The Idiot’s Guide to RV Vacations. Go RVing was kind enough to host the event, and we broadcast from the amazing resort campground Normandy Farms in Foxboro, Massachusetts. For those of you who aren’t quite sure what a Satellite Media Tour is (like us before we did one!!!), it’s basically like an old fashioned book tour meets speed dating. News organizations from all over the country signed up for slots to... Read More
10 Jul
Camping Near Acadia National Park: Our Oceanfront Slice of Heaven

Camping Near Acadia National Park: Our Oceanfront Slice of Heaven

If you are a longtime reader and podcast listener, you know that we believe Acadia National Park is RV heaven. It holds a very special place in our hearts, and no matter what, we end up back there again and again. Many other RVers feel the same way, and there is no shortage of campground options available when planning your stay. But again, if you are part of the RVFTA community, you know that we return to the Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA time after time. The real question is, what’s the draw? What makes this the place that we want to park... Read More
08 May
Dear RV Moms, I Think You’re Killin’ It.

Dear RV Moms, I Think You’re Killin’ It.

Just days after launching our new RV Family Travel Atlas site a couple of years ago, we received this comment on the blog: Having been camping and traveling with little tykes (our grandchildren), we’ve found that, later, they have little recall of most of the scenes and sights they’ve seen, although they seemed to have enjoyed the trips, mostly. Just a thought. At the time, I shook my head, sighed, and wrote a brief response, basically telling the gentleman that he was missing the point altogether. But now, on Mother’s Day, I want to... Read More
03 May
6 Standout Restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina

6 Standout Restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina

We enjoyed one mouth-watering, belly-filling meal after another during our recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina. And we are still in recovery. I knew before our arrival in the Holy City that we had to taste all the stars of Low Country Cuisine…think shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and Charleston red rice. What I didn’t know was that this region has experienced a food renaissance over the last 30 years, transforming itself into a world class food destination. Depending on which local you ask, you will get a completely... Read More
12 Apr
Stephanie’s No-Mod RV Makeover

Stephanie’s No-Mod RV Makeover

On Episode #82: RV Makeover 101 with the Pop Up Princess, I shared 5 ways I had given our RV a little face lift this Spring. After that episode aired, I was surprised by a deluge of emails and social media comments asking when we were going to share pictures of the makeover. Insert long, uncomfortable pause. I’m certainly not an interior designer, and I’m basically the anti-crafty mom. So while I was happy to talk about my RV changes on the podcast episode, I was sort of nervous about sharing photos. I imagined the response would... Read More
10 Apr
Celebrating a Birthday at the Campground With Friends…and Bad Weather?

Celebrating a Birthday at the Campground With Friends…and Bad Weather?

We used to scoff at camping close to home and would never have celebrated a birthday or holiday at the campground.  But things have changed.  Last year we realized that we could camp close to home and still get the kids to their baseball games (read about it here).  This year we realized that we could camp close to home and have a slam dunk birthday party with family and friends. When the campground calls us, we must go! Even when other responsibilities are calling our names. It was such a delightful weekend, even though it was cut short.... Read More

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