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Thoughts On Coffee (and work, and marriage, and life)

I started drinking coffee when I was 13 years old. Young, right? But it made perfect sense at the time. I was a teenager with no allowance and parents who were not inclined to buy frivolous items. I needed a job. Bad. Without a car or reliable ride, I had to look for something within walking distance. There happened to be a gas station up on the corner, so I paid the owner a visit, lied about my age, and started pumping gas the next week. On Saturdays and Sundays I opened up the station. I would walk up to the corner at 4:45 am in the dark,... Read More
09 Dec
11 Classic Christmas Albums for Hipsters and Holy Rollers

11 Classic Christmas Albums for Hipsters and Holy Rollers

Yes, I’m an RV junkie…but I’m also a Christmas music junky.  After taking that last bite of Thanksgiving turkey I dust off my albums and crank up the tunes. Are you throwing a Christmas party this year?  Or just looking for some new sounds to help you celebrate the season?  I have you covered with my 11 favorite Christmas albums, from Satchmo to the King and everything in-between. Click on the album or song titles for iTunes and start making your own festive mix that will bring you good cheer for years to come. Louis... Read More
03 Dec
RV Family Travel Atlas Holiday Gift Guide: What Was on that List???

RV Family Travel Atlas Holiday Gift Guide: What Was on that List???

In Episode 10 of RV Family Travel Atlas, we gave our recommendations for 12 great holiday gifts. Here is a list, with links, to all of the products that we reviewed. Listen to the podcast for the complete lowdown on each item! For the Kids… 1. Globe For Kids Illuminated Earth Globe: Our boys’ favorite camper nightlight… 2. Spinaroos: One bin of these blocks will keep kids of all ages happy! 3. Spot It! A Card Game that is great for a rainy day or a little down time after dinner. 4. Kids’ Sprout 12 Day Pack from LL... Read More

RV Organization: We Are Calling In An Expert

We spend so much time in our RV, you might think we had the whole organization thing down. Actually, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Let me explain how this works. The whole time we are on vacation I take note of all of the things that are out of order and driving me crazy. I swear that I will find solutions and get things under control…as soon as we get home. Then we get home and I start worrying about work and regular old life with three kids. The camper sits in the driveway, dreadfully neglected until we are ready to hit the... Read More

Ten Reasons Why Your Family Should Start RVing.

Stephanie and I purchased our first RV four years ago and since then we have spent over 100 nights camping with our children.  The memories have been magical and the travel has transformed our lives in so many ways. Are you considering taking the plunge and purchasing your first RV?  Here are ten reasons why you should do so this spring. 1. Campgrounds are much cheaper than hotels.  Much.  Cheaper. 2. Campgrounds always have more family-friendly activities than hotels. 3.  You save oodles of money by making your own meals instead of eating... Read More
16 Mar
Why We Don’t Own an Airstream    (And Probably Never Will…)

Why We Don’t Own an Airstream (And Probably Never Will…)

About a month ago we headed south on the Parkway to destroy some White House subs and attend the Atlantic City RV show.  It was freezing cold outside–so the combo of classic roadfood and indoor motorhome window shopping made for a great day.  We strolled up and down the aisles and checked out some ridiculously sweet Class A’s and Class C’s. Theo really liked this one.  I still can’t figure out why… He also really liked this 40 foot Class A… But he was shocked when I told him the price.  The poor kid... Read More

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