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Parenting Reflections

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
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
08 Mar
What are You Waiting For? The Scary Leap to RV Ownership

What are You Waiting For? The Scary Leap to RV Ownership

I’ve refrained from writing this post for a long time because, contrary to what my husband and kids might tell you, I really do not like telling people what to do. And I hate writing posts that inevitably lead to the each to his own reactions, comments, and feedback. I respect that everyone has their own set of circumstances and reasoning behind life decisions. But still. We receive so many emails and messages on social media from people who are saying a version of the following: I wish we could own an RV. One day we will get an RV. We... Read More
02 Feb
A Case for the Campground (or, why it’s okay if you don’t plan on boondocking this year)

A Case for the Campground (or, why it’s okay if you don’t plan on boondocking this year)

If you hang out in RV social media circles, you probably have noticed the increase in boondocking, or wild camping, content. You might see an Airstream in the middle of a desert with snow-capped mountains in the distance. Or a Class C sitting at the edge of a rocky shoreline without another RV in sight. Blog posts offer GPS coordinates for remote, wooded locations, and many apps help you find isolated BLM lands on which you can park your rig. The appeal is obvious. First of all, wild places are beautiful. RVers generally have a healthy... Read More
06 Jan
Holidays in the RV: Reflections on a New Adventure

Holidays in the RV: Reflections on a New Adventure

It is the Twelfth Day of Christmas, and I am ready to throw my Christmas tree out the window. Don’t get me wrong…I really do think it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But by New Year’s Day, I’m always ready to sweep up the last of the needles and call it quits on the holiday season. This year, the holidays looked quite a bit different for us. We traveled on both Thanksgiving and Christmas, spending one in the RV and one in a hotel. So of course I have some thoughts and opinions. You have come to expect that... Read More
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