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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
26 Feb
The Evolution of our Family Hikes (Gearing Up For Spring With L.L. Bean)

The Evolution of our Family Hikes (Gearing Up For Spring With L.L. Bean)

My boys are darn good hikers.  Not that they have a choice.  Since Stephanie and I started RVing with them four years ago we have spent over a hundred nights camping, and dozens of days hiking.  When they were just one we threw them in the truck, packed up the pop-up camper, and headed to Vermont and Maine for 16 days.  We were determined to do some serious family friendly hiking with them, and we did.   Of course that meant carrying them in our hiking packs.  So we carried them–and we carried them joyfully.  After a long winter of... Read More

Is It Time To Get Darn Tough With Your Sock Drawer?

I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal about socks, and it may have changed my life.  The article was about the market for “high performance” socks made by companies such as Darn Tough and SmartWool–socks that range from fifteen to twenty-five dollars a pair.  Yes.  Fifteen to twenty-five bucks a pair.  For socks.  Some of you may want to stop reading at this point, and if you do, trust me, I understand. The part of the article that really caught my attention was when sock entrepreneur Thomas Lee said that,... Read More

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