When we plan our long camping adventures, like our three-week Wild West adventure, 2016 Pennsylvania trip, or recent Texas tour, developing an easy and simple meal plan is essential. Such trips will have many days of long travel and many more days of fun exploring. I don’t want to stress over time-intensive meals after long days in the car, and I certainly don’t want to be stuck in the tiny camper kitchen when there are so
On our winter adventure to Texas, we had two opportunities to try out boondocking. This common practice in the RVing community had intrigued us for some time, and our trip to Texas was the perfect time to experiment. We learned a number of things from the experience, including what not to do when boondocking. This is our tale that we lived to tell about. 🙂 What is boondocking anyways?
On our winter adventure to Texas, we had two opportunities to try out boondocking. This common practice in the RVing community had intrigued us for some time, and our trip to Texas was the perfect time to experiment. We learned a number of things from the experience, including what not to do when boondocking. What is boondocking anyways? Great question! Boondocking, which is sometimes also called dry camping,
I know it’s only the second week of January and for the majority of the country, it is cold, snowy, and icy outside … and summer seems really, REALLY, far away. But the best way to beat those winter blues is to start planning your 2017 camping trips. And to help you get started I’ve put together a five-step guide for how to plan a camping trip.
One of our most popular posts here at The Touring Camper is “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” which details the mistakes we have made with our camper. One of our most epic bloopers happened when the unhooked camper rolled forward and sunk the tongue into the ground. After thanking God that no one was hurt and that we had moved the van out of the way just
Happy first day of autumn! We are happy campers here at The Touring Camper because fall is our whole family’s favorite time of year. It’s also such a wonderful time of year to go camping. The temperatures are cooler, campgrounds tend to be less crowded, and those pesky mosquitoes are (mostly) gone. We are gearing up for our fall camping trip next month to Assateague State Park in Maryland–home
Ever since I was a kid I loved to know where I was going on the road or in the woods. During my canine search and rescue days I was often the go-to mapping guru. I guess you could call me a “map geek!” So when I found out about Purple Lizard Maps I was pretty excited. We reached out to Michael Hermann, lead cartographer
As we gear up for our next camping trip, I have been working my way down the rather long “to-do-before-we-go” list and had to smile when I heard Jarrett start running the vacuum cleaner. You see, I have this crazy thing that I must do before every camping (or regular road) trip: I clean my house. Over the years, Jarrett has always found this rather comical that in
So there is no way around it: This post is going to be a bit long. 🙂 But that’s because there’s just so much to experience in the Outer Banks. We spent a week there–we needed a month. Even though Jarrett absolutely hates the sand–unfortunately for him, he married a beach-loving girl–our trip to the Outer Banks proved to him that a trip to the coast