As our nation rises out of the ashes of wildfires and the recurring devastation of multiple hurricanes, Jarrett and I find ourselves feeling pretty inadequate to do something to help. What we want to do is hop over a few states and start rolling up our sleeves to assist with the cleanup and rebuilding that will need to happen before countless families can resume normalcy.
Earlier this summer I had a thought: What if on our camping trips we could find a way to spread the gift of kindness and gratitude? What if at each campground stop we did one little thing to bless someone else? This idea all started earlier this summer on a camping trip while I was reading The Broken Way. Author Ann Voskamp challenged her readers to
Ever since we started towing about six years ago with the GMC Savana, Jarrett has had a love/hate relationship with our tow mirrors. While some tow vehicles offer the option of adding an extra tow package with special extended mirrors, this was not available for our van. That left us looking for an after-market solution–which turned out to be harder than we had initially expected.
Looking for some fresh new ideas for simple and delicious gluten-free camping meals? Then you’ve come to the right place! Ever since our son started eating a gluten-free diet, it’s been a challenge to rework our eating habits, especially when we hit the road for our RVing adventures. Little by little, though, I’ve been working to build a recipe collection of gluten-free camping meal ideas.
When we bought our camper secondhand, it came with a few “extras.” Things like splattered spaghetti sauce on the ceiling. Squished cookie crumbs under bunk mattresses. A sofa that dipped. And a queen mattress with a small canyon in the middle. So we scrubbed off the sauce stains, sucked up the cookie crumbs, swapped out the sofa, and slapped down a mattress pad. And it
Before our trip out West in 2015, we outfitted our camper with several modifications and new storage solutions to streamline our three weeks on the road. One of the updates was creating a better system for storing the kids’ clothing. Previously we had simply packed their clothes in bins that we stored on the unused bunk, but things quickly became a disorganized mess in those bins.
Today I’m sharing another one of my favorite, easy camping recipes: Camping Stovetop Goulash. It’s hearty comfort food that you can pull together in as little as 30 minutes, so after a fun day of exploring you can get dinner on the picnic table in a jiffy. You can prepare this versatile recipe on an RV stove or camping stove, or you can cook it in a dutch oven over a
A year ago we launched this monthly ministry feature at The Touring Camper to highlight ways campers, RVers, hikers, backpackers, or outdoor enthusiasts can get involved in service opportunities and give back to their communities. This month we are spotlighting the Motorhome Ministry, an outreach we stumbled across while camping at Mustang Island State Park in Corpus Christi, Texas. Founders Larry and Lugene Hammond shared a little bit about
Last week I shared with you my secret tips for no-fail RV menu planning. When plotting our travel menu, I like to select easy camping recipes that can be prepared in a variety of ways–some nights we’ll have a campfire meal, other nights I dish out of a slow cooker, and some nights I whip up a one-pot wonder in the camper kitchen. My goal is always to keep things