Several years ago when our kiddos were small and our budget smaller, we were in a season where taking long or frequent RVing adventures was not possible. At the time Jarrett was neck-deep in summer classes and course work related to his doctoral program. With almost every weekend spent attending Friday and Saturday classes, and the days in between filled with hours of reading and
Spring has sprung, and I know many of you in the North are counting down the weekends until you can pull those sleepy campers from their long winter’s rest and hit the road again. As you get ready for the camping season by organizing the camper and loading things back in, here’s some important information to keep in mind so you don’t inadvertently overload your
Last week we shared how storing our camper in the South saved us time and money this winter. And while this plan worked out really well for us, having a camper in storage forced me to prep and pack entirely different from the way I typically get ready for our camping trips. Usually our camper is parked right next to our garage, so loading the RV
Last year as we plotted RVing trips to the South over Thanksgiving, New Year’s, and spring break, we had this random idea: What if we just left the camper in the South at an RV storage spot all winter? It would definitely save ourselves the hassle of hauling the camper back and forth through the mountains (in the winter!) each time. But we were also
Our family spends a lot of time on the road with the camper behind us. Last year we lived seven weeks in the camper, and traveled 12,350 miles with it in tow. Lots of mileage = lots of gas = a whole lot of mulah. Since our adventures are limited to the extent of our travel budget, over the years we’ve found a few ways
Although it’s currently 64 degrees outside here in Western PA, earlier this week we had a cold snap and the temperatures dipped into the freezing zone. So Jarrett found himself winterizing the camper in the dark … and rain. It certainly wasn’t ideal, but definitely better than risking frozen pipes. Since many of you have been working to winterize your own campers, we thought you
The Great Smoky Mountains has long held a special place in our hearts. It was the first place Jarrett and I adventured as a married couple when we spent a week honeymooning in a little cabin tucked into the majestic mountains. And it’s a place we are already plotting a return so we can share the magic and memories of this spot with our kiddos.
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.