A New Name for a New Year: The Lively Little Campers are now RV Family Travel Atlas!

About five years ago we bought our first RV (a pop up camper) and decided that traveling and camping with our kids was just about the best thing ever. We also started writing a blog about the experience, mostly to humor ourselves and our close friends and family. There was no Facebook page…no social media…

RV Family Travel Atlas: 10 Reasons RV Vacations Are Better!

On this episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are sharing our 10 Reasons RV Vacations are Better. In our 20 years of traveling together, we have flown on planes, stayed in hotels, and rented vacation homes. But now it’s RV or Bust. We will talk about why there is simply no better way to…

RV Family Travel Atlas: 4 Secret Ingredients for Family Fun!

On this episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are sharing our 4 secret ingredients for family fun. Vacationing with kids can be a bit challenging, and we want to give you some tips for keeping everyone, young old and in between, entertained, and inspired. We have written about this topic a lot over the years….

What’s the Secret to Making Family Travel Fun? (Like actual, real fun…)

Whether you are vacationing in a hotel, renting a house, or staying at a campground, let’s face it–traveling with young children is a challenge. Even it is something you absolutely love to do, you can’t possibly claim it is easy (and keep a straight face). It takes work, and a whole lot of planning, to…

RV Family Travel Atlas: Pros and Cons of a Travel Trailer

On Episode 13 of RV Family Travel Atlas, it’s all about the travel trailer! We are sharing some personal stories about our own trailer, and you will find out why an Airstream will probably never work for us. We will also discuss the pros and cons of a travel trailer. With all of the models…

12 Classic Christmas Albums for Hipsters and Holy Rollers

I’m a Christmas music junky.  After taking that last bite of Thanksgiving turkey I dusted off my albums and cranked up the tunes.  Are you throwing a Christmas party this year?  Or just looking for some new sounds to help you celebrate the season?  Here is a list of my 12 favorite Christmas albums, from…

RV Family Travel Atlas: Acadia National Park Adventure Guide

On this week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are heading to Acadia National Park, one of our favorite summer destinations. We will give you recommendations for where to stay and what to eat. We will also tell you about the best family-friendly hikes and activities on Mount Desert Island. Join us as we…

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…

RV Family Travel Atlas: 10 Tips for First-Time RV Buyers

In Episode 11, we are sharing our best tips for RV newbies. We had no idea what we were doing 5 years ago when we bought our first RV, so we totally understand how overwhelming it can be. One of our listeners asked us, “How the hell do you start this journey?!”. Well, hopefully this…

RV Family Travel Atlas: Holiday Gift Guide

On this week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, it’s all about the products! We are featuring 12 items–6 for the kids, and 6 for the adults–that we have used and loved over the last year. With gifts from ten dollars to a few hundred, we have something that will fit everyone’s budget. We also…

American History for Beginners with the Capitol KOA, Part 2

Our recent trip to Washington D.C. was just a two-night jaunt a mere 4 hours away, but it turned out to be a very important one for our family. We strongly believe that great family travel means finding that sweet spot…the places where both adults and children can have amazing and memorable experiences at the…

RV Family Travel Atlas: American History For Beginners

In this week’s episode we’re talking about taking on Washington D.C. and Annapolis with kids!  Last weekend we took our first family trip to the Capital and we will talk about visiting our nation’s great monuments and two of the Smithsonian Museums. Our campground review this week will be of the Capitol KOA, where we kept…

American History for Beginners with the Capitol KOA, Part 1

Since the boys started Kindergarten in September, they have developed a rather intense curiosity about the Presidents. After attending Back to School night, we were fairly sure this developing interest had something to do with the presidential posters we saw hanging in their classroom. From what we can gather, their teacher frequently discusses the presidents’…

RV Family Travel Atlas: RV Show Madness!!!

On episode 8 of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are taking our listeners along for the entertaining ride of an RV show with kids.  We’ll discuss the pros and cons of buying at a RV show, as well as what you can expect to see when it comes to pricing. Listen to hear our ‘Best…

10 Reasons Why RV Vacations Are Better!

You can also listen to our RV Family Travel Atlas podcast: 10 Reasons RV Vacations are Better A few years ago, a great hotel deal tempted us into booking a weekend getaway with the boys. We had never stayed in a hotel with them, and we were quite worried that everything, including sippy cups and…

RV Family Travel Atlas: Our Love Affair With Roadfood!

We love food, but with three young kids in tow, eating while traveling can be a challenge. We have learned that roadfood is the secret to successfully enjoying a local food culture. Join us for this week’s episode where we discuss our philosophy of roadfood and the great culinary classic of the same name, by…

RV Family Travel Atlas: 6 Epic Camping Fails

In this week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we discuss the six worst things that have ever happened to us while we were traveling with our camper. We also share on the lessons learned, so maybe you can avoid the same mistakes. Our campground review focuses on one of our family’s favorite places: Philadelphia/West…

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