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Keeping Fresh and Clean: 3 Products to Stock in the RV

I have learned over the last two years that it really is worth it to stock the RV as much as possible for the entire season. I used to go through a toiletry and cleaning supply checklist before each and every trip, hauling shampoo, paper towels, and diapers out to the camper the night before leaving….

Is Summer Calling Your Name? 8 Great Reasons to Camp at the Myrtle Beach KOA

Are you looking for a beach getaway this summer?  Or would you prefer a wooded retreat where you can relax while the kids run free?  Why not have both at the Myrtle Beach KOA? It took our family awhile to find this magical spot, but now that we have we will go back again and again.  We just…

RVFTA #30: “Live” From The Myrtle Beach KOA

It’s camping season and that means RV Family Travel Atlas is podcasting from the road for the very first time ever! This week we are “Live” from the Myrtle Beach KOA, and we are bringing you some sounds from the Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is big and bold and busy, but on our…

6 Amazing Family Activities at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina

Brookgreen Gardens, located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, is just 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. It is a fascinating and unusual combination of a botanical garden, history museum, zoo, and nature center. There are so many different activities to enjoy while visiting, but it would be virtually impossible to see and do it all….

Shaking off Winter on Paul’s Cypress Swamp Tour (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Our activities for this trip were sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.  Our accommodations were sponsored by Kampgrounds of America.  All opinions expressed are always our own. It was another brutal winter in New Jersey.  So why not head to Myrtle Beach for another spring break?  Our trip last spring was…

RVFTA #29: 5 Reasons to Camp Close to Home

On Episode #29 of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are discussing 5 reasons you really should camp close to home. This is something we tried out for the first time this year, and boy are we happy that we did. How did this finally happen after five years of RVing? Well, we saw a fun…

RVFTA #28: Meet the New American Camper

On this week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are looking at the 2015 North American Camping Report. This survey, sponsored by Kampgrounds of America, was released last week and offers an interesting (and sometimes surprising) look at campers in North America. We start off by discussing the very definition of camping itself, which…

5 Reasons to Camp Close to Home

I’ll admit it. For the last five years I have resisted every one of Jeremy’s efforts to camp near our home at the Jersey Shore. It just seemed so silly to me. If I was going to go through the bother of packing up the camper, I wanted to get away. Away, away. Like, a minimum of…

RVFTA #27: Spring Camping Resolutions

On this week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are sharing our Spring Camping Resolutions–five from Stephanie and five from Jeremy. Although you wouldn’t know it by the weather here in the Northeast, it is the first week of spring, and we are more than ready to kick off a new camping season. We have…

RVFTA #26: Meet Mr. Trailerama

On Episode #26 of RVFTA: Meet Mr. Trailerama our featured segment is an interview with Phil Noyes, the author of Trailer Travel and Trailerama. We reviewed this great coffee table book on Episode 20 of this podcast and enjoyed the book so much that we wanted to dig a little deeper into the history of…

Teardrop Campers, Jumping Jacks, A-frames and other RV Showstoppers

During our speaking engagement at the Colorado RV Sports, Boat & Travel Show, we spent a lot of time window shopping and taking the pulse of the crowd.  It quickly became clear that the smallest trailers were the biggest showstoppers–particularly the teardrop campers.  We heard many “oohs” and “ahhs” and had a hard time getting…

RVFTA #25: Hello, Cutie! (We Heart Tiny Trailers)

From teardrops to truck campers our featured segment this week is all about the tiny trailer. We were hanging out at the Colorado RV Show last weekend and couldn’t believe the crowds that gathered around all the small campers. With beds and bathrooms and indoor and outdoor kitchens, these mini RVs can pack a lot of punch….

RVFTA #24: An Ode to the Pop Up Camper

We are really excited about this week’s podcast episode! Our featured segment is an ode to the pop up camper. One of our listeners, Nick, wrote in to tell us exactly why the pop up camper is a PERFECT choice for many families. Nick’s 5 arguments in defense of the pop up were so spot on,…

RVFTA #23: Meet the Girl Campers!

On this week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas we interview Go RVing blogger, girl camper, and all around charm school graduate Janine Pettit. She is a girl camping ambassador and world class storyteller who is “incapable of being boring.” Listen to hear how Janine hooked up with Sisters on the Fly, her favorite campground, and…

RVFTA #22: RV Floor Plans for Now…RV Floor Plans for Later

In this week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are talking about some fun RV floor plans at the 20th Annual Atlantic City RV Show. We are switching it up a little bit, and looking at some RV floor plans that would suit our family right now, and a couple of RV floor plans…

RVFTA #21 Camp Coffee 101

On this episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are talking about the art of making great camp coffee.  A morning ritual for so many of us at the campground, there are plenty of opinions about brewing a perfect cup! But we decided to call in an expert for his advice on compact equipment (perfect…

Thoughts On Coffee (and work, and marriage, and life)

I started drinking coffee when I was 13 years old. Young, right? But it made perfect sense at the time. I was a teenager with no allowance and parents who were not inclined to buy frivolous items. I needed a job. Bad. Without a car or reliable ride, I had to look for something within walking distance….

RVFTA #20 The Family Road Trip: What’s In It For the Kids?

On this episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are talking about the great American tradition of the family road trip. We truly believe we are helping our boys develop some pretty amazing qualities as we hitch up and explore this big and beautiful country. Road trips with kids are not always easy, but on…

RVing and Fatherhood

I never went on a camping trip with my father. At least not one that I can remember. Dad, if your reading, no hard feelings. It never really bothered me because I didn’t know what I was missing. By the time I started RVing with my own children, about five years ago, I was having…

RV Family Travel Atlas #19: RV Design…What’s Hot, What’s Not?

On this episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are talking about RV Design. Turns out, it’s usually the little things that matter, so we have a list of 10 trending features and (of course!) some strong opinions about each one. We are also going to share our blogger crush of the week. Just5MoreMinutes.com has…

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