Best Camping Heater

Camping is a fantastic way to get out into nature and enjoy the great outdoors! For adventurers and nature-lovers, there is nothing better than packing up your RV or backpack and heading into the great wide yonder to explore. You don’t have to save such adventures for the summer months – winter camping is super

Best Rechargeable Headlamp for Camping

If you are an outdoor lover and enjoy camping, hiking, mountain biking, trail running, or just getting out into nature, chances are you have used a headlamp before. But gone are the days of old-school AA and AAA battery-powered headlamps when the light used to slowly die just when you needed it. Today, almost all

Best Flashlight for Camping

 Next to your RV or tent, a flashlight is probably the most important piece of equipment you will need when heading into the wilderness to go camping. A flashlight will not only provide you with a good light source for camping activities like cooking and midnight bathroom breaks, but it can also act as a

Essential RV Driving Tips for New Drivers

You have a new RV and are ready to hit the road! Driving an RV or a motorhome is very different from driving a motor car and once you start driving you will quickly begin to realize that commanding an RV is nothing like driving a car or even a truck. As a first-time owner

What is the Cost of Living in an RV Full Time?

Full-time RVing is one of the most exhilarating things that a person or a family can do. Imagine being able to point your home anywhere you choose… Want to plant your flag near your favorite national park? Done. Maybe you want to get out of the city and live in the wilderness in style? Can

Free Camping Near Me? How to Find Free RV Camping Sites

As full or part-time RVers, we venture forth to the great outdoors not to spend crazy amounts of money on concrete slabs to park our RVs, but to enjoy the wide open spaces at our fingertips. However, with nightly camping rates hovering around $38/night on average, it can often be tough to explore as much

The Only 3 RV Memberships You Need (And Why)

When you set out on the road in an RV, you’ll quickly realize that RV park’s rates are often outlandish. From lows of $25/night to highs of $95/night, the rates at RV parks can approach those of budget hotels – all for a slab of concrete! With prices like these, it’s reasonable for any aspiring

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and How to Make the Most of Van Living

So you have read a few articles or watched some videos on the internet about van living. Perhaps you have just gotten started with van living. Whatever road you are on, let me explain the good, the bad, the ugly of van living and how to make the most of it. One of the perks

How To Make Your Dollar Stretch Living on the Road

So you saved up enough money to start living on the road. You are excited and ready. Then it hits you, “This funding won’t last forever. What do I do?” In this article I will provide you the information you need to make your dollar stretch while living on the road. Being frugal will help

How To Live In A Minivan Camper Successfully

So you have your minivan camper all ready to hit the road. Or maybe you are thinking about living in a minivan camper. Whatever stage you are at, it is good to know some of the ins and outs. So let’s get into how to live in a minivan camper successfully. You need to consider

5 Reasons You Should (and Shouldn’t) Renovate an RV

RV renovations are taking over Instagram and Pinterest.  And while the transformations can be jaw-dropping, there are some important things to consider before purchasing and renovating a used RV. Take it from me:  my husband and I spent 6 months renovating a 2006 Forest River Cardinal (40 foot fifth wheel) to become our full-time home.

How To Do Stealth Camping Like A Pro

There may come a time where stealth camping is your only option for the night. That could be on a road trip and there’s no rest areas in sight. Another reason could be you are living and working in the city. Whatever the case, I will provide you with some good information to stealth camp

How to Repair a Broken RV Water Heater

T’was a frigid February night in Louisville, Kentucky and not a creature was stirring – except my lovely wife… We’d just parked our RV and wifey was ready for a hot shower after a long cold ride. But alas, on this frigid eve, when she flipped the “on” switch for our RV water heater, it

How to DIY a New Floor in Your RV

Owning an “older” RV can be a wonderful thing – you’ll save serious dough when you buy it, have the flexibility to renovate it, and (if you do your homework) your older RV will have tougher foundations than most new ones. I know this because I’ve done it. My wife and I live full-time in

How to Build a Camper Van

It can be hard knowing where to get started on RV life. We have all been there. Here I will explain the basic steps in building a simple Camper Van. When I say simple, I mean no kitchen or bathroom. First, I want to note, make sure the mechanics of your van are good to

How to Maintain RV Slideouts to Prevent Leaking

If you’ve been RVing for any amount of time, full-time RV life or otherwise, you at least know someone that has experienced an RV slideout leak. Many of our friends have had these problems and thankfully, we have learned from their mistakes so we haven’t had to deal with a slideout leak. Instead of having

How To Keep Weight Down in a Tiny Home RV

Living in an RV Tiny Home full time can take you to some amazing places… but keeping weight down will reduce the cost of your adventures.  If you are planning on creating a tiny home RV to use as your full time home, and you are planning to travel around from place to place rather

11 Ways to Save Money on Camping Trips

Our RV spot near Gettysburg, PA  The main reason is because you’re in new places, seeing new things and you’re only there for a limited time so you try to do as much as possible while you can. At least, that’s why I spend more money when we’re somewhere for a short time. We usually

8 Brilliant RV Renovation Ideas You Have to See to Believe

Everyone loves a transformation.  After all, it’s what all good stories have in common:  Cinderella becomes a beautiful princess, Mulan becomes a warrior hero, the geeky kid becomes Spiderman… we love them all. And fabulous remodels capture us in the same ways.  We love HGTV shows like Fixer Upper, the Property Brothers, Extreme Home Makeover,

How to Clean Your Black and Gray Tank

Ah, the dreaded black and gray tanks. Trying to figure out how to clean your black and gray tank can be frustrating if you’re just starting camping or if you’re beginning your full-time RV life. I wish I could tell you that when we started our RV life that we didn’t make any mistakes but

How to Deal with Humidity in a Small RV

Dew drops on glass, Gurgaon, Haryana, IndiaEven though I was a full-time RV kid from age 5 to 12, I don’t remember issues with humidity. Maybe it is because our RVs were larger than the one that I got originally or maybe it was because we chased the warm weather! Most likely it was because

Brilliant RV Interior Design Ideas

If you have an older RV, you may wish to consider a little interior design to give it a new lease of life. Even the most swish of RVs tend to look a little jaded after a while, and even if everything is still in good repair, there are still often plenty of things that

Should you Buy or Rent an RV?

If you aren’t thinking about full-time RV life just yet, you may be wondering if you should purchase an RV or if you should opt for renting. With over 35 million people looking to rent an RV each year, you’re not alone. Just because 35 million people are doing it, it doesn’t mean it is

5 Hacks to Make Your Old RV Look Like New

My wife and I are proud owners of two vintage campers – an ‘87 Airstream Motorcoach and an ‘88 Airstream Excella. Because our rigs are older, we work creatively to make our old RVs look like new. We also aren’t independently wealthy, so it’s important for us to renovate our old RV without betting the

15 Space-Saving Solutions for Small RVs

Small RVs, such as pop-up trailers, teardrop campers, and class B vans, can go many places that larger RVs can’t. However, the downside is that you have to either seriously downsize your possessions, or you have to get creative with how you use space. We recently started traveling full-time in our class B RV and

How to Stabilize Your Tow Camper on an Uneven RV Site

When we first started RVing, I didn’t think about having to even out our RV. We were totally green and jumped into full-time RV life without knowing anything about it. One of the things that we didn’t know was how to stabilize your tow camper on an uneven RV site. Good thing the first few

How to Put a Bike Rack on the Back of Your Pull Behind RV

With over 100 million Americans riding their bike each year — of course you want to bring yours with you when you start living the full-time RV lifestyle. You’re living the RV life now and that means you have more time to do things you want to do, like riding your bike. Right? There are

What Size Truck Do I Need to Tow My RV?

Have you ever seen a truck towing a trailer down the road and you just KNOW the truck is towing more weight than it should?  This is immediately evident if the bed of the truck and the tongue of the trailer are lower to the ground than everything else.  But weight issues may not be

How To Find Free RV Camping Sites

Summer is here, the kids are out of school, the R.V. is ready, and the campsites are full, or simply just expensive. Whether you are trying to save money and not stay at the standard KOA’s and R.V. Parks around the country, or are just looking to get away from the crowd, simply venturing a

Can You Keep Chickens For Eggs When RVing Full Time

A happy hen walking around outside the RV.  Keeping chickens is a common part of a sustainable lifestyle, and RV living can also be a sustainable choice. But can the two go hand in hand? Can you keep chickens for eggs when RVing full time? It might seem like an impossibility to keep livestock when

How to Fix a Water Damaged Sub-Floor

Few things in RV life are more terror inducing than discovering a ‘soft spot’ in your camper’s floor. These mushy sections of floor can mean only one thing – you’ve got a water damaged sub-floor. As the name implies, your sub-floor is the flooring that sits underneath the floor you have on top (e.g. carpet,

15 Brilliant RV Space Saving Ideas

Pull behind, Toy hauler, class A, B, C or any other RV that you have there’s still a major concern — space. If you did like we did and downsized from a big house of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, you might be freaking out about the space issue a little bit. Fear not. If

Battery Recharging While Driving

Question: We travel south in the winter with our fifth wheel and on the way down stay in Walmart parking lots. The first night we turn on the furnace

Ultimate Guide to RV Upgrades

Choosing an RV can be a difficult business. Even when you get it right, you can still end up with an RV that does not perfectly meet your needs. No RV is 100% perfect off the shelf. Even one you build yourself might need certain modifications after you discover its strengths and weaknesses. Fortunately, there

How to Downsize For a Full-Time RV Lifestyle

Living the RV lifestyle full time is not for everyone – but those who do make the leap often find that it is a truly exciting and rewarding experience. In this article, we will explore how to make the transition from a regular home, and how to downsize to allow your life to fit into

How To Keep an RV Cool in Summer

Climate change means that our summers are often heating up and extreme weather events like heat waves are becoming ever more common. RV trips can be a wonderful way to enjoy the sunshine and the warmth – but how do you stop your RV from becoming too hot? The last thing you want is to

15 Hacks For Cleaning Inside Your RV

Living in an RV, I love having the ability to move wherever we wanted to go. Living in an RV simplifies a lot of things, but also amplifies a lot of things…like dirt! Condensing life into small spaces forces you to live closely with one another, with the dirt, and mess of all the adventuring.

Vegan and Vegetarian Barbecue Ideas for Your Next RV Adventure

An RV adventure is a great excuse to crank up the barbecue and get grilling. But barbecues don’t have to be for meat-eaters only. Whether you are already vegetarian or vegan, or just want to go greener and try something a little different, there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian barbecue ideas to try. A

11 Tips for Travelling With Kids in an RV

Travelling with kids in an RV can be a very different experience to travelling as a couple or with other adults. Of course there are a range of practical issues to consider – but beyond this, there are social and comfort issues to think about. Whether you are living in an RV, considering the switch

11 Tips for Organising an RV Kitchen

In an RV, being organised is important. Whether you are living in your RV full time, or using your RV to enjoy exciting vacations, organisation is definitely key. The more organised you can be, the less the small amount of space available will be an issue, and the more time you can save. Saving time

Living a Zero Waste Lifestyle in an RV

Reducing the waste we produce should be a key goal for all those who want to live a greener, more ethical and sustainable way of life. Living a zero waste lifestyle is the only way to ensure that we are part of the solution to the planet’s ills rather than part of the problem. In

DIY Storage Solutions For Your RV

One of the challenges of owning an RV is finding space to stow all of the things that you need while you are on the road. Whether you live in your RV, or use it for vacations and adventures, space – or lack of it – can often seem like one of the biggest issues.

How To Grow Your Own Food in an RV

Whether you view your RV as holiday accommodation and transportation or as your full-time home, growing your own food inside your vehicle is easier than you may imagine. Whether you grow plants to supplement your RV lifestyle living the RV life full time, or simply bring plants from home to take care of them while

How To Create an RV Container Garden

Whether you live in an RV full time, or simply use one for your annual vacations, creating an RV container garden can be a great way to enhance your experience. As human beings, it is important for us to escape from the urban jungle and enjoy nature in all its infinite variety. Creating an RV

Prepping Tips For an RV Bug Out Vehicle

While an RV might not be your first choice for an end-of-the-world type scenario, if you already own one, you could do worse than considering it as an option for getting out of dodge if the worst should happen. An RV can be more than just a vacation option – it could also become a

RV Energy Saving Tips

Whether you are taking a vacation in your RV, or living the RV life full time, there are many different ways to reduce the cost of your adventures and go greener. You may not think of RVs as an eco-friendly option. But there are many ways to make sure that your RV trips do not

50 Best Travel Tips from 10 Years of Travel

Are you ready for an adventure? There are so many different forms of travel: backpacking, cruises, long-term travel, etc. No two trips are the same, and each trip will provide you with unique memories and exciting adventures that you can share with your friends and family back home. Whether you are taking a trip to

77 Tips for Travelling with Children

Traveling with children can be a incredibly fun or incredibly stressful, depending on whether you have them under control. Tips for the Plane 1. Don’t forget to pack wet wipes! The plane is crowded and it’s hard to keep getting up from your seat to wash up the kids in the plane restroom. So, the

77 Packing Tips for Every Type of Traveler

Before you head off on your next adventure, be sure to check out our list of travel tips below, carefully compiled from our 20 years of gallivanting around the world. How to Pack Your Carry-On 1. This first tip might seem obvious BUT make sure you pack ALL the items you will want access to