Weather apps for smartphones and other digital devices are essential trip planning tools for travelers. But with so many different weather apps out there, how will you know which one will be the most beneficial for your individual needs? Continue reading “8 Most Popular Weather Apps for Travelers”
As most who travel in RVs, digital devices have become our information hubs. There is a huge plethora of RV trip planning apps and/or websites that are an incredible resource for finding campgrounds, overnight parking, dump stations, dining and fuel. Here’s some of our recommendations for RVers, campers or roadtrippers alike!
Being full-time RVers, it’s extremely important that we be thorough with all of our vehicle and RV maintenance because this is our home. But also, to drive sensibly and defensively. By doing so will help us avoid roadside emergencies and accidents. Whether you drive a motorhome or pull a fifth wheel or travel trailer camper, we’ll show you how we practice safe RVing. Continue reading “10 Ways to Avoid Roadside Emergencies and Accidents”
Now that we are grandparents, we’re always on the look out for cool RV and camper toys to buy for our grandson. And what better timing to showcase our favorite hand-picked collection than right here. This cool kid collection makes it easy for parents and grandparents to pick out age appropriate RV and camper themed toys to put under the tree, wrap-up for their little’s birthday or just because! Continue reading “RV and Camper Toys for Kids!”
In 2014, we purchased our Heartland Cyclone 4100 fifth wheel toy hauler and Ram 3500 truck. However, we still had one more piece of the puzzle that would allow us to pull our load safely; a fifth wheel hitch. We read reviews and researched every fifth wheel hitch out there. Our focus kept pointing to Curt Manufacturing because of their commitment to safety. So few years later, when we were approached to be featured in Curt Manufacturing’s Tested. Proven. Safe. safety campaign commercial, we said YES!
What if I told you there’s a way you can park your RV motorhome or camper for the night at a select winery, farm, museum or golf course? Well, get ready to pour yourself a cold one or tee it up because we’re going to show you how we utilize a cool membership called Harvest Hosts!
There seems to much talk amongst RVers regarding Walmart overnight RV parking policy. Is it fact or is it fiction? And, if it is fact, the question remains, “what led Walmart to roll up their welcome mat”? Well, we’ve done our research…
Before we set out for the open road in 2014, we had come to the hard-core realization that RV life is vastly different than living in sticks and bricks house. By sharing our RV life skills and how we do it now, we hope others won’t have to learn the hard way like we did. Bear with me in my tongue-in-cheek approach to keep things light in this blog piece. It’s what keeps things going for us. And, we’ll get to that in #5.
Never in a million years did we think we’d being doing this thing called boondocking when we bought even our first RV. However, look at us now five years later. But it didn’t come without learning what to have and not have when we’re out there living off the grid in our fifth wheel. So before cold-starting your first boondocking experience, we’ve put together our recommended RV boondocking gear buying guide.
Since our family lives in the southwest Minneapolis area, we stay at Dakota Meadows RV Park at the Mystic Lake Casino in Shakopee, Minnesota. Claimed as the Twin Cities premier RV Park, it is literally steps away from blackjack tables, slots and entertainment venues. It is also near Minneapolis’ Mall of America, Valley Fair, Cleary Lake Regional Park as well as many other fun things to do in the area.
However, our review may not be what you expect. Remember, we all have different journeys, likes and dislikes, perspectives and expectations.