Must Have Pieces Of Equipment To Safely Operate Your RV

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” –Benjamin Franklin Recently, we’ve had friends and family who have purchased their own RV and they have had lots of questions about what tools we use for various tasks.  We understand.  We had those questions too!  So, I write this blog for anyone just getting started or thinking about making the leap into the RV…

Cooking As We Travel

“You gotta nourish to flourish.” -Unknown We have had a great summer, loving our RV and the fun of taking our home on wheels to new places and experiencing new adventures.  So far, one of the best things about traveling in our RV has been being able to cook outside and taking the meals we love the most with us.  We’ve had some great…

Virginia State Parks, Campground Series: Belle Isle, Pocahontas, And Powhatan State Parks

“Let’s go camping and not come back for a while.”  –Unknown The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) takes pride in managing 38 State Parks with an obvious focus on land conservation and access to all Virginians and others visiting our State, boasting a State Park within one hour of every Virginian.  Within the parks, there are more than 500 miles of trails,…

3 Styles of Camping: What Style Do You Prefer?

“Making memories one campsite at a time.  –Unknown As we prepared to buy our RV, we dreamed of all the fantastic places we would go with our new equipment in search of adventure, rest, and space.    As we have started to plan, make reservations, and started exploring, we have discovered the importance of understanding what style of camping we prefer. So, what style…

8 Tips For Buying Your Dream RV

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” –Lewis Carroll I had the TV on the other day, just for noise. I wasn’t really watching but a commercial caught my attention when I heard the voice over announce that “2020 is The Year of the RV vacation.”  For us, that has been very true and we have plans…

A Weekend Getaway In The Blue Ridge Mountains

“Let’s find some beautiful places and get lost together.”  –Unknown We own an RV that we use to escape on weekends and so far, it’s been great fun.  While our long term goal is to RV for longer periods to some bucket list places, currently, we are weekend warriors exploring our home state of Virginia.  Living along the East Coast of Virginia, we are…

Sweethaven Lavender Farm, Williamsburg, Virginia; Where The Earth Laughs In Flowers

“The Earth laughs in flowers.”  –Ralph Waldo Emerson Tucked deeply in Williamsburg, Virginia’s farm land lies a place where the Earth is laughing; Sweethaven Lavender Farm.  Amid Virginia’s phased re-opening from the 2020 Pandemic, my Husband and I ventured to Williamsburg during a camping trip for supplies, lunch, and to enjoy all things colonial that Williamsburg has to offer–even if it was within social…

Virginia State Parks, Campground Series: Chippokes Plantation State Park

“I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” –George Washington As a native Virginian and in my humble opinion, Virginia has great State Parks which highlight all of the features that make Virginia a great place to live, work, and play.  Virginia has so much to offer.  At sea level, we have long stretches of open beaches along the…

Operating our RV safely

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein We are finally preparing to head out in our RV at last!  Our State parks are about to open for camping and they have started taking reservations so we snapped up some spots for some summer camping.    In anticipation, we decided to go ahead and hook up and head out this…

We Bought An RV!

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” -Winston Churchill