Meet Our Bloggers
Meet and read the bios of the RV bloggers who regularly contribute to The Scenic Route blog for Go RVing.
Shore Looks Nice
Esther & Jacob of LocalAdventurer.com are photographers, videographers, and bloggers. They believe that adventure can be found anywhere, and their blog focuses on finding adventures both near and far. They are ATLiens who have been on the move in their RV, trying to discover the world one new city at a time: LA in 2013, Las Vegas in 2014, San Diego in 2015. Most recently, they spent three months living on the road in an Airstream.
Soulful RV Family
After 11 years in the trenches of the NFL, Keith Sims was ready for a change of pace. Little did he know his wife, Tia, had been plotting for this moment for years, and had long ago decided that they and their three boys were going to discover new roads in an RV. They now spend more than 100 days and nights each year touring the country, and use the travel experiences to enhance the boys’ homeschool education. You can follow their adventures at www.soulfulrvfamily.com.
Janine Pettit is a lifelong lover of camping who took a 25 year sabbatical when she married a “resort” type guy! She discovered that camping was still in the cards for her when she stumbled onto an article about a women’s outdoor adventure group that travels around the country in RVs, meeting new friends, checking off bucket list adventures and doing things she had only dreamed of. Janine has become an Ambassador for the Girl Camping movement and encourages women to go places and do things in her blog and podcast.
Our One Chance
Upon learning of their youngest daughter’s severe food allergies, Jennifer and Jerome Braga knew that traditional life, traditional social activities and traditional travel was going to be out of the question. So in 2013 they purchased their first travel trailer and set out to experience some quality family time in a food safe, allergy-free environment. After their first year, the family caught the RVing bug and they purchased a brand new 28-foot travel trailer with the ideal kitchen to support their family’s travels around New England. Today they take their business on the road in the winter months, homeschool, and tour the southern United States in their new 42-foot Fifth Wheel. Their journey, their allergy story, and their savory recipes can be followed through their blog at www.ouronechance.com.
RV Education 101
Mark Polk and his wife Dawn created RV Education 101, a video production and RV information company. Since 1999, RV Education 101 has helped educate millions of RV owners and RV enthusiasts on how to properly and safely use and maintain their RVs. Mark’s favorite past times are RVing in their 35-foot Type A motorhome with their two dogs Gracie and Roxie, and restoring vintage RVs, classic cars and trucks. For more information on using, enjoying and maintaining your RV, visit RV Education 101.
Together with her husband and young son, Monica Bennett seeks out nonstop RVing adventures and culinary discoveries in the Pacific Northwest. Her travels on the road inspire her work as a photographer and writer for her blog, “Just 5 More Minutes,” where she shares her passion for cooking in her RV, demonstrates creative DIY crafting projects, and writes about mastering the art of RVing domesticity. The RVing lifestyle is Monica’s escape from her 9-5 as a graphic designer in busy corporate America.
In 2011, the Newschool Nomads sold almost all their stuff to hit the road for a full time RVing adventure. They intended to spend one year traveling but fell in love with the RV life so much that one year turned into four! Now settled in Colorado, they enjoy RVing every chance they get and look forward to returning to the full time RV life once “the Bigs” fly the nest. They are passionate about encouraging families to get out and explore, connect, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
The Fit RV
Stef’s truths about RVing: 1) You aren’t too young for it, 2) Just like a house, you’ll ALWAYS be thinking up projects to improve your RV, and 3) It’s really hard to stay fit on the road. With these in mind, Stefany Adinaro, along with her husband James, created The Fit RV, an informative site for RVers where you can get fit, get inspired, be entertained, & find (sometimes) useful RV tips!
RV Family Travel Atlas
Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi are the co-hosts of the weekly RV Family Travel Atlas and Campground of the Week podcasts, as well as the creators of the RVFTA Podcast Network. They are also the authors of The Idiots Guide to RV Vacations and the Acadia National Park Adventure Guide. After buying their very first pop up camper six years ago, Jeremy and Stephanie caught the RV bug in a big way, and now spend over 70 nights a year in their travel trailer with their three sons, Theo, Max, and Wes, and sweet Maggie the pup. You can follow along on their adventures (and misadventures) over at RV Family Travel Atlas.
The Road to Adventure
Kate is a modern day solo explorer on an epic RV trip across the United States to visit 443 areas within the National Park system. She is in her 3rd year of full time RVing traveling with her 2 Chiweenies. Join her on The Road To Adventure where you’ll find videos and guides to make the most of your visit to our National Parks.
Making Sense of Cents
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and her husband (and their two dogs) are new RVers, but have quickly fallen in love with it. After traveling around the country in their car and tent camping, they soon realized that RVing was something they needed in their lives. When she isn¹t blogging for us about the open road, Michelle runs an online business and a personal finance blog, which you can find at MakingSenseofCents.com.
Tinder to Sprinter
After “swiping right” on each other online, Ryan and Stephani found themselves spending more and more time away from their lives in Los Angeles in favor of time outdoors fly fishing, hiking in the mountains, and spending nights under the stars. Now, the adventure-seeking couple are traveling the western US in their Sprinter RV affectionately named Louie.
Jeffrey Eatley is a husband, family man, RV owner, and professional photographer. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Jeffrey, along his wife and kids, still call it home. The family enjoys the freedom and flexibility of owning an RV. Whether it’s a last-minute weekend getaway or a long-term vacation, they truly love the adventures of RVing. Follow along as Jeffrey documents their travels from behind the wheel and the lens.
Rue Mapp is the Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national not-for-profit organization with offices in Oakland, CA, and Washington, D.C. Rue oversees a carefully selected and trained national volunteer leadership team of nearly 70 men and women who represent 30 states around the US, and shares opportunities to build a broader community and leadership in nature. Her important work has generated widespread national recognition and support. Rue loves RVing with her family and sharing how RVing can be a base camp for all kinds of outdoor activities for people of all backgrounds and ages.
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