COOK UP SOME ADVENTURE: BEST APPLIANCES FOR YOUR RV KITCHEN

I’m at once a homebody and an adventurer. Can you relate? Nothing fits these dual sides of the adventurous homebody better than an RV. Wheels to satisfy the wanderlust and all the comforts of home while out on the road. Perfection.

 

 

My husband, Brent, and I both enjoy cooking and we find that meals together as a family complete our RV travels. During our 13+ years of RV ownership, more than four of those spent as full time RVers, we’ve experimented with a number of space and propane saving appliances. We are happy to share with you what we’ve found to be the best appliances for the RV kitchen.

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SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017

Our RV trip planning can take so many different forms including national parks, experiencing the magic of Disney, a beach vacation or a simple weekend getaway. No matter the trip, we always try to work in a little bit of homeschooling education. We’re not always successful but you have to try, don’t you? When I first learned of the full solar eclipse, I knew I had to be there to see it in person. I knew this would be a different kind of trip, having grown up kind of a science geek, and wanting to be an astronaut.

 

This is as close as I get to be a real astronaut.

 

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YELLOWSTONE

In 2009 when Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan premiered their Emmy award winning documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” I was riveted to the screen every Sunday night of its run. All of the parks are beautiful in their own way and I hope to someday make it to all of them, but when it came time to start checking off that list I began with Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, America’s first park.

 

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12 TIPS & TOOLS TO RV SAFELY

As a solo female full time RVer, safety is the topic I am most often asked about. People are curious – do you feel safe, do you pack or carry a firearm, what have you run into?

 

I’ve only had one incident where my gut told me something was off. I was in Canada in a Walmart parking lot. It was mainly empty, just one other RV and a group of cars in the far corner with young kids hanging out. I started to hear yelling followed by honking as the people in the cars wanted to make the RVers unwelcome.   I followed the example of the other RV and left. I continued on until I reached a truck stop that had an area for RV overnighting. I checked inside just to be sure and then settled in safely for the night.

 

While startling and inconvenient this was a minor incident because I made the decision to relocate and not to stay. Beyond that, my experience with traveling in the RV for the past two and half years has been overwhelmingly positive. I don’t take that for granted though, I take precautions and have put in place a few “just in case” measures.

 

Safety Tips & Tools

 

  1. Trust Your Gut – The most important safety tools are ones you have with you at all times – your eyes, ears and common sense! Be aware of your surroundings, trust your instincts, and your gut/intuition. I remember on the Oprah Show years ago when she had the author of “The Gift of Fear” on and spoke about how important it is to listen to that inner voice. I believe most people are good, but that does not preclude taking precautions.

 

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WEEKLONG ROAD TRIP PLANNING AND SMALL SPACE LIVING TIPS AND TRICKS

TRIP PLANNING FOR THE WEEKLONG ROAD TRIP

Over the years we have learned what works and what doesn’t when planning for weeklong road trips.  I hope you find my tips and tricks below useful when planning your next road trip!

The Destination

 

 

When we decide on our destination, we like to reach out to the local chamber of commerce to help us get an idea of things to do in the area.  They are always so very helpful and often times send us a packet full of brochures that you can pour over while planning your trip.   They also don’t hesitate to share hidden gems and “must see” attractions and sometimes can even provide full day itineraries.

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