“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life”

–J K Rowling



Into each life a little rain must fall; an adage frequently, and seemingly somewhat flippantly, spoken by those not currently employing the use of a heavy duty umbrella to deflect, not “a little rain,” but a monsoon. Dawn Wilson was caught in such a monsoon and it lead her to recreate the life she had always imagined.


Dawn Wilson grew up in the southern part of New Jersey. She was an active, outdoor kid who was a lover of all animals and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. Photography was an interest of hers as well and something she studied and took workshops on but, by the time it came down to actually declaring a college major, Dawn went with ‘practical’ and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Rowan University. She moved to Philadelphia and worked in publishing while earning a Master’s degree in Marketing from Temple University. Her childhood desires had changed and she was now consumed with climbing the corporate ladder and enjoying the economic fruits of her hard work. She had new goals now: big house, great cars and lots of exotic travel destinations. She and her live-in partner Aeric strove for the golden ring and worked very hard at reaching it.


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Remember that moment? The moment when you bought your RV. You could almost smell the campfire and taste those s’mores. Chances are you visited websites collecting camping recipes or check out pictures inspiring you to fix up your RV home to make it your own. But now, it’s go time. Everyone is ready to turn those ideas into reality.


Campfire at First Beach


My number one tip for family RVing is planning. I don’t mean you have to arrange for every detail of your trip, but having your options mapped out or thought through is a good way to avoid hearing the exasperated, “I’m BORED.”

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