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If you do a broad search for RV accessories online, you’ll be inundated with results. Head to a local Camping World, and you’ll be surrounded by option after option for gear for your trailer.  All those options are nice when you know what you want. However, they don’t tell you much about how they’ll change your camping experience. While some seem nice to have, you might not actually use them while you’re on the road. While others seem frivolous or like dreaded extra weight, they might actually be a relief to have at the campsite. While on each camping trip,...

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It's Fall, and Fall is notorious for having leaves drop to the ground. Even in Arizona, which is where we are now, there are dry leaves on the ground as plants get ready for the cool winter months. These leaves are an invitation to play! But there's more to do with the leaves than pile them up, drop yourself down, and make angels on the ground. There are crafts and learning experiences to be had too! This week, me and my boys grabbed the safety scissors, a container, and our star stamper (the same stamper that comes in the Cruisin'...

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Ever since we hit the road for one RV family vacation after the next, I’ve consistently heard, “That looks like so much fun, but where do you start?” There’s no right or wrong answer to this question. I’ve known some families start by buying an RV and hitting the road for weeks. Others take a more conservative approach. Regardless of where you start, I believe there are four questions to answer before kicking the metaphorical tires on this type of travel: How are you going to travel? Are you going to buy an RV? Rent? Test the camping waters in...

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Disclosure: We get a commission for purchases made through the links in this post. There have been a lot of long road trips with young kids for us. Living in Southern Arizona, camping season gets hot. To reach cooler weather, we need to drive several hours. And to reach new terrain, we need to drive even further.  Over the course of our many, many, MANY hours on the road, I’ve learned a few hacks that have kept me in the front seat (where I prefer to be) and my kids calm in the backseat (where they have to be). While...

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