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RVFTA #20 The Family Road Trip: What’s In It For the Kids?

On this episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are talking about the great American tradition of the family road trip. We truly believe we are helping our boys develop some pretty amazing qualities as we hitch up and explore this big and beautiful country. Road trips with kids are not always easy, but on…

RVing and Fatherhood

I never went on a camping trip with my father. At least not one that I can remember. Dad, if your reading, no hard feelings. It never really bothered me because I didn’t know what I was missing. By the time I started RVing with my own children, about five years ago, I was having…

RV Family Travel Atlas #19: RV Design…What’s Hot, What’s Not?

On this episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are talking about RV Design. Turns out, it’s usually the little things that matter, so we have a list of 10 trending features and (of course!) some strong opinions about each one. We are also going to share our blogger crush of the week. Just5MoreMinutes.com has…

RV Family Travel Atlas #18: Adventure Guide to the White Mountains of New Hampshire

This week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas is a special Adventure Guide to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We traveled to the Granite State last summer and spent an amazing two weeks exploring the rugged White Mountains. We will be talking about the all hiking, kayaking, swimming and amusement parking that this great…

RV Family Travel Atlas Episode #17: RV Organization (or bust)!

On episode #17 of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are talking about our attempts at RV Organization. We were on life support last year, so we brought in an expert, Yvonne Moss, who blogs about all things neat and tidy on her blog. Listen to find out how she helped us whip our RV into shape….

RV Family Travel Atlas Episode #16: The Future of RVing

On this special episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are traveling into the future of RVing! From the continuing retro renaissance, to the reintroduction of our National Parks, we tackle eight trends that have serious staying power. Along the way we will share opinions from a few of our favorite RV experts from KOA,…

A New Name for a New Year: The Lively Little Campers are now RV Family Travel Atlas!

About five years ago we bought our first RV (a pop up camper) and decided that traveling and camping with our kids was just about the best thing ever. We also started writing a blog about the experience, mostly to humor ourselves and our close friends and family. There was no Facebook page…no social media…

RV Family Travel Atlas: 10 Reasons RV Vacations Are Better!

On this episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are sharing our 10 Reasons RV Vacations are Better. In our 20 years of traveling together, we have flown on planes, stayed in hotels, and rented vacation homes. But now it’s RV or Bust. We will talk about why there is simply no better way to…

RV Family Travel Atlas: 4 Secret Ingredients for Family Fun!

On this episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are sharing our 4 secret ingredients for family fun. Vacationing with kids can be a bit challenging, and we want to give you some tips for keeping everyone, young old and in between, entertained, and inspired. We have written about this topic a lot over the years….

What’s the Secret to Making Family Travel Fun? (Like actual, real fun…)

Whether you are vacationing in a hotel, renting a house, or staying at a campground, let’s face it–traveling with young children is a challenge. Even it is something you absolutely love to do, you can’t possibly claim it is easy (and keep a straight face). It takes work, and a whole lot of planning, to…

RV Family Travel Atlas: Pros and Cons of a Travel Trailer

On Episode 13 of RV Family Travel Atlas, it’s all about the travel trailer! We are sharing some personal stories about our own trailer, and you will find out why an Airstream will probably never work for us. We will also discuss the pros and cons of a travel trailer. With all of the models…

12 Classic Christmas Albums for Hipsters and Holy Rollers

I’m a Christmas music junky.  After taking that last bite of Thanksgiving turkey I dusted off my albums and cranked up the tunes.  Are you throwing a Christmas party this year?  Or just looking for some new sounds to help you celebrate the season?  Here is a list of my 12 favorite Christmas albums, from…

RV Family Travel Atlas: Acadia National Park Adventure Guide

On this week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are heading to Acadia National Park, one of our favorite summer destinations. We will give you recommendations for where to stay and what to eat. We will also tell you about the best family-friendly hikes and activities on Mount Desert Island. Join us as we…

RV Family Travel Atlas Holiday Gift Guide: What Was on that List???

In Episode 10 of RV Family Travel Atlas, we gave our recommendations for 12 great holiday gifts. Here is a list, with links, to all of the products that we reviewed. Listen to the podcast for the complete lowdown on each item! For the Kids… 1. Globe For Kids Illuminated Earth Globe: Our boys’ favorite camper…

RV Family Travel Atlas: 10 Tips for First-Time RV Buyers

In Episode 11, we are sharing our best tips for RV newbies. We had no idea what we were doing 5 years ago when we bought our first RV, so we totally understand how overwhelming it can be. One of our listeners asked us, “How the hell do you start this journey?!”. Well, hopefully this…

RV Family Travel Atlas: Holiday Gift Guide

On this week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, it’s all about the products! We are featuring 12 items–6 for the kids, and 6 for the adults–that we have used and loved over the last year. With gifts from ten dollars to a few hundred, we have something that will fit everyone’s budget. We also…

American History for Beginners with the Capitol KOA, Part 2

Our recent trip to Washington D.C. was just a two-night jaunt a mere 4 hours away, but it turned out to be a very important one for our family. We strongly believe that great family travel means finding that sweet spot…the places where both adults and children can have amazing and memorable experiences at the…

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