DIY No-Sew Cornice Board Project for Camper

Camper Cornice Board Before and After - The Family Glampers

You might remember from our previous post about how I updated the stock valances in our travel trailer with these easy-peasy, almost no-sew curtains. And while I loved how the curtains turned out, one of the windows still had the curtain rod showing, which was just really bugging me.  Continue reading

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Camp Site Review: Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort

Hilton Head Harbor Entrance Sign - The Family GlampersWe just returned home from our Spring Break trip to Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort, on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

This was our first time at the resort, and I can say without reservation, it currently holds the top-ranked places we’ve glamped so far.  Continue reading

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Easy-to-Make Travel Sticker Boards

Easy to Make Travel Sticker Boards for Campers

I don’t know about you, but one of our favorite things about traveling around in our camper is collecting stickers from each of the places we travel. It’s an inexpensive souvenir to remind us of each place we’ve visited! Continue reading

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Let’s get rollin’: 2018 Travel Trailer Camping Trips

It’s the end of February, which means in just a few short weeks, Bessie the Travel Trailer will be out of storage and hitting the road! As you know, most popular campground and RV camp sites fill up very quickly (seriously, some of these places are harder to get in to than FastPasses at DisneyWorld!), so we’ve already mapped out our travels for the first half of the year.

Here’s where we’ve booked some trips so far this year – have you been to any of these?

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DIY Almost No-Sew Curtains for RV or Travel Trailer


Why do all travel trailers seem to come with the most hideous curtains? It seems like this would’ve been an area of decor improvement over the years, but alas, it seems the factory interior decor of most travel trailers is stuck in the 1970s.

I wanted to update our curtains and make the camper interior feel a little more “21st century,” but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the project. Pinterest, to the rescue! Just type in “travel trailer curtains” or “RV curtains” and you’ll find all kinds of DIY curtain blog posts to help inspire you.

I read through a few different sites, and was able to come up with my own variation of DIY ‘almost’ no-sew travel trailer curtains. (I’ll explain the ‘almost’ at the end of this post – you very well might be able to get away without sewing these curtains at all). Continue reading

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Camp site review: Devil’s Fork State Park, Lake Jocassee, SC

Devils Fork State Park Lake Jocassee - The Family Glampers

If you’ve ever had the good fortune to be able to spend time on Lake Jocassee in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you know the true beauty of the area. The crystal clear, cold water surrounding by panoramic views of the mountains is spectacular. Since the water comes from up in the mountains, it’s almost always cold, which makes it a great getaway for hot summer days.

The lake was actually created by damming and flooding the town that previously resided there. In fact, the land itself was Cherokee Indian land, with markers around the area explaining the area’s rich history.  Continue reading

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First world camper problems

The Family Glampers camper

Since we got our first travel trailer camper earlier this year, we’ve been able to escape on about seven weekend and/or week-long excursions so far. We’ve learned a little bit more with each trip, and it dawned on us after this last one to Lake Jocassee in South Carolina that we have a few, what I like to call, “first world camper problems.”

And they’re not even problems, they’re just things we’ve learned along the way, things we didn’t even know to ask when we were standing on the RV dealership lot with the salesman. Things we’re making notes of for when we get our next camper (down the road, of course).  Continue reading

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Weekend glamping in Asheville, NC (and our review of Lake Powhatan Recreation Area)


When we decided to invest in our first travel trailer, one of the things Gib and I challenged ourselves to do was to use it at least once a month – even if it was just a quick weekend getaway somewhere close to home.

As June rolled into July, we decided to hitch up and head an hour northwest from Greenville, SC to Asheville, NC to take a tour of the legendary Biltmore Estates. (I’d toured America’s largest privately owned home before, but Gib and the boys had never been).  Continue reading

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Camp site review: Cherry Hill Park, College Park, MD

The Family Glampers Do DC

As part of our ongoing series of camp site reviews we’ve visited, today I’m going to share our thoughts from our recent stay at Cherry Hill Park, located in College Park, MD.

If you’re planning a trip to Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas (like Annapolis or Baltimore), and want to stay in your RV, camper, travel trailer or even a tent – then Cherry Hill Park should definitely be on your radar.  Continue reading

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Camp site review: Anvil Campground, Williamsburg, VA

We just returned from a weeklong trip where we visited Williamsburg, VA and then Washington, D.C. As I always like to read about places I’m staying before I get there, I wanted to put together some notes on the campgrounds we stayed in during our trip.

When we stayed in Williamsburg, VA, we parked our travel trailer at Anvil Campground for three days. The campground is conveniently located just a few miles from the area’s main attractions, including Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens-Williamsburg and Water Country USA.

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