Author Archives: Liza

About Liza

I'm a outdoorsy girl with a love of the comforts of home. We're learning how to family glamp, one trip at a time!

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

Visiting Washington, D.C. in your RV or travel trailer? Check out Cherry Hill RV Park – the closest campground to the nation’s capital! 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 … Continue reading

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Private RV resorts vs. state parks

We just returned from a week-long trip in our Coachmen Apex Nano travel trailer to Williamsburg, Va. and Washington, D.C. It was the longest trip we’ve taken in the camper so far, and I’m happy to report it was a … Continue reading

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Camp Site Review: Edisto Beach State Park

We’re just finishing up our Spring Break, where we had a chance to sneak down to Edisto Beach State Park for a few days with the camper! It was the A) longest trip we’ve taken the camper so far and B) the farthest away from home.

We camped at Edisto Beach State Park from Sat. – Tues., having made our reservations months in advance (RV camping in state parks is not always for the spontaneous because the spots fill up so fast!).
Read more about our camping experience at Edisto Beach State Park! Continue reading

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Camp site review: Keowee-Toxaway State Park

We made a quick trip up to Keowee-Toxaway State Park the weekend of March 25, and we had such an amazing time! It was our first time to this state park to camp, so I thought I’d share our experience … Continue reading

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Guest post: Nature

{Editor’s note: our 8 year-old son wanted to write his very own blog post! The following is his post for you to enjoy!) thats a red wood tree. this is me holding wood.

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Our first Family Glamping trip, and how Good Samaritans saved the day

After months of planning, researching, test driving, dreaming and more, we FINALLY got a chance to take our new Coachmen Apex Nano bhs193 camper on its maiden overnight voyage.

As you can imagine with this being our first travel trailer trip, there were some hiccups along the way. But luckily some Good Samaritans showed up to help us out and keep us on our way. Continue reading

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Best RV camping online resources

If you’re new(ish) to this RV camping thing like we are, you might find yourself spending hours at a time surfing the Internet trying to compile the best places for trusted advice and how-to tutorials. Even if you’re a seasoned camping veteran, it never hurts to discover new methods and tricks to make your RV life even more fun.

We compiled a list of top online resources we consistently click on to help us learn the RV camping ropes. Bookmark these sites so you can quickly reference them the next time you need to find an answer to a camping question! Continue reading

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It’s all happening! We found our first camper…

Finally, after months of visiting local dealerships, and scouring websites, forums, Pinterest and books, we think we found the one. Our First Camper.

I honestly don’t remember if I was this happy when we closed on our first house. Maybe I was. But I can tell you there was definitely happy dancing going on in the parking lot of the RV dealership when we decided this was going to be our first camper home.

So which one did we choose? Read on to find out the model we selected, plus the factors that went in to helping us make our decision. Continue reading

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Our Travel Trailer Wish List

So, we’re not-so-patiently waiting for the arrival of our first travel trailer! We’ve ordered the one we want through a local dealership, and now we’re just waiting on it to come in. (Is it here yet? Is it here yet? Is it here YET?!).

We’ve been given an estimate of January 2017 for our travel trailer to arrive. I fully expect us to be waiting at the dealership with balloons and a cake to help make it feel more welcome when it gets to us!

In the meantime, Gib and I are making wish lists galore of things we want to have in our travel trailer. Obviously, there’s a LOT we need to get, and we’re already plunking down a chunk of change just investing in the trailer alone.

So we’re trying to be smart and not blow our entire vacation budget in one fell swoop by looking for things we know we need for our first trips, and things we can purchase down the road. Continue reading

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