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Thoughts on camping, parenting, and travel.

15 Mar
Blackstone E-Series 17 Inch: 8 Reasons Why You Might Want It for Your RV

Blackstone E-Series 17 Inch: 8 Reasons Why You Might Want It for Your RV

The Search… After stalking the aisles of my local Wal-Mart for three weeks I finally found a Blackstone E-Series 17″ Inch griddle. It was tucked away on a shelf and partially hidden by a pallet full of garden stuff. There was only one of them. I grabbed it and secured it in my cart and ran to the checkout counter like a football player running into the end zone for a touchdown. Was I worried about getting tackled from behind by another Blackstone fan? You are darn right I was. There were two other guys looking at The Blackstone... Read More
24 Feb
Top 10 Trending Destinations for Spring Break, 2021

Top 10 Trending Destinations for Spring Break, 2021

I need a relaxing spring break camping trip really, really bad! I bet you do too. It’s been a long winter and cold weather has been beating down on many of us in the northeast.  Even if you don’t live in a cold winter climate like we do, I’m sure you are also jonesing for a relaxing spring break trip to the beach, or the lake, or the river, or wherever it is that you do your spring break camping! This week our podcast sponsor Campspot released a list of their Top 10 trending destinations for spring break camping trips in... Read More
05 Apr
White Chicken Chili at the Campground

White Chicken Chili at the Campground

We’ve got a pretty long history with this white chicken chili. About twenty years ago, Jeremy and I spent a lot of time in Ohio. I was going to college in Michigan and Jeremy would drive out for long weekends at our friends’ house in Akron. Andrea and Mark were such wonderful hosts to us, stepping in as our college Mom and Dad, and they would spend all weekend feeding us the comfort foods we needed so desperately. One of Andrea’s favorite meals at the time was a White Chicken Chili, and we enjoyed it often enough that it... Read More
22 Mar
Which Blackstone Griddle is Right For You?

Which Blackstone Griddle is Right For You?

Last spring I bought my first Blackstone Griddle. The 22″ Tabletop Griddle to be exact. I am an amateur cook trying to make up for years of letting my hard-working wife take care of all of the food prep and cooking…both at home and at the campground.  Learning to cook has been incredibly exciting, but overwhelming at the same time. I love gear and equipment that makes cooking easier for me, and from what I had read and watched online, the Blackstone Griddles could “make a mediocre cook great.” I was just hoping that it... Read More
18 Sep
Stephanie’s Capsule Camping Wardrobe: Favorite Recommendations for All Seasons

Stephanie’s Capsule Camping Wardrobe: Favorite Recommendations for All Seasons

I’m not exactly a fashionista, but I do get a lot of questions about my wardrobe whenever Jeremy posts a picture of me over on Instagram or Facebook. I think this is because I’m fairly seasoned at tracking down those staple camping clothes that are the perfect cross between practical, comfortable, and stylish. I’ve made clothing recommendations in the past on our gear guides, but I decided it would be better to have a dedicated blog post that I could update each season with any new finds. What makes a great camping clothes?... Read More
30 Oct
5 Easy and Delicious Pie Iron Campground Dinners

5 Easy and Delicious Pie Iron Campground Dinners

One of our favorite things about camping in the fall is cooking over the campfire. The air is cool and crisp. The fire is warm. And the food seems even better when it’s made outside. On quick weekend getaways, we like to keep our camp cooking simple and delicious. Friday nights will often find us all sitting around the campfire, toasting up dinner in our pie irons. These old-fashioned sandwich makers are loved by kids and adults alike. You can find them in cast iron or cast aluminum. We prefer the cast aluminum since they are a bit... Read More
18 Oct
5 Warm Drinks for Chilly Nights around the Campfire

5 Warm Drinks for Chilly Nights around the Campfire

Sure, coffee is a staple when we are camping. But when the days get shorter and the nights start to get chilly, we love to make some other warm drinks to enjoy at the campground. The adult kind (ahem). Here’s a selection of some of our favorite hot spirits. The best thing about these ‘recipes’ is that they can all be tweaked according to how strong or sweet you like your drinks. You can hear us talk about all these warm drinks on this episode of the RVFTA podcast. Experiment, have fun, and stay warm. The Classic Hot Toddy So... Read More

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