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06 Apr
Campground Sticker Shock? Unpacking the Value of a Cabin

Campground Sticker Shock? Unpacking the Value of a Cabin

Jeremy and I realized recently that a certain scenario keeps repeating itself. Friends of ours will express interest in coming along with us on a trip. If they are not interested in tent camping, we enthusiastically recommend cabins as a great way to experience a campground without the gear and prep that goes hand in hand with roughing it. Our friends love the idea until we go to make reservations. Then BAM! Sticker shock and retreat. It turns out that most people assume cabins will be significantly cheaper than a hotel room. The truth is,... Read More
30 Mar
Guest Blog: Is New Zealand the World’s Most Beautiful Country?

Guest Blog: Is New Zealand the World’s Most Beautiful Country?

John and Cathy are experienced international RV travelers. They have just returned from exploring New Zealand in a rented campervan and have agreed to blog about their adventures for our readers. Here is the next installment… If heaven has beautiful views, then we certainly saw a preview in New Zealand–where we just completed a trip to celebrate forty years of marriage.  Many people regard New Zealand as the world’s most beautiful country. For Cathy and I, it certainly lived up to these claims.  With only about 4.5 million people living... Read More
16 Mar
Why We Don’t Own an Airstream    (And Probably Never Will…)

Why We Don’t Own an Airstream (And Probably Never Will…)

About a month ago we headed south on the Parkway to destroy some White House subs and attend the Atlantic City RV show.  It was freezing cold outside–so the combo of classic roadfood and indoor motorhome window shopping made for a great day.  We strolled up and down the aisles and checked out some ridiculously sweet Class A’s and Class C’s. Theo really liked this one.  I still can’t figure out why… He also really liked this 40 foot Class A… But he was shocked when I told him the price.  The poor kid... Read More
23 Apr
Inspiration for a Traveling Nation! Monmouth Museum

Inspiration for a Traveling Nation! Monmouth Museum

America Hits the Road: A Cultural History of the Road Trip Brought to you by the Monmouth Museum   The Lively Little Campers are long-time fans of the Monmouth Museum and particularly of their kid-centric and kid-terrific Wonder Wing.  The museum is located on the campus of Brookdale Community College, in Lincroft New Jersey, and it is easily accessible with plenty of free parking.  It just makes for a great morning or afternoon with the kids–particularly when the weather is bad.. Two winters ago we found ourselves spending so much time... Read More
09 Apr
Route 66 Still Kicks: Driving America’s Main Street

Route 66 Still Kicks: Driving America’s Main Street

I have always dreamed about driving Route 66 from Illinois to California–and chances are, if you’ve heard Nat “King” Cole croon the famous tune, you probably have too. This heavily mythologized American road trip is somewhere near the top of my bucket list.  It has been hard for me to explain why my imagination was so drawn to Route 66 because I really didn’t know much about it beyond the lyrics to that song–until now. I picked up Rick Antonson’s Route 66 Still Kicks: Driving America’s Main... Read More

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