Category: Tips

5 Best Videos on DIY Insulation for Your Campervan

One of the first steps to a campervan conversion is to insulate the walls, floors, and ceiling. The better covered they are, the less energy it will take to heat or cool in the inside space. In doing our research, we found these five videos that we felt were the best in explaining the facts…
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5 Amazing Camper Van Bed Ideas that Will Have You Sleeping Better

To me, one of the entire points of the van camper instead of tent camping is not sleeping on the ground. Van campers can have a comfortable bed which makes the experience so much better. In designing our camper, we did some research on different types of beds: fixed or converted. These videos were really…
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Everything You Wanted to Know (and Didn’t Want to Know) about Camper Van Toilets

The one drawback to using a camper van vs an RV trailer is the bathroom. While we are not planning on camping off the grid and mostly using campgrounds (that will have showers and toilets to use), there may be times you need a solution. It could be the middle of the night, and you…
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Here’s Why We Have Decided to Not Buy an RV

We have wanted an RV for as long as we have been married (over 25 years). The idea of just getting in the car and driving to a new location with all of the stuff you need and not worrying about getting a hotel, carrying everything inside, dealing with check-in and check-out times, etc. is…
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The Ultimate Dollar Tree Hacks for Easy Traveling

Packing well is part skill / part having the right items. There are so many great products out there to help you, but when you add the cost of them all up, it can quickly get expensive. Enter the Dollar Tree store – a place where so many things can be found, and of course,…
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7 Essential Travel Items that You May Not Have Thought About

We LOVE to travel – car trips, cross-country and international air travel, and we travel a lot. Since we are well-known for our travel disasters (which do happen to give us the best stories – who wants to hear about someone else’s perfect vacation), here is 7 travel essentials that we have learned not to…
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Going to Rome? Think about Skipping these Popular Attractions

Rome has been a dream of mine since I was young so when I got the opportunity this year to go, I was beyond excited for it. My visions of Rome were always sitting at an outdoor cafe drinking wine by a beautiful fountain (if you read any of our other blog posts, you will…
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Airlines Lost Your Luggage?

You are on the beginning of a vacation of a lifetime, and you get off the plane in an exotic location ready to start your journey, but first you need to make your way to the baggage claim. As you stand at baggage claim and wait and watch bag after bag come down and circle…
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Cruising Tips from a Couple of Cruise Addicts

My husband and I have been on seven cruises together, on various cruise lines and all sorts of locations (Caribbean, Europe, Alaska). While we luckily haven’t had a lot of travel disasters on cruises (other than the airline that lost my luggage going to Rome, and we got it only minutes before the cruise left)…
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10 Car Trips Tips That Will Save Your Sanity

We are known in our circle of friends as travel disasters – doesn’t matter if we travel by car, train, plane or boat. There is always something that happens to us. It makes for some great stories, but it is nice to have calm vacations at times. One of the reasons, I love car trips…
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