Planning a Family Vacation: 9 Ways to Make Road Trips a Breeze

Road trips are fun and exciting while also being exhausting and long. Bringing the kids along might mean even more pit stops, but it can also be a time to get excited about where you’re going and what you’ll be doing. Make getting there, just as fun as being there. After almost three years of driving around the U.S., I feel like I have some experience in this area and with the help of many other expert traveler writers, we bring you this list of nine ways to make road trips a breeze.

Planning a Family Vacation: 9 Ways to Make Road Trips a Breeze.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Live the Full-Time RV Lifestyle?

A great campsite with TrailerHave you ever thought about leaving life behind you to travel full-time? Maybe live in an RV and just drive around exploring the country? Well it isn’t always an easy decision and may take more than just having the desire. There are some characteristics that will be necessary if you are going to enjoy this lifestyle. So in this article I will give you some things to think about to help you decide if you have what it takes to live the full-time RV lifestyle.

If you have been following our adventure you know that we have been traveling and living in our RV full-time for a little over two years. There is a ton of stuff to learn about this lifestyle, in fact, we are still learning. It’s definitely not always easy. This is not a vacation, it’s our life.

Some people will adjust to this lifestyle more easily than others. It’s not a lifestyle choice that will work for everyone. Before you make the decision, do your research. Here are some things to consider when analyzing whether or not you have what it takes to live the full-time RV lifestyle.

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Full Time RV Life With Kids: What to Bring on the Road

Deciding to hit the road to travel full-time is a big decision, especially when you have kids. You have to get rid of most of your stuff, including the toys. Of course, the kids still need things to do right, so what do you bring with you in the RV? Here’s my thoughts on what to bring for your full time RV life with kids.

Family in front of Travel Trailer at night

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Shower Time

Camp Shower vs. RV Shower

There are so many things to consider when thinking about living full-time in a RV. It can be a little overwhelming as well as difficult finding the information you want. For me it was tricky to find information on doing laundry, how much food we would be able to fit in the refrigerator, and how much propane might cost. There were other things that I didn’t even think about. One of these things was the shower.

Hopefully you made sure to get in the shower in your RV before you purchased it. I had my husband get into the shower of any RV that we liked when we were still in planning phase. He was not too excited to stand in the shower and pretend he was washing up, but I wanted to be sure he was going to be comfortable.

Of course our RV has a shower, but there are times when it is necessary to use the facility at the campground. The main reason we end up using a camp shower is when we don’t have full hook-ups. Showers for our family of five fills our grey water tank pretty quickly. Which means for extended stays we use the camp shower. So I want to share with you some of the things I have learned about RV showers vs. camp showers.

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