We are starting a new series on our blog. Every week, we are going to “round up” great articles around the web related to the outdoors, camping, recreational vehicles and more. If you have a blog or article you would like to be featured, email us.
“Real” Caves in Florida
Chris Hamilton, who recently wrote a guest blog for us on 3 Florida State Parks RV Campers Should Not Miss, did a great article on Florida Caverns Park. His review, Think there are no “real” caves in Florida? – Think Again – Florida Caverns State Park takes you through his camping experience at the Caverns. Florida state parks have so much to offer and Chris tells you about the fun cavern tour, his cold sleeping experience and gives great advice to plan your own trip! Head on over to his camping blog share for more information on the Florida Caverns Park! [Tweet this Article!]
Nina, over at WheelingIt has some great tips and advice on book-docking in her Back To Boondocking Basics – 8 Steps to Get You Into the Wild [tweet this]. I just recently did a blog piece on boondocking and this post was a great inspiration. She helps you understand what boondocking is, some of the fears associated, and practical advice for a successful experience. I especially enjoyed her section on “keeping clean” and my curiosity was peaked when she mentioned her “no-poo” routine (so much so, that I’m trying it myself!)
Converting your Van
I came across Bob Wells post on converting a van into a livable space for around $60! Bob Wells blog, How to Convert a Van for $60 [tweet this] covers everything to do with living simply and cheaply while on the road. His post is full of pictures and specific instructions, so you can build your own conversion van. It’s easy to do even if you don’t have carpentry skills. You’ll be traveling in no time! Also, if you visit his home page, he has a really great article on how to live while traveling wherever you want! It’s fascinating and very useful.
Gone with the Wynns Gift Guide
Gone with the Wynns have come up with a great Christmas gift guide for any RV enthusiast. I love their list, the RV Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2013 [tweet this],because it is full of items that they have found useful in their RV experience. I was most intrigued by their “Solar Oven!” If for some reason you can’t find anything you want from their list, the picture of their Santa Claus cat is worth checking it out! But, I think the best gift to yourself would be to buy the Wynns RV, Windy! It’s for sale here at RV Trader!
One Person’s Solar Setup
If you’ve been RVing for any amount of time, you will discover that boondocking is one of the most adventurous thing you will do! Peter and Beatrix from American-Traveler spends most of their RV lives this way. Even though they are “off the grid” and “unplugged” they still get power through solar panels. In Peter’s post, Solar Power Setup in the Desert [tweet this] he talks about how they have setup their own Solar Power panels. I love finding people who are going solar. It makes for a cleaner environment but also brings in “free” power!
Thanks for checking out our first Weekly RV Lifestyle Round Up!