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A Day of Fun with Kids in Huntsville, AL

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One of our favorite places to visit when traveling through the south is Huntsville, Alabama aka “Rocket City,” a center of arts, music and culture in North Eastern Alabama as well as being home to many of our best friends in the whole wide world. Home to the largest concentration of engineers in the country in large part […]

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Why Did We Decide to Travel Full-Time?

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We’ve gotten a lot of resistance to the idea of living our lives on the road with our two kids. From friends, family and random people on the internet who think that we’re making a poor choice, or those who just don’t understand why we don’t want to settle down again. Why do we travel […]

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LED Replacement Vanity Light Bulbs

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The bathroom vanity lights around the medicine cabinet in the bathroom of our 1998 Foretravel U320 are your typical 3-bulb vanity light – this set features a faceted half-round cover which defracts the light and, well…collects dust. The OEM bulbs were each a 18 watt incandescent bulb, so with three bulbs in each of two vanity light fixtures […]

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Quick and Healthy Dessert: Manic Monkey

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One of our favorite quick and easy desserts that’s actually got some healthful components is our version of Ben and Jerry’s “Chunky Monkey.” When we want something that tastes great, but doesn’t cost a caloric fortune, this is our go-to dessert treat. The non-dairy aspect pleases my gut, it only takes a few minutes to make, […]

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Inflatable Bubble Tent – Funny Amazon Reviews

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Aside from the amusing description and absurdly high price, this inflatable “bubble” tent with tunnels is…unusual to say the least. Description from the Bubble Tent Amazon Listing “We have all kinds of inflatable bubble lodge, inflatable bubble house, inflatable camping house, inflatable bubble hotel, inflatable beach bubble dome, Clear camping bubble tent, Clear mountain dome, Inflatable […]

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Multi-purpose Storage Ottomans for RV Living

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One of the things we needed when we moved on board our RV as fulltimers was a bit more storage (don’t we all?), plus we needed additional seating surfaces around our dining table, for our daughter’s craft desk and occasionally for extra guests in the living room area. We considered benches, stools and ottomans, but found […]

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Healthy Popcorn in the Microwave

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We have an unhealthy obsession with popcorn poppers on board Shadowbeast (our nickname for our 1998 Foretravel U320). Though we love an old-fashioned Jiffy Pop popcorn tin over the campfire, we also like our popcorn on days and nights when we’re tucked up inside, for weather or other reasons. Our daughter, Elizabeth the foodie, likes […]

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Track Your Travels with a States Map

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Like many families who travel, particularly traveling families in RVs, we keep a United States sticker map on board in order to visualize and memorialize our travels around the country. We try to make a bit of a ceremony when we add a new sticker, and we only add a new sticker after we’ve spent at […]

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Replacing our RV Kitchen Faucet

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It’s not a popular fixture finish these days – brass, bronze and gold finishes have been out of vogue for the past 20 years at least, with stainless steel, nickel, and even oil-rubbed bronze have been more popular. I admit, in our sticks and bricks home, we had stainless and brushed nickel throughout our kitchen […]

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Making Brass, Bronze and Gold Work on an RV

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When we first found our 1998 Foretravel U320, there were many aspects to the design that we knew we wanted to change. We knew we had to get rid of the tiger-striped valances and the reptilian inspired window treatments in the kitchen and bathroom. We knew we’d need to add some color to spruce up […]

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