The Ultimate Guide To Travel Coolers

Let’s back this up a minute. Do you really even need a cooler? They’re big and bulky, and they can be expensive, which makes them as cumbersome to tote around as a raging, rabid squirrel (have you ever tried to catch one of these?). Unless you’re using these in large groups where you need the extra capacity or you’re keeping perishable items for more than a day, you probably don’t need one. This being said, if you’ve got a grand trip coming up and you’ll be out enjoying the sights and sounds of nature, it can be really convenient to have a cooler at your side.

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Severe Weather Travel: How to Stay Safe

We’re gearing up for storm season in the midwest again, and we all know what that means. Thunderstorms and tornadoes will be here before you know it. When the thunder rolls and the lightning strikes, are you prepared? How do you keep an eye on the sky while you’ve got the other on the road? The more you know, the longer you have to prepare for what’s coming your way. Follow these tips to make sure you’re ready when Mother Nature unleashes her fury.

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Guns and Rv's: What's safe (and Legal)

Whether you’re passing through or planning to stay a while, deciding to carry a firearm brings with it a whole other group of worries. Can you legally carry where you’re going? What kind of weapons are allowed? Are there restrictions for visitors? The tricky part of carrying a gun in your RV is that it’s constantly moving — meaning you need to be doubly sure about the law where you’re traveling.

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Hybrid Rv's: Pro's and Con's

If you’re looking for an RV with more living space without adding extra weight and length to your fifth wheel, a hybrid travel trailer might be just the thing for you. They’re easy to pull and give you more living space than you’ll find in travel trailers of the same size. Not to mention they’re lighter than their traditional cousins (which also saves you gas money at the pump). If you haven’t looked at hybrids, you definitely should add them to your list.

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The Good Life with Danielle & Eric

They packed in the corporate lifestyle to Travel across America seeking Adventure &
Entrepreneurship full time in an RV. On June 1, 2014 they left Orange County to embark on the most epic journey of our lives. Being full time RVers has been an incredible journey and a great learning experience. They say the best part is going to unique places, meeting new people and doing it all with their best friend. If you love rving, camping or just want to live vicariously through them, check out the video below and be sure to join us here on the Good Life blog.

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IS Your RV Overweight?

No one likes to think about weight. From the doctor’s office to how much stuff you should cram in your RV on your next road trip, no one likes being weighed. But it’s important (both for your health and safety), and you don’t want to be bogged down with extra weight when you’re on the road. To keep things from getting a little heavy at your campsite, you should weigh your RV as you set out for every trip. It’s easy to figure out how much your trailer weighs while you’re on the road, and a no-brainer to keep everyone safe.

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RV Snacks:  Quick & Healthy Recipes

Whether you’re out hiking, biking, fishing or just plain old exploring, you’ll need your energy to keep those adventures going. Don’t get caught without some delicious nutrition in your pocket! Next time the munchies hit, reach for one of these recipes packed with protein for an energy boost that lasts the whole day.

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Volunteer Warriors-RV Style

RVers have a strong sense of community. When they come together, great things can happen. Volunteering doesn’t have to be something you need a permanent community for to be a part of. There are hundreds of organizations that appreciate any time you can give them, and region- or nation-wide groups make it easy to get involved while you’re movin’ down the road.

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Pet Travel-Rollin' With Rover

Dogs are part of the family! Like their owners, they need a break from the everyday, mundane life they’re used to. So why not bring them on vacation with you?! There are several sites around the country that are built specifically for your pooch while he’s away from home (and we’re not talking kennels here).

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Toy Haulers-What Makes Them Different

If you love to be outdoors and have the toys to prove it, you’ll want to consider purchasing a toy hauler instead of a more “traditional” RV. These add a lot of extra cargo room so you can bring even the fanciest of outdoor toys with you on your camping trips.

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