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RV Travel: Helping Your Pets Acclimate to a New ClimateRV Travel: Helping Your Pets Acclimate to a New Climate | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 19-Jan-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

Like many RVers, we have an interspecies household. RVing with pets is wonderful! In fact, our two dogs and two cats have become master travelers. Although we love them all dearly—and they seem to enjoy exploring new areas—when it comes time to relocate, they really don’t get a vote. Of course we always try to keep them comfortable and happy, but when we move from one extreme climate to another, they don’t understand and it can be a bit of shock to their systems.

Related Read: Keeping your Pet Healthy and Safe while on the Road

Pets aren’t entirely able to convey how they’re feeling, so you should attempt to keep your pets with you, as much as possible. This way, you can regulate the temperature and monitor their conditions to make sure they aren’t too hot or too cold. As you travel ....

The Best Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues in an RVThe Best Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues in an RV | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 10-Jan-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

Bored, grumpy, tired, and unmotivated—that’s how many feel during the short days of winter. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a yearly issue for some where others experience it only once or twice in their lifetimes. Either way, it can be very disruptive.

Although perhaps the best way to avoid seasonal depression is to travel—or reside—in a warmer, sunnier climate, this isn’t always an option for everyone. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a few tricks to help you survive the darker, shorter days. Here are a few methods that have been shown to help, however, this is not intended as medical advice for severe or extended periods of depression.

Go Outside and Get Some Sunlight

Research has shown that getting fresh air and sunshine improves resilience to colds and flu, as well as boo....

Finding Fitness in the New YearFinding Fitness in the New Year | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 05-Jan-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

Christmas—a time of egg nog, alcohol, cookies and treats—sitting and visiting, traveling and ham and well, you get the point. People tend to put on a couple of pounds of winter “insulation”. Unfortunately, there is the accountability of New Year. This is a time when people look at where they are and where they’d prefer to be. One of the number one New Year’s resolutions regards losing weight and/or improving one’s fitness; however, how do you get started?

Related Read: Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

Find a Plan that Works for You

Although I personally don’t adhere to a packaged diet regimen or gym membership, I do believe that putting a few dollars in as an investment helps jump-start your success. It provides an easy-to-follow process with predetermined steps and specific guidelines an....

Top 10 New Year’s ResolutionsTop 10 New Year’s Resolutions | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 02-Jan-2017 in The Road Less Traveled

New Year’s Eve! Time to party! New Year’s Day and beyond: now what? At this time of the year, many people look at their life, if they haven’t already, and make plans to improve it. They make New Year’s resolutions that are often unrealistic and forgotten before the end of the month. Here is a list of the most common resolutions, as well as a few tips to achieve each over the next year. Good luck and persevere!

Be Less Stressed or Enjoy Life More

Stress is linked to the 6 leading causes of death. Do you feel less stressed now? Fortunately, even independent of circumstances, there are things you can do to reduce the levels of stress you experience in your life. From deep breathing and positive projections to yoga and meditation, there are simple things you can implement into your daily ro....


New Year’s Eve Party Treats New Year’s Eve Party Treats | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 29-Dec-2016 in The Road Less Traveled

It’s the end of one year and the beginning of another. Although you could go out—there are many options and opportunities for New Year’s celebrations—who wants the hassle of fighting potentially hazardous road conditions and dangerously inebriated drivers? Perhaps a better choice is to host your own holiday gathering and invite friends, neighbors, or even the whole campground community. But what will you serve? Here are several easy, RV-friendly party foods for you to try.

Related Read: New Year’s Eve Options on the Go

Dips

The dip—the ultimate party snack—these can be as hearty or as light as you like. The following options provide a bit of each.

Guacamole and Chips
Cut 3 avocados, use a spoon to remove the skin, and mash them with a fork. In a medium-sized bowl, mix in 1 diced tomat....


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New Year’s Eve Options on the GoNew Year’s Eve Options on the Go | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 28-Dec-2016 in The Road Less Traveled

When you live in your RV, you sometimes find yourself in unfamiliar areas. You may have to make an unexpected stop due to inclement weather or you may be in route to your winter destination. Even if you have arrived at your seasonal location, you might be looking for something different to do to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Here are a few suggestions ranging from adventurous to low-key so you can find the perfect option for your end of year activity.

Related Read: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year RV Style!

Check Out the Local Clubs

There are several ways to find a club or musical venue to visit. Do a quick google search or better yet, check out YELP to find ones in your area that meet your preferences. Many of them will have New Year’s Eve festivities with special prices and offers. They ....


Deck the Halls: Spending the Holidays in Your RVDeck the Halls: Spending the Holidays in Your RV | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 21-Dec-2016 in The Road Less Traveled

“Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” however you celebrate, this is likely a special time of the year. Whether you live in your RV fulltime or are merely using it to travel over winter, you want the season to be memorable. One way to ensure that is to add holiday decorations. If you are in a motorhome, however, that can be tricky as there are certain restrictions. For example, you won’t be hanging stockings in front of a fireplace and an 8-foot fir tree just won’t fit your limited space. Here are a few easy and relatively inexpensive ways that we use to decorate our home on wheels for Christmas.

Make Seasonal Changes to Your Normal Decor

Probably the easiest way to decorate the RV is to make minimal changes that reflect the season. These changes are perfect because they don’t have to....


No Bake or Low Bake Holiday TreatsNo Bake or Low Bake Holiday Treats | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 16-Dec-2016 in The Road Less Traveled

For many, baking holiday treats is one of the ways they celebrate this time of the year. It may even be a family tradition. When you live in an RV, however, counter space is often limited and the oven may be nearly inexistent. Fortunately, there are many scrumptious options that require very little cooking, no oven, and few ingredients. They don’t even take that long. This makes them perfect for the smaller space of an RV kitchen. Here are a few of my favorites.

Chocolate Covered (Anything)

This is exceptionally easy and yields a variety of treats with one simple process. Just melt a package of chocolate chips (I like semi-sweet, but suit your own taste.) over low heat, stirring until smooth.

Use a fork to dip any of the following into the chocolate to cover.

  • Almonds

  • Cherries

    ....

RV Opportunities: Ways to Volunteer and Spread CheerRV Opportunities: Ways to Volunteer and Spread Cheer | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 13-Dec-2016 in The Road Less Traveled

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when people think about what they’re thankful for and consider the best way to spread holiday cheer to those less fortunate. Of course, since so many people are driven to the same activities, the most popular volunteer opportunities quickly fill up. In fact, food pantries and soup kitchens are usually entirely booked with volunteers for Thanksgiving and Christmas up to a year in advance. Plus, many of these prefer not to spend the holiday season training volunteers who want to do their good deed on a holiday (so they can feel good about themselves) never to return.

It can be particularly difficult for an RVer to find meaningful ways to contribute when they may be new to an area or just passing through. Take heart! There is a variety of ways ....


Winterizing Your RV for Travel- Surviving the WinterWinterizing Your RV for Travel- Surviving the Winter | Blogs | The Road Less Traveled


Author : on 05-Dec-2016 in The Road Less Traveled

An increasing number of people are choosing to live in their RVs fulltime rather than storing them throughout winter. Unfortunately, motorhomes are notoriously difficult to keep “climate controlled”. It seems like they’re either too hot or too cold. Although the insulation that they’re manufactured with is likely sufficient for moderate temperatures, if you ever plan to spend time in cold climates, you’ll probably want to winterize.

If you plan on storing your RV there are a few important things to keep in mind. Try reading: Winterizing Your RV for Storage

For those traveling, basically, the goal is to reduce drafts and increase the insulation. There are several methods you can use to do this. So, let’s start with the easiest, least expensive ones and work our way up.

Install Thermal ....