Archive for February, 2007

Camping is A Great Way To Get More Exercise

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Camping vacations are the healthiest vacations my family takes. We always camp in a campground with hiking trails, biking paths, and/or swimming. We try to stay in state parks whenever possible because they cost is reasonable and the scenery is gorgeous which only encourages us to hike and bike more.

It’s great to get up in the morning and go for a short walk before breakfast. After breakfast is a good time to plan an activity for the day and head out. It might be a long walk on a trail, a bike ride through the woods, a swim in the lake, or maybe even renting a canoe or paddleboat to enjoy nature and being outside. Don’t forget to take healthy snacks and a light lunch with you, Aftercare Sober Housing Available.

Then, later in the day when you get back to your campsite you can relax and prepare a tasty meal outside. As dusk falls you might decide to take a walk along the pier and watch the sunset or even join the fishermen and see if you can catch something.

Every day is a day to exercise in a fun way when camping.

New RV Versus Used RV

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

That’s the question that almost always come up when someone is looking for a camper or RV. Which is better, new or used? It depends what you are looking for. If you want the most up to date RV or camper, you want to choose the decor you want, and you want to be the first humans to use it, then new is definitely the way to go. New is the better option if it’s a motorized RV that’s more than 10 years old or has high mileage.

If you want to save some money, are flexible on decor and amenities, and are willing to use a RV or camper that someone else has “broken in,” used is a good choice in most cases. A used motorized RV should be purchased with caution if it’s getting up there in age and/or mileage.

The best bet is to buy from a reputable dealer who will give you a guarantee. They won’t always do this though, especially if the price is very low and you it is hard to find a private seller willing to give you a 60 day money back guarantee. Check out any used RV or camper thoroughly before purchasing. Take it to your mechanic if it has an engine. And check out this guide I found. It has more useful tips

Wishing for Camping Weather

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

I am not a winter camper although I have heard from several hardy people that it’s a lot of fun. Me, I don’t want it to be snowing when I go camping.

Today I am looking out my office window at a blizzard. My driveway already has 2 foot drifts in it. I’m dreaming of warm days spent hiking trails and cool evenings spent around a campfire toasting marshmallows and later on, drinking some wine. It’s pure bliss and relaxation.

But today I have to deal with bundling up in 10 layers and shoveling snow. Camping season, please get here soon!