Lake Of Three Fires: Campground Review

There is a legend about how the Lake of 3 Fires got its name. The legend says that the “Fire Nation”, which was a local Pottawatomi tribe, lived in the area around Southwest Iowa. Later 2 other tribes decided to join the “Fire Nation” and the 3 became known as “Three Fires”. The Tribes burned [...]

Prairie Flower-Saylorville: Campground Review

When my wife and I started shopping for a new travel trailer last year, we scouted out areas close to home for easy camping on short weekends and kept coming back to Saylorville Lake. Having lived in Iowa most of my life and growing up around the Des Moines area, I have spent plenty of [...]

RV Yardwork vs Home Yardwork

The weed trimmer always jams and runs out of line at the wrong time. The mower won’t start and the pull cable just broke again. The fence needs painted and a few boards need replaced every year. You see where were going with this, and you are looking for a way out! Maybe it’s time [...]

Lazy Acres RV: Campground Review

Recently we stayed at Lazy Acres RV Park in Urbana, IA. It is located directly off of I-380 at exit 41. The park has new owners (2018), and they are excited to keep this a family friendly park. There are many activities to keep everyone busy including a stocked fishing pond, paddle boats, beach, sand [...]

RV Mail—How it Works

Full-time RVers undoubtedly have it going. They’ve got beautiful views at every turn and tour scenic places regularly with family and friends. When you choose to live in your RV full-time, there are some circumstances you should consider. It’s great to be on the road and see the countryside, but just because you’re traveling to [...]

RV Fire Safety and Prevention

We live for those hot summer days playing in the sun. Even better? Summer vacation! But while you’re out enjoying life, it’s good to be aware that emergencies don’t take a summer break – there are more than 6,000 RV fires every year (scary, right?). Learn about the leading causes of fires to keep you [...]

How To Choose An RV Campsite

Choosing the right campground for your needs can seem like a daunting task. Heck, even which plot you choose to park on can make a big difference during your camping weekend! After all, that campground with all the amenities you can imagine is nice, and that plot next to the lake is sure a lot [...]

Places To Camp Before You Die

Everyone’s got a bucket list: go skydiving, learn to play an instrument, train your spouse to put the toilet paper roll on the correct way (loose end over the top, of course!). You get the idea. Whatever your ambitions, you should include places you need to RV before you pass on into the great beyond. To get [...]

Camping Breakfast Food

Some call it the most important meal of the day, and when you’re camping, it really can be. A good, hearty breakfast can fuel you through all of your camping adventures until it’s time to get around the campfire again for dinner. So fire up the skillet, because we’re giving you our favorite recipes that [...]

What you should bring on a boat trip

There’s nothing like a weekend on the water. Between the serene nod of being out on the boat and the possibility of reeling in a great catch, it’s one of the best ways to truly get away from the stresses of everyday life. If you’re loading up the RV for a camping weekend that involves [...]