Welcome to the very first edition of Outdoor Living.
Ever fantasized about throwing in the towel and taking off into the great outdoors? Well, the Girard family did exactly that! Traveling around the world, learning about other cultures, and in the process discovering themselves. Read more about their adventures in "Around the world in four years".
In this inaugural edition, we also have tips to stay fit on the road, ideas for parents to survive that dreaded long haul road trip, preview ten RV parks with tennis facilities, and much much more.
Like you, we love the great outdoors. There is no better way to connect with family, friends and wonderful strangers along the journey of life. So get out there! Work on your serve, take that trip, have some fun and most of all, enjoy every moment.
Around the world in four years
Jean Luc and Nathalie Girard are a couple that make things happen. The Girards, parents of three, were unwittingly spending more time at work than at home, and missing their children's most important moments. A solution was proposed: a four year RV trip around the world. From the moment the idea was proposed the family began planning their adventure...
Fruit full substitutions
With the abundance of diners and fast food restaurants along the road you may find yourself eating chicken tenders and burgers more than salads and sandwiches while on your way to your campground, but this does not have to be the case. Fruits are one healthy alternative that is always in season; they complement breakfast meals, kids love them, and they're a great before dinner snack.
As more people choose to take RV trips certain aspects of RVs, such as gas inefficiency and emissions, receive more attention. Now the RV community is asking for an earth friendly approach to taking road trips and we've got an answer: Solar Panels. They are an effective way to take advantage of alternative energy because they extend the life of your RV's battery, they are user-friendly, and there are many benefits for using them.
Q & A: Teardrop Campers
Q: What is a teardrop camper? It sounds interesting, can you explain?
A: These trailers are only about four feet high and eight feet long. But don't let their size fool you! A teardrop camper can give you the best of both worlds - outdoors and in ...
Fitness balls - A well rounded way to stay in shape
Taking long road trips is a great way to experience nature and all that it has to offer, but it can put a dent in your exercise routine. While you may not be able to follow your regular routine, there are other ways to stay fit whilst on the road. Fitness balls are a great way to keep in shape - they are fun, offer you lots of variety and are convenient!
The three C's to entertain kids on the road
I had someone ask me about a camping trip they were taking with their twin five year-olds. She wanted a few tips on keeping the kids entertained while on a seven hour trip. For most parents this is a nightmare scenario, but with a little planning it could turn out to be a great road trip. All you have to do is keep the three C's in mind - comfort, creativity and connection - to ensure your wee ones are smiley ones.
Game, Set, Match - Ten campgrounds & RV parks with tennis courts
The US Tennis Open has come and gone, and what and exciting summer it has been! We've watched prowess on the court and unexpected wins by Del Potro and Clijsters. For those of you who still have the remnants of tennis-fever, here is a chance to hone your skills whilst in the great outdoors.
Here are ten campgrounds and RV parks with tennis facilities to bring out the Federer in you, and more!
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