31 Oct

Girl Camper: Episode 108 Personal Safety for Girl Campers with Holly Boros

My guest today is a returning one, Holly Boros, personal safety expert and NRA Firearms and Safety Instructor. Holly was a guest on the show way back when on episode number 28 where we chatted about some strategies for personal safety in daily life and on the road. We are taking up that subject again today because…as my Mom is fond of saying, “You can’t be too careful.” Often women who travel alone and in groups ask the question of whether it is safe to sleep over night in a rest stop, at a Walmart parking lot or in an obscure place where they are unlikely to be seen. Holly brings her experience as an Army brat, military wife, solo woman traveler and safety expert to the podcast.

Holly Boros solo travels in her own Girl Camper as well as with her husband in their larger family trailer.

Holly discusses personal safety on a daily basis and defines “white alert” – a state of awareness of your surroundings at all times. She shares the posture, attitude and air we should possess when shopping, going to our cars and in our daily errands. She includes safety tips for getting from the store,  back into your car.

  • Have keys out and in hand.
  • Walk to car using the center  of the parking lot aisle.
  • Pass your car and look between your car and the car next to it to make sure no one is there before going to drivers side door.
  • Unlock the drivers side door only with one press of the key fob.
  • Immediately lock the door and drive away.
  • Do not sit in the car and check email or make phone calls.

Holly also shares her tips for resting on the road during long trips, using rest areas, and staying safe while traveling solo.

Save the date!! Waxahachie, Texas!

29 Dec

Girl Camper #12 – Meet Girl Camper Sandy Newkirk

On this weeks episode we have an interview with Girl Camper, Sandy Newkirk from New Jersey. Sandy’s story of how she transitioned to being a Girl Camper will inspire those who are watching the fun from the sidelines. Sandy shares the obstacles she overcame, the trailer hunt and the joys of  ‘finding her people!’  In the Campfire Chat I share some great tips from the Snowmads, full timers Jason and Kristin Snow on RVing safely through bad weather. Snowmads Top Five Severe Weather Tips . An update on the sign ups for Go Girl, Go and news about my Go RVing blog.

 

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20 Aug

Your Sister’s a Glamp !

I love the attitude of this sassy, not always so classy,  (that’s why I can relate to her!) glamper of a gal! Her blog posts are full of all the things we love to look at and be inspired by!! I am sharing the love! If you want the inside scoop on what is happening on those SOTF trips where more fun is had than anywhere else, you will just have to log on and follow Thelma and Louise’s adventures!

I wonder why this sign caught their eye?

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18 Aug

The Party Girl! Sister on the Fly Karen Reichert!

Sister on the Fly Karen Reichert is the party giver and hostess extraordinaire of  the Midwest and it was my privilege to profile her for my Go RVing blog. I just had to add some photos that there was not enough room for on the Go RVing blog.
Tastings and tutus are a common theme at Sister on the Fly events. Local purveyors of food and fun are often asked to share their talents and wares.

After all the hard work of setting up and arranging ones camper has been done, it is customary to commence with the strolling trailer tour!! BYOB!

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