24 Nov

RV National Trade Show, here we come!



My Podcast producer Stephanie Puglisi and I are heading to the RVIA National RV trade show

My Podcast producer Stephanie Puglisi and I are heading to the RVIA National RV trade show

The National RV trade show is happening in Louisville, Kentucky the first week in December and I am heading there with my podcast producer, Stephanie Puglisi. Stephanie and her husband Jeremy are the hosts of the RV Family Travel Atlas podcast which comes out on the ITunes store every Friday, rain or shine! Stephanie will be interviewing some industry brass on what’s new and upcoming and I will be looking at all the new trailers being offered by manufacturers and reporting back on what might be a good fit for Girl Campers. The National RV trade show is not open to the public. It is the annual event in which trailer manufacturers roll out there new products for the RV dealerships. It is where the dealerships come to make their purchases for the upcoming season.  I am excited to see what tweaks have taken place on old favorites (Tabs and Riversides) and what is a totally new product that might be a fit for a Girl Camper.




I will be chatting with my friend Mike Harlan from Haydocy Airstream in Columbus, Ohio on what's new in the industry and upcoming Camper College events.

I will be chatting with my friend Mike Harlan from Haydocy Airstream in Columbus, Ohio on what’s new in the industry and upcoming Camper College events. 

Stay tuned for news and updates from the industry’s big annual event!

24 Nov

Girl Camper #7: Give Thanks for Camping!

On this week’s episode of Girl Camper, we will be chatting about what constitutes family and how the holidays are ever changing. We are heading to a campground in Maryland this weekend and will be spending the holidays with our camping family. This is new to us and we will be eating at a restaurant but coming back to the campground to do dutch oven cooking of pumpkin treats. Thank you to the folks at KOA for supplying this recipe. Special thanks to Ronda Ellis of Baton Rouge, LA who submitted it!


We also be talking about the REI #optoutside campaign on Black Friday. We will be heading to the “Mall” in DC to check out the National Park monuments on Thanksgiving morning and on Friday we will be hitting the Smithsonian Institute and we will be Instagramming our Parks to share and would love to hear where you are.

19 Nov

Girl Camper #6: Airstream Dream


I had the pleasure of traveling to the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, Ohio in September and touring the factory where those beautiful trailers are made.

Afterwards I had the privilege of interviewing Mollie Hansen, the executive Vice President of Marketing for Airstream. Mollie herself is an Airstream addict who cranes her neck to see what is parked in people’s backyards that might need airstream rescuing. She owns FOUR Airstreams and also gets to borrow one from work and travel in it to see if there are any kinks in the design that might need tweeking! That has to be one of the best perks of her job! The interview with Mollie is on Episode #6 of Girl Camper,  the Podcast but here are some pictures from that road trip and the factory tour and offices of Airstream. Enjoy!


11 Nov

Episode #5: Life’s Left Turns – When things just don’t go according to plans

” I had a plan and it was all downhill from there!”

On Episode #5: Life’s Left Turns, we will be chatting with our Girl Camper correspondent, Ginny McKinney about the big left turn her life took when her dear husband passed away unexpectedly. All of their plans to travel and enjoy this great country were washed away in one cruel moment. How Ginny endured and thrived is inspiration for all of us. This funny and brave woman will inspire you to put your big girl panties on and brave the storm. From grieving  widow to thriving  full timer she will share the ups and downs of her unexpected change of plans.

Ginny can be found on Facebook at Marshmallow Ranch