Hot RVing at the Newport Dunes Resort

Hot RVing at the Newport Dunes Resort

Growing up in Southern California, I am a total beach-lover and the same goes for my kids! We never turn down the opportunity to be by the sea. Sandy toes and surf hair is a regular look for our family. Newport Beach draws thousands of visitors from all over, why not take advantage of living in a tourist destination, right? Hidden within the Back Bay Nature Preserve is the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina. It is the perfect spot for families to enjoy the beach safely, because there are…

Guide to Rving at Vail Lake Resort with Kids

Guide to Rving at Vail Lake Resort with Kids

Vail Lake, a little oasis tucked behind the wineries of Temecula, California. This was the site of our debut RV trip back in August 2012. It is now a part of our regular rotation. We enjoy the open space, beautiful views, fun village, annual events, proximity to town, and the low rates. It’s no wonder why we love taking out the RV for the weekend to relax at Vail Lake Resort with Kids. Keep cost in check: In general Vail Lake is a very reasonable with rates ranging from $45-$100,…

How to go RVing for Thanksgiving in Big Bear

How to go RVing for Thanksgiving in Big Bear

Although Thanksgiving is nice when celebrated at home, it is also a perfect opportunity for travel. We always plan a holiday-themed trip with the kids and sometimes it best for us to take advantage of the four-day holiday. Hmmm. Where should we go? What should we do? Let’s load up the RV and hit the road. RVing is a great option for holiday travel! Why? Well, even though site rates are higher during the holidays, they are usually significantly less than hotel rooms for a group our size. Many people…

Terror in the Oaks: Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

Terror in the Oaks: Vail Lake Resort Halloween Festivities

Starting the second weekend of October,  the Vail Lake Resort Halloween festivities transforms this serene campsite into a frightfully fun party for the whole family. Although we love RVing at Vail Lake Resort throughout the year, October is our favorite time to visit. By day the kids enjoy running in the grass, swimming by the pool and playing miniature golf against the lovely backdrop of the rolling hills and shady trees… By night, the laid-back vibe becomes a lively Halloween bash, filled with activities the whole family can enjoy. So…

Everything You Need to Know About RVing with Kids

Everything You Need to Know About RVing with Kids

To be honest, I never gave much thought to camping or RVing. Sure, as a child I would notice the decked out RV’s with party lights strung festively across the awnings and think it looked cool, but never actually considered RVing myself. I grew up with resort parents, who strongly believe that a vacation is all about relaxation, no manual labor. My dad doesn’t even like to order crab legs, even though he loves the taste. “I don’t want to pay to work for my dinner,” he says. It is…

Big Bear Shores RV Resort with Kids

Big Bear Shores RV Resort with Kids

When we were seventeen HotDaddy and I got into a big argument about where we would retire one day. I wanted to live by the sea and he wanted to live in a cabin deep in the mountains. We laugh about it now, but it was a pretty big deal back when we were emotional hormonal teenagers. Luckily, we live in Southern California where the best of both worlds is absolutely attainable. The beach to the mountains is no more than two hours apart, therefore it is not difficult to…

4th of July at Big Bear Lake

4th of July at Big Bear Lake

I love to stretch events out as long as possible. Like most birthdays in my family, they are spread out throughout the month and the U.S.A’s BDay is no exception. The last few years we’ve kept the 4th of July pretty mellow with a simple BBQ/pool day and sparklers at home, but this year we went big. We loaded up the family RV and headed up the mountain for an unforgettable weekend long celebration. This year we celebrated 4th of July at Big Bear Lake. Keep the Cost in Check:…

The Voltage Road Trip Home

The Voltage Road Trip Home

As someone who did not go up camping, you can imagine my surprise when my sister suggested we get a family RV back in 2012. Neither of us had any experience with this style of travel, but with our large multigenerational group and our passion to travel together, it seemed like the perfect adventure to take on. Well that was three (almost 4) years ago and we are still RVing. We started out with the Enterra, which a cruiser RV with an outdoor kitchen and plenty of sleeping space. We…

Weekend in San Diego

Weekend in San Diego

05/22/15 Back home to sunny California? Well, we are home, but it is not sunny. We literally got home from St. Pete Beach for one night’s sleep before heading to Mission Bay RV Resort for the weekend. This is the first camping trip as a group in the new RV since Sis and family returned home from their cross-country road trip and we are really excited!!! Anyway, we were looking forward to more fun in sun and sand, but San Diego has decided to be overcast and a little chilly….

Mission Bay RV Resort

Mission Bay RV Resort

Location, location, location, the thing I love the most about Mission Bay RV Resort is the location. Just minutes from my favorite San Diego hangouts, Mission Bay RV Resort always provides ample opportunity for a fantastic family weekend. The views are gorgeous, the grounds are beautifully maintained and there are always plenty of events to keep the kids entertained. Drop Your Bags There are plenty of options for great lots. It really depends on what is important to you. Some have views of the bay, some are located near the…