I just returned home from a family trip that I never imagined I would be taking. If you follow me on Instagram or SnapChat you saw that we went camping. I’m so blessed that my family got to have this experience. Before I get into details of our RV trip, I wanted to share with you how I prepared. I’m from Chicago originally, a big city and I don’t know the first thing about camping. With the help of Pinterest and some major planning, I pulled off this amazing summer trip with Go RVing.
1. After the initial shock of “What did I get myself into’’ I went to GoRVing.com to learn more. I looked at what was included in the RV, so I would know what I needed to pack.
2. Research campgrounds. Since this is the first time doing any sort of camping for both me and my husband, we knew we wanted to stay in Georgia. There are a ton of RV campgrounds. We just looked for one that had the best amenities.
3. Head to Pinterest. I headed to Pinterest and searched RVing. Of course, it was information overload. I stumbled upon a few helpful packing lists that I printed out.
4. Break down lists. I broke up my lists into sections. Kitchen, First Aid, bed, bath, and clothing. This helped me to focus on each one to make sure I had everything.
5. Meal plan and prep. Again, I went to Pinterest for meal ideas. I tried to find the easiest meals that I could make in our small kitchen.
6. Head to the dollar store. I’m the kind of person that likes to have everything that I can think of before I leave. I may be one of the few people that can spend $100 in the dollar store. You’d be surprised how many things you can find for any trip.
7. Call the campground. I called the campground to ask every question I could think of. They happily answered all of them.
8. Pack light. I kept everyone to one backpack for the trip. I didn’t even bring makeup. Ok, I brought concealer and a brow pencil.
9. Hair. One thing I knew I wasn’t going to do was be responsible for combing 3 heads of hair while on our RVing trip. The girls wore braids and twist. I wore hats with a bun in the back. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
10. Plan activities. I always try to make a “flexible” schedule before any trip. Check out your parks’ attractions ahead of time. Bring some board games and cards with you as well.
We may have packed light on the clothing, but I may have gone overboard on the kitchen. Our Type C motorhome had a full kitchen, and I wanted to make sure I made the most of it. In addition to the kitchen, I made sure I had a first aid kit, bug repellent, and a toolbox.
Have you ever been RVing or camping? How do you prepare?
This post was sponsored by Go RVing. Thoughts and opinions are my own.