Two New Sponsors

Last week we added two new sponsors to our RV. ParkGrades.com - "Offers the largest, most accurate directory of city parks in the United States. Before ParkGrades, you might have been able to look at a map and see if any parks were nearby. But you wouldn't know if the park is what you're looking for -- if it's clean, if there's a view, if it has both a basketball court and a tot lot, or a … [Read more...]

Campground Sponsor: Fayetteville/Wade KOA in Wade, NC

Fayetteville will be a town we remember as "friendly." Everywhere we went, we were greeted with smiles. We stayed at the KOA just north of town in the suburb of Wade. The campground staff was very professional and kept the grounds in immaculate shape - even the sand in the sandbox was raked. This KOA just happens to be half way between New York and Florida so it is a convenient stopping … [Read more...]

Campground Sponsor: Asheville West KOA in Candler, NC

We spent last week in Asheville, NC. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and known for its beauty, Asheville is a free-spirited city filled with people from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. We stayed at the KOA on the west side of town in Candler. It had super easy access from the freeway and all the amenities of a resort style campground. Best part - the internet actually worked … [Read more...]

Campground Sponsor: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Nashville, TN

We have passed through 9 states so far. Tennessee has been one of our favorites. The terrain is beautiful - green rolling hills, towering trees, and creeks full of fish. Last week we stayed at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Nashville. Jellystone campgrounds tend to be family-friendly with lots of activities and fun play areas for kids. Our favorite thing about this Jellystone, however, was … [Read more...]

Campground Sponsor: KOA Campground Kissimmee/Orlando

This past week we stayed at the KOA in Kissimmee, FL. Just off the freeway, the campground is strategically located only a short drive from most of the "big-name" Orlando attractions (Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Etc.). The first thing we did after setting up our fifth wheel was to head into the office for delicious root beer floats (only $1 each). Wednesday just happened to … [Read more...]

Launch Sponsor: Lands’ End

Some things changed when we moved out of our 1800 sq ft house and into our 360 sq ft home. For example, we had to buy new bed sheets. In our old house, we had a king bed and two doubles. In our fifth wheel, we have one queen bed and one twin. Space is relative here in the RV. At least personal space. We replaced our sheets with super comfortable Lands' End sheet sets. Stephanie and I like … [Read more...]

Launch Sponsor: Simmons

All my friends know this about me: I like things clean. Usually this is a good quality, but sometimes my "cleanliness standards" are a little too high for the rest of my family. When we bought our fifth wheel, it needed cleaning - and lots of it. There was nothing overly disgusting, but when someone else has been living in your house it needs a good cleaning before it feels like home. The … [Read more...]

Launch Sponsor: Lowe’s

For two months prior to the Give Every Day launch, I worked on our fifth wheel and truck or some other component of this adventure full-time, nearly all day long. The intensity and duration of the preparation time actually took us a little by surprise. One of the more satisfying projects was replacing our faucets. Stephanie & I drove down to Lowe's in Tucson and picked up a kitchen … [Read more...]

Campground Sponsor: La Hacienda RV Resort in Austin, TX

This past two weeks (while we were in the Austin area), we parked our fifth wheel at the La Hacienda RV Resort. Nestled just around the corner from Lake Travis, La Hacienda is positioned in both a beautiful and convenient location (30mins from downtown Austin). The proximity to the water makes La Hacienda ideal for both full-timers and weekend warriors. Even if you don't have an RV, consider La … [Read more...]

Campground Sponsor: Jellystone Park Hill Country

We had the privilege of staying at Jellystone Park Hill Country in Canyon Lake, Texas for the past two weeks...and it was a fun + friendly place for families. Have you ever been to the Texas hill country? It's stunning and serene - lined with oak trees and shimmering water. As we were driving in to the area, our 4-year-old looked out the window and said, "It's SO beautiful here." Our … [Read more...]

Introducing…our Launch Sponsors

We are pleased to introduce you to the Official Launch Sponsors for our Give Every Day adventure. Over the next few weeks, you'll see featured posts and videos about each brand. We sincerely hope that you'll check out each of the company's websites and leave comments as we publish posts. For now, we'll leave you with a quick introduction... LANDS' END - Lands' End is a global multi-channel … [Read more...]

Give Every Day Buttons

For those of you who asked, Give Every Day buttons are now available. If you would like to help spread the word about Give Every Day, please grab one of these two images. If you prefer, you may use the code beneath each image. Both buttons come in 125x125, 150x150, 175x175 and 200x200. Thanks for your help! * A shout out to our friend Chris for drawing the RV. … [Read more...]