Monday, April 4, 2011

The Galley Kitchen RV


Vacationing in an RV is an excellent way to see the country without leaving the comforts of home, but it's no fun when you're not prepared.

Hitting the Road

Regardless of whether you have a deluxe motor coach or a popup tent trailer, galley space in a recreational vehicle is tight. It is temptingly easy to fill up the available storage space with your favorite kitchen gadgets and not have room for the food. A vacation is meant to be relaxing, and as such, meal preparation should not be a chore. A judiciously stocked galley will ensure you have just the equipment you need, and plenty of supplies to allow creativity in meal planning.

Be Prepared

Condiments and seasonings are, not surprisingly, the spice of life--they will help add variety to your meals. As with the equipment, versatility is helpful. If all you have is canned chili, then chili is what's for dinner. Canned beans, however, can be turned into chili, served as a side dish, made into a salad for a picnic, or even mashed into a dip. Having pasta and pasta sauce on hand is great for when you're tired from a long day of exploring and boiling water is about all the cooking you want to do!
See The Galley Kitchen for a list of pantry staples.

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

As storage space is limited, you will want to take as little equipment as possible in order to maximize the space available for your supplies. Equipment and tools should be as multi-purpose as possible: a pair of large, flat pot lids--or even dinner plates--can be used to cover skillets, saucepans, and large pots alike. Not only can a colander strain your spaghetti, it will also double as a serving bowl for a salad (dressing on the side, of course) or popcorn. Leave the specialty knives at home! It is a rare recipe indeed that requires more than a sharp paring knife and 10-inch chef's knife. A serrated bread knife can also come in handy.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A unique travel diary software program for the RVer, motorhomer, caravanner, 4WD or other vehicle based traveller

A unique travel diary software program for the RVer, motorhomer, caravanner, 4WD or other vehicle based traveller

It fits right into what is needed by me. With everything in one package, it helps for a great diary for memories etc. Being on a budget getting around I can work out how far and what approx costs it will take for a future trip.

Keep track of your travels in one easy to use software program

Do you write a travel diary or journal of your trip? Do you take photos of your trip to share with family and friends? Do you write down all your fuel consumption and daily mileage details? Do you keep a record of all the great campsites you have found.

Here is the new "Nomads Notes". A unique way to record all these aspects of your trip, and more, in one easy place. As you record your trip details you can easily retrieve information on how many miles or kilometres you have travelled so far.

Whenever I have travelled in the past I have always liked to keep a diary of my trip. I used to use a word processing program for this. I also recorded all the campsites we have found, the details of where they are, how much, and the facilities at each location. With Nomads Notes I can now do it all in the one application.

  • Trip Diary - Records each trip separately. A trip can be from a one night quick trip away to a lifetime on the road
  • Daily Journal - Record your daily events and thoughts. It even includes a spell checker with 4 different English language dictionaries - US, UK, Australian and Canadian
  • Photo Album - Photos can be arranged in separate albums for all parts of the trip. Each photo can have a separate title and description. Photo album has search capabilities by date or location
  • Expenses – Record all your trip expenses divided into categories of your choosing eg food, house etc

Monday, January 3, 2011

Winterize Your RV

If you've purchased an RV, you understand the financial obligations that you now have to take care of your leisure investment. Unfortunately, many states in the US don't provide the proper weather conditions to fully take advantage of year round RV camping. For RV'ers that cannot take advantage of the open road adventures, they will need to properly store their RV for the winter to protect it from the cold fury of the snow and ice.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

RVers Find It Easy to Stay Connected on the Road

WiFi, the Internet, smart phones — modern technology makes it easy to stay connected to family, friends and business associates when you’re on the road trekking across country in your RV. With more folks choosing to live and work from their RVs, staying connected has become such an essential element of RV living that many 2010 RV models come fully wired for easy hookup. Some even feature special recharging stations with plug-in ports for all your electronics. Even weekend RVers are embracing the plugged-in lifestyle for the opportunity to share travel memories and photos with scattered friends and family via Facebook, blogs, online scrapbooks, digital photo sites and Twitter. And let’s not forget the safety factor cell phones and GPS have added to RV travel.

Friday, August 20, 2010

10 Weighty Matters Managing RV Weight

Understanding and managing RV weight is critical for safe RV travel. Use these tips to help safeguard your investment, passengers and the roadways.
1.Understand the Definitions: Start by understanding the basic terminology used to describe weight and loads. Learn the RV weight definitions and don’t exceed the ratings. Understand how these definitions fit in with safe towing.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tips for a Maintaining Trouble-free RV Holding Tanks

Holding tanks, certainly not the glitz and glamour of hitting the open road, are a fact of life when RVing. Most RVs have a black tank, one or two gray tanks and a freshwater tank. There’s no getting around it – without holding tanks we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the “home-style” plumbing features in our rigs. But holding tanks present mystery and perhaps even a bit of confusion to a new RVer. What, when, how…read on for answers.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

5 Tips for Recreational Vehicle Insurance

While most people look for recreational vehicles, they think pleasing ideas of leisure and journey normally come in to the mind.

Generally they are also thinking of safety in mind and cover with the recreational vehicle Insurance

. Recreational vehicle insurance policy is among those matters in life that you're pleased to accept and go for you never exercise.

1. All states need that you have some form of insurance for your recreational vehicle; it barely gives better feel, disregarding of the law involving it. Whenever you design on purchasing recreational vehicle insurance policy soon.