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Bringing your four-legged friends along for the ride? There are heaps of pet-friendly campgrounds across Canada – you just have to know where to look. Here’s a roundup of 7 Pet-Friendly RV Campgrounds that are outdoor playgrounds for campers of all ages – fur babies included!

1. Twin Shores Camping Area (Prince Edward Island)

Looking for an oceanfront abode on the gentle island – aka Prince Edward Island? Twin Shores is a fantastic choice for the family – four-legged family members, too!* There’s even plenty of beach to explore with your pup on leash (except for Profitt’s Point Beach, which is a protected habitat).

* Excluding exotic animals and aggressive breeds

2. Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV (British Columbia)

Forested, waterfront acres with an abundance of beach, trails and green space to enjoy. What more could you ask for? Pets are more than welcome to camp out with your crew at Living Forest in Nanaimo! How awesome is that?

3. Riding Mountain National Park (Manitoba)

Rolling prairies and beautiful meadows galore await you at Riding Mountain National Park in friendly Manitoba. Hike, bike, canoe, snowshoe – you name it, there are heaps of outdoor activities to enjoy at Riding Mountain. Just make sure your pup is on leash.

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4. Mountainview Camping (Alberta)

Planning to roll in for the Calgary Stampede or kicking off camping season during Canadian RV and Camping Week? If you’re looking to blend an urban getaway with the peace and calm of the countryside, Mountainview Camping in Calgary is a great choice. “In the country, yet close to the city” is how they roll!

Keep in mind, the pet policy here is a maximum of two pets per unit, no dogs over 22 kg (50 lbs) and dogs must be on leash at all times.

5. 1000 Islands / Kingston KOA (Ontario)

Looking for a campground with an off-leash park so you and your pups can roam free and find your Wildhood?
1000 Islands / Kingston KOA may be just the ticket. It makes for a great home base when visiting Canada’s first capital – Kingston – and the spectacular views of the 1000 Islands!

6. Ponderosa Pines Park (New Brunswick)

Making the trek to see the highest tides in the world and walk the ocean floor at low tide at Hopewell Rocks? Ponderosa Pines is the closest campground to this natural gem – and it’s just a short drive away from Fundy National Park. Pets are welcome – just make sure they’re on leash at all times.

7. Tadoussac (Quebec)

Is the Fjord Route (Route du Fjord) in Quebec on your must-see list this year? The 200-site Tadoussac campground offers incredible views of the Saguenay fjord. It’s also pet-friendly** – as long as your dog is on leash and not left unsupervised.

Check out our interactive route map for exploring the Lakes and Fjords of Quebec with our handy RV Trip Planner.

** Excluding the ready-to-camp and POD sections.

We’d love to see where you take your furry friends with you on your camping adventures in 2018 – tag #BringBackWildhood for a chance to be featured on our blog or our social media community.

Looking for helpful tips for camping with pets? Get started with our handy blog post on Top Tips for RVing With Your Pet. Happy travels!

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Snow angels, snow sculptures, snowmobile rides – the list goes on. What better way to celebrate the snow-kissed season than by gathering with the community at a winter-inspired outdoor festival in a city near you! Sprinkle in some glittering snowflakes for that extra bit of snow-globe magic. What more could you ask for?

Bundle up, round up the family and head over to these 7 Family-Friendly Winter Festivals in Canada!

1. Winterlude (Ottawa-Gatineau)

How about three weeks of good ol’ fashioned winter fun in our nation’s capital? Winterlude has been a family festival favourite for 40 years and counting – celebrating Canadiana and the joys of northern culture. Check out Winterlude for ice carving, snow sculptures, skating (on the world’s largest skating rink, no less!), giant outdoor versions of board games and an obstacle course to boot!

2. Montréal En Lumière (Montreal)

Celebrated as one of the world’s largest winter festivals, Montréal En Lumière* is a mash-up of outdoor winter life, gastronomy and the arts. With illuminated art, curling, performing arts – and even a ferris wheel at the free outdoor site – it’s no surprise that Montréal En Lumière tallies up an impressive one million visits from festival-goers.

3. Festival du Voyageur (Winnipeg)

Festivals are all about good times, good food, good music and good company. Festival du Voyageur* is all about this and embracing the history and delights of French Canadian culture in Manitoba. Some of the traditional (and non-traditional) events include a wood carving challenge and a beard-growing contest!

4. Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (Whitehorse)

Did somebody say “sugar shack”? If sweet treats aren’t reason enough to check out the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous*, perhaps axe throwing or dog sledding might pique your interest! There’s also a Kidsfest portion of the program – including tobogganing and potato sack races – which is 100% free of charge for the kiddos to attend.

5. Snowking Festival (Yellowknife)

Snow carvings are a pretty magical sight to see – and even more fascinating to see in the making! The Snowking Festival in Yellowknife is your chance to see fresh Yellowknife-grown snow take shape into spectacular works of snow-kissed art.

6. Jack Frost Festival (Charlottetown)

A tube run. An obstacle course. Ice sculptures. This outdoor winter playground on Prince Edward Island would make Jack Frost proud!

ps – Don’t forget to bring your skates! The outdoor rink at the Jack Frost Festival* is complete with dazzling lights and the perfect soundtrack to guide and glide your blades on the ice.

7. Griz Days (Fernie)

Winter carnivals nestled in mountain villages make for a pretty charming experience. Griz Days* in Fernie is no exception. With a pancake breakfast, parade, street performers, snowmobile rides and more, this winter festival is super family-friendly.

ps – If you’re wondering what the “Griz” in Griz Days is all about, here’s the scoop on the legend of the Griz.

We’d love to see where your RV adventures take you in 2018 – tag #BringBackWildhood for a chance to be featured on our blog or our social media community.

Feeling inspired to map out your next road trip this year? Get started with our handy RV Trip Planner. Happy travels!

* Many of the event activities are free; some are ticketed.

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They don’t build them like they used to, eh? Rather than buying new and ready to use, some campers love to dig into DIY remodels. The result is a home away from home that’s oh-so unique.

Here’s 5 vintage campers that look better now than they ever did.

The 1972 “Nugget”

Follow Mandi in her DIY series of rebuilding (literally—she ripped the whole back wall off) a 1973 Bell Travel Trailer that she purchased on Craigslist for $1000. The original structure was built from 1×2 boards and staples, which Mandi made a whole lot more stable. She DIYed funky geometric wood flooring to go with muted but warm paint choices. Despite a few bumps in the road, there’s nothing some nice new cabinets can’t fix?

Mandi sets the bar high with this vintage trailer makeover, even painted the exterior with a cool geometric pattern, laid an exposed wood door, painted a fun design on the tabletop, added open shelving, and lots of potted plants. The final reveal even includes twinkle lights!

The Lakehouse

Laurie Jones’ family was faced with a dilemma: they desperately wanted a Lakehouse, but also had kids nearing college-age with tuition looming. They bought their 15 foot 1972 Crossroads Trailer for $1000. Laurie said it was sort of smelly, and definitely outdated.

Now, it’s a tribute to 4th of July and summertime memories that has been talked about in Country Living and Redbook Magazine. She’s decorated using America’s patriotic blue, red, and white, creating a kid-friendly space. Nothing about The Lakehouse is roughing it. In fact, Laurie openly admits that camping in her family means glamping!

The Sprite

Jolie Dionne walks her readers through the renovation of the Sprite on her blog, Vintage Meets Glam. Jolie and her husband bought their 1968 Sprite 400 Caravan on Kijiji for $1300. This little trailer was originally built in England, but made it’s way across the ocean to their home in New Brunswick!

Jolie shares quite a few budget-friendly tricks throughout the camper renovation series on her blog. For example, have you heard of inexpensive adhesive wall tiles, cleaning old cushions with baking soda, or marble laminate? She found some vibrant floral cushions on sale at Superstore that are a perfect fit, added a fresh coat of paint, a faux marble table top, and revealed the renovated camper only 7 months later.

At the end of the day, Jolie renovated their tiny trailer for under $1000 total—a steal when you see the photos! The cushions and exterior upgrades came in at $200 each, which was the most expensive part of this vintage reno.

Rosie

Matt and Beau, the bloggers behind Probably This, bought a 1969 Globestar traveller on eBay and kept her original name: Rosie. Before getting started on the huge job at hand, these guys came up with a plan. Their master plan is now online for anyone looking into similar renovations. They give readers the tools they will need for demoing a travel trailer, and give insider info on all you should know before you start on a project of this size.

Inside, rose petal wall paper reminds this couple of their camper’s roots. New counter tops and cabinets painted white open up the small space. A local carpenter helped the couple create their DIY triangle wood floor, and the exterior paint was updated while keeping its vintage style.

Ten weeks and $10,000 later, Rosie became a cozy weekend home on wheels.*

A post shared by Beau & Matt (@probablythis) on Oct 20, 2017 at 12:10pm PDT

Billy the Kit

Kyla and Jill sold everything they owned in 2013 to hit the road in a fixer-upper on wheels.  In 2016, they bought a 1969 Kit Companion, named it Billy, and set to work. This was their second home on the road, and they were ready for a new challenge. They bought it with some of the upgrades complete—like replaced wood that had suffered water damaged, and leak-free. They completed the rest of the aesthetic upgrades themselves.

A good camper always has a good kitchen. It’s hard to make tiny kitchens feel like home, but they work well when done right. New cabinets and countertops look fresh next to the original mustard yellow appliances. They replaced the table to allow for more space while working on the go, and DIYed the faux concrete finish with chalk and hairspray.

The final reveal showcases this trailer’s vintage vibes, but with quite a few much-needed upgrades.

A post shared by Jill + Kyla (@ourwildabandon) on Jul 18, 2016 at 12:16pm PDT

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*Imagery credit to Matt at “Probably This”: http://www.probablythis.com/

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Hi, we are Dirk and Eelke, A Dutch couple, who moved to Canada 3.5 years ago with our three cats and 6 suitcases. Our first encounter with downsizing was the move to Canada. In the Netherlands, we lived in a pretty huge three-story apartment, which enabled us to gather a lot of things. Moving to the other side of the world forced us basically to sell all of our possessions, which wasn’t too hard for us as most of it is replaceable.

It took us about 8 weeks to get rid of everything. We sold on Craigslist, Ebay, flea markets and we organized a house sale where friends and family could come over and buy whatever they’d like to have. We only kept the irreplaceable stuff like photos etc. and stored that with family.

Back then we did not really look at it as downsizing, but the effects of the process became very clear. We ended up with 4 suitcases and 2 backpacks full of clothes, cameras, and laptops. Having so little “possessions” gives you only so little to worry about.

Once we arrived in Vancouver we found a 600ft apartment downtown, which felt quite empty without any furniture. So, we started buying stuff again like furniture, kitchen equipment, sound systems etc. After one year of living in Vancouver, an incredibly expensive city, we started to become a little obsessed with tiny houses and were brainstorming about buying an old yellow school bus. Reducing your life to the essentials felt like the right thing to do for us. Instead of buying a school bus, we ended up buying a Class A ’87 motorhome and started to renovate it for full time living.

After two months we moved into our new tiny home, which we stuffed completely with our things, as it was hard to determine what we could do without. The motorhome has everything we consider essential; a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom with queen size mattress, furnace, a lot of windows, a living room and even air-conditioning.

We have been together for 9 years thus know how we are together. Some people might be scared to live in a small space with someone else because you might not have the option to escape each other. To be honest, we feel we have more ways to escape than ever before. We can close the door to the bedroom, just as we could in our apartment, but now we also have the option to go outside for a walk or sit in the sun reading a book. It’s heaven for us.

After a while living in the RV, we still felt that we had too much stuff that we were not using frequently enough. That was when we stumbled upon the “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, a book about reducing your possessions by Marie Kondo. This book opened our eyes and since then we regularly reevaluate our possessions and sell or donate what we don’t need.

Now, you might ask yourself, why should you give up the big space you live in and all the possessions you have if there is no evident need to do so. You might say to yourself, you make enough money to pay for all these nice things.

For us it has never been a necessity to downsize. We asked ourselves what we are living for. To work, pay rent or a mortgage? Buy stuff that makes you happy for a moment and then gets forgotten? It was that question that made us realize that downsizing is a vehicle that we could use to achieve the goals that were important in our lives. By reducing your footprint, you reduce the need for money or better said your fixed costs. If you achieve to reduce those you are able to live with less. Downsizing is a facilitator. You do not need to be a hippie to do it. It can be applied to everyone in every situation.

For us, it meant less clutter in our home, less clutter in our head. Less fixed costs, more savings, which enabled us to travel with our home and cats. we personally consider that the biggest luxury. By downsizing, we actually made our lives richer, more meaningful and less stressed.

If you want to learn more about how we live you can view a video of our home.

Tour of the Beast (HMC Motorhome) after renovation - YouTube

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Who says you can’t keep up your healthy eating habits while on the road? Granola bars, trail mix and a big bowl of chili are perennial road trip and camping favourites, but you’d be surprised at how simple and delicious it is to cook a variety of superfoods and energy-rich meals on the go!

Here are 10 hearty meal-planning resources to fuel your next adventures in the great outdoors!

Healthy Mindset

Spontaneity can be a good thing, though generally with food, it’s smart to have (at least) a broad idea of how you plan to ward off those tummy growls and sugar lows and keep you energized on your travels. Meal planning can help you minimize the pit stops to the grocery store – and, even more importantly, save you from those pesky hangry spells when you’re in the middle of a hiking trek or parked in a remote area. Check out these handy articles on what to pack for your next camping trip and inspiration for make-ahead meals to prep before you hit the road.

How to Eat Healthy on a Camping Trip (Source: Fitness Magazine)

15 Make-Ahead Recipes to Combat Hunger on Your Next Road Trip (Source: Wide Open Eats)

18 Best Foods to Pack for a Road Trip (Source: Food Network Canada)

Camping Recipes

Nutrient-rich, fuss-free cooking with minimal cleanup is the sweet spot for camping recipes, wouldn’t you agree? Besides, who wants to spend heaps of time chopping ingredients and washing a pile of dishes after the meal? Aim for camping recipes that call for similar ingredients (to help save on your grocery spend), one-pot or one-skillet (to keep it simple) and campfire cooking (for that extra bit of ambiance). And, this goes without saying, pick recipes that sound and look delicious and you’ll be happy campers! Here are three fantastic resources to keep in mind:

Healthy Camping Recipes for Your Next Camping Adventure (Source: Eating Well)

23 Vegetarian Camping Meals (Source: Fresh Off The Grid)

40 Healthy + Delicious Camping Foods (Source: Brit + Co)

Portable Snacks

First thing’s first: stay hydrated. Better yet, bring your own water bottle and refill regularly. Next: make sure you have a well-stocked kitty of portable and nutritious snacks keep you on-track and curb those salty/sugary cravings. Think about your food storage options as well and plan your snacks accordingly. Will you have a cooler or insulated backpack with you on daily excursions when you’re away from the RV? If no, then opt for portable, non-perishable snacks that don’t need to be refrigerated. Here are four more great resources to bookmark and browse for travel-friendly snacks:

14 Healthy Snacks and Meals That Travel Well (Source: Cooking Light)

The 10 Best Snacks to Pack for a Road Trip (Source: Men’s Health)

25 Healthy Snacks for Trips (Source: Julie’s Eats and Treats)

30 Healthy Snacks That are Perfect for a Road Trip (Source: Fitness Magazine)

Hungry for more? Check out more recipes on the Go RVing Canada blog or visit Go RVing Canada on Pinterest.

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Who can forget those old school RVs of the past, each seemingly looking the same inside and out for years and years. They were big hunks of metal with similar floorplans and not much to write home about other than a toilet behind a closet door. Heck, remember when retractable awnings were all the rage? Lately, however, RVs have taken on a whole new life with many different sizes and options, add-ons and innovations. So what can Adventure-hungry travellers expect to see in 2018? We have the run down.

Smaller RVs are a big thing

You might be surprised to know more about this trend. Bigger is always better – right? Well, many RV manufacturers are banking on a rise in small RV usage by designing and developing trailers to suit. Lately, we’ve been spotting everything from a growing selection of tear-drop shaped trailers to new single-bed “tiny trailers” to trailers that are a bit more utilitarian with no sleeping quarters, rather they would need the addition of a rooftop tent.

There’s no question what the allure would be for these teeny travellers; smaller size means more tow-vehicle options, opening the door to a larger category of outdoor-loving adventurers more interested in keeping their mid-sized sedan than needing to upgrade to a large SUV or truck. Also, think of the versatility! These little units can often go wherever you’d like to take them, meaning an easier time finding that perfect spot in the woods or beside the pristine lake.

Unique Floorplans

If any seasoned RVer knows, floorplans are one of the first things shoppers look for when hunting the perfect RV. These blueprints of your humble abode are a great way for models to come to life and differentiating them from competitors.

Lately, RV manufacturers have really started to push the envelope when it comes to their floor plans. Gone are the cookie cutter layouts. You should expect the unexpected from now on. Kitchen islands that add a bit more counter space, pop-out benches, living rooms where bedrooms normally would be, bunks you never thought could fit there, exterior cooking spaces plus other unique uses of space that just seem to make sense. RV floor plan designers have had a lot of fun this past year, you can tell!

New Technology

We all know technology fads come and go and it’s no different in the RV industry. Who needs technology while camping anyway? Well, apparently a lot of people do! According to recent trends, while the everyday Canadian camper is happy to head out into the wild and unplug, many are enthralled with, and embrace this rise in technology being incorporated into many RVs today.

It won’t be uncommon to see a few things popping up in nearly every rig on the showroom floor in 2018. LED awnings have practically become standard but some now include wind sensors, tucking themselves away if it gets too gusty. RV automation is making it’s way into the fold with new central control systems and apps that essentially automate different elements of your RV such as lighting, heating, air conditioning, awnings and the entertainment system. And finally, advances in solar and generator technology have some a long way in the past few years with lithium ion batteries and more sustainable ways of generating power.

#Vanlife all around

You’ve seen it in your Instagram feed and there’s no question that #Vanlife is in full force. And for good reason. Nowadays, nearly anyone who has the opportunity to work remotely can pick up and go at a moment’s notice, while still be “on the clock.” Perhaps this is why many a Millennial (ok not just Millennials) have grabbed life by the horns, purchased that fully equipped Class B campervan and headed off to explore the unknown.

Today, “vanlifers” are practically a cult status, having outrigged their unit with a modern rustic charm and just enough amenities to be comfortable, yet the right amount of luxury to make it all worthwhile. Have you ever thought of just picking up and getting outta here? (We thought so).

Of all the RVing trends for 2018 there’s certainly one thing that resonates with everyone – a call for wanderlust and to Bring Back Wildhood. It’s in all of us, from the time we were children. Perhaps 2018 is the year you take Wildhood to a new level. Maybe you’ll be finding it for the first time, or renewing it with your new family, or simply once again enjoying the ride as you always did. Happy trails!

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Who can forget those old school RVs of the past, each seemingly looking the same inside and out for years and years. They were big hunks of metal with similar floorplans and not much to write home about other than a toilet behind a closet door. Heck, remember when retractable awnings were all the rage? Lately, however, RVs have taken on a whole new life with many different sizes and options, add-ons and innovations. So what can Adventure-hungry travellers expect to see in 2018? We have the run down.

Smaller RVs are a big thing

You might be surprised to know more about this trend. Bigger is always better – right? Well, many RV manufacturers are banking on a rise in small RV usage by designing and developing trailers to suit. Lately, we’ve been spotting everything from a growing selection of tear-drop shaped trailers to new single-bed “tiny trailers” to trailers that are a bit more utilitarian with no sleeping quarters, rather they would need the addition of a rooftop tent.

There’s no question what the allure would be for these teeny travellers; smaller size means more tow-vehicle options, opening the door to a larger category of outdoor-loving adventurers more interested in keeping their mid-sized sedan than needing to upgrade to a large SUV or truck. Also, think of the versatility! These little units can often go wherever you’d like to take them, meaning an easier time finding that perfect spot in the woods or beside the pristine lake.

Unique Floorplans

If any seasoned RVer knows, floorplans are one of the first things shoppers look for when hunting the perfect RV. These blueprints of your humble abode are a great way for models to come to life and differentiating them from competitors.

Lately, RV manufacturers have really started to push the envelope when it comes to their floor plans. Gone are the cookie cutter layouts. You should expect the unexpected from now on. Kitchen islands that add a bit more counter space, pop-out benches, living rooms where bedrooms normally would be, bunks you never thought could fit there, exterior cooking spaces plus other unique uses of space that just seem to make sense. RV floor plan designers have had a lot of fun this past year, you can tell!

New Technology

We all know technology fads come and go and it’s no different in the RV industry. Who needs technology while camping anyway? Well, apparently a lot of people do! According to recent trends, while the everyday Canadian camper is happy to head out into the wild and unplug, many are enthralled with, and embrace this rise in technology being incorporated into many RVs today.

It won’t be uncommon to see a few things popping up in nearly every rig on the showroom floor in 2018. LED awnings have practically become standard but some now include wind sensors, tucking themselves away if it gets too gusty. RV automation is making it’s way into the fold with new central control systems and apps that essentially automate different elements of your RV such as lighting, heating, air conditioning, awnings and the entertainment system. And finally, advances in solar and generator technology have some a long way in the past few years with lithium ion batteries and more sustainable ways of generating power.

#Vanlife all around

You’ve seen it in your Instagram feed and there’s no question that #Vanlife is in full force. And for good reason. Nowadays, nearly anyone who has the opportunity to work remotely can pick up and go at a moment’s notice, while still be “on the clock.” Perhaps this is why many a Millennial (ok not just Millennials) have grabbed life by the horns, purchased that fully equipped Class B campervan and headed off to explore the unknown.

Today, “vanlifers” are practically a cult status, having outrigged their unit with a modern rustic charm and just enough amenities to be comfortable, yet the right amount of luxury to make it all worthwhile. Have you ever thought of just picking up and getting outta here? (We thought so).

Of all the RVing trends for 2018 there’s certainly one thing that resonates with everyone – a call for wanderlust and to Bring Back Wildhood. It’s in all of us, from the time we were children. Perhaps 2018 is the year you take Wildhood to a new level. Maybe you’ll be finding it for the first time, or renewing it with your new family, or simply once again enjoying the ride as you always did. Happy trails!

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Go RVing Canada by Patrick Rowsome - 2M ago

How did you find your Wildhood in 2017? We’ve marvelled at all the stellar adventures and RV road trips you’ve embarked on this year, in celebration of #Canada150! Thank you for sharing your RVing stories and a glimpse into how you #BringBackWildhood!

What better way to cap-off another amazing year in the great outdoors than a roundup of some of your photographic gems. From the Badlands to the fjords, the prairies to the peaks, it’s pretty incredible to follow your Wildhood moments!

For a little travel inspiration, check out our Top 8 Picks from fellow adventurers in the Go RVing Canada community. Happy holidays and happy travels!

1. The Wildhood Stories and start daydreaming about your upcoming adventures in 2018!

A post shared by Kiara Schwartz (@tobruckave) on Jun 15, 2017 at 10:08pm PDT

2. Get cozy

“Wake up, jump in lake, cozy up to coffee inside the camper, repeat…” Take note of these words of wisdom from our friend Anne McIsaac (@yellowillow). You’ll find your happy place in no time.

A post shared by Anne McIsaac (@yellowillow) on Aug 15, 2017 at 6:31am PDT

3. Stay and wander

Embarking on a cross-country road trip is just the ticket for inspiration and that renewed spark of creativity. And that’s exactly what travel photographer Zach Baranowski did earlier this year. Here’s a breathtaking shot from his visit to the awe-inspiring Badlands in Alberta. Read more about Zach’s pursuit to capture Canada’s beauty one adventure at a time.

4. Let’s roll…

That moment when you’re in the right place at just the right time. Our Aussie friends Owen Milne and Andrew Mooney took a motorhome on the road for the ultimate surfing/RV trip with their Canadian surf buddies in Eastern Canada! See the swell highlights in this epic video and stay tuned for more Wildhood Stories coming soon!

A post shared by Owen Milne (@owenmilnemedia) on Sep 11, 2017 at 6:36pm PDT

5. Gaze in wonder

Fascinated with the idea of living on the road full-time? Digital nomad Stephanie Foden was so intrigued by the RV lifestyle that she jumped in her 1987 Class C motorhome and set out on an incredible photo documentary project called RV Diaries. Read more about Stephanie’s cross-country adventureson our blog.

5. Don’t quit your daydream

Love the idea of roaming free, eating from a stick and digging your toes in the sand? We couldn’t agree more. Karen at Oh My Inspired was so moved by our Bring Back Wildhood commercials that she put her paintbrushes to work and created this gorgeous watercolour painting – with dreams of stargazing in the woods with her family someday.

6. Into the great wide open

Don’t you love it when you find the perfect place to park and the stars align? It’s a pretty spectacular feeling, isn’t it? Canadian photographer Neil Zeller captured this feeling beautifully at a campsite in the prairies, with the celestial glow of the Aurora Borealis to light up the night sky.

A post shared by Neil Zeller (@neil_zee) on Jul 3, 2017 at 11:12pm PDT

7. Picture this.

Sun-kissed, snow-kissed, rain-kissed. Whichever mood Mother Nature seems to be in, the dashboard view on the road is a pretty beautiful thing.

8. It’s the simple things.

This photo pretty much sums up the joys of RV living: the simple pleasures of drying fresh laundry on the clothesline, gazing at a brilliant sunset and nestling in a cozy nook with a cup of tea. Living the dream!

We’d love to see where your RV adventures take you in 2018 – tag #BringBackWildhood for a chance to be featured on our blog or our social media community.

Feeling inspired to map out your next road trip in the new year? Get started with our handy RV Trip Planner.

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We love the holidays as much as you do and there’s nothing better than having the house (or RV!) filled with sweet smells of holiday cooking. We’ve scrounged up a short list of tasty treats, warm dishes and scrumptious bites your family and guests will enjoy this winter.

1. This Bacon and Cheese Cobb Loaf by Create Bake Make takes us back to cool evenings in front of the campfire with empty bellies just waiting for something delicious to munch on.

2. Try the Slow cooker Mint Hot Chocolate by The Magical Slow Cooker and you’ll remember taking a break from telling stories and singing with friends to indulge in a sip or two (or three!).

3. Give this Marshmallow Snowman by It’s Always Autumn a try the next time you’re preparing this most perfect camping treat.

4. An unusual but delightful-looking addition to our list its the Hot Donair Dip by Mmm is for Mommy.

5. What would we do without s’mores! The S’mores Cups by The First Year Blog seems like the perfect addition to our holiday baking list. You?

6. These S’mores Truffles by If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen look even more amazing and we bet they taste great with friends.

7. Get the kids together and make some Airstream Camper Cookies by Whisk and Wander. They don’t need to be Airstream either… pretty much any camper will do!

8. We had to add these Classic Snowflake Cookies by Suzy Lizz to the list. They look so magical!

9. Another warm drink addition to our list is the Peppermint White Hot Chocolate by Cincy Shopper. Who needs to buy a fancy hot drink when you can make it yourself!

10. Last but not least, we think this Classic Yule Log Cake by Mon Petit Four is a great way to bring it all together this holiday season.

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