Meet Our Contributors
Go RVing works with real RVers and provides them with the platform to tell their own authentic stories. Read about the bloggers who regularly contribute expert advice, trip planning ideas, how-tos, recipes, and stories to GoRVing.com.
Keith & Tia Sims – Soulful RV Family
After 11 years in the trenches of the NFL, Keith Sims was ready for a change of pace. Little did he know his wife, Tia, had been plotting for this moment for years and had long ago decided that they and their three boys were going to discover new roads in an RV. They now spend more than 100 days and nights each year touring the country and use the travel experiences to enhance the boys 'road-school education’. You can follow their adventures at www.soulfulrvfamily.com.
Janine Pettit – Girl Camper
Janine Pettit is a lifelong lover of camping who took a 25-year sabbatical when she married a “resort” type guy. She re-discovered her love of camping when on a whim she joined a friend on a last-minute- road trip adventure. That weekend getaway grew into a full-fledged camping movement with a popular website, Girl Camper Chapters nationwide, a weekly podcast, camping events, Camper Colleges at dealerships nationwide and now a new Girl Camper Magazine! For any solo woman traveler who is just starting out and needs advice or encouragement, Girl Camper will help you every step of the way. Find out more at www.girlcamper.com.
Mark Polk – RV Education 101
Mark is one of the most trusted RV experts in the industry. He has spent the past 20+ years educating millions of RV consumers on how to properly and safely use and maintain their RVs. Mark’s favorite past times are RVing with his wife Dawn in their 35-foot Type A motorhome with their two dogs Gracie and Roxie and restoring vintage RVs, classic cars, and trucks. For more information on using, enjoying, and maintaining your RV, visit RV Education 101.
Jeremy & Stephanie Puglisi – The RV Atlas
After buying their very first pop up camper six years ago, Jeremy and Stephanie caught the RV bug in a big way, and now spend over 70 nights a year in their travel trailer with their three sons, Theo, Max, and Wes, and sweet Maggie the pup. They’re the co-hosts of the weekly The RV Atlas and Campground of the Week podcasts, creators of the RVFTA Podcast Network, authors of The Idiots Guide to RV Vacations and the Acadia National Park Adventure Guide. You can follow along on their adventures (and misadventures) over at www.rvatlas.com.
Mike Caudill – Our Auto Expert
Mike is one of the country’s foremost experts on all-things-auto, covering all things from motorcycles to luxury sedans and everything in between. He’s also a life-long RVer and has owned both a travel trailer and motorhome. Mike shares the latest from the auto industry including tow vehicles, conversion vans, after-market products to help with your RV experience, and much more. Follow him at www.ourautoexpert.com.
The Hannans - Shore Looks Nice
Have you ever wanted to pack it all in and hit the road full-time in an RV? That’s exactly what the Hannans did when they ditched the corporate lifestyle of Orange County, CA to travel across America. They work full time in the RV while visiting friends, family, and the scenic areas of this country. You can follow the Hannans (and their newborn daughter!) and seek adventure at their blog.
Esther & Jacob - LocalAdventurer.com
Esther & Jacob of LocalAdventurer.com are photographers, videographers, and bloggers. They believe that adventure can be found anywhere, and their blog focuses on finding adventures both near and far. They are ATLiens who have been on the move in their RV, trying to discover the world one new city at a time: LA in 2013, Las Vegas in 2014, San Diego in 2015. Most recently, they spent three months living on the road in an Airstream.
Jennifer and Jerome Braga - Our One Chance
Upon learning of their youngest daughter’s severe food allergies, Jennifer and Jerome Braga knew that traditional life, traditional social activities and traditional travel was going to be out of the question. So in 2013 they purchased their first travel trailer and set out to experience some quality family time in a food-safe, allergy-free environment. After their first year, the family caught the RVing bug and they purchased a brand new 28-foot travel trailer with the ideal kitchen to support their family’s travels around New England. Today they take their business on the road in the winter months, homeschool, and tour the southern United States in their new 42-foot Fifth Wheel. Their journey, their allergy story, and their savory recipes can be followed through their blog at www.ouronechance.com.
Monica Bennett – Just 5 More Minutes
Together with her husband and young son, Monica Bennett seeks out nonstop RVing adventures and culinary discoveries in the Pacific Northwest. Her travels on the road inspire her work as a photographer and writer for her blog, Just 5 More Minutes, where she shares her passion for cooking in her RV, demonstrates creative DIY crafting projects, and writes about mastering the art of RVing domesticity. The RVing lifestyle is Monica’s escape from her 9-5 as a graphic designer in busy corporate America.
Brent and Jenn Nims - Newschool Nomads
In 2011, the Newschool Nomads sold almost all their stuff to hit the road for a full time RVing adventure. They intended to spend one year traveling but fell in love with the RV life so much that one year turned into four! Now settled in Colorado, they enjoy RVing every chance they get and look forward to returning to the full-time RV life once “the Bigs” fly the nest. They are passionate about encouraging families to get out and explore, connect, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Stefany & James Adinaro - The Fit RV
Stef’s truths about RVing:
- You aren’t too young for it
- Just like a house, you’ll ALWAYS be thinking up projects to improve your RV
- It’s really hard to stay fit on the road.
With these in mind, Stefany Adinaro, along with her husband James, created The Fit RV, an informative site for RVers where you can get fit, get inspired, be entertained, & find (sometimes) useful RV tips!
Kate Mullen - The Road to Adventure
Kate is a modern-day solo explorer on an epic RV trip across the United States to visit 443 areas within the National Park system. She is in her 3rd year of full time RVing traveling with her 2 Chiweenies. Join her on The Road To Adventure where you’ll find videos and guides to make the most of your visit to our National Parks.
Rue Mapp - Outdoor Afro
Rue is the Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national not-for-profit organization with offices in Oakland, CA, and Washington, D.C. Rue oversees a carefully selected and trained national volunteer leadership team of nearly 70 men and women who represent 30 states around the US, and shares opportunities to build a broader community and leadership in nature. Her important work has generated widespread national recognition and support. Rue loves RVing with her family and sharing how RVing can be a base camp for all kinds of outdoor activities for people of all backgrounds and ages.
Roadtrippers specializes in helping you plan the ultimate road trip. Eccentric roadside attractions, breathtaking natural wonders or mouthwatering foodie feasts – whatever your interests, you’ll discover your America with their help. Check out Go RVing’s page on Roadtrippers.com for more RV-friendly road-trip content.
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner - Making Sense of Cents
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and her husband (and their two dogs) are new RVers, but have quickly fallen in love with it. After traveling around the country in their car and tent camping, they soon realized that RVing was something they needed in their lives. When she isn¹t blogging for us about the open road, Michelle runs an online business and a personal finance blog, which you can find at MakingSenseofCents.com.
Jeffrey Eatley is a husband, family man, RV owner, and professional photographer. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Jeffrey, along with his wife and kids, still call it home. The family enjoys the freedom and flexibility of owning an RV. Whether it’s a last-minute weekend getaway or a long-term vacation, they truly love the adventures of RVing. Follow along as Jeffrey documents their travels from behind the wheel and the lens. Follow me on Youtube.
Sandra Crespo and Luis Class - 1st Class RV Adventures
In 2016, Luis and Sandra decided it was time for their family to start collecting experiences and not junk. Now, as a full-time RVing family of four, they work to inspire others to live their definition of freedom while they teach their children by example. Follow along as they fulfill their passion for travel and personal development at 1st Class RV Adventures.
Derek Wolf - Over the Fire Cooking
Derek fell in love with open fire cooking while watching TV in an attempt to put off doing college schoolwork. A fire pit gifted as a wedding present turned inspiration into action, and now he shares his mouthwatering creations with the world as Over The Fire Cooking. Married into a family of RVers, he knows the quickest way to get to know your campground neighbors is with good food. Follow his adventures and learn grilling tips and recipes along the way at Over The Fire Cooking.
Interested in becoming a contributor?
Go RVing is always looking for new partners with exciting stories to tell. We work with a diverse group of families, foodies, adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts, pet lovers, glampers, campers, and more who can share their tips, tricks, and advice with new RV owners. Go RVing works with real RV owners who are actively living the RV life, therefore; regular access to an RV is a requirement to become a regular contributor. If this sounds like you, please submit an application to become a contributor.