Author Archives: Holly VanderLaan

Adventures You Dream at the Everglades Wonder Gardens

Everglades Wonder Gardens

This week we were able to visit the Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs, FL. Now from the road it does not look like much, but this place holds just enough for a few hours of entertainment with the munchkins. Animal Interaction We love places that allow for our kids to interact with the animals!…

Should I buy a fifth wheel or travel trailer?

Fifth wheel versus a travel trailer When we were first looking at what type of trailer to buy, we went back and forth on what was best for us. What helped was speaking to other full-time families and just looking at MANY travel trailers and fifth wheels. After doing that and making a check-list of…

Top 3 things to inspect before buying your first travel trailer or fifth wheel

Choosing a Rig made for full-time RVing We looked at a few different brands from Keystone, Heartland, Open Range, or Grand Design. We wanted a rig built more toward full-time RVing since these are made to last longer. When it came down to it, I liked the large U-shape couch the best on the Open…

Amelia catching snow

Christmas in a Fifthwheel

Being in a warm climate for Christmas is completely new for us! In fact, It is very weird walking into a store and hearing Christmas music when it is 70 degrees outside. For us, we wanted to keep some of our tradition in Christmas for the kids but also do something different since we were…

Amelia petting a stingray at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

We were able to visit the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center near Port Saint Lucie this week. You are able to walk around multiple exhibits at your leisure. There are associates walking around and provide impromptu education. It made it very friendly for little kids because well let’s be honest, what toddler sits still or remains…