Recording a family trip

We all cherish the time we get to spend with our families in these hasty days. Going on vacation with your loved ones is a great way to bond and have fun together, and recording the adventure can only help you relive the joy anytime latter. Here are a few tips on how to save the best moments of your trips.

Vacation photograph albums have been trending for decades, but isn’t it time to take it to the next level, and record more than just a few frames? Camcorders are a fairly affordable way to get entire videos of family fun, and they offer the same mobility feature as a point-and-shoot camera. They’re also not only a means to record the faces of your children, but also let you hear their young voices over the years. Plus, having a video camera will only add to the fun time, letting you shoot their funny sketches, impressions or other funny games. With their increased storage possibilities, modern camcorders can help you bring back home the essential experiences in your family vacation.

The internet offers a lot ways to document all kind of experiences these days. So it will be pretty easy to create your own family blog where all the family members can post their favorite moments, pictures and videos, and share the best stories from your trip. Travel photography boards are available on platforms such as Instagram or Pinterest, and vlogging has become quite a fashion among the young and the elderly, and it would certainly get your little ones giggle whenever the camera’s on.

In terms of the old problem regarding whether you should go for a dslr or a camcorder, the following video can help you to analyze pros and cons for both:

Keeping a travel journal can also be a great way to catch the vacation experience from multiple point of views. Photographs, leaves, pressed flowers, tickets and personal notes from the whole family can compose a beautiful book that will keep your memories fresh over time.

And if you’re keen on taking pictures, make every one of them memorable: the people you’re going with are more important than the scenery. Surely, there are beautiful sunsets and impressive mountains out there, but including a family member in the picture will make it much more precious. Family group photos aren’t really that if someone’s missing. Ask other persons to take the picture, or simply use the camera timer to have enough time to get in the frame for a real family photo.

America’s 5 best national parks


Traveling is my passion and I hope to see as many places as possible in this world before passing away. I decided to start with some of the greatest beauties in my country. And, since I’m passionate nature, my natural decision was to travel to the best national parks I could find.

Flights to these locations don’t always come cheap, especially since most of the beautiful national parks are miles away from important cities. Thus, I suggest going the old-style – with your RV or personal car. Most of these parks also offer great camping solutions for RV lovers, and it would be a shame not to spend at least one weekend in each of these wonders.

The Grand Canyon

One of the Modern World Wonders, the Grand Canyon is, without a doubt, the biggest natural attraction in America. Millions of tourists come here every year to enjoy the desert area and the breathtaking beauties Mother Earth created for us.

Rely on public transportation inside the park and make sure to bring your own bed. Hotel rooms inside the park can be quite pricey and, since we’re talking about millions of tourists, the roads will be pretty crowded for you to drive your personal car. The Canyon measures around 277 miles in length, so make sure to bring extra layers of clothing with you for prolonged visits. It gets quite chilly during the night.

Yellowstone National Park

This park is spread throughout three different states – Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It offers breath-taking landscapes, diverse sceneries, and plenty of fauna and flora to wander and gaze at. The beautifully colored pool swirls created around the hot springs are on everyone’s favorite list. The wildlife is pretty diverse too – from grizzly bears to elks, wolves, and bisons, there is something for everyone.

You can also enjoy mountains, canyons, waterfalls, forests, lakes, and everything else in between. The best time of the year to visit Yellowstone is in May.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Some of the world’s most active volcanoes are ready to give you a spook in the state of Hawaii. There are countless things to enjoy on this Paradise Island, but make sure not to miss a visit to the volcano side of the island.

What I really liked about this place is that you get daily updates with the places where the lava is so you can see for yourself Earth’s wrath. The place is surrounded by local legends so I suggest contracting a local guide you through the mysterious stories from the Hawaii volcanoes.

Kenai Fjords National Park

At the opposite pole, if you’re a winter person, you’ll definitely enjoy a walk in this Alaskan national park. You’ll get over 600,000 acres of cold ice, alongside breath-taking fjords and plenty of glaciers.

You can also enjoy the diverse vegetation and wildlife – humpback whales, birds, wolves, bears, and others. There are over 190 recorded species so you’ll have a blast discovering these natural beauties.


4 of America’s best RV parks


Your recreational vehicle may already feel like a home, and you may like traveling more than anything else. If you feel like you are still missing on something, then you may not have already gone to some of America’s best RV parks. I am now going to talk only about a few of them since the allotted space does not allow more than this.


Boyd’s – Key West, Florida

This campground is considered one of the hot spots in the entire area, and anyone who has visited can tell you that the place lives up to its hype. The campsite comes with a beach area where you can bask in the sun and unwind. There is even a pool to swim and relax, and you will feel like you do not lack anything, even if you are not booking a hotel room.

Keep in mind that the area is quite crowded and the available 250 sites are usually booked in advance, so check out their availability, before setting out on the road. One of the greatest perks of the place is the proximity to downtown, where you can go using the local transportation available.



Beaver Dam – Berwick, Maine

This is a beautiful looking, family friendly spot, where you can travel with your RV and set out camp, with the sole purpose of enjoying a fantastic vacation with your loved ones. Spread over 20 acres of land, the place is ideal for boating, and it can be explored by bicycle. There is no wonder that there are so many bike rentals available. Also, you can come here with your pet in tow, since the campgrounds allow them.


Bella Terra – Gulf Coast, Alabama

If you don’t mind splurging a little, you should know that there are such things as luxury resorts for RV owners. Bella Terra is such a fantastic place, where you can enjoy your oversized lot, access to sauna, Jacuzzi, and an infinity-edge swimming pool.

The local lake is ideal for fishing, and you will surely catch a fish or two. The tropical landscape will make you feel like you’ve traveled abroad when, in fact, you haven’t left the country.


Emerald Desert – Palm Desert, California

California is rich in places to camp with your RV, but there are a few spots that are simply too cool to ignore. If you feel like you’re in the mood to be pampered during your vacation, head over to the Emerald Desert RV Resort. Here you can enjoy temperature controlled pools, massage treatments, and many other luxury extras.

The Coachella Valley location offers pleasant surprises, and the resort is often a place for organizing events like happy hours, concerts, and pet shows. You can keep in shape by visiting the many tennis courts available, or you can practice your swing at the golf course.


Garmin releases new RV GPS


If you love the Garmin RV 760LMT, which is engineered with a host of really awesome features, you might want to check out the latest in the brand’s RV series of navigations systems, the RV770 LMT-S. Built for the RV lifestyle, this model comes with all the awesome features you have come to appreciate about its predecessor plus some more of its own.

You can connect the RV770 LMT-S to any Connect IQ™-compatible Garmin Smartwatch such as the fēnix® 5. Through this, you receive driver alerts on your wrist while enjoying convenient smartwatch compass guidance so you can find your way from your parked vehicle to a specific destination and back to the vehicle again.



Specifically engineered for those who travel beyond cell service boundaries, the RV770 LMT-S is a device that camping enthusiasts will also find indispensable. Like the model before it, this new one is equipped with a comprehensive directory of RV parks. You can filter the information on those locations to include the amenities essential to your needs including onsite water, electric hookups, and internet access.

Thanks to the compiled ratings from TripAdvisor data, RVers can choose which campgrounds and other commercial establishments to visit. The real-time traffic and weather updates help ensure a safe and hassle-free RV travel.

Get RV-specific alerts so you can get information on steep grades, bridge heights, weight limits, and sharp curves. The device even warns of possible fatigue after extended driving times, asking in a manner like a friend if you would like to obtain directions to any approaching rest stops or restaurants along the way.


For relatives who want to know how your RV trips are going, the LiveTrack feature enables you to share your location with them.

Designed for the peripatetic RV lifestyle, this model delivers valuable guidance features as you enjoy endless freedom on the open road. It has a large, easy-to-view, touchscreen display measuring 6.95 inches from one edge to the other. It easily fits on the dashboard of your car or RV.

Users get road warnings and custom routing, helping them travel on routes friendly to the type of vehicle they drive. The unit takes the weight and size dimensions of the towable trailer or RV and provides routes to accommodate those very specifications. Enjoy peace of mind that you won’t be stuck on an overly narrow bridge or road or one with an extremely low overhead clearance for your vehicle.



The Directory of RV Parks and Services allows you to have access to information about locations that cater to the kind of vehicle you own. With the Easy Route Shaping feature, you can personalize your entire route to include only those that you really want to visit, for cost-friendly road trips and relaxed driving.

Get a kick out of living the RV lifestyle with this freshly developed and highly-innovative GPS device from Garmin, a world leader in GPS technology.