RVing with Kids 12 Months a Year: The How-to Book of Family RVing by Joan Myriam van DolderRVing with Kids 12 Months a Year: The How-to Book of Family RVing by Joan Myriam van Dolder

RVing with Kids 12 Months a Year: The How-to Book of Family RVing

byJoan Myriam van DolderIllustratorDean Pickup

Paperback | January 18, 2008

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Joan van Dolder squeezed out chunks of time raising her four kids to write a ‘how-to’ book  for parents and grandparents about her passion, “RVing with Kids 12 Months a Year.”  The delightfully illustrated book is full of practical and creative strategies for making a family RV trip a relaxing and revitalizing experience for parents and an enriching trip for children, even in the winter. <_o3a_p>

The book does not discuss destinations, nor is it for full-time RVers, but rather is directed at young, busy families  looking for an easy way to reconnect by taking an affordable, short-term vacation in the great outdoors. There is also a chapter designed for and about grandparents RVing with kids.<_o3a_p>

Van Dolder shares hundreds of tips for parents and grandparents and suggests over 100 activities to keep the kids busy so adults can relax. The book includes an easy 3-day packing strategy to fit around busy schedules, packing lists for different ages and destinations, and menus with grocery lists to get readers quickly on their way. It is littered with KISS (Keep it Small for Space) tips and there is a chapter filled with advice for each age group from babies to teens, as well as pets. Strategies for surviving the road trip, choosing a family-friendly campsite and cooking tips can also be found in the book and for those with an adventurous spirit, a guide to short-term winter RVing . <_o3a_p>

The book is sprinkled with humor and anecdotes, because the author knows that parenting works best with a sense of humor.<_o3a_p>

Title:RVing with Kids 12 Months a Year: The How-to Book of Family RVingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:154 pages, 8.4 × 5.8 × 0.49 inShipping dimensions:8.4 × 5.8 × 0.49 inPublished:January 18, 2008Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:097842140X

ISBN - 13:9780978421403

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From the Author

About the Author Joan van Dolder is an Edmonton mother-of-four who believes that finding quality downtime for the family benefits everyone. The national “RV Lifestyle” magazine columnist has also teamed up with GoRVing Canada to promote an affordable family lifestyle enjoying the great outdoors.  Her goal with this how-to book is to get more families to discover an easy, low-effort way to retreat and reconnect with the family. Their rewards will be worth it; closer families, more secure children and great memories.   Enjoy your vacations with your kids!

Table of Contents

WHY?                     Take the Family Back<_o3a_p>

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                                Raise Science Kids, Active Kids<_o3a_p>

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IN WHAT?              Luxury vs. Roughing It<_o3a_p>

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WHEN?                   Four Season Camping<_o3a_p>

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HOW?                    Reserve Your Spot!<_o3a_p>

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                                Organizing for the Trip<_o3a_p>

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                                Cooking Tips and Menu Planning<_o3a_p>

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                                Extras for Winter Camping<_o3a_p>

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                                Countdown to Takeoff - Packing<_o3a_p>

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                                Surviving the Roadtrip<_o3a_p>

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                                Entering the Campground <_o3a_p>

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                                RV Etiquette<_o3a_p>

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                                Coming Home<_o3a_p>

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WITH WHOM?      RVing with Babies to Preschoolers<_o3a_p>

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                                RVing with Children<_o3a_p>

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                                RVing with Teenagers<_o3a_p>

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                                RVing with Grandparents<_o3a_p>

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                                                RVing with Groups or Clubs<_o3a_p>

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IS IT SAFE?             Managing Risks<_o3a_p>

                                                                Setting Boundaries<_o3a_p>

                                                                Mother Nature<_o3a_p>

                                                                Wild Animals<_o3a_p>

                                                                Hiking <_o3a_p>

                                                                Cycling<_o3a_p>

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HELP?                   RV Resources<_o3a_p>

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WORKBOOK      Packing Lists<_o3a_p>

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Menu's and Grocery Lists<_o3a_p>

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Index<_o3a_p>

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Editorial Reviews

REVIEW by Cathie BartlettWriter for the RV Showcase/Edmonton Journal                 RVing with Kids 12 Months a Year is required reading for any family heading out on the road. This book will save your sanity and add to the enjoyment of family travel, thanks to the treasure trove of tips, information and creative suggestions Joan van Dolder has collected from many trips year-round. Through her thoughtful re-telling of experiences while RVing with her family, van Dolder offers a glimpse of the potential for fun, learning and growth that beckons from the road and the campground. Clear, easy-to-read and frequently humorous, RVing with Kids 12 Months a Year will have you marking time until your next RVing venture trip with the kids or the grandkids.     REVIEW by Jaimie (Hall) Bruzenak RVhometown.com (Coming soon: RVLifestyleExperts.com)RVing with Kids 12 Months a Year is a must-have resource for families who like to travel in their RVs. Geared towards families who go camping on weekends and vacations, this has tips on all aspects of RV camping. Also, if you’re a full-time RVer (or not) who will be traveling with grandkids, I recommend it.Van Dolder starts with "Why?" Camping is an experience that bonds families and gives all members memories they’ll never forget. It gives them time to be together without distractions.Next she goes into "How?" From making your reservation, to packing the RV and surviving the road trip, she gives all sorts of advice a tips. A often overlooked aspect of camping is RV etiquette, which she covers nicely.The next section is "With Whom?" How do you make this a good trip if you have young children, babies, teens or grandparents along.The fifth section is "Is it safe?" Common sense will get you safely through most experiences, but Van Dolder covers things like hiking, wild animals and Mother Nature’s threats.Included also are resources, packing lists, menus and grocery lists, plus an index. 144 pages.As a mother of four, author Joan van Dolder knows first-hand what it is like to travel with children. The family RVs 12 months of the year, enjoying the beauty of the seasons together.