Camp Like a Champ with the Right Campervan Awning

September 21, 2016 — by Richard Dawson


I am one of those people who love the sea and love spending a month or so living by it, but I am not the type of person who loves spending a fortune for it. By spending a fortune on it I mean paying for an apartment rent or worse, a hotel. I’m no Rockefeller, just a mere mortal. But a smart one, luckily. When I realized life is too short to torture myself every month just to save up a few dollars so I can go on a trip, I decided I was going to solve the accommodation problem and unchain myself from all the limitations like choosing the cheapest option. So, I bought a campervan. And oh, all the wild trips I’ve had since then!

campervan Awning

Every campervan owner knows the feeling of not having to worry about leaving the apartment at a certain time and all the freedom you get when it comes to sleeping the way you want and how much you want. It’s camping, and you all know camping is all about connecting with nature and well, saving a dollar or two. However, if you accept the camping way of travelling you’ll see that it’s actually quite fun. You can customize your campervan and re-create your home everywhere you go. You’re probably thinking that’s impossible in such a small space, so let me talk to you about the convenience called a campervan awning.

If you don’t have it in your campervan accessory arsenal, start searching for campervan awnings for sale to get one ASAP. It’s like you get an extra room packed in a bag and carrying it on the back seat ready to be installed and put into work. There are basically two types of awnings you can choose from: a canopy – which is permanently attached to the outer side of your van and taken out as necessity requires, and a drive-away awning – which is tent-like and has to be installed separately, attached to your van, or as a separate tent. Both types have their advantages, and choosing would largely depend on the length of your journey, your destination, or how much people are travelling with you.

The right way to get one

Just like any other purchase you’d make, you need to know your facts before buying an awning. That means – researching all that is offered on the market. You can wander around brick and mortar shops, or you can do an online hunt for campervan awnings for sale – consider your time and convenience here. However, for success, you need a few things cleared well in advance.

What type will you get?

Decide if it’s more convenient for you to get a canopy or a drive-away. Mainly, campers who don’t stick long on one place go with the canopy, as this provides good sun, wind and rain protection. If you’re planning on camping for days on one place, then the drive-away would be more convenient – it will provide extra sleeping space, space for a kitchen, or place for keeping a dog safe at night.

The much-needed accessories

Along with buying the awning itself, you should consider getting the much needed accessories. This includes cleaning products, de-flapper clamps for keeping the awning steady on the ground and a stabilizer kit made of screw anchors and spring-loaded tension straps. You should also be prepared if it starts to rain, as your awning can be drowned completely if not installed properly.

Bottom line, if you have a large family and you love travelling, a campervan and an accompanying awning can really upgrade your entire camping experience. You’d feel as if you were at home, while being on some beach and enjoying all the surrounding natural beauty.


Step-By-Step Kids Scooter Buying Guide: Scoot Your Way to the Perfect Family Outing

July 19, 2016 — by Valeriya Vimon


I used to have a lot of problems walking with my two boys; they’re both very lively sort to say, and they’re always goofing around, running like crazy and disobeying me when I scream at them to calm down and hold my hands. I didn’t know how to solve this problem until a friend of mine introduced me to a wonderful idea: putting them on wheels! You may think that restless kids on wheels are a lot more dangerous, but on the contrary. Naturally, you’ll take your kids to ride their scooters in the park where no vehicles are allowed. Also, when they’re slowly driving their scooters, you won’t have to be afraid of them falling off and breaking a leg or an arm, which often happens when they run like nuts.

Micro Sprite Scooter

Yup, a 2 wheel scooter for kids did solve my problem right after I managed to learn how to choose the right one. Believe it or not, scooters have all kinds of features that make them differ by brand and type. It matters a lot whether your kid is 2, 3 or 13 years old because apparently, a scooter for a two year old is not the same as the one suitable for a 13 year old. Starting from this point, I made a research on the points one needs to consider before buying a 2 wheel scooter for kids.

If your kid is between 2 and 7 years old…
You can actually introduce your kid to the world of scooters starting from the age of 2. These scooters are actually a lot smaller and lighter as they need to suit the child’s height and weight. Have in mind that children in this age are generally beginners in the world of riding a scooter, so it’s best that you include beginner’s safety equipment as well. Also consider the use of a three-wheeled scooter if your kid is 2 years old, because these are a lot easier to master when trying to learn how to ride. If your kid is over 4 years old than a 2 wheel scooter for kids is the option to go with, as it will instantly allow your kid to get used to the two wheels.

If your kid is above 7 but not older than 13…
Scooters for this age group are a lot different. They;re bigger and heavier, according to the kid’s age, size and weight. Also, there are no three-wheeled scooters for kids in this age category. It’s presumable that the kid is able to ride the two-wheeled scooter. Also, a kid above age 10 probably masters the scooter quite well so he’ll be able to go to school with it and accompany you without any additional care while you walk in the park. How convenient is that? Your kids don’t bother you, you’re able to walk in the park for hours, enjoy and still have them around. Ah, heaven.

So, to conclude it all, don’t stress about your family walks being disturbed by an injury or a crying kid because his brother doesn’t play with him. Put them on wheels and enjoy while they amuse themselves and enjoy manipulating their scooter in all directions.