Top 5 Relationship Killers

Make Sure To Avoid These Relationship Killers

Relationships are a work-in-progress. Once you have one, don’t simply take it for granted. Every relationship needs work, you don’t stop after the courtship. You continue to work together so your relationship can move forward. However, things aren’t always perfect. There will be times when you encounter issues and how you deal with it together will tell whether you are in for a breakup or your bond will strengthen despite the challenge. Here are five of the relationship killers that you should be aware of so you know how to deal with them.

Spending Too Much Time Together

This is especially important if you are spending long periods of time with your partner in an RV. Spending a lot of time together in such a small area can be very difficult. If you feel this is all getting too much on your next RV trip, try and do a few things seperately. Go for a walk on your own or even take a tour on our own. When you next see your partner, you will feel a lot better.

Infidelity

If you are in a relationship and you are entertaining the thought of being with someone else then this is something that you should be alarmed about. Look at your current relationship and ask yourself why you feel this way. What do you expect from this relationship and what do you expect from your partner. Discuss this together and do something about it instead of succombing into the temptation.

Resentment

It can start from one small thing. You could be annoyed by your partner’s tone of voice when he asks you something. The question is, have you talked to him about it? Unfortunately, your partner can’t read your mind so he will never know. Before you know it, you find yourself getting annoyed by every little thing that he does.

Too much dependence or independence

There has to be a right balance because if you are too dependent then your partner may feel smothered. On the other end of the spectrum if there is too much independence then then there is a possibility that both of you may grow apart.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction can be one of the top reasons for relationship killers if applicable. There can be so many reasons for ED such as stress, poor diet, health issues, or perhaps it is that you don’t find your partner attractive. There are things you can do to spice up your relationship such as trying out toys in the bedroom, trying to connect in a deeper level, or use of products such as Viagra.

Controlling Behavior

Being concerned is one thing. But if you are trying to control almost all the things that your partner does then this could spell trouble. People who are controlling are often insecure and afraid. If you feel that you are being controlled, talk to your partner to let him know how you feel.

Getting Into A Routine

When you have been together for too long, things somehow feels ordinary, like it’s a routine that you need to do each and every single day. When things start to feel like this then it’s a sign that you need some excitement. Surprise your partner. Do something different together. Try a different sport or a hobby or do something spontaneous.

Air Conditioning In Your RV

Air Conditioning In Your RV

The hot, sticky and prickly sensation brought by the sun’s rays can often be unbearable, especially during the height of summer. Even a short walk from your office to the parking lot can often take a toll when the temperature is on the rise. The instantaneous thing we do as soon as we enter our vehicles is to turn on the car’s air con to ward off the heat.

While the cool blast of the air conditioning unit in your car can momentarily relieve you from the hot weather outside, there is a downside with regularly exposing yourself to this cold air. And it’s not just the sudden change of temperature that has a negative consequence on your body, including your skin.

Whether your walking to your RV or just did a workout. Sweating is the natural’s body to cool the body. However, air conditioning draws moisture from your skin and does the cooling itself, replacing your body’s perspiration with cold air. The normal response of your body to heat becomes hampered and the body becomes confused. Also, when moisture is absent, the skin becomes flaky and itchy. Imagine being exposed to this scenario on a daily basis and your body’s automatic response to heat will be damaged.

The thing is: you are exposed to air conditioning for almost the entire day – at home, in the office, in the grocery store, and even in your car. Albeit you cannot control being exposed to air conditioning in public venues or in your office, you can manipulate the one in your home or in your car. You can limit its use in these places. Also, you can take other precautions to keep your skin from drying.

  1. Apply cream or lotion on your skin to moisturize it. Do this at least thrice a day to reduce the drying effect of air conditioning on your skin. Also use a lip balm to keep it from cracking.
    2. Drink lots of water, at least eight glasses a day.
    3. Keep your air conditioning’s temperature at 25 degrees Celsius.
    4. If you are on a long drive, particularly in suburbs or in the countryside, you can turn off your air con and bring your windows down to let fresh air in and circulate.
What Are Some Of The Most Difficult Things About Parenting?

What Are Some Of The Most Difficult Things About Parenting?

No amount of reading parenting books can fully prepare you to the challenges of rearing a new life poses. Espeially when you are on your first RV adventure with kids. Despite warnings and tips from family members and friends, when the situation presents itself before you, the roller-coaster emotions of parenting a child can really take you to the highest high and the lowest low.

Aside from juggling various tasks, the whole experience can be too much exhilarating. Parents share the difficulties they go through with the arrival of the newest member of the family.

Keeping Your Kids Busy While On The Road

It is really important to keep your kids busy during your next RV adventure. A bored child can lead to a miserable trip. Make sure to bring some of their favorite toys along with a portable DVD player and books. These things should keep your kids busy for at least a few hours a day while you manage to travel good distances.

Lack of Sleep

Once you give birth to another human being, expect your schedule to be turned upside down. Just when you are about to doze off, a shriek or cry will bring you back to the state of wakefulness. While awake, it’s not as if you just sit down and stare at the baby. You have to carry, feed, and lull the baby to sleep – which takes a lot of physical and emotional toll on your part. Sleep deprivation should be anticipated so get as much sleep whenever you can.

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in itself is not an easy thing to do. Certain issues, like not being able to lactate, or the milk produced is not enough, are problems in itself. What more if you are in a public place and you have to feed your baby? Although there are now clothing accessories to help you cover and provide you with privacy while breastfeeding in public, it does not mean that everything can run smoothly. One, you need a quiet corner where you can do your feeding undisturbed.

Potty Training

Now, there goes the poop! Potty training is essential but it is easier said than done. Check the diaper every now and then and change as often as you can. Always keep the baby clean to keep him away from possible sickness or infection.

Dealing with Tantrums

Uh-oh, the scream just went a few decibels higher. Children have a mind of their own and there are no clear-cut solutions on how to calm them down. Each child is unique and what works for one may not work for another. That is why you have to pack a lot of patience because getting mad may just stress you and the baby out and worsen the situation.

Packing Essentials for Traveling Light

Packing Essentials for Traveling Light

Whether you are road triping in your RV or your car, we want to bring enough things without going overboard. It is really easy to overload our cars / RV’s with our stuff making a less enjoyable trip as we are cramped and increased gas usage. In addition, if you’re heading out on a vacation that requires a lot more walking and foot travel than driving, carrying around a very heavy bag is nothing more than added weight – literally. Avoid all of these all too common travel crises by packing lighter no matter where or how you’re planning on traveling, with these expert tips on how to create less weighty luggage.

Bring Multi-Function Items

If you want to help make room in your vehicle, try focusing you’re packing on items that have multiple purposes and uses. For example, if you’re headed somewhere beachy and tropical, pack a sarong – this garment can be used as a blanket, a swim cover-up, a skirt, dress, and even a beach towel. If you don’t have to, try and avoid to bring your moisturizer and skin care products. Happen to own a few pairs of zippered cargo pants? Perfect – these can become shorts or capris with one unzip of the pant legs. You’ll save yourself space and weight by packing fewer items altogether.

Pack According to the Rule of Three

Some experienced travelers swear by what’s called the rule of three: packing only three of each item that you plan on needing throughout your travels. Instead of cramming your luggage full of a week’s worth of underwear, socks, pants, swimsuits, and tops, pack only three of each. That’s right – just three pairs of underwear, socks, and other items. Chances are, you’re traveling somewhere where you’ll have access to laundry facilities or a local laundromat, so you can wash and re-wear all of these items as needed.

Minimize Your Clothing

Finally, be wary when folding your items in the actual packing process. Most of us grab our clothes, fold them in half twice, and toss them haphazardly into a bag. Instead, roll your clothing up. This method will not only help to prevent fold creases in your unpacked clothing, but also takes up considerably less space in a suitcase. Roll your clothes as tightly as possible, and you’ll discover unused room.

Snacks To Bring On Your Next RV Adventure

Snacks To Bring On Your Next RV Adventure

Planning for an RV adventure is lots of fun! But there are some things which we often forget about until the last minute. One of these are road snacks. There are generally forgotten until when you are hungry on the road. This results in buying candy bars and crisps at the gas station. Not a great idea if you are planning on traveling for a month or more. Before you next adventure, don’t forget about some healthy snacks to prepare in advanced. Here are some ideas.

Cut Up Vegetables

One of our favorite snacks while on a road trip is cut up vegetables. They are really quick to prepare, delicious, very healthy, and fill you up. Carrots and celery are great. Try adding in some raw broccoli and cherry tomatoes too for an even tastier snack.

Protein Bars

Protein bars are another great option to keep you going while on the road. Just make sure to check the ingredients lists and avoid bars with added sugar or artificial sweeteners. Protein bars are great energy food while on the go and are really convenient.

Fruit

Having some fruit while you have a sweet tooth is great. Having an apple generally satisfies that craving while not making you feel sick afterwards. We recommend bringing apples, oranges (although a little messy), bananas, and pears. These will all keep you going without making you feel sick.

Drinks

Be a little careful with this one. It is easy to drink 4-5 coffees a day when you are road tripping. It is also easy to drink 1-2 iced coffees, and a couple of sodas too. But, you should try and avoid all of these. If you must drink coffee, try 1-2 coffees a day. Otherwise drink tea, lots of water or even coconut water.

Nuts / Trail Mix

Finally, nuts are a great option. Try not to overdo this one though as nuts are great for you in smaller quantities but are not so good in higher quantities. They are a little higher in fat but that is completely fine in smaller doses. Trail mixes are great too. Just avoid trail mixes with added chocolate or other candy.

RV

What Is An RV?

Ok, let’s start of this blog with talking about Recreational Vehicles or RVs. What are they, what are they used for, and how much do they cost?

What Is An RV?

An RV is a vehicle which ranges in sizes which can be used for transportation and also has a living quarters included. An RV is usually used to travel the country because of its convenience. It is super comfortable to drive and when you get tired, you can take a quick nap on the side of the road or even spend the night there. An RV provides so much flexibility to your road trip. You are no longer bound by accommodation if you can find it. You also have a much more comfortable driving experience. Especially the larger RVs. You basically drive those while sitting on a couch.

Types Of RVs

There are two main types of RVs. One is towed by your own vehicle and the other can tow your vehicle. Both vary in size greatly and in comfort. The latter RV that I was talking about is usually a truck or larger such as a small bus all the way to a full sized bus.

The types of towable RVs are folding camp trailers, extendable trailers, 5th wheel trailers, off road trailers, and truck trailers.

Cost

The cost of a new RV is typically $5,000 to $13,000 for folding camp trailers which is usually the best way to start your RV experience on a budget. $4,000 to $30,000 for truck campers. Conventional travel trailers cost around $8,000 to $65,000. 5th wheels, $13,000 – $100,000. Type C motorhomes, $48,000-$140,000. Type B motorhomes go for around $41,000 – $100,000. Or if you really want to travel in comfort and style, you could pick up a Type A motorhome for around $40,000-$500,000.

RVs are a great way to see the country. You will see far more than by bus, plane, or train. It is super flexible especially if you tow your car behind.

On your next road trip, leave your car at home and take your RV for a real adventure.