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Fulltime Families Hosts 4th of July Hangout in Hershey, PA

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The Boudreaux Family (FtF Trailblazer Lifetime 1324) invites fellow Fulltime Families Members to join them for a Good Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July in Hershey PA, at the Hershey Thousand Trails Campground, June 30th – July 7th, 2017.

Family Friendly Activities will be announced shortly.

Families interested in attending this event are encouraged to make their reservations at this Thousand Trails park, asap.  Not a Thousand Trails Member yet, contact the TT / FTF Rep Alisha Deschene at  (207) 270-1121.  Non-Member rates are also available for this park.

An activities fee of $50 per family will be required to cover supplies for this week long event.  Please keep in mind, this is not a rally, it’s a “hang out” which has a more relaxed calendar of activities.

This event is limited 10 families.

Not on the East Coast this Summer?  Check out the other scheduled Fulltime Families Hangouts

Interested in hosting your own Fulltime Families Hangout?  Contact Kimberly@fulltimefamilies.com

You can reserve your spot for this event by reserving your spot with the form below:

2017 Fulltime Families 4th Of July Hangout Hershey PA
2017 Fulltime Families 4th Of July Hangout Hershey PA
Hosted at the Hershey PA Thousand Trails - June 30th 2017 to July 5th 2017
Price: $50.00

What are the cancellation policies for this event?

Hangout Fee Refunds:

  • Cancel before May 1st, 2017 for a full refund of hangout fees with $10 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel between May 2nd, 2017 –May 31st, 2017 for a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations after June 1st, 2017  will not be refunded.
  • Fees at non-transferable

Camping Refunds:

  • Please refer to the host campground regarding their refund policy.  FtF has no control over campground refunds.

Tee Shirt Refunds (if applicable):

  • Full refund prior to t-shirt order being placed.  After the order has been placed, no refunds are available.  Must pay additional shipping fee of $6 per shirt if you’d like your shirt shipped to you.

Tips for Organizing Your RV – Guest Post from Outdoorzer.com Founder, Julie McClain

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Space is a major problem for most RVers especially those that practice the full time RV lifestyle. Fitting all your worlds belonging that include kitchenware and clothes into an RV can prove to be a headache for many. When an RV is not well organized, it is not only going to be unpleasant to the eye but it could cause some serious health repercussions. It is important to note that even the biggest Class A Motorhomes have problem with space and it is therefore not just a problem for the small ones. Here are a few easy, cheap and space saving ways one can organize their RV.

Kitchen

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This is the most crucial area in the RV. Food is not only made but also stored here and therefore hygiene is very important. For the cutlery there are several options to use that ensure you use your small space to the maximum. An over the sink utensil rack is great option for utensils. Hooks on the inside of cabinet doors can be used for hanging the cutlery. Vertical space should be utilized to the maximum by placing dishes vertically in a dish cradle. Save some cupboard space by using nesting bowls and measuring spoons. Wall mounted magnets strips can also be used for the magnetic kitchenware such as knives and kitchen scissors. You can get an over the cabinet door waste bucket and therefore no need to create space for it. The aim is to have everything properly stored without the kitchen looking too congested.

 

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For food storage dangling jars can be used to store kitchen spices. This is simply done by screwing the lid of a jar on a wooden surface that is above. Fruits and vegetables can be put in a hung hammock. Spices can also be stored in a fold out spice rack. Foods such as nuts, cereals and meat should be properly stored in airtight containers to prevent rodent infestation. Such foods attract rodents which are a menace to live with, in an RV.

Bathroom

A flat toilet paper holder will create room for a towel rack. Toothbrushes and other toiletries can be placed in storage pods attached to the inside of the toilet cabinet. Use coat hangers to create a toiletries holder to prevent them from falling. Towels can also be hanged on flat toilet holder as this saves so much space. Use a towel caddy to hold all of your bath supply and it can also be hanged in the bathroom.

Sleeping Area

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Utilizing the sleeping area is very essential as the bed takes up most space and therefore leaving little space for the rest of the things. Use of caddy night stands will ensure that minimum space is used for your bedroom supplies. A storage headboard that is basically a sort of curtain with pockets is a great way to store books and other small products in the bedroom. Hanging cabinets can also be used for hanging clothes. Hangers with a slanted rod are perfect for ganging clothes as they utilize space as well as hanging a lot of them.

General Tips

Having known how to maximize specific places within an RV there are also ways to organize that works generally. One of the most effective is the use of pullout surfaces. You can incorporate a pullout on your bed, kitchen surfaces and cupboards to create that extra space for storage. Large supplies such as cleaning ones can be mounted on the ceiling and only used when they are needed. Hanging baskets can be placed anywhere within the RV and can be used for placing random things. Hideaway hooks can be used on doors where they double up as door handles as well as hangers. Magazine racks can also be placed in any room as they can hold a wide range of supplies including first aid kits, books, flashlights and many more supplies.
Most of these solutions for organizing your RV are easy and use materials that are easily available. You can do them yourself and will realize how inexpensive they are.

Conclusion

With these solutions space in an RV will no longer give you a headache and whether the RV is your full time home or you are just on a vacation with you family, your stay in the RV will not be a nightmare as both you and your family will have enough space to enjoy yourselves fully.

About the Author:

Julie is the founder of Outdoorzer, where she and her associates blog about camping and hiking tips, recipes, and gear reviews. Outdoorzer is a website for those who love the fresh air outdoors ñ Itís the best gift Mother Nature gives us!

Peek into the Life of a Full-Time RVing Family

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This Spring, the Traveling Travs have kicked off a new YouTube series, giving viewers a bird’s eye view of the life of a full-time RVing family and inviting YOU to peek into the real world of full-time family travel.

From school days, to working from the RV, amazing destinations and off grid locations, you can catch the videos live or watch the replays on a brand new play list here:

If you haven’t checked out the Trav’s camper, you can take a video tour here:

And if you’re looking for more information about awesome adventures on the road, check out their web series “One Epic Adventure” here:

Tele Therapy Now Available to Full-Time RVing Families

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Press Release for G&E Therapies on the GO!!

Shelley Dostie, OTR/L

1-877-426-3307 x 3

January 25, 2017

 

Full Time traveling, home schooling, roadschooling and busy families should have access to services they need to help children grow, learn and be happy at a time and place convenient for busy lives.  G&E Therapies has provided pediatric therapy services for almost 20 years in upstate NY and now we are proud to offer these services nationwide through G&E Therapies on the GO!

 

G&E Therapies on the GO! is currently accepting children and their families for Teletherapy!  You can access expert Pediatric Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Special Education Teachers and Behavior Specialists to provide consultations, evaluations and treatments for your children.  We help with sensory challenges, behavior and transition strategies, educational support, motor milestones, feeding/swallowing/oral motor recommendations and more in a supportive way to meet your goals!

 

G&E Therapies on the GO! has partnered with Fulltime Families to provide these services at a 25-50% discount with your verified FTF Membership number ( Rate Sheet ) .  Shelley Dostie, OTR/L for G&E Therapies on the GO! and Fulltime Family Member, will be at the Tallahassee Rally Wednesday February 1st through Saturday February 28th 2017 to provide “in person” therapy consultations and services!  Shelley’s Seminar on Thursday about Sensory Processing is a MUST SEE!! You can also make an appointment to see one of our professionals “face to face” through a secure server using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

 

G&E Therapies on the GO!   Meet The Teletherapy Team is now accepting the following:

Physical Therapy (PT):  Families from NY            Special Education: Families nationwide

Speech Therapy (SLP): Families from FL            Behavioral Intervention:  Families nationwide

Occupational Therapy (OT): Families from NY, PA, CT and FL

 

Meet Up With Your FtF Friends on the Road with the New Family Finder App

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Have you been wondering “Where are all these Fulltime Families”?  Have you been traveling for months, barely crossing paths with other like-minded families?  Have you been searching for playmates for your kids and fellowship for your family?

At the 7th Annual Fulltime Family Reunion, the FtF Family Finder was unveiled.  This geolocation tool, for Fulltime Families Members, has many security enhancements built in to keep your family information secure, while allowing you to connect to traveling families in real life.

Current Fulltime Family Members, please sign in to use the FtF Family Finder.  If you require assistance logging into FulltimeFamilies.com please email Chris@fulltimefamilies.com directly.

Not an Fulltime Families Member yet?  Join the FtF Family today!

 

 

Unlimited Internet on the Road from new Fulltime Families Partner

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For Immediate Release:

Internet on the Road is one of the keys to living the Full-Time RV Life with your family successfully.  We know our members rely on consistent internet with high or no limits on data and so we are always looking to partner with resources who can provide this tool and offer our members an Exclusive Rate on their services.

Available immediately, Fulltime Families Members (Annual, Charter, Lifetime) can now receive exclusive pricing on acquiring your very own 100% Unlimited Verizon Data line from Digital Shield LLC .

Existing and new Fulltime Families Members will receive a total savings of almost $225 off of your very own Unlimited Verizon Data Plan INCLUDING a free 6620L Jetpack!

Absolutely no data limits, you own your own line (pay Verizon directly), and when everything is said and done your monthly bill will be less than $60!

To take advantage of this special offer, visit the Members Only Area of FulltimeFamilies.com to reveal the exclusive promo code.

Fulltime Families Toy of the Year 2016

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Every year, Fulltime Families sends out scouts across the country to find the perfect toy for RVing Girls and Boys.

The FtF Toy of the Year must meet stringent criteria:

  • It must appeal to a wide variety of ages and both girls and boys alike
  • It must be engaging and include educational elements
  • It must fit into our lifestyle and not get stuck under the slides
  • Special attention is given to battery free toys that can be played both inside and outside.

To see past FtF Toy of the Year winners – view the unboxing videos here.

And now, it’s time to reveal the FtF Toy of the Year for 2016!

Gravity Maze

This single-player maze-meets-marble-run game will put your kiddo’s coordination and critical thinking to the test.

Arrange the towers on the grid to match the challenge card in order to build a path that will successfully carry your marble to its target position. Start with an easy one and work your way through all 60 challenge cards.

While this is a single player game, we have devised multiple playing methods to engage several players including timing players and purchasing a second game set for head to head challenges.  Yet another option is to have the kids and adults alike make up their own challenging marble mazes.

With it’s open ended fun and engaging game play, Gravity Maze is the perfect addition for your RV games collection.

And now you can win your own copy!!!
To enter for your chance to win Gravity Maze, the FtF Toy of the Year, simply upload an Instagram Pic of your family having fun and tag it with #FulltimeFamilies.  Enter as many times as you like, the more you enter the better your chances of winning.  Contest ends 12/27/2016 at Midnight PT.  Winning entry will be drawn at random.  Enter as many times as you like, the more you enter the better your chances of winning!

 

24 Advent Ideas you can do in your RV

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We know you’ve got issues…

Issues on where to put the tree, where to stash the presents and only so much amperage for all those lights.

That’s why we like to make it easy for you!

We’ve compiled a list of 24 Easy /Affordable Advent Activities.  These activities can be accomplished with things you already have in your home on wheels!

Not on wheels yet?  Don’t worry this countdown to Christmas will work for everyone!

Simply fill out this form and we’ll send you the items.

Then, the sky’s the limit…

Keep it simple and use the list as is…

or

Cut the list up and put them items in your favorite advent holder.

or

Go crazy and make this awesome tape tree on one of your walls!

The options are endless, but just like Santa’s Workshop… it starts with the LIST!

Recap Video Released from Fulltime Families Colonial Times Rally

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This week, the recap video, highlighting the fun, educational, and fellowship that took place at the recent Fulltime Families Colonial Times Rally was released on the Fulltime Families Youtube Channel:


This event, attended by over 50 families and 350 attendees, boasted Colonial Inspired Activities including:

Colonial Family Games

Candle Making

Ice Cream in a Bag

A 3 day Improv workshop hosted by professional Acting Coach, Russ the Big Guy

Educational Seminars

A Colonial River “Crossing” with homemade boats and paddles

and the Main Event, hosted by Fass Fuel, a Colonial Town Dance under the Stars!

You can check out the complete schedule of this event here: Tentative Schedule for FtF Colonial Times Rally

And be sure to join us for our next event, the 2017 Fulltime Families 7th Annual Family Reunion in Tallahasee, FL.

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Fulltime Families Resource Guide To Help Keep Business “in the Family”

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Finding resources on the road can be difficult.  Wouldn’t it be great to have one place to find everything:FtF Resource Guide

Our first advertisers can now be found at https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/business-directory/

Be sure to bookmark this page so you can quickly find the resources your looking for, while supporting fellow Fulltime Families Members!

Look for a hard copy of the FtF Resource Guide at the FtF Family Reunion in Feb. 2017 (an on-demand download version will be available sooner).

It will be the ultimate resource to connect families to the trusted providers we all need.
Small Business Owners
We want to hear from YOU about your business. Our goal through all of this is to support small businesses in our organization to help them grow.  This is exciting news because our fellow travelers have been looking for one spot to find these resources like yours. We are working hard to give the people what they want and support small businesses in the best way we know how.   Ad rates start as low as $30 per year!
To reserve your spot in this directory, send an email to our Resource Acquisition Director.

HURRY!  The Deadline to get your ad into the 2017 Hard Copy Guide is Fast Approaching!

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