With the enjoyment and busyness of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations behind us, we are now entering that time of year when I start to get antsy for a vacation. There aren’t any major holidays for a few months and though I definitely love the winter weather, there are times when I feel like getting a quick dose of summer in the middle of the season. With no vacations on the horizon and our trailer winterized until spring, now is the time to start planning ahead, getting prepared and giving myself a vacation to look forward to. By taking the time now to secure a location, get a jump start on my packing list and update the trailer’s inventory, I can then look forward to our vacation with ease knowing it’s all taken care of.

Unlike other northern states that experience sub-freezing temperatures during most of the winter, Northwest RVers with access to the coastline can enjoy winter camping compliments of the Pacific Ocean and the temperate winter weather it provides.

Here is a suggestion for a place to camp and outdoor activities to enjoy this winter:

Camping:

Washington Park in Anacortes offers a year-round campground that features 68 campsites, with 46 of those containing water and 30 amp electrical service. All campsites include a campfire ring and picnic table set in a heavily wooded conifer forest. Given the heavy tree cover, late winter sunrises and all the outdoor activities you will be enjoying in or nearby the park, sleeping in will not be a problem during your stay!

As first-time parents of a 7-month-old baby, my husband and I are far from being classified as seasoned parents. However, when it comes to traveling with a baby, we seem to have become seasoned quite quickly. Though we haven’t ventured on any extensive or exotic vacations with our little one, he’s already seen plenty of trips in our trailer from our tiny town to the big city to visit family and even a vacation to the ocean this summer. While I continue to love the incredible help our trailer is when traveling with a baby, through trial and error we have found some great products designed for traveling with a baby that have made our travels so much easier and more enjoyable for all of us. I’ve come up with a list of our top 10 favorite baby products to travel with.

Tis the season and most of us are shedding our summer plans to put the RV in storage, but for you winter campers, we have a few warm tips below to help you through the chilly temperatures.

RobertNormanEditor's Note: We welcome a new guest blogger to our site, Robert Norman who works for Valley RV Supercenter in Kent, WA and has been in the RV business since 2013. Robert shares his experiences with the public writing about RV tech tips, how to’s, destinations and culture. He has a wonderful wife, 2 sons and a Labradoodle named Chocolate that enjoy traveling and the outdoors every chance they get.