About Jan Bloom
We are a family of 4 with 2 small dogs. We love the RV lifestyle. It allows us to get back to nature and appreciate the simple things in life, like hiking, fishing, cooking s'mores on the open fire, and just enjoying the gifts Mother Nature has provided. We have owned 3 RV's since 2004. We owned a TrailManor (hard-side pop up camper), which we outgrew, then a Class A motorhome, which we actually lived in for four months while transitioning to our new home, and now own a bumper-pull travel trailer, with a slide (and now that I've owned a camper with a slide I would never go back to an RV without slides!). Since we live in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, we love exploring our own backyard. There is some great camping in the area, which also offers great hiking and fishing. My personal favorite RV trip, however, would have to be either our trip to the Grand Canyon when my son was an infant or our trip through the Pacific Northwest, to the Oregon and Washington coasts and back. I once proposed that we take a "life sabbatical" to explore the lower 48 in our motorhome, but the hubby nixed the idea so now we are just weekend RV warriors when our schedules allow. Our kids are both very busy with activities so we use our travel trailer less than we would like; but that's why we thought we would check into Outdoorsy...so others can experience the joy of "glamping."