We put all our most popular videos together in one spot to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for. Whether it's our park reviews displayed in alphabetical order, our interactive park map, our RV DIY videos, or our Gear Reviews, we want to make it simple for you find your next great camping adventure.
We install a battery/storage box on our trailer to house our LiFePO4 batteries and other gear.
Come and meet us at the Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show. The show runs from Thursday February 29th to Sunday March 3rd, 2024. We'll be at the show Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We'll be at the RV Lifestyle Magazine booth between 3 and 5 p.m. each day to meet people. On Saturday at 2 p.m. we'll be doing a presentation on The Big Stage in the RV Lifestyle Village in Hall #5. We'll be talking about our YouTube channel, how we got into camping and RVing and the RV lifestyle. We are giving away 3 sets of tickets that are good for any one day entry to the show. All the details and how to enter are in our YouTube video Come Meet Us at The Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show. We hope to see you there!
We are starting a new four part series called Campsite Trailer Tours. Our friends give us tours of their travel trailers while camping. This is a unique insight into how people utilize their trailers to suit their needs. These aren't tours of trailers from the dealership lot or an RV show, these are real world, lived in trailers. We'll see how this goes and perhaps we'll extend the series with more episodes in the future.
We finally put together our P.E.I. trip videos. This is a three part series for the camping trip we took August 27th to September 12th, 2023. For the next three weekends (November 11, 18, 25) we’ll be posting the videos.
In Part 1 (Nov 11)we leave home in southern Ontario and drive to P.E.I in three days. We spent three nights at a provincial park on the island and we explored the western part of the island.
In part 2 (Nov 18) we spent 3 days at a provincial park on the north shore and 6 days at a provincial park on the east coast and we explored central and eastern P.E.I.
In part 3 (Nov 25) we finish up our time on the island continuing to explore the east coast then do the three day drive to get home.
We are Cheryl and Ben Coles from Ontario, Canada. We've been married for over 30 years and have been camping together for over 35 years. In 2019, we started creating camping and RV related videos on YouTube. Each season we review the parks where we camp, most of which are Ontario Provincial Parks but sometimes we try out national parks and conservation areas as well. Along with park reviews, we do RV and camping gear reviews and DIY modifications.
Neither of them come from camping families.
Ben started his camping journey when he became a camp counsellor at a summer camp near Orangeville, Ontario. For three summers, as a teenager, he learned and eventually taught camping and canoeing skills to kids. He then started his career as a police officer.
Cheryl met Ben in 1986 and they started camping together. At that time, their camping was mostly back country canoe trips. Cheryl then worked at the same summer camp (Ben no longer worked there), while going to school to become a nurse. She was the camp nurse for a couple of summers before starting her career as a Registered Nurse.
They married and started a family, instilling their love of camping on their three kids. As a family, they went back country camping and over time shifted more to front country camping.
At the same time Ben volunteered as a supervisor on high school back country canoe and hiking trips. His friend and fellow former camp counsellor was a teacher who organized these trips. For over a decade, Ben volunteered on these trips every spring and fall.
In 2010 Cheryl and Ben bought their first travel trailer. It was a used 2004 Starcraft Travel Star 19CK. From that moment on, they were hooked on RV camping. They started from square one learning how to camp with an RV.
In 2017 Ben retired from policing with 30 years of service. Cheryl continues to work part time as an RN. They bought a brand new 2017 Coachmen Freedom Express 254 DSX and the frequency of camping trips increased as they travelled within both Canada and the USA.
In 2019 they started creating videos for YouTube with a main focus on reviewing Provincial Parks. 2019 was season one of their park reviews and each year since has been a new season of park reviews.
They love making these videos for you and hope that they can instill their love of camping and RV life on their viewers. Their goal is to help you find your next great camping adventure!