b'Q&A CONVERSATIONS BY RICK KESSLERRV Family Travel Atlas Authors See You at the CampgroundStephanie and Jeremy Puglisithe creators of the RV New Jersey residents, the Puglisiswho have sinceFamily Travel Atlas (RVFTA) website/blog and hosts of graduated from the popup they bought a decade agothe RV Atlas and Campground of the Week podcastsre- and recently took delivery of a Jayco White Hawk travelcently wrote their second book on the RV lifestyle. trailerboth are teachers by trade. And while JeremyAvailable by pre-order now on Amazon.com and in continues to teach middle school English and technol-bookstores nationwide on March 5, See You at the ogy, Stephanie left her job as an elementary schoolCampground: A Guide to Discovering Community, Con- teacher some time ago to concentrate fully on theirnection, and a Happier Family in the Great Outdoors growing RVFTA business. is written for families looking to create lasting memories That operation includes the RVFTA website and blogwhile RVing. and related social media accounts, the RV Atlas andThe Puglisis, who have three young sons including a Campground of the Week podcastswhich have moreset of twins, have filled their book with how-to tips and than three million downloadsengaging with con-advice to help newbies and seasoned RVers alike. Theyve sumers at dozens of speaking engagements, writing foralso allowed their personal lives to creep into the book various RV magazines including Trailer Life and Mo-here and there; enough for their fans to better appreciate torhomeMagazine,aswellashavingwrittenthetwo of the more popular RVing celebrities on social Idiots Guides: RV Vacations and See You at the Camp-media today. The Puglisi Family ground books. In addition, Stephanie recently wasThis particular book is really trying to accomplish named director of content with Roadtrippers, an onlinetwo things and kind of weave them both together, Je- trip-planning service and content repository that is partremy Puglisi told Woodalls Campground Management. our marriage; made us fall in love all over again. And it of the Togo Group.Were telling our own family story; the story of our mar- was just the perfect thing for our kids, too, at that time. Its worth noting that the Puglisis have partneredriage and our children and how we got into camping Stephanie has always said kids are going to be difficult with an impressive list of businesses in the RV and out-and RVingbecause neither of us did a whole lot of that whether youre at home or on top of a mountain, so you door industries including Cabelas/Bass Pro Shops, Thet-beforehand. It was kind of a whole new world to us might as well be on top of a mountain. ford,GoRVing,JaycoIndustries,Kampgroundsofwhen we got married and then had our twins, and we The second reason why they wrote See You at the America(KOA),JellystonePark-Resorts,FloridaRVgot into RVing at a really pivotal time. It was a year after Campgroundtheir signature closing line for their Trade Association, Outdoorsy, RV Trader, Campers Innour twin boys had been born and, frankly, we were podcastsJeremy added, is to provide all of the practi- RV and Good Sam Roadside Assistance.struggling quite a lot. Even our marriage was struggling. cal tips and tricks that somebody might need to get into With Stephanie off on a speaking engagement, JeremyIts difficult to have twins.RVing themselves. So, if youre a first time RV owner or Puglisi recently spent some time with WCM to discuss theAnd, as we write about in the book, we had this crazy someone whos just kind of flirting with this lifestyle, this book, their podcast and other RVing topics. What followsidea to get a popup camperand it was wonderful, he would be the perfect book to kind of just break down this is an edited transcript of that conversationcontinued. I mean, it changed our lives. It strengthened world and explain this world to you. Q&A Conversationscontinued on page 38WOODALLSCM.com March 2020-37'