Thursday, May 1, 2014

A few of my favorite things!

Wow, it’s May already.  For most working “weekend warriors” in the northern states, May signals the start of a new camping season!   Time to pull the RV out of storage, or maybe even head on over to the nearby RV dealer to trade-in or buy a first RV for the new camping season!

Around this time of year, I start getting more frequent requests from readers who are looking to get started into RVing and wanting suggestions on how to outfit their new rigs.

But, lets face it, they’re not the only ones!  Around this time of year, us old-timers are usually looking for something fun and new to add to our camping enjoyment too!

With that in mind, I decided to organize a collection of 300 of my most-favorite things for RV travel.  Some of these “finds” are things I’ve blogged about in the past and/or have featured on my RV Gadget Favs or Mobile Tech Favs pages.   But lots more items have never been featured before—even though I love and use them often!

So, today, that changes! 

I’d like to introduce you to the WinnieViews Gear We Love website! 

GWL home

Here, I’ve gathered 300 of our favorite RVing, Travel, Reading, Tech, Entertainment, Photo, Hiking, Biking, Paddling, 4-wheel drive, and Camping items into (hopefully) a single, easy-to-navigate website.

Not to be left out, Millie has also contributed a collection of her favorite doggie stuff as well!

We’re using Amazon storefront technology to showcase these items, so you’ll not only see our own comments about each item, but Amazon’s customer reviews and pricing as well.

product page

The site also features an Amazon Shopping Cart to facilitate any purchases you might want to make from them (WinnieViews is not at all involved— it’s all “normal Amazon” once you begin the check-out process and you’ll see Amazon’s familiar full website and shopping cart to complete your transaction).

The only thing I’ve not found very intuitive with this new site is how to add items to your Amazon Wishlist (if you want to save something for the future).  The best work-around I can suggest is when you’re on one of Gear We Love item pages (like the screenshot above), click the “customer reviews” link.  That will take you to the full Amazon site, and you can add it to your Wishlist from there.

In the coming days, I’ll be reorganizing my previous RV Gadget Favs page to just show the remaining favorites we could not include on this new website (i.e. the non-Amazon things like my recent discovery of Elgato Software’s EyeTV 3, and others).

You can get to the Gear We Love website via the link below, or from it’s tab along the header of our blog page.

Hope you find these “favorite things” helpful, and I really hope you might find a little gem in there that delights you as much as it’s delighted me (and Millie)!!!   If you have questions or want further feedback about anything, just contact me via comments below or email me at winnieviews@gmail.com.

Happy camping!

 

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Check out 300 of our most-favorite things!

13 comments:

  1. You did a great job on your store. It should be a huge success.

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    1. thanks Steve! Hope some of these help in your new RV!

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  2. I've already found two things I might be ordering once I'm at a place with an address in a week or so. Do you have all of these products?

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    1. Yep, unless I've noted otherwise, I do....guess I should go weigh my Winnie soon as I'm likely woefully overloaded! ;-0

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    2. oh, but maybe I'm misreading your question.... I own and use these products, but I'm not the one who will be selling and shipping new orders. That's Amazon's job!

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  3. Wow, that's a great Amazon page. I hope you have a lot of sales.

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  4. Can you get any more awesome? : ) You're amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you (even though some of it I'd have no clue how to use (mostly the tech stuff). !!!

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    1. Now I'm blushing! Well, glad you're finding it helpful. I'll try to do some posts soon to explain some of the techy stuff further.

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  5. Great post. Lots of work to put it together but a great way to help others out and get some traffic to your Amazon link.

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    1. Thanks Contessa! It was kinda dangerous browsing the full Amazon site so long for all the new stuff I was tempted to buy, but luckily just got away with a couple of smaller purchases!

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  6. This was the best "RV Gear" list ever! Thank you for putting it together, it will be my go to for stuff I think I need:)) And stuff I didn't know I needed, but now do...Love the lens wrapping for bags. PS..Love your blog. You are part of my morning coffee. THANKS!

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    1. yeah, the lens wraps do much better than the old washcloths and rubberbands I used to use! Glad you're liking the gear list-- my brother lovingly calls me "gadget girl" and I guess you can now see why!

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