Meet our Correspondents

Campground of the Week Correspondents

Roaming Pop Up Correspondent: Larissa Richardson of ThePopUpPrincess.com

Larissa Richardson is mom to three awesome kids and wife to an adrenaline junkie. She is also an avid DIYer who bought and renovated a used Coleman Santa Fe Pop Up camper. Her family loves camping, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors, and they enjoy an adventurous trip each summer.

Southern Correspondent: Keith and Tia Sims of soulfulrvfamily.com

Keith is a retired NFL star and current television commentator for the Miami Dolphins. He and his wife Tia are RV fanatics and spend much of the off-season exploring America in their Newmar Class A.

California Correspondent: Kate Dunbar of katescuriouskitchen.com

Kate is a chef, food stylist, food photographer, and published food writer. She is also a passionate traveler who loves to explore California in her Airstream with her husband, mother, two children, and fabulous chandelier awning lights. She is also a vintage trailer enthusiast who owns a Shasta Airflyte from the 1960’s.

Midwest Correspondent: Kerri Cox of travelswithbirdy.com

Kerri is a librarian and passionate reader, writer, and photographer who loves to travel in her Jayco travel trailer, a.k.a “Birdy.”   After only spending a few short weekends in “Birdy” Kerri and her family decided to take an epic road trip from Missouri to Yosemite National Park. Her blog posts were nothing short of stunning.

Upper Midwest Correspondents: Melissa and Matthew Kellas

Melissa and Matthew are working parents from the Chicago area adventuring with 4 kids (elementary aged through high school) and 2 dogs. The family outgrew their tent after almost 20 years, and now they travel in a hybrid travel trailer. Even though they have a calendar filled with social engagements, kids’ activities, and full-time jobs, they make sure there is always a camping trip on the horizon.

Western Correspondent: Brett Neilson of OurCampingAdventures.com

Brett works as an engineer for a large software company. To break away from the high-tech work, Brett enjoys camping with his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Lily. The three of them are based in Utah and frequently find themselves enjoying hiking, fishing, kayaking, and extended weekends in state and federal campgrounds.

Roaming Correspondents: Alexandra and Jeremy of VandyVagabonds.com

Alexandra and Jeremy are full-time RVers who most recently called East Nashville home. Alexandra is a third-culture kid, born and raised overseas. Jeremy is a midwestern guy who grew up in his grandparents’ Winnebago Chieftain. They traded in their sticks and bricks for a 30 foot class B+ Nexus Viper motorhome, and –with their two hounds in tow–hit the road on a journey of creating great experiences and doing great things.

Northeast Correspondents: Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi rvfamilytravelatlas.com

Jeremy and Stephanie are the co-hosts of the RV Family Travel Atlas podcast and the co-authors of the The Complete Idiot’s Guide to RV Vacations (May, 2016).  They also write for KOA, Good Sam, Camp Jellystone, and Progressive RV Insurance.  During RV show season they present educational seminars for GS Media and Events.