Don Wright's 'Guide to Free Campgrounds'

Don Wright’s ‘Guide to Free Campgrounds’

This is our absolute 'go to' resource book when we are traveling, Don Wright's "Guide to Free Campgrounds: Includes Campgrounds $12 and Under in the United States" has a permanent place between Jimmy and I in the front of the truck. My dog-eared guidebook lists almost all US campgrounds with overnight camping fees of $12 or less, including thousands that are free. This book has saved us thousands of dollars and has lead us to many very interesting and beautiful p
Free entrance on Veterans Day, Tues., 11/11/14

Free entrance on Veterans Day, Tues., 11/11/14

The National Parks' last free entry day during the 2014 calendar year is Veterans Day - Tues., Nov. 11. National Parks "offer superb recreational opportunities, making them perfect places to enjoy our beautiful land, history, and culture, and nurture a healthy lifestyle." There are hundreds of national parks that NEVER charge an entrance fee. To start Planning Your Autumn Visit click here. Find the nearest national park to you by clicking here. * "Fee w
CNN highlights young newlyweds on a grand RV adventure, traveling country, making documentary

CNN highlights young newlyweds on a grand RV adventure, traveling country, making documentary

Newlyweds Alyssa and Heath Padgett of Texas wanted to have a "grand adventure and figure out where we wanted to live. We figured why don’t we just do all of it at once?” "The couple says their plan quickly escalated from 'let’s just move to California' to 'let’s make a documentary about finding meaning in your work,' an issue with which they both were struggling," according to an item aired on Cable News Network. "With a Wi-Fi router and a new video ca
'Rock My RV with Bret Michaels' begins another season on GAC

‘Rock My RV with Bret Michaels’ begins another season on GAC

The hit television series “Rock My RV with Bret Michaels” returns Friday on GAC (Great American Country) television with an extended marathon starting at 7 p.m.CST/8 p.m. EST. Check local listings for time and channel. Michaels and his team get "down and dirty tearing apart these old RV road machines and putting them back together," according to a news release. The series follows rocker Bret Michaels as he and his design/build team "transform ordina
Chuck and Betty Prather split time between Southwest and Pacific Northwest

Chuck and Betty Prather split time between Southwest and Pacific Northwest

We first met Chuck and Betty Prather of Tucson, Ariz., over 4th of July weekend in a small forest service campground in northeast Washington state near the Canadian border. These long-time RVers frequently split their time between their winter home in Arizona and the Pacific Northwest where Chuck worked for more than 40 years in the airline industry. The Prathers travel in their 1996 Fleetwood Bounder 28-foot class A motorhome because, "it will fit in most U
Don Wright's 'Guide to Free Campgrounds'
This is our absolute 'go to' resource book when we are traveling, Don Wright's "Guide to Free Campgrounds: Includes Campgrounds $12 and Under in the United States" has a permanent place between Jimmy and I in the front of the truck. My dog-eared guidebook lists almos
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Free entrance on Veterans Day, Tues., 11/11/14
The National Parks' last free entry day during the 2014 calendar year is Veterans Day - Tues., Nov. 11. National Parks "offer superb recreational opportunities, making them perfect places to enjoy our beautiful land, history, and culture, and nurture a healthy lif
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CNN highlights young newlyweds on a grand RV adventure, traveling country, making documentary
Newlyweds Alyssa and Heath Padgett of Texas wanted to have a "grand adventure and figure out where we wanted to live. We figured why don’t we just do all of it at once?” "The couple says their plan quickly escalated from 'let’s just move to California' to 'let
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'Rock My RV with Bret Michaels' begins another season on GAC
The hit television series “Rock My RV with Bret Michaels” returns Friday on GAC (Great American Country) television with an extended marathon starting at 7 p.m.CST/8 p.m. EST. Check local listings for time and channel. Michaels and his team get "down and d
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Chuck and Betty Prather split time between Southwest and Pacific Northwest
We first met Chuck and Betty Prather of Tucson, Ariz., over 4th of July weekend in a small forest service campground in northeast Washington state near the Canadian border. These long-time RVers frequently split their time between their winter home in Arizona and the
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Tire blew on Interstate east of Lexington
Small mishap about 10 miles east of Lexington, Kentucky. We were traveling west around 55 mph in the slow lane on I-64 when we started hearing a high pitched whirling noise, looked at each other, and blam the tire blew. Jimmy managed to successfully edge over to the
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Meeting new kindred spirits along the way
Russ Tveit, Judy Knoell and their rescue dog, Peanut, were our next-site neighbors in a Montana Fishing Access Site campground on the Yellowstone River. They were returning home to Hazen, North Dakota, and we where heading east on this autumn's tour of America. Rus
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Habitat's RV Care-A-Vanners looking for construction safety trainers
Mary Vandeveld, RV Care-A-Vanner Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity sent an e-mail recruiting "Care-A-Vanners who may have had safety training in a previous job, are experienced on a construction site, have experience as educators, or who just have an interest in s
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Touching bases with longtime RV friends on our autumn tour of America
Some RVers check off how many state capitols they have visited or how many national parks they have traveled through. Jimmy and I, however, rank the success of our RVing adventures by how many good-hearted people we meet along the byways of America. Two of those p
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Jimmy's next camper?
Traveling east along Hwy. 12 in central Montana we stopped for refreshments at a small general store and out back Jimmy spotted what could be his next camper. The exterior features silver metal siding, accented with deer antlers over the wood-framed door. The inter
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