Solo RVer Diana Pace loves hiking National Parks

Solo RVer Diana Pace loves hiking National Parks

Diana Pace, a retired nurse from Roseburg, Ore., has been camping most of her life. She tent camped and backpacked with her sons until they off and on until they were in their mid-20s. And then, sometime in the 90’s, she went on a hiking trip with a friend who owned a VW Vanagon. "I loved it,” she recalls. She set out to get her own small recreation vehicle. In 2000 she found a 1994 Ford Aerostar converted van. "I quickly started traveling to national
2016 'Next Exit' ... always know what's up ahead

2016 ‘Next Exit’ … always know what’s up ahead

Never take a wrong exit off an Interstate highway again. I particularly like this guide when we are simply ‘covering ground’ ... getting from point A to point B ... or seriously trying to outrun bad weather. Heralded by RVTravel.com as one of the top selling RV books of any year,  'The Next Exit, The Most Complete Interstate Hwy Guide' lists what you can expect at every exit along every Interstate in the United States. The 2016 edition "details exactly
Desert Bar near Parker, Az, fun snowbird side trip

Desert Bar near Parker, Az, fun snowbird side trip

If you are RVing anywhere between Quartzsite and Lake Havasu City (Arizona) on a weekend October-April, consider parking your RV somewhere and taking your tow vehicle five miles down a dusty, windy, rocky dirt road to a Desert Bar oasis called The Nellie E Saloon. It is a worthy destination for an afternoon trip ... the hours run from about noon to sunset, on Saturday and Sunday for Snowbirds.  You'll find good live entertainment, reasonably-priced food and a
On-going activities at Catalina State Park, Tucson

On-going activities at Catalina State Park, Tucson

Perfect time of the year for RV Snowbirds to visit the popular Catalina State Park. It sits just a few miles north of Tucson, Ariz., is within easy access of wilderness and features numerous family activities. Here are a few listed on the park’s Website: First Saturdays Concert Series: The first Saturday of every month, enjoy the music in the park with the Santa Catalina Mountains as the backdrop. All shows are at the Trailhead Stage. Concert times vary.
February RV shows with truck campers

February RV shows with truck campers

Truck Camper magazine puts out a great online publication that includes a regular feature by Angela White that lists the most current RV shows that will feature the latest truck campers. The listing includes: Through February 6, 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, Texas Capri Camper Through February 7, 2016 Tulsa Boat, Sport, and Travel Show River Spirit Expo, Tulsa, Oklahoma Travel Lite February 4
Solo RVer Diana Pace loves hiking National Parks
Diana Pace, a retired nurse from Roseburg, Ore., has been camping most of her life. She tent camped and backpacked with her sons until they off and on until they were in their mid-20s. And then, sometime in the 90’s, she went on a hiking trip with a friend who own
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2016 'Next Exit' ... always know what's up ahead
Never take a wrong exit off an Interstate highway again. I particularly like this guide when we are simply ‘covering ground’ ... getting from point A to point B ... or seriously trying to outrun bad weather. Heralded by RVTravel.com as one of the top selling RV b
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Desert Bar near Parker, Az, fun snowbird side trip
If you are RVing anywhere between Quartzsite and Lake Havasu City (Arizona) on a weekend October-April, consider parking your RV somewhere and taking your tow vehicle five miles down a dusty, windy, rocky dirt road to a Desert Bar oasis called The Nellie E Saloon.
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On-going activities at Catalina State Park, Tucson
Perfect time of the year for RV Snowbirds to visit the popular Catalina State Park. It sits just a few miles north of Tucson, Ariz., is within easy access of wilderness and features numerous family activities. Here are a few listed on the park’s Website: First
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February RV shows with truck campers
Truck Camper magazine puts out a great online publication that includes a regular feature by Angela White that lists the most current RV shows that will feature the latest truck campers. The listing includes: Through February 6, 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show
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RVer Jimmy Smith reflects on ‘meaning,’ life of (small) adventures
RVer Jimmy Smith has written a response to a comment sent in by reader John Golden in response to Jimmy’s post ‘Early Morning in the Coachella Valley" (originally published on Jan. 14, 2014 in 'Jimmy Smith' Another View' and recently featured in RV Travel News
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2016 Rand McNally Motor Carriers' Road Atlas
If you drive a big RV — extra long or extra tall, then this truck driver’s atlas will be a huge help in knowing where you can drive without slamming into an overpass or getting stuck hanging over a cliff, according to buyers of this 5-star rated map book. 201
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Lake Havasu City lures RV Snowbirds with free sunshine, low cost fun, pyrotechnics
While millions of Americans are shoveling out from under a blanket of snow, thousands of lucky RV snowbirds are basking in the much warmer climes of the southwest Arizona desert. Lake Havasu City is one tourist mecca that boasts 300 days a year of sunshine and off
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Update on Quartzsite, Part 3 -- 'Boondocking and gathering of friends' including Escapees RV Club
(This is the last of three "Updates on Quartzsite 2016.") Hundreds of thousands of RV boondockers camp on BLM (Bureau of Land Management)  near Quartzsite, Ariz. each winter. Boondocking, a term synonymous with 'dry camping,' is when RVers live off what they ca
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Update on Quartzsite, Part 2 -- 'The Big Tent' RV Show, runs through Jan. 24, 2016
Another major draw to Quartzsite, Ariz., each winter is the free Big Tent Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV Show. This year it takes place January 16-24, 2016. This recreation vehicle show, billed as “the largest gathering of its kind in the world,” showca
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