15 million RVers on road this Memorial Day weekend

15 million RVers on road this Memorial Day weekend

This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the 2015 summer camping season. "More than 5.5 million RVs and 15 million RVers will be on the road during the Memorial Day weekend," according to Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, an RV industry. While hiking with our loved ones along a wooded trail or relaxing around a campfire roasting marshmallows with  friends, let’s all take a moment to remember the reason behind Memorial Day–a USA holiday that
Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 4 -- Planning tips

Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 4 — Planning tips

There are free vacation planners and valuable travel information available online from the State of Alaska and North to Alaska.com. -- John Holod's of RV Adventure Videos travel DVDs include: "Alaska: RV Adventure of a Lifetime" covering the entire paved highway system in northern Canada and Alaska, and "Alaska's Inside Passage" covering the ferry journey from Haines, Alaska, to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. -- "Traveler's Guide to Alaskan Camping: Alask
Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 3 -- The Milepost, bible of North Country travel

Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 3 — The Milepost, bible of North Country travel

RVer Karen Franklund, a retired accountant from Yakima, Wash., says: "Have plenty of time and don't be in a rush. Frequently we traveled less than 200 miles a day." To begin planning your ultimate RV road trip, says Franklund, "you absolutely must have The Milepost." Updated annually since 1949, this "bible of North Country Travel" comes out each March and features nearly 800 pages of mile-by-mile logs of attractions, activities and services along 88 different
Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 2 -- Stay flexible and take your time

Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 2 — Stay flexible and take your time

"After touring Alaska for as long as you want," suggests travel photographer John Holod, "drive your rig onto the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System in Haines and take at least a week or two for the Inside Passage journey south." "To me the coastline is way more spectacular than the highway. It's a great trip and you can visit all the little towns along the way." Each port has a campground or two. "Haines and Skagway are full of history of the Gold Rush and Al
Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 1 -- Lure of the midnight sun

Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 1 — Lure of the midnight sun

With fuel prices expected to remain "below $3 per gallon throughout 2015," according to a recent AAA report -- this is the ideal year to plan that ultimate road trip to Alaska. One of the grandest recreation vehicle adventures of a lifetime is following the lure of the Alaska Highway north to the land of the midnight sun. "An RV is a perfect way to enjoy the scenic highways and Alaska," says travel photographer John Holod of RV Adventure Videos who has traveled t
15 million RVers on road this Memorial Day weekend
This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the 2015 summer camping season. "More than 5.5 million RVs and 15 million RVers will be on the road during the Memorial Day weekend," according to Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, an RV industry. While hiking
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Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 4 -- Planning tips
There are free vacation planners and valuable travel information available online from the State of Alaska and North to Alaska.com. -- John Holod's of RV Adventure Videos travel DVDs include: "Alaska: RV Adventure of a Lifetime" covering the entire paved highway syst
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Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 3 -- The Milepost, bible of North Country travel
RVer Karen Franklund, a retired accountant from Yakima, Wash., says: "Have plenty of time and don't be in a rush. Frequently we traveled less than 200 miles a day." To begin planning your ultimate RV road trip, says Franklund, "you absolutely must have The Milepost."
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Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 2 -- Stay flexible and take your time
"After touring Alaska for as long as you want," suggests travel photographer John Holod, "drive your rig onto the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System in Haines and take at least a week or two for the Inside Passage journey south." "To me the coastline is way more spec
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Alaska: Ultimate RV Road Trip, part 1 -- Lure of the midnight sun
With fuel prices expected to remain "below $3 per gallon throughout 2015," according to a recent AAA report -- this is the ideal year to plan that ultimate road trip to Alaska. One of the grandest recreation vehicle adventures of a lifetime is following the lure of the
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'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical
Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bug territory--Jimmy in the Allegheny River country of southwest Pennsylvania; and me, I spent my first decade in Charleston, on the Kanawha River in the hills of West Virginia. Our childhood stomping grounds sit at the humid
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RVer Jimmy Smith muses on a misty spring morning
RVer Jimmy Smith has been waking earlier and earlier as the sun eases it way north on its seasonal journey. "Years ago I started slowly extracting myself from the regimented schedule of the modern man, and found an affinity and natural resonance with the seasonal flu
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Habitat Women Build week ... plus RV Care-A-Vanner events
It's been 23 years since I worked on my first Women Build house for Habitat for Humanity with the Americus, Georgia Habitat affiliate. That was less than a year after the first group of women in Charlotte, N.C., completed the first women-built Habitat house in 1991.
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Canadian RV Snowbirds back in their little 'off the grid' home after winter in Southwest
The last time we saw Ann Hutchinson and Wayne Robertson they were packing their traveling rig -- a brand new 2014 Lance Camper that sits on their 2012 Ford F250. That was toward the end of March, just one day before they were leaving Yuma for their "little place" o
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Professional photographer Fran Reisner pulls back from fulltime RVing
Fran Reisner started RVing fulltime in September 2011 after she sold her house, her photography studio, and most of her possessions in Texas to travel the country in a 2010 35.5 foot Winnebago Adventurer, she affectionately referred to as "The Beast." Fran recently r
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