Still two Carlsbad Caverns free 2015 Night Sky Parties

Still two Carlsbad Caverns free 2015 Night Sky Parties

The popular Free Night Sky events continue this summer at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. The remaining 2015 Star Party dates are:  Sept. 12  and Oct. 10. “The park is a perfect spot for viewing the wonders of the night sky due to its location miles away from the lights of the local communities.” Because the rangers are asking that people arrive before dark (bright headlights impair night vision), why not get there earlier in the
Former President Jimmy Carter in my thoughts

Former President Jimmy Carter in my thoughts

With former President Jimmy Carter in the news lately concerning his cancer diagnosis, I have been reflecting on the time I came in contact with him while I was serving as a media relations volunteer with Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Georgia. President and Mrs. Carter have a long association with Habitat and my first experience with them was on the 1991 Jimmy Carter Work Project in Miami.  I was honored during the time I spent in Americus to w
Floyd Country Store = great down home mountain music, dancing, RV Short Stop

Floyd Country Store = great down home mountain music, dancing, RV Short Stop

Whenever Jimmy Smith and I are traveling through the Blue Ridge Mountain area, we love to visit family and friends in the southwest region of Virginia. One of the popular activities we do when we stop to catch up with my cousin Mary Jane Huber and her partner, musician John Winnicki, is the always lively Floyd Country Store's Friday Night Jamboree. Read more about  The Floyd Country Store on RV Short Stops where foot-stomping traditional mountain music ca
'Burning Man' destination for alternative RVs

‘Burning Man’ destination for alternative RVs

Burning Man is the annual event that "is an alternative-culture, avant-garde happening that redefines the borders of bohemia," says Motorcycle USA.com contributing editor J. Joshua Placa. Among many other things, this event is a place to find art cars and art RVs. Although it is held in the desert at a place called Black Rock City, it definitely isn't Quartzsite. If you don't know about it, check out the Guide, by clicking on: burningman.org The temporary alt
30 worst decisions you can make at campgrounds

30 worst decisions you can make at campgrounds

"Campground choices range from RV parks to cabin resorts to the bare basics often found at national forest campgrounds," writes Melinda Crow in the Travel section on Yahoo.com. "Whatever your camping preferences, here are the 30 worst moves you can make at a campground." Skimming through Crow's '30 worst campground moves,' I picked out four of my personal pet peeves: 1. Invading other people’s space "Space invaders are the worst campers in any campground,"
Still two Carlsbad Caverns free 2015 Night Sky Parties
The popular Free Night Sky events continue this summer at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. The remaining 2015 Star Party dates are:  Sept. 12  and Oct. 10. “The park is a perfect spot for viewing the wonders of the night sky due to its loca
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Former President Jimmy Carter in my thoughts
With former President Jimmy Carter in the news lately concerning his cancer diagnosis, I have been reflecting on the time I came in contact with him while I was serving as a media relations volunteer with Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Georgia. Presi
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Floyd Country Store = great down home mountain music, dancing, RV Short Stop
Whenever Jimmy Smith and I are traveling through the Blue Ridge Mountain area, we love to visit family and friends in the southwest region of Virginia. One of the popular activities we do when we stop to catch up with my cousin Mary Jane Huber and her partner, music
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'Burning Man' destination for alternative RVs
Burning Man is the annual event that "is an alternative-culture, avant-garde happening that redefines the borders of bohemia," says Motorcycle USA.com contributing editor J. Joshua Placa. Among many other things, this event is a place to find art cars and art RVs. A
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30 worst decisions you can make at campgrounds
"Campground choices range from RV parks to cabin resorts to the bare basics often found at national forest campgrounds," writes Melinda Crow in the Travel section on Yahoo.com. "Whatever your camping preferences, here are the 30 worst moves you can make at a campground.
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RV Short Stop: Organic cheese maker in Crescent City
Four generations of Rumianos have been "hand rolling" artisan cheese in Crescent City, Calif. Rumiano Cheese Company is the home of the first verified non-GMO cheese in the world. The production facility in Crescent City, Calif., is a perfect RV Short Stop for
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Escape heat, smoke go to Northern California coast
If you are traveling along Pacific Coast Highway 101 in Northern California or are looking for a spot to escape the hot summer weather and smoke from the wildfires in southern Oregon and northern California, head for Crescent City where the average high and low tem
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Western Swing Music Society looking for fun-loving RVers
The NorthWest Western Swing Music Society is looking for a few good fun-seeking RVing folks who love dancing and music ... and, especially those who have a hankering to learn more about Western Swing. In an e-mail from NWWSMS' Newsletter editor Jeanne Yearian, she wr
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RVing southern Oregon Coast Highway 101
After leaving the Boice Cope Campground near Langlois, Oregon, we meandered our way south in our truck camper along Oregon Coast Highway 101. In no hurry, we pulled off the road frequently to savor the cool weather and awe inspiring power of the Pacific Ocean. -
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Don't overlook this county park treasure ... Boice Cope, Curry County, on southern Oregon Coast
We stumbled onto this gem of a public campground as we were making our way south along Hwy. 101 north of Camp Blanco in Oregon. We had fled the record-setting temperatures inland (without reservations) for a cool couple of days on the Oregon Coast. It was mid-week an
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