'50 States, 5,000 Ideas' ... worth a look

’50 States, 5,000 Ideas’ … worth a look

Spotted recently in the RV Travel weekly newsletter was a small item on a book full of places to go and things to see that would appeal to most active RVers: '50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do'. "This richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefie
A sunny afternoon with friends Sherian & Lee Shriver visiting the USS Lexington on Corpus Christi Bay

A sunny afternoon with friends Sherian & Lee Shriver visiting the USS Lexington on Corpus Christi Bay

A warm afternoon on the Gulf Coast of Texas is the perfect opportunity to visit the USS Lexington that rests regally in Corpus Christi Bay next to the North Beach. This fabled aircraft carrier played a significant role in our nation’s defense for nearly 50 years. Today she is a museum and it is estimated that more than 5-1/2 million people have crossed her gangway since she opened as a living memorial in 1992. One recent sunny day Jimmy and I, along wit
RVer Jimmy Smith dips toe into social media

RVer Jimmy Smith dips toe into social media

"In a weak moment a couple days ago," writes RVer Jimmy Smith,  "--and with nothing but time on my hands and a decent internet connection–I did what I never thought imaginable.  Facebook, or as a friend called it Spacebook, entered my realm." Read more about Jimmy pondering his entry into the social media phenomenon of Facebook , click on “Jimmy Smith’s Another View” -- Text and photo:  Julianne G. Crane
Cycle built for two (RVers) - spotted at Balmorhea State Park in windy west Texas

Cycle built for two (RVers) – spotted at Balmorhea State Park in windy west Texas

Two winter snowbirds from Colorado pedaled around Texas' Balmorhea State Park on their home-crafted 'quadicycle' built for two. This human-powered, pedal-driven, 4-wheel cycle was built from a kit designed by American Speedster who currently offers four adult and two kid models The 'Gulf Coaster' (featured here) is a popular model that can carry a capacity of 300 pounds. According to the website, this 4-wheel bike is "an excellent alternative to an expensiv
Lake Havasu City lures RV Snowbirds with free sunshine, low cost fun, pyrotechnics

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 offers a packed schedule of free and low-cost activities to keep visitors happy. A magical annual event that draws several thousands each Presidents Weekend, Feb. 16-19, 2017, is the Western Winter B
'50 States, 5,000 Ideas' ... worth a look
Spotted recently in the RV Travel weekly newsletter was a small item on a book full of places to go and things to see that would appeal to most active RVers: '50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do'. "This richly illustrated book fro
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A sunny afternoon with friends Sherian & Lee Shriver visiting the USS Lexington on Corpus Christi Bay
A warm afternoon on the Gulf Coast of Texas is the perfect opportunity to visit the USS Lexington that rests regally in Corpus Christi Bay next to the North Beach. This fabled aircraft carrier played a significant role in our nation’s defense for nearly 50 yea
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RVer Jimmy Smith dips toe into social media
"In a weak moment a couple days ago," writes RVer Jimmy Smith,  "--and with nothing but time on my hands and a decent internet connection–I did what I never thought imaginable.  Facebook, or as a friend called it Spacebook, entered my realm." Read more about Jimm
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Cycle built for two (RVers) - spotted at Balmorhea State Park in windy west Texas
Two winter snowbirds from Colorado pedaled around Texas' Balmorhea State Park on their home-crafted 'quadicycle' built for two. This human-powered, pedal-driven, 4-wheel cycle was built from a kit designed by American Speedster who currently offers four adult and two
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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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More February RV Shows - 2/15 - 2/26
This is the peak time for recreation vehicle retail shows. Dozens of shows are scheduled across the USA. These shows give potential buyers and ‘wannabes’ an opportunity to quickly see many makes and models of motor coaches and travel trailers — at one time and at
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Car, truck, van wrap-around camping tents
Often when an outdoors person doesn't want to sleep on the ground--but does not, for one reason or another, want to acquire a recreation vehicle--will opt for a compact and lightweight vehicle camping tent to have access to interior space for sleeping. Here are three
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RV film quiz
Test your knowledge of RV film lore .... try your memory on this quiz based on one originally created by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. When it came time for the recently widowed Jack Nicholson to hit the road in “About Schmidt” (2002), he does it i
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'Mobile ski condo: Ins and outs of RV skiing'
Recently a fun, up-beat article about using a vintage Kit Kamper truck camper as a "mobile ski condo" appeared in The Inlander, a weekly newspaper out of Spokane, Wash. RVing skier Nick Pontarolo wrote a humerous essay, 'Parking-Lot Life: The ins and outs of RV skii
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Snow, cold temperatures = perfect RV show time
As the temperatures continue to hover below freezing and the snow flies, it's time to daydream about packing up your recreation vehicle and heading out to your favorite camping site or fishing hole. Listed below are the RV show across the USA in the first two weeks of F
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