Free very special family evening events at Carlsbad Caverns -- 'Bat Flight' programs, 'Night Sky Parties'
Each summer through early autumn, Carlsbad Caverns National Park hosts very special free family programs. Go on a New Moon starlit hiking adventure with a ranger into the Chihuahuan Desert on Sept. 30 and Oct. 30. Bring comfy hiking shoes, water and a light snack. Li
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RVing Millennials, part 3: Urban dwellers escape to nature in 8-foot trailer-boat combo
It is estimated that more than 80 percent of millennials are living in urban areas instead of the rural environment of a generation ago. This fundamental shift has helped push the RV industry into producing small, lightweight and more fuel-efficient products. For the
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RVing Millennials, part 2: Outdoors enthusiast loves freedom, flexibility of 4-WD truck and camper
In general, young adults, age 21-35, are interested in outdoor activities that are highly compatible with RVing, including kayaking, mountain biking, off-road four-wheeling, skiing, or scuba diving. Outdoors enthusiast David McKitrick, 30, of North Dakota appreciated
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2016 Women Build Week -- 4/30-5/8, Mother’s Day
Many RVing women have volunteered for Habitat for Humanity Women Build houses over the years. One great program, and lots of fun, is the annual National Women Build Week the week before Mother’s Day, this year April 30 - May 8. In 2015, an estimated 15,0
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Habitat’s RV Care-A-Vanner events ... plus National Women Build Week in May
It's been almost 25 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 19
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All-terrain Macabi Skirt, great traveling gear for active RVing women
The Macabi Skirt -- billed as “the original Adventure Travel Skirt” can be worn in six different configurations and is suitable for everything from touring museums to fly fishing the rivers of Idaho. I purchased one of these skirts almost a decade ago (they never g
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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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RV snowbirds wheeling south, Part 3: Solo RVer Catherine Woods explores Arizona
This is the 3rd post of a 5-part series on RV Snowbirding. If you missed other posts on “RV snowbirds wheeling south" Click here.  In early 2015, solo RVer Catherine Woods, 75, of Asheville, N.C., took off on a grand adventure to the southwest in her brand new
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Solo full-time RVer Kate Bright travels back roads in her own van conversion
One of our longtime full-time RV friends, Kate Bright, pulled into the Escapees' Timber Valley RV Park in southern Oregon to catch up with Jimmy and I -- not just once during this summer's traveling season, but twice. The first time was in June when she was heading n
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Food Network's 'Halloween Wars' features:  one-time RVer 'Elvira, Mistress of the Dark'
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark--that Halloween icon and quirky symbol of all things spooky--guest stars on this month's Food Network's 'Halloween Wars.' Season 5 of Halloween Wars is set to begin Sunday, Oct. 4 (premiering at 9 p.m. ET). This fright-night celebration f
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