'Green' RVing tips from young RV family
Most people don't put 'recreation vehicle' and 'green living' in the same sentence. "In fact," writes blogger Tara West on SocialMoms.com, "you probably think of the gas guzzling huge clunkers driving down the road slowly eating away at our precious fossil fuels. But
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RVer Jimmy Smith wakes up and smells the coffee
Whether heading down the open road on a bicycle or in a recreation vehicle, Jimmy Smith starts each morning with a cup of coffee. In his latest post in "Another View," he reflects: "I’m just now making a correlation between the search for meaning and the pursuit of
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In this week's RVTravel.com newsletter
RV Travel.com e-zine, editor Chuck Woodbury continues his running commentary on his cross-country RV road trip. "When I left home, I set aside two months for this coast-to-coast trip. I felt I had lots of time. I could go my usual snail's pace on back roads, stoppin
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FMCA RV gathering in Indiana
It was about this time two summers ago when I traveled down to the Family Motor Coach Association circling of RVs in Redmond, Oregon ... I remember there were lots of bargains at the vendor booths. I carried away at least a dozen LED lights and valuable information abou
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RVer Jimmy Smith senses change in season, time to ready for annual meander around USA
Jimmy Smith writes in "Another View" -- "It is hard to believe that we will soon leave on our fourth extended meander around much of the country. We are reasonably undaunted by fuel prices jumping up and dire predictions from our politicians. . . ." Read his full
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18-hour stopover by road-weary RVers Kevin and Jane Justis
Extended-time RVers Jane and Kevin Justis of Susanville, Calif., rolled through our temporary home north of Spokane the other day for a hot shower, a bit of food and rich conversation. Over Jimmy's savory barbecue chicken and a couple micro-brews, they brought us up-
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Summer reads for young RVers, # 4 -- 'My Grandparents Live in an RV' by Nancy R. Hall
This is the fourth in a series on ‘Summer reads for young RVers.’ "My Grandparents Live in an RV," written and illustrated by Nancy R. Hall is a fairly obscure children's picture book. However it is still available on Amazon.com (Jasnans Publishing Co., 2005, $16
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Summer reads for young RVers, # 3 -- 'Kids' Road Atlas' by Rand McNally
This is the third in a series on 'Summer reads for young RVers.' Rand McNally's  Kids' Road Atlas is a great way to introduce youngsters to map reading and keep them entertained at the same time. Youngsters can plot the family RV trip right along with Mom and
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Summer reads for young RVers, # 2 - 'The Red Trailer Mystery' by Julie Campbell
This is the second in a series on 'Summer reads for young RVers.' Trixie Belden # 2 -- The Red Trailer Mystery, by Julie Campbell, was first published in 1950, this slightly-dated mystery classic is still a sweet read for youngsters 9 to 12 years old who are not
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Summer reads for young RVers, # 1 -- 'A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee' by Chris Van Dusen
This is the first in a series on 'Summer reads for young RVers.' Back in 2003, after I began writing a weekly column on RVing for The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.), a delightful children's book crossed my desk -- A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee (Chronicle Books, 2
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