RVer Jimmy Smith reflects on ‘meaning,’ life of (small) adventures
RVer Jimmy Smith has written a response to a comment sent in by reader John Golden in response to Jimmy’s post ‘Early Morning in the Coachella Valley" (originally published on Jan. 14, 2014 in 'Jimmy Smith' Another View' and recently featured in RV Travel News
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2016 Rand McNally Motor Carriers' Road Atlas
If you drive a big RV — extra long or extra tall, then this truck driver’s atlas will be a huge help in knowing where you can drive without slamming into an overpass or getting stuck hanging over a cliff, according to buyers of this 5-star rated map book. 201
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Update on Quartzsite, Part 3 -- 'Boondocking and gathering of friends' including Escapees RV Club
(This is the last of three "Updates on Quartzsite 2016.") Hundreds of thousands of RV boondockers camp on BLM (Bureau of Land Management)  near Quartzsite, Ariz. each winter. Boondocking, a term synonymous with 'dry camping,' is when RVers live off what they ca
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Update on Quartzsite, Part 2 -- 'The Big Tent' RV Show, runs through Jan. 24, 2016
Another major draw to Quartzsite, Ariz., each winter is the free Big Tent Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV Show. This year it takes place January 16-24, 2016. This recreation vehicle show, billed as “the largest gathering of its kind in the world,” showca
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Update on Quartzsite, Part 1 -- 'Tyson Wells Shows' are popular destinations for RVers
Editor's note: This series first appeared two years ago.  All information has been updated for 2016. Over the past four decades, Quartzsite, Ariz., a former gold mining town in the Mohave Desert, has evolved into the unofficial RV snowbird capital of the southwest.
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'Star Party' Sat. Jan. 30 at Catalina State Park, Tucson
"Some amazing solar system and deep-sky objects are expected to be in the sky," say park officials. "These include Uranus, Orion's Nebula (a star nursery) and other gas clouds, Adromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away), double star systems, star clusters and ot
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RV snowbird heaven - Catalina State Park, Tucson
RV Snowbirds from North America flock to Arizona each winter. One place many RVers check out is Catalina State Park. Just about everyone who goes there, raves about the park's unique location--just a few miles north of Tucson, yet with easy access to wilderness.
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RV Snowbirds go for sunsets, free activities in Tucson
In addition to the magnificent sunsets and abundant natural beauty surrounding Tucson, Arizona, there are numerous free activities that entice tens of thousands of RV Snowbirds to return each winter To read about free events including farmers markets, musical conce
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RVer Jimmy Smith's post on 'Early morning in Cocachella Valley,' featured in RV Travel newsletter
An essay written by RV Wheel Life writer Jimmy Smith was featured in the Guest Editorial space in a recent RV Travel Newsletter. The selected piece focuses on an "Early morning in Southern California's Coachella Valley" written on a January morning during a forme
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Dry camping on public land near California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Wow ... Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the largest state park in California, features several hundred miles of dirt roads, a dozen wilderness areas and numerous hiking trails, plus "an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California Desert." T
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