Solo retiree takes off for the open road

Solo retiree takes off for the open road

“My plan is to be on vacation until I go to Heaven,” said Pricetown, Ohio, native Joe Gossett in an article by Angela Shepherd in the Hillsboro, Ohio, Times Gazette. The full-time RVer travels just about wherever (and whenever) he wants in his 2015 class B Winnebago Travato. "He can park the 22-foot vehicle in the city, at a campground, in a national park, or along the side of the road if he needs to," the article reports. He has added solar panels and
'Six Safety Tips for (RV) Parking at Casinos' by popular RV author Jane Kenny

‘Six Safety Tips for (RV) Parking at Casinos’ by popular RV author Jane Kenny

With snowbirds returning home and the camping season just around the corner, more and more RVers will be on the road, many looking to travel long distances in a short amount of time ... these folks often look for a place to 'blacktop boondock' for a few hours or overnight. 'Blacktop boondocking' is essentially dry camping, without hookups, in a parking lot in order to get a few hours rest. However, most states discourage overnight parking at interstate rest areas
Everyone is invited to Canada's 150th Birthday party--all parks, reserves FREE throughout 2017

Everyone is invited to Canada’s 150th Birthday party–all parks, reserves FREE throughout 2017

To celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday, the Maple Leaf nation is "wrapping itself up in a bow" and giving visitors a gift: "free admission to National Parks and Reserves for all visitors throughout 2017." The free Parks Canada Discovery Pass gives free access to the 47 National Parks as well as 171 National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas. "Now is the time to hike vast and beautiful trails, watch eagles soar overhead, frolic in waterfalls,
Artist Mary Ruth Barnes and husband, Mike, spend four months a year as 'Winter Texans'

Artist Mary Ruth Barnes and husband, Mike, spend four months a year as ‘Winter Texans’

Four months each year, artist Mary Ruth Barnes and her husband, Mike, relax on the gulf coast of Texas in the small artist and fishing community of Rockport. They travel to the coastal bend from their ranch in south-central Oklahoma with their 2014 38-foot Cedar Creek 5th wheel trailer (complete with fireplace, residential refrigerator, and washer and dryer).  Mike, a retired manufacturer's rep for International Trucks, has no problem pulling their rig with a 20
Habitat's RV Care-A-Vanners looking for volunteers

Habitat’s RV Care-A-Vanners looking for volunteers

One organization always looking for (and appreciating) RV volunteers is Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit, ecumenical housing ministry. HFH’s vision is: "A world where everyone has a decent place to live." Its mission is: "Seeking to put God’s love into action Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope." RV Care-A-Vanners are individuals who travel in their own recreation vehicles, covering their personal expenses, to Ha
March 2017 RV Shows in USA and Canada
Spring is the perfect time to plan a trip to the next RV Show in your area. Take a look at the new 2017 RV models. Colorado RV, Sports and Travel Show March 2-5 National Western Complex Denver, CO Greater Philadelphia RV Show March 2-5 Greater Philadelphia
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'Downsizing Family Home: What to Save, to Let Go'
Found interesting information about 'Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go," on RVTravel.com's newsletter: "Whether you’re downsizing to go full-time or for other reasons, this best-selling AARP book will guide you through the process, from openi
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Washington State Parks getting ready for summer, family RV camping, canoeing, fishing
Back in 2011, because of steep reductions in general tax support for parks and other recreation lands and facilities operated by the state, the Washington State Legislature and Governor created the Discover Pass Revenues from this pass helps the Washington State Park
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'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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