World's Largest Spinach Can, a day hike, ice cream = fun RV Short Stop near I-40 on a hot summer's day

World’s Largest Spinach Can, a day hike, ice cream = fun RV Short Stop near I-40 on a hot summer’s day

Years ago--back in the early '90s when I was living in Ft. Smith, Ark., helping organize a Women Build house for the local Habitat for Humanity--I went hiking many weekends with three wonderful women friends. One of our favorite northwest Arkansas day hike destinations was White Rock Mountain in the Ozark National Forest. (Read more about it below.) During the summer we would strike out early on a Saturday morning, driving the 50-mile trip before the heat and
Fuel prices cheapest since 2005 for most USA

Fuel prices cheapest since 2005 for most USA

This might be the best summer in more than a decade to take that long road trip in your RV (except if you're taking your 'bucket list' trip to Alaska). Although gasoline prices are more than $4 a gallon in Canada, the USA's "national average for a gallon of gasoline has dropped under its year ago level, standing at $2.35 per gallon," writes Patrick DeHaan on GasBuddy.com in a recent article. It "is now the cheapest June 9th to fill up on since 2005, when the nati
Catching up with solo RVer Jacque Green & dog pal

Catching up with solo RVer Jacque Green & dog pal

Earlier this year when Jimmy and I were spending part of our winter on the Gulf Coast of Texas, I met solo RVer Jacque Green from Tulsa, Okla. She was traveling with Johnson, an energetic two-year old Spaniel mix, in her 2013 Coachmen Prism 24G Class C motorhome. At that time she talked of heading to the Pacific Northwest in the spring.  “I’m planning on taking three months to get to the Olympic National Park in Washington state.  It is a place I have alway
RVing with Pets, part 4 -- 'Cats travel, too'

RVing with Pets, part 4 — ‘Cats travel, too’

This is the fourth and final posting on 'RVing with Pets.' While dogs are the most common RVing animals, 92 percent according to a recent Recreation Vehicle Industry Association survey, cats travel too. About 14 percent of RVers say they won’t leave home without their feline friends. Still other RVers admit to favoring birds, fish, ferrets, snakes and horses. A hint or two for Kitty JJ Dippel, a retired federal auditor from Aberdeen, Wash., travels full tim
RVing with Pets, part 3 -- 'Safety' is key, says animal behavior expert Diana L. Guerrero

RVing with Pets, part 3 — ‘Safety’ is key, says animal behavior expert Diana L. Guerrero

This is the third of four postings on RVing with Pets. When animal behavior expert Diana L. Guerrero was on her first book tour, her parrot was secure beside her in a belted-down travel cage during the journey. “She would preen from praise as people made a fuss over her,” says Guerrero. “She loved to travel.” According to Guerrero, the biggest concern when traveling with pets is their safety. 1. “Always safely constrain your pet during vehicle mo
World's Largest Spinach Can, a day hike, ice cream = fun RV Short Stop near I-40 on a hot summer's day
Years ago--back in the early '90s when I was living in Ft. Smith, Ark., helping organize a Women Build house for the local Habitat for Humanity--I went hiking many weekends with three wonderful women friends. One of our favorite northwest Arkansas day hike destinati
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Fuel prices cheapest since 2005 for most USA
This might be the best summer in more than a decade to take that long road trip in your RV (except if you're taking your 'bucket list' trip to Alaska). Although gasoline prices are more than $4 a gallon in Canada, the USA's "national average for a gallon of gasoline
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Catching up with solo RVer Jacque Green & dog pal
Earlier this year when Jimmy and I were spending part of our winter on the Gulf Coast of Texas, I met solo RVer Jacque Green from Tulsa, Okla. She was traveling with Johnson, an energetic two-year old Spaniel mix, in her 2013 Coachmen Prism 24G Class C motorhome. At
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RVing with Pets, part 4 -- 'Cats travel, too'
This is the fourth and final posting on 'RVing with Pets.' While dogs are the most common RVing animals, 92 percent according to a recent Recreation Vehicle Industry Association survey, cats travel too. About 14 percent of RVers say they won’t leave home without th
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RVing with Pets, part 3 -- 'Safety' is key, says animal behavior expert Diana L. Guerrero
This is the third of four postings on RVing with Pets. When animal behavior expert Diana L. Guerrero was on her first book tour, her parrot was secure beside her in a belted-down travel cage during the journey. “She would preen from praise as people made a fuss ov
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RVing with Pets, part 2 -- 'Before hitting the road'
This is the second of four postings on RVing with Pets. If you are one of the millions who have a traveling menagerie, here are a few reminders before heading out on your next summer RV trip. Before hitting the road 1. Gather your pet’s medical records. Be sure
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RVing with Pets, part 1 -- Professional photographer Fran Reisner traveled 3 years with Jazzy, Sadie
This is the first of four postings on RVing with Pets. Millions of our furry four-legged friends love life on the open road and “ruffing” it at RV campgrounds. According to recreation vehicle industry numbers, about nine million Americans own an RV. Of those,
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National Trails Day ... let's make it every day
Each year, on the first Saturday of June, "American Hiking Society and the trails community invite Americans of all ages and abilities to find their own adventure and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of events hosted throughout the country." "Natio
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RV spring maintenance, part 4 -- 'Check appliances, safety devices'
This is the final installment of a four-part series on waking up your recreation vehicle after it has been snoozing all winter. Previously RV expert Mark Polk of RV Education 101 reviewed checking the RV batteries, water system, exterior and seams, and the engine and
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RV spring maintenance, part 3 -- 'Check exterior, tires, vehicle engine and generator'
In this third installment of a four-part series on sprucing up your recreation vehicle for the family camping season, it's time to check your rig's exterior. - RV Exterior and Seams: "Inspect all roof and body seams, and around any openings cut into the RV, for signs
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