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 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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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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RV spring maintenance, part 2 -- 'Sanitize your rig's water system'
After checking your RV's batteries, says Mark Polk of RVEducation101.com, the next step in moving your RV from hibernation into camping mode is to flush the water system of antifreeze. RV Water System: If your plumbing system was winterized with non-toxic RV antifree
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RV spring maintenance, part 1 -- Mark Polk offers tips
With spring here and summer almost upon us, if you haven't done it already, now is the time to wake up your recreation vehicle for a fun-filled family camping season. In this 4-part series, longtime RV expert and master maintenance guy, Mark J. Polk of RVEducation1
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