Yosemite lives up to its rep
A couple of days ago, our RV friends Dar and Thom Hoch let us slide into the back seat of their toad vehicle and ride along on a full day's exploration of Yosemite Valley. This first adventure into Yosemite National Park was devoted to simply getting a small feel
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Free RV Travel newsletter on line now
There are a couple of informative articles on dry camping / boondocking in the 505th free edition of RV Travel newsletter.- Russ and Tina DeMaris write about Dry camping? Remember your batteries.  "If you're new to the idea of RVing without hookups, here's a good remin
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RV West magazine highlights Julianne and Jimmy's extended RV adventures
Writer Glynis Fediuk wrote an article in the October 2011 issue of RV West magazine called -- "The elegantly homeless couple: Julianne Crane and Jimmy Smith are on a voyage of discovery—they're committed to the RVing lifestyle but also to examining their values and be
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Dry camping at Escapees' Park of the Sierras
We pulled into the Escapees' (SKP) Park of the Sierras mid-afternoon yesterday.Situated in an attractive location just south of Yosemite National Park, this is a popular stopover for snowbirds heading south through California.Because of the continuing pleasant weather i
Collier State Park Logging Museum, great roadside stop for entire family
When we stopped at the Collier Memorial State Park to camp recently, we walked along the Williamson River Trail from the campground to the free, self-guided logging museum. The Collier Logging Museum houses "the largest collection of machinery and objects associated
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RVer Jimmy Smith puzzles over hot water tank
Last night, because we had full hookups at the Collier State Park in Oregon, Jimmy decided to live it up and turn on the hot water tank for the first time since we purchased the rig."Reading is not all that much easier than writing for me and after struggling through at
Don't overlook county-run RV campgrounds
They are not always easy to find. In fact, most of the guidebooks completely over look them. However, many counties operate small, efficient, conveniently located and reasonably priced RV campgrounds.When we discovered yesterday that our 5th wheel was too long to make t
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2011-12 RV Journey, Day 1: Maryhill State Park on the mighty Columbia River
It was mid-morning yesterday before we eased our way on to I-90 outside of Spokane's city limits. We traveled west along I-90 to U.S. 395, then south through the Tri-Cities. When we made the turn west on Washington State Route 14, monster head winds up the Columbia R
One last stop at storage unit before lighting out of town on our 2011-12 RV adventure
The final few days before leaving on our extended 2011-2012 RV trip, we stayed in our 5th wheel to test out ‘everything’ — during this process we decided to jettison two of our dinning chairs (took up too much precious space), the easy chair (because I needed room
Last minute details on our third Snowbird RV trip south to Arizona, Texas
Even best made plans sometimes are sidetracked with the unexpected. Ours came in the form of a follow-up test to a routine medical check-up. It delayed our departure for almost two weeks. Results from the test arrived yesterday, and we were given the 'all clear' to h
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