End to free overnight parking at Wal-Mart?
Recent posts on two leading RV online sites bring attention to how the actions of a family of traveling musicians temporarily living in their car at an Arizona Wal-Mart can potentially take away a huge convenience of free overnight parking for thousands of responsible R
Two weeks in Yuma, new RV friends Pat & Nancy
After our month along the Texas Coastal Bend, we pointed our truck and Northern Lite camper west ... eventually stopping for two weeks in Yuma at the Escapee RV Club's Kofa Ko-op RV Park. Across the lane from us, we noticed a 2013 30-foot Arctic Fox travel trailer wi
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National Park's 'free entrance days' on April 18-19
There is no bad time to visit America's National Parks including the breathtaking hoodoos of Bryce Canyon (Sunset Point pictured at right).  And, it's definitely not too early to start planning for April 18-19--the opening weekend of National Park Week--because these a
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RV Snowbirds flock to open air markets in Yuma
As with most Snowbird destination cities, Yuma offers a number of local farmers' markets and flea markets. On one Sunday recently Jimmy and I stopped by two of Yuma's popular open air markets--The Sunrise Farmers' Market and the Arizona Market Place The free SUNRI
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Tribute - Mary Frances East Grandin: mother, writer, would-be actor, role model
Woke up thinking of my mother this morning. This Tribute was originally posted in 2013. Still miss you Mom. Today is the birth date of Mary Frances East Grandin. Born on March 19, 1921, to Pearl Sayre and Clyde East, both journalists with the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazet
Oasis Date Gardens sweet stop on Snowbird journey
Each year many Snowbirds set their migration patterns through the warm desert region of southern California's Cochella Valley. Some, including ourselves, actually go miles out of our way in hopes of discovering "The World's Best Date Shake." This year was no excep
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Spring RV camping along Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Spring is one of the best times to travel through Kentucky, taking in the amazing color while enjoying the lower humidity. The Kentucky State Parks system of 49 parks features 31 tent and RV campgrounds offing primitive hike-in to full hookup RV camping. There is
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Pancho Villa State Park near border with Old Mexico
We first camped at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, NM., in December 2009 during our first season out. It sits just three miles north of the Mexico boarder. This desert campground was recommended to us by RV Care-A-Vanner friends Janet and Paul Ohri of Kremmling,
Three favorite print directories for RV camping on national public lands
As we were wrapping up our recent 'Winter Texans' visit to the Lone Star State, it was time to start lining up possible places to camp along the nearly 3,000-mile journey between Rockport, Tex. and our homebase in the Pacific Northwest. We favor national public land
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RVing widow Judy Howard becomes author after traveling 'Coast to Coast with a Cat and a Ghost'
Judy Howard has traveled solo with her pet companion, Sportster, for 11 years in her 1997 24-foot Class C Winnebago Itasca. She wrote her first book about her 3,000-mile trip in 2004, shortly after her husband passed. Coast to Coast with a Cat and a Ghost (2011) is
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