RV camping, fun family summer activities in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada

RV camping, fun family summer activities in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada

Canada's Maritime Provinces are a top regional destination on many RVers' bucket list for the summer and autumn.  These Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick include "a cluster of peninsulas and islands that form the northeastern extension of the Appalachian Highlands and are also significantly affected by the Atlantic Ocean." For RVers making their way to Canada's Maritime Provinces this summer, consider going through Oxf
Outdoor enthusiasts who love playing in the woods care that 15 billion of Earth's trees are lost annually

Outdoor enthusiasts who love playing in the woods care that 15 billion of Earth’s trees are lost annually

Ask any RVer who is looking for a camp site at a state park if they want a shady spot or one without shade--the vast majority will always opt for a shady camp site. We all love trees and on Earth Day, April 22, let's remember that this precious planet of ours "is currently losing over 15 billion trees each year—that’s 56 acres of forest every minute," according to the Earth Day Network. The network is working to reverse that trend by supporting global refores
Woman solo truck-camps 5 weeks West, South

Woman solo truck-camps 5 weeks West, South

One windy afternoon in Balmorhea State Park in west Texas, I spotted a solo woman camping in a 2004 4X4 Ford Ranger extended cab pickup with an A.R.E. canopy. Dawn was on the backside of a five-week circle trip from Pennsylvania to the West Coast. "Camping is the best way for me to travel," she said.   "I sleep better in my truck than in hotels, which tend to be noisy with doors closing and pluming, heating and refrigerators making noise. "Hotels don’t h
May's RV Rally schedule ... fun, friendship, family

May’s RV Rally schedule … fun, friendship, family

If you have not yet made your plans for any of May's RV Rallies, don't put it off too much longer because camping spaces are filling up fast.  Here are a few of the dozens of May's RV Rallies and music festivals. May 4 - 10 HRRVC Ramblin' Pushers Chapter 419 Rally Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds Goshen, Indiana Ramblin Pushers (diesel motor homes) Chapter 419 is a special interest chapter of Holiday Rambler RV Club that provides "information to our members
2017 Women Build Week -- 5/6-14, Mother’s Day

2017 Women Build Week — 5/6-14, Mother’s Day

Many RVing women have volunteered for Habitat for Humanity Women Build houses over the years, myself included. One great project, and lots of fun, is the annual National Women Build Week the week before Mother’s Day, this year May 6-14, 2017. In 2016, an estimated 17,000 women volunteered at least one day during Women Build Week at 650 Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country. This year, more women are expected to volunteer and "help
Folding A-frame trailers, part 4: An exercise in compromise
On the downside, camping in an A-frame is an exercise in compromise. In comparison to conventional travel trailers of the same length, there is less interior space resulting in less storage and living space. Only a few models offer a hard-walled shower with flush toi
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Folding A-frame trailers, part 3: Retirees Linda and John Keltgen downsize for ease of towing, set up
Other A-frame owners are longtime RVers Linda and John Keltgen of Mariposa, Texas, who began camping in the 1980s with a tent trailer. Over the years they went through a number of different rigs until 2007 when they retired and set out to RV full-time in a 31-foot Cross
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Folding A-frame trailers, part 2: Popular with active outdoors enthusiasts Kurt & Shelley Egli of Austin
A-frame pop-up trailers are great alternatives for outdoors lovers. Tent campers are the new breed of RVers who are taking to these small collapsible solid-walled rigs, which set up much faster than a tent with no more sleeping on the ground. "We had been tent campin
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Folding A-frame trailers, part 1: Fun, super easy to tow
The small A-frame foldout trailer will never capture a huge slice of the Recreation Vehicle (RV) market, however, those who have them, love them. "They're fun and super easy to tow," say A-frame owners who cut across all backgrounds and ages. What all A-frame enthusi
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Gruene, Texas, perfect Hill Country RV Short Stop
If you are traveling through the Hill Country of Texas or just driving along I-35 between Austin and San Antonio--do yourself a favor and factor in a couple of hours for an RV Short Stop in Greune, Texas. Its historic roots go back to the mid-1800s when German farme
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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 Winneb
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'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 overnig
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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
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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 Cree
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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 Habi
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