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
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Solo fulltime RVer Jacque Green explores USA with a sense of joy, paint brushes, lively puppy dog
A little more than a year ago, Jacque Green, an accountant in Tulsa, Okla., didn't know if she would make it through an unexpected medical crisis. While in the hospital, she realized life is too short and unpredictable.  She figured she should not postpone her dream
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'Top 10 Must-Haves for RVing with Pets' by Amy & Rod Burkert of GoPetFriendly.com
Amy and Rod Burkert of GoPetFriendly.com have been on the road full-time for more than six years, logging in more than 80,000 miles crisscrossing the country with their two animal companions: 9-year-old German shepherd, Buster, and
 13-year-old Shar-Pei, Ty. I
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Holiday gifts for RVers with pet travelers
It seems that every other RV on the road houses at least one pet companion. Here are a couple of nifty ideas for those pet travelers on your holiday gift list. - Because RVers' pets spend at least part of their time confined in small spaces, consider catnip for felin
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Trees of Mystery - great family RV Short Stop
For more than 50 years, the Trees of Mystery in northern California have beckoned many travelers driving along U.S. Highway 101 about 36 miles south of the Oregon border. My first visit was back in the mid-60s. I was impressed then, as I was on my most recent visit,
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RVing with Special Physical Needs, part 2 -- 'Full-time RVers Lori and Mike Sanders travel, play'
Lori and Mike Sanders of California are retirees who have been full-time RVing for five years. Mike Sanders was born with Spina Bifada and has a shortened, deformed right leg. "He got around pretty well for 60 years before developing severe osteoarthritis, which
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Gift suggestion for RVing pets, # 5 -- Loving Pets' canister, made-in-USA natural treats
Bella Treat Canister and It's Purely Natural made-in-the USA treats from LovingPetsProducts.com  round out our 5-part series on holiday gift suggestions for RVing pets. "Even the most particular pet parents will be pleased to display this stylish stainless steel t
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Gift suggestion for RVing pets, # 4 -- 'ShedMonster De-shedding Tool'
Not every holiday gift has to be glamorous ... however, this practical gift helps make any pet a lot more comfortable and sharper looking -- the ShedMonster De-shedding Tool ($20 in pet centers everywhere.) – “RVing is supposed to be fun, so why spend countless h
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Gift suggestion for RVing pets, # 2 -- Freedom No-Pull Dog Harness
“There is nothing, I repeat, nothing that wears on a dog owner more than having their pooch constantly pulling at the end of the leash,” says full-time RVer Amy Burkert of GoPetFriendly.com. Freedom No-Pull Dog Harness ($30) by  2houndsdesign.com "fixes that pr
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Good people at Transfer Campground in southwest Colorado
We stayed an extra day at the Transfer Campground, northeast of Mancos, Colorado, because of the good people camping around us and we wanted to get to know them a little better. In the campsite to our right was James Francis, a gentle guy from east Texas, and his