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. Truck "camping i
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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 esti
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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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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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Autumn camping destination #4: Sherando Lake, Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains
This is the fourth and final post in a series that has been featuring lesser-know public campgrounds where you can discover dazzling scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. For many autumns Carole Paulett, a retired university adminis
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RVing Millennials, part 3: Urban dwellers escape to nature in 8-foot trailer-boat combo
It is estimated that more than 80 percent of millennials are living in urban areas instead of the rural environment of a generation ago. This fundamental shift has helped push the RV industry into producing small, lightweight and more fuel-efficient products. For the
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RVing Millennials, part 2: Outdoors enthusiast loves freedom, flexibility of 4-WD truck and camper
In general, young adults, age 21-35, are interested in outdoor activities that are highly compatible with RVing, including kayaking, mountain biking, off-road four-wheeling, skiing, or scuba diving. Outdoors enthusiast David McKitrick, 30, of North Dakota appreciated
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Habitat’s RV Care-A-Vanner events ... plus National Women Build Week in May
It's been almost 25 years since I worked on my first Women Build house for Habitat for Humanity with the Americus, Georgia Habitat affiliate. That was less than a year after the first group of women in Charlotte, N.C., completed the first women-built Habitat house in 19
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All-terrain Macabi Skirt, great traveling gear for active RVing women
The Macabi Skirt -- billed as “the original Adventure Travel Skirt” can be worn in six different configurations and is suitable for everything from touring museums to fly fishing the rivers of Idaho. I purchased one of these skirts almost a decade ago (they never g
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Solo RVer Diana Pace loves hiking National Parks
Diana Pace, a retired nurse from Roseburg, Ore., has been camping most of her life. She tent camped and backpacked with her sons until they off and on until they were in their mid-20s. And then, sometime in the 90’s, she went on a hiking trip with a friend who own
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