50 Years Too Late

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022018
 

They say timing is everything, and I think they’re right. Think about how different your life would be today if you had turned right instead of left twenty years ago. Or taken a moment or two to chat with your neighbor across the hedge before you got in your car to go to work. What […]

Aug 282018
 

Note: I have had several requests for a reprint of this article, which first ran in the Gypsy Journal in 2007. A while back I was taken to task by a reader for using the term “gal” in the Gypsy Journal. In reply, I wrote that I refuse to be politically correct. I’ve tried it, […]

Aug 212018
 

Yesterday blog reader Richard Sullivan wrote to tell me about an incident that happened while he was backing his motorhome into their site at an RV park. He said he was doing just fine with his wife guiding him as he backed up. Then two little boys came out of nowhere and ran directly behind […]

Yes, More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222017
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. Here are some of the latest. Q. Instead of selling your RV, have you considered donating it to a charity and taking […]

A Refugee Feeling

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082016
 

Miss Terry and I are getting a very small taste of what it must be like to be a refuge from a natural disaster. While we are fortunate to have full hookups here at Beaver Lake Campground in Quincy, Florida, the place is filled with RVs of every shape and size with folks forced inland […]

Testing Techie Toys

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 042016
 

My friend Brenda Speidel calls me Gadget Boy because I always like checking out the latest high tech toys available. And yesterday I got to play with a couple of neat ones. We started out looking at smart TVs at Best Buy. I wasn’t really sure what a smart TV was, so I asked one […]

Aug 052016
 

I’ll admit that I stole some of these from advice I received back when I was learning to fly or ride a motorcycle, but I think they are just as appropriate to driving an RV. 1) No one has ever hit something at too slow a speed. 2) Always try to keep the number of times […]

Butt Bit

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212016
 

RVing is a wonderful lifestyle, whether you’re a fulltimer, a snowbird, or a weekend warrior. But like anything we do, it takes a little bit of knowledge and some experience before you get it right. I think any RVer who has been doing this for very long and is totally honest will admit to making […]

Dec 212014
 

No I wasn’t at Disney World, but I had the words to that old song running through my head yesterday. While we were having lunch with Don and Sharon Del Rosario the other day, we had a conversation about the small world encounters we all have from time to time. You know the ones I’m […]

10 More RV Goodies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252014
 

A lot of you seem to like my blogs about RV Goodies that help make life easier on the road, so here we go with some more that we use ourselves or that other RVers have suggested. If we’ve missed something that you find useful, please tell me and I’ll try to share it with […]