Making Friends

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
May 122017
 

A topic that often comes up in the seminars I present on fulltiming at RV rallies and other events is making friends on the road. More than one new or wannabe RVer has told me that they wonder if they will have anybody to talk to when they are surrounded by strangers. I am always […]

It’s A Wet Heat

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
May 022017
 

I spent many years of my life living in Arizona, which is where the people from Hell go to warm up when things get too chilly for them down there. Yes, I have seen the television news people fry an egg on the sidewalk in Gila Bend in August. Fans of Arizona will tell you […]

No Room At The Inn

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062017
 

I got an email yesterday from a blog reader asking me if I had read an article on the RVtravel.com website saying that due to the dramatic increase in the number of RVers on the road these days, the spontaneous road trip is pretty much a thing of the past. The article showed pictures used […]

We Got Boosted!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062016
 

Being working RVers and with a daily blog that gets a high readership, being able to get online is very important to us. In fact, we have avoided going some places because we could not get a reliable signal. We don’t just surf the internet, it’s an important tool to get our jobs done. Over […]

Sea Lion Caves

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252016
 

Note: This story appeared in the September-October, 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. I love roadside attractions. I think my fascination with them started when I was a kid, rolling down Route 66 or old U.S. 30 in the back seat of my dad’s Hudson. I think we stopped at every teepee motel and tourist […]

Enjoy It While You Can

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052016
 

I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. I’m going to die. And so are you. And your best friend, and your spouse, and sadly, even your kids. It’s going to happen sooner or later. We can’t avoid it. But we can make the most of whatever time we have left here on earth. […]

Dec 262015
 

When we tell people that we are fulltime RVers, one question they frequently ask us is what is our favorite place in the country. That’s like asking a parent which child is their favorite. We have so many “favorites” that I could never choose just one. One winter Terry and I made our first visit […]

I Must Be Crazy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052015
 

Seriously, I know a lot of you have suspected it for a long time, and now I’m beginning to wonder, too. We left the beautiful Oregon coast because it was getting cold, with temperatures down into the 40s at night. And where did we end up? On California’s Central Coast, where it was in the […]

Nov 012015
 

Did you know there are three kinds of bees in the world? There are worker bees, drones, and the queen bee. The queen bee has it made. The rest of the bees in the hive are born to serve her. After all, she’s the queen, right? The worker bees are other female bees who do […]

Warming Up

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272015
 

We were scheduled to leave the Whalers Rest Thousand Trails near Newport, Oregon today, but by Sunday evening I had had all I could take of the cold, the wet, and the dreariness and told Miss Terry to get ready to hit the road Monday morning instead. And wouldn’t you know it, after days of […]