There Is No Number

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 172018
 

One of the most frequent questions I get from new and wannabe fulltime RVers is, how much does it cost to be a fulltimer? I can’t answer that question for them because there is no number that is accurate. No one-size-fits-all, plan your budget this way and you’ll be fine number. How much does it […]

Get Off The Road!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142018
 

It looks like we’re in for some more bad weather this weekend, with the possibility of severe storms and very strong winds on Sunday. No problem, we don’t have anywhere we have to be. The larder is stocked, I’ve got a book almost finished that Miss Terry can proof and edit, and she’s got lots […]

Feb 252018
 

I would venture to say that at least half of all fulltime and seasonal RVers we know travel with at least one pet, and sometimes more. And most of those pets are dogs and cats, though we have seen people with other pets that are a little more exotic. These have included somebody who traveled […]

Jan 182018
 

In yesterday’s blog I wrote about our trip to a couple of antique malls and said that a lot of the things people call antiques today were everyday household items when Terry and I were growing up. Then I added that I am so old that I remember having to get up and actually change […]

Jan 022018
 

In the early days of 16th Century Europe, the New World was more myth than reality. Maps of the day showed the Americas as “terra incognita”, a vague landmass of undetermined size populated by sub-humans. Many maps included wildly imaginative drawings of sea serpents attacking ships and devouring unlucky sailors who ventured too far into […]

How Do You Holiday?

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 162017
 

This time of year I always seem to get a lot of emails and see a lot of comments on social media from new fulltime RVers and RV snowbirds wondering how to handle the holidays. For a lot of newbies, and even for some experienced road warriors, Thanksgiving and Christmas provide a certain amount of […]

I’m Not Alone

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 242017
 

After reading yesterday’s blog, No, No, And Hell No!, several readers commented or sent me emails telling me not to feel lonely. One person said her husband is the local free fix-it man for the neighborhood, and he even gets calls in the middle of night for things like a drippy faucet. Someone else sent […]

Missouri Back Roads

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 102017
 

Note: This story is from a 2009 issue of the Gypsy Journal. We love getting out on the back roads and exploring small town America. We like to find an RV park to use as a base and make day trips throughout the region, poking around in the hidden corners and small towns that get […]

Sharing Some Tips

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 262017
 

Most of yesterday was spent getting the initial 5,000 mile oil change and check-up on our Pacifica, then running some errands in Daytona Beach, and stopping for dinner at Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, the best Chinese buffet we have found in the area. So rather than bore you with the details of all of […]

The Enchanted Highway

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272017
 

Note: This story is from the November-December 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. As soon as we hit the road as fulltime RVers, people began telling us about North Dakota’s Enchanted Highway, a 32 mile long stretch of two lane road between Interstate 94 and the little hamlet of Regent, to the south. The Enchanted Highway’s claim to fame […]