Feb 272017
 

Sometimes part of my job is bursting somebody’s bubble. I really don’t like doing it, but I guess somebody has to. One such example was an e-mail I received the other day from a very nice couple who have been reading the blog for a long time. They are weekend campers and have a pop-up […]

Oct 102016
 

We were awakened yesterday by a lady knocking on our door to ask me if I thought it was safe to return to St. Augustine. She was alone in a travel trailer and eager to get back home but worried about traffic, wind, and what she might find when she got there. I told her […]

Run Nicky, Run!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052016
 

Last year when I wrote in the blog that we were looking for a place to buy in Florida to serve as our winter base and fulltime home if we ever hang up the keys, somebody asked why we would want to live in a place where they have hurricanes. My reply was that everyplace […]

Jul 262016
 

Sunday evening we got an email from our old friend Pat Astbury, telling us she was at Elkhart Campground and had been thinking about us and the times we have crossed paths here. Pat and her husband Scott were a very nice couple that we always enjoyed visiting with, and we were heartbroken when Scott […]

Sometimes Less Is More

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312015
 

One topic that comes up a lot when fulltime RVers and wannabe RVers meet, and a question that I often get, is what size RV is best. There is no right or wrong answer to that question, because they don’t make a one size fits all recreational vehicle. Everybody’s needs, interests, capabilities, and budget are […]

RV Washing

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172015
 

Every week, both by e-mail and on Facebook, I get a lot of questions from new and wannabe RVers, and many of them are the same ones over and over. “How do I get my mail when I’m on the road?” “What’s the best state for my domicile?” “Which is better, a motorhome, fifth wheel, […]

Guy Rules

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052015
 

Okay, fellows, this is for your eyes only. If your beautiful bride spots this we’re both in big trouble. These helpful hints are guaranteed to make things easier as you travel down the highway of life with the girl of your dreams. Strict adherence to these “guy rules” can add years of enjoyment to your […]

Feb 122015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. While many people think […]

A Dose Of Reality

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242014
 

I get a lot e-mails and letters to the editor and see posts online from people with limited funds who want to go fulltime and are looking at older, usually entry level RVs. And many of those RVs have been sitting a long time, which is why they are for sale at relatively low prices. […]

Fulltimer FAQs II

 Posted by at 2:58 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262014
 

This is the second half of yesterday’s blog, covering some of the many questions we regularly get from new and wannabe fulltimers. Which is better for fulltime use, a motorhome, travel trailer, or a 5th wheel trailer? No one style or model of RV will be right for everyone. Everybody’s needs, budget, and lifestyle are […]