Rising Sun Tavern

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252017
 

Note: This story is from the January-February 2015 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Before the days of motels at every freeway exit and the comforts of traveling in your own RV, anyone on a journey away from home had limited choices of where to spend the night. If money was tight and the weather was […]

It Can Happen To You

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102017
 

Ever since I started doing seminars at RV rallies, one thing that I have preached over and over is that both partners in an RV must know how to hookup and drive the rig, even if only one of them is the primary driver. As I always say, you don’t have to know how to […]

Let’s Talk Tires

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262017
 

It seems like you can’t go onto any RV internet forum without seeing discussion after discussion about which toilet paper to use in RVs and what kind of chemicals to use in RV holding tanks. These debates go on and on and you would think nothing is more important than your potty. What always surprises […]

Nov 272016
 

When we first started spending our winters in Florida, even before we bought our house, people kept telling us about how bad this region was for hurricanes and asking us if we weren’t afraid of getting caught in one. No, not at all. In our 17+ years of fulltime RVing we dealt with tornadoes, wildfires, […]

Aug 092016
 

I have a friend who is much younger than me, the father of two children, who went through a bad patch in his marriage a while back. It looked like things were over between him and his wife and he moved out for a while, at her request. Fortunately, they seem to be working things […]

Frugal Or Cheap?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182016
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from a reader who asked why anyone would consider spending a night at a WalMart, truck stop, or highway rest area when there are so many campgrounds around the country. She asked if the RVers who do this are all cheapskates, or it there is ever a legitimate reason to […]

Protect Your RV Awning

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132014
 

In a blog post last week I shared some Hot Weather RVing Tips to make living and traveling in an RV more comfortable when the temperature starts climbing toward the stratosphere. Among those tips were the benefits of awnings for temperature control. Patio and window awnings not only shade your home on wheels, they also […]

On To Bremerton

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172013
 

In spite of our best efforts to reform and sleep in like normal night owls do, we had a relapse and were up at 7 a.m. yesterday. Please don’t think we’re bad people, we’re ashamed of ourselves already. But it was okay, since we wanted to get on the road to Bremerton before the day […]

New Or Old?

 Posted by at 1:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 222013
 

In the wake of yesterday’s blog about the gentleman who was uncomfortable in venturing off interstate highways, I got to thinking about living and traveling in an RV and how different the RV lifestyle can be among different fulltimers and snowbirds. We know many RVers who enjoy seeking out new places to visit and explore […]

Outlaws And Inlaws

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152013
 

What a difference a day and 285 miles make. When we left the Vicksburg Elks Lodge about 10 a.m. yesterday morning we were wearing sweatshirts to ward off the chill. When we got off the road at 6 p.m. 285 miles west in Lindale, Texas we couldn’t wait to shed them and put on T-shirts! […]