May 012020
 

Note: This is a blog post from 2011 that I dusted off and updated because it answers questions I still get asked today. I received an e-mail from a reader a while back who is in the planning stages before going fulltime, asking about the annual costs of fulltime RVing. This is probably the most […]

Wrapping Up Details

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292020
 

I want to start off today’s blog by saying a big thank you to so many people who already purchased Big Lake Quarterback, shared links to the book with your friends on social media, and sent me messages telling me they already purchased the book and are reading it. Yesterday afternoon, 24 hours after it […]

Dec 082019
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my dear friend Jim Lewis happy birthday. I’m not going to tell you how old Jim is, but let’s just say that what we all studied as history in high school was current events for Jim. And now, on to Christmas shopping. Miss Terry is […]

Trip Q&A

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062019
 

I have received quite a few questions about our trip to Ohio and thought I’d answer a few of them in today’s blog. Q. Why did you wait until it got cold up north to go up there instead of making the trip earlier in the year when it was so hot in Florida? A. […]

Oct 132019
 

Living and traveling in an RV fulltime, or just going about your daily routine, you just never know how many interesting places you’ll discover, and how many more you drive right on past without even knowing they are there. It’s amazing what you can find with just a couple of quick Internet searches. A good […]

Aug 022019
 

Note: This is an updated repost of a blog from April, 2015 on a topic I still hear a lot about from new or wannabe be fulltimers. I get a lot of e-mails from people who are just getting into the fulltime RV lifestyle and have questions about everything from which state to chose as […]

Jul 282019
 

We’ve all heard somebody say you can’t make this stuff up when they come across something that seems so bizarre it can’t be real, but it happens all the time. Sometimes it’s not the things that happen, but the things you hear. Things that make you say, huh? Here are some examples we have heard […]

Jun 022019
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, we had planned to stay home on Friday so I could get some writing done and Miss Terry could get back to her latest long-delayed weaving project. But then we ran out to do a couple of errands and the day got away from us. So we didn’t accomplish […]

Mar 192019
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. We have a Verizon MiFi Jetpack and have been considering changing carriers. This […]

A Few Updates

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 012019
 

Yesterday was another busy day for us. We started out by taking Beverly to a couple of doctors’ appointments. Then we stopped at a nursery to look at citrus trees because Terry wants to plant a lemon and a lime tree in our yard. This was pretty much a fact-finding mission, just to get an […]

Feb 252019
 

The one thing we miss most about the fulltime RV lifestyle is the many friends we made in our travels around the country. It was always fun to arrive at an RV park or rally and see people we knew and have the opportunity to reconnect with them. A few of our RVing buddies have […]

Really, More Q&A

 Posted by at 1:26 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 052018
 

I know it’s only been a couple of weeks since my last Q&A column, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions from readers that I thought might be of interest to some of you as well, so here we go. Q. Years ago we bought a membership in Western Horizons campground chain which has […]

Not My Kids

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312018
 

I was surprised by the number of responses I got to yesterday’s blog telling me that we needed to make our freeloading kid move out of our house. I guess people didn’t read that blog entry very well. I had written about one of my readers saying that they had let a relative rent their […]

Hanging Up The Keys

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242018
 

A blog reader contacted me yesterday asking when Miss Terry and I knew it was time to hang up the keys. He and his wife have been fulltiming for close to 10 years and enjoyed it much of that time. But he said lately they are beginning to dread it every time they leave a […]

From The Mailbag

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292017
 

While I was working my way through yesterday’s e-mail, deleting all of the warnings from the IRS and Windows, and three different banks where I don’t have accounts, all wanting me to click some link to save myself from disaster, along with four messages from women in other countries who want to come to America […]

Nov 062017
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog. This is another post in a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Not Gonna Work

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032017
 

We made our entire living on the road for over 17 years, publishing the Gypsy Journal and our RV related guidebooks, vending at RV rallies, doing speaking gigs at RV events, blogging, and writing and self-publishing books. So I know little bit about what it takes to make the kind of money required to live […]

Apr 052017
 

I worked late on Tuesday night, trying to get as much done in my new book as I could. Of course, when I work that late I can’t just flip a switch and turn it off and fall asleep. It takes a while for my mind to unwind and relax. So it was sometime after […]