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 […]

Jul 192019
 

We may have hung up the keys but we still get hitch itch and we’ve got a lot of traveling left to do. In 18+ years of fulltiming we saw a lot of places but there are still some we never got to, as well as places we definitely want to go back to once […]

New Or Old?

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212018
 

Note: Because this is a topic that comes up often, I thought I would brush off and repost this blog from March, 2013. I have been 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 […]

A Hidden Gem In Oregon

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 162018
 

While the beautiful Oregon coast is one of our favorite travel destinations and we never get tired of it, there is a lot to see and do away from the beach, too. A while back we discovered historic Oakland, a charming little town that has worked hard to preserve its heritage. Though it is located […]

This Month’s Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, writing and self-publishing, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all of them individually, sometimes I also share some here. Q. At one of your rallies in Ohio there […]

Cape Blanco Lighthouse

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 022018
 

Is there anybody who doesn’t love old lighthouses? I know we can’t drive past one without stopping! One of our favorites is Cape Blanco Lighthouse, which stands on a rugged cliff, 245 feet above the ocean, on the western-most point in Oregon. Commissioned in 1870, Cape Blanco is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on Oregon’s […]

Time To Go Home

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 192017
 

It’s been a rough few weeks, starting with our trip from hell in early June when we made it as far as Shreveport, Louisiana before mechanical difficulties found us abandoning our plans to visit family in Arizona and then go on to the Oregon coast; we were only home a couple of weeks before getting […]

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 […]

Raining Sideways

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112015
 

It’s been a cold, ugly weekend here on the Oregon coast. Lots of rain, lots of wind, high waves… at times it was blowing so hard that it seemed like it was raining sideways. In short, it’s been a good weekend to hunker down inside the motorhome and write. So that’s what I’ve been doing. […]

Last Day In Long Beach

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212015
 

Today wraps up our two-week stay at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve, and Tuesday we’ll be returning to the Seaside Thousand Trails. We booked a three-week stay there, but I’m not sure how long we’ll actually stay. If the weather keeps being wet and nasty like it was this past weekend, we may start […]

Kite Stakes

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 192015
 

Before I came into her life and carried her away, kicking and screaming, to spend our days wandering America’s highways and byways, Terry lived in a cozy little cabin in Arizona’s White Mountains that was filled with antiques. She had everything from curved glass-fronted Hoosier cabinets to an impressive collection of oil lamps. But these […]